“Glory be to the One Who took His servant by night from the Sacred Mosque to the Farthest Mosque whose surroundings We have blessed, so that We may show him some of Our signs.”
It was around the year 621AD in which God Almighty as attested in the holy Quraan took the Prophet Muhammad on a night journey to the Al-Aqsa Mosque. A significant event that saw the mosque become the focal point of prayer for the earliest adherents of Islam.
Now, centuries later, while Muslims may not turn to Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem 5 times a day to pray, but Al-Aqsa has become the Qibla or direction of resistance, not only for Muslims but for freedom and
justice-loving individuals around the world.
As Muslims mark the anniversary of the Prophet’s ascension to the heavens, we explore the enduring legacy of Al-Aqsa, the challenges and threats it faces and what the future might hold.
Guest: Adnan Joulani – Senior researcher at the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (Passia)
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