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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:…

Palestine is…the final resting place of the Prophet (pbuh)’s great grandfather

The Sayed al-Hashim Mosque is one of the largest and oldest mosques in Gaza. Under the dome of the mosque lies the tomb of Sayyed Hashim ibn Abd al-Manaf, the great grandfather of Prophet Mohammad (pbuh), who died in Gaza during a trading voyage, before the advent of Islam. Image:…