An Eid Gift: Photos from Al-Aqsa!


One of our readers, Amira Yousef, was blessed with the opportunity to spend the 27th night of Ramadan at Masjid Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem. There were an estimated 500,000 people present for taraweeh prayer. She wanted everyone to witness how beautiful it was for so many people to come together in this very dear place to our ummah. Enjoy!

May Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) bless this Eid for you and your loved ones. Please remember to keep those who are suffering from occupation, war and poverty in your du`a’.

Entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem

The Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem.

Masjid al-Aqsa, Jerusalem.

Men prayed in and around Masjid Al-Aqsa while women prayed in and around the Dome of the Rock.

Women praying outside the Dome of the Rock.


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  • Jazakillahu khairan. I was blessed with oppurtunity to spend a few days in Al-Quds myself during Ramadan. It truly is an overwhelming experience praying tarawih with the believers. May Allah continue to bless the sister who also had that experience and took these wonderful pictures.

  • Jazakum Allah khairan for sharing – and may Allah (swt) multiply the reward of all those who took the risk and made the extra effort to go pray at al-Aqsa.

  • mashaAllah Amira!! I had no idea you were blessed with spending time in Al Aqsa this Ramadan! Taqabal Allahu minki!!

  • Subhan Allah…. I had the opportunity of visiting Al Quds in April and these photos do not only bring back sweet memories but also assure me of the holiness and greatness of the sanctuary. Simply awesome.

  • MashaAllah, I also had the opportunity to pray there during this Ramadan it was an amazing night on layet al Qadar, especially when the Iman gave the Dua that was priceless just to hear him. i am glad I was blessed to be there.

  • Was there in Feb 2012. Was in tears whenever @ sojood in al-aqsa. Subhanallah – felt different kind of peace n tranquility. Hope to be there again, insyaAllah.

  • Oh what a relief! What a holy relief that we muslims haven’t forgotten about our beloved Jerusalem! (One of the main objectives in my life is one day to visit Jerusalem. Jazakallahu khair for the pics and article)

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