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|Check this out!!|
|11/10/00 at 06:05:00|
This is an arabic site,the things are written in arabic:
The introduction says:
This is an aerial picture of the Aqsa mosque.....
*Then each time you put the cursor on a part of the picture,they tell you what that part is,the one on the left is the real aqsa mosque,the golden dome is masjid alsakhra built by Abd Almalik ibn Marawan to keep the rock (al-sakhra)place where the prophet sala Allahu alyhi wasallam started the trip of and mi'iraj with Jibreel.
The weeping wall is really where the prophet's beast"Alburaq" was tied .Next to the weeping wall is the door called "hittah",the one which Allah ordered the jews to enter the Aqsa from, and that He will forgive their sins (but most of them didn't,and made fun of ALlah's words).
To the extreme left(the nice neigborhood),is the jewish one.To the right towards the middle top,is the arab section.
The wall built around the whole area is one built by the Ottomans to keep the area of the Haram known.
The little square at the lower part of the picture is the grave of Sulaiman.The dot further left at the top of the picture is the church called kanisat al-qiyama.
|Re: Check this out!!|
|11/11/00 at 21:58:54|
Well,did any of you guys check this site out??it is really very interesting.
|Re: Check this out!!|
|11/11/00 at 23:37:11|
Yup. But I got some comments...
Can we call "Al-Aqsa mosque" the "Haram" or "Al-Haram Al-Shareef"?
To answer this question we first need to understand the meaning of the word
"Haram". The translation of verse 57 surah 28 reads: "And they say: If we
follow the guidance with you, we would be snatched away from our land. Have
we not established for them a secure sanctuary (Makkah), to which are
brought fruits of all kinds, a provision from Ourselves, but most of them
know not". The Prophet Salallahu Alihi Wa Sallam defined the exact meaning
of the word "Haram" in one of his hadeeths. The translation of that hadeeth
reads: Narrated Ibn Abbas, Radhi Allahu Anhu, On the day of the conquest of
Makkah, Allah's messenger, Salallahu Alihi Wa Sallam, said: Allah has made
this town a sanctuary (Haram): Its thorny bushes should not be cut, its
game should not be chased, and its fallen things should not be picked up
except by one who would announce them publicly" (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol 2,
Hadith No. 657)
These conditions that the prophet has put for Makkah do not apply to
Al-Aqsa and as such it is not "Haram" or sanctuary. In addition, when you
read the first verse in surat Al-Isra you find that Allah called the mosque
in Makkah (Al-Msjid Al-Haraam) and the one in Palestine (Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa). Imam Ibin Taimiyah, Rahimahu Allah, said: "[i]Al-Aqsa[/i] is a name for the whole
mosque (in Palestine). Neither it nor other mosques can be called [i]Haram[/i].
[i]Haram[/i] is just for Makkah and Madinah."
Having said so, this does not mean that it is just a regular mosque like any
other one. It is the third most important mosque for Muslims, it is the
first qiblah, a prayer in it is equivalent to 250 prayers in a regular
mosques, and it is in the blessed land ... etc.
This is just a clarification that I thought was important to bring to your
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