History of Masjid Al-Aqsa for Children
This book is an introduction to Masjid Al-Aqsa for children.
Masjid Al-Aqsa is referred to in the Holy Qur’an many times. Allah says that He has ‘blessed’ the land for all His Creation. This beautiful Masjid is in Jerusalem, and was the second house of Allah built soon after the Kabah in Makkah.
There are many Ahadith (sayings of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him) which praise Jerusalem and make it sacred. Al-Aqsa was the first qibla for Muslims. One hadith says that the reward for praying in the Masjid of Al-Aqsa is 500 times greater than in other Masajid, apart from the Masjid in Makkah and the Prophet’s Masjid in Madinah.
The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, came to Masjid Al-Aqsa on the incredible night journey Al-Isra and Al-Mi‘raj.