Udate: Al Aqsa Mosque and the Role of the Ummah with Dr Khalid El Awaisi

20 Feb 2024

Do we really know the importance of Al Aqsa and the role of the Ummah in relation to it?

Do we love Al-Aqsa as our blessed Prophet (pbuh) and his companions loved it?

Dr Khalid took us on an emotional and eye opening journey with his talk and reminded us that while what is happening to our brothers and sisters is distressing to our ummah, that a believer never falls into despair. The journey of Israa wal Mi'raaj book place from Makkah to Baytal Maqdis giving our blessed Prophet Hope (after his years of sorrow, and his distressing journey to Taif) and the command for our five daily prayers. The Salah is our assension and we should remember Baytul Maqdis as part of it, either in dua in sujood and/or at other parts of our day. Make the dua: Oh Allah, grant us a prayer in Masjid Al Aqsa free from occupation.

Open your Qur'ans, one third of the Qur'an is stories of the Prophets and many of these prophets came to Baytal Maqdis:

e.g. Allah tells us about Ibrahim and Lut (pbut):

وَنَجَّيْنَـٰهُ وَلُوطًا إِلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ ٱلَّتِى بَـٰرَكْنَا فِيهَا لِلْعَـٰلَمِينَ ٧١

Then We delivered him, along with Lot, to the land We had showered with blessings for all people. [Surat Al Anbiya: Verse 71]

This land of blessings is the land of Baytul Maqdis. The land also where many of the prophets were born, lived and preached their dawah.

Close your eyes and imagine the night of the night journey, where our blessed Prophet led all the prophets and messengers who came before him in prayer. Every piece of land in Baytul Maqdis has the touch of these prophets and those who are blessed to pray there, are prostrating with their heads in the same spot as one of the messengers and prophets of Allah.

To listen to Dr Khalid's lecture which is recorded our facebook page, which I'd highly encourage, click here.

And take note of the following from his seminar. Write down your own roadmap for the liberation of Baytul Maqdis. There are five things you can add to this roadmap:

  1. Make Dua (see the dua above and stick it on your fridge to remind your children of it)
  2. Read one verse or hadith a day that will connnect you to Al-Aqsa - educate yourselves. Click here for a series by Dr Khalid: Baytul Maqdis Step by Step
  3. Share on social media - keep talking about Palestine and keep the content of those sharing from there active and alive.
  4. Boycott Israeli goods and services.
  5. Send a gift to Al-Aqsa (you need to listen to the lecture for the explanation of this one)

~ Amilah