Masjid Al-Aqsa

Masjid Al-Aqsa

Light the lamps of Masjid Al-Aqsa

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Gain the reward of praying in Masjid-Al-Aqsa

The Prophet (saw) was asked, ‘If one of us cannot visit it [Al-Aqsa], what should we do?’ He (saw) said, ‘Then he should make a gift of some oil to be lit therein [in its lamps]. For indeed the one who gifts this to it, will be like the one who has prayed therein’. (Ahmad)

Alhamdulillah, Muslim Hands is honoured to offer you the historic opportunity to light the Qibali Masjid Grand Prayer Hall at Al-Aqsa. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a part of saving the history of this Blessed Masjid.

Masjid Al-Aqsa is the third holiest site in Islam. It was the first qiblah of the Muslims and the site of the Prophet’s (saw) miraculous Ascension into the heavens during Al-Isra wal-Mi’raj.

Thanks to your support, Muslim Hands has been involved in restoration and maintenance work at this sacred site for over a decade (see map below). Last Ramadan, we were even able to light up extensive parts of the masjid for the first time in over 30 years - an immensely rewardable project, in sha’ Allah.

The status of Al-Aqsa is so high that the reward of praying in Al-Aqsa is a thousand times greater than praying anywhere else (except Masjid Al-Haram and the Prophet’s mosque). To pray in this mosque is a huge blessing, but for those of you who are unable to, lighting the lamps of Al-Aqsa carries the same reward as praying in it.

The current lighting system at the Qibali Masjid was installed in 1986, and the old wiring means there is a huge risk of fire. With your help, we can illuminate the entire masjid for the benefit of hundreds of thousands of worshippers to come, in sha’ Allah.

In this sacred month of Rajab, don’t miss out on the chance to preserve our history and light the lamps of the Masjid Al-Aqsa. Donate today to gain the reward of praying in the Sacred Sanctuary.

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Significance of Masjid Al-Aqsa

Al-Aqsa is the third holiest site in Islam

The Prophet (saw) travelled here in the miracle that is Al-Isra wal-Miraj

It was the direction of the first qiblah (direction of prayer) in Islam

Rebuilding Al-Aqsa

How you’ve helped since 2008

Illuminated extensive parts of the masjid for the first time in over 30 years

Renovation of several wudhu areas in and around the blessed mosque

Renovated the toilet facilities for men and women

Installation of a new PA system and data centre

Extensive replacement of damaged paving stones

Furnishing of Al-Aqsa School for Boys

Muslim Hands ZA

Established in 1996, Muslim Hands South Africa is an aid agency and NGO aiming to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. It is a branch of Muslim Hands UK established in 1993 in Nottingham.