Palestine Is…

In the sections below, we take a look at the rich Islamic history of Palestine.

Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound

Palestine has…the Noble Sanctuary

Inside the Old City of Jerusalem lies al-Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary. This 35-acre compound comprises Islam’s third holiest site, after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia, Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Palestine is…the ‘Khan’ to protect pilgrims

Khan Yunis is a market town in Gaza which contains a fortified camp built in the 14th century to protect caravans and pilgrims on their way to Mecca from Jerusalem. The camp, known as a ‘Khan’, was built by Amir Yunus al-Nuruzi, and the town was named after him. Image:…