Upon reaching Masjid al-Aqsa, Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. led all of the earlier Prophets a.s. in prayer. Masjid al-Aqsa holds immense significance in Islam as it was the first qiblah for Muslims and the third holiest site in Islam. It was a symbol and the home of numerous Prophets before Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.
Do we realize that if Israk Mikraj never happened on Rajab 27th, we would have been performing more than five prayer times a day. In general, Israk Mikraj is a journey of our beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW to Sidratul Muntaha to meet Allah SWT as a command from Him to perform daily prayers of five times a day.
Since the story of Isra journey is from the mosque to mosque and prayers perform by Prophet Muhammad, Hence the design of Liberation is inspired from Masjidil Haram and Masjid Al Aqsa domes combine with Islamic decoration. The three non-figurative types of Islamic decoration are calligraphy, arabesques, and geometric patterns. In Islamic art, geometric patterns are elaborate artistic designs made by repeating, interlacing, and combining basic geometric forms – circles, squares, stars, and multi-sided polygons – in large arrays.
What is the relationship between Israk Mikraj and the liberation of Al-Aqsa Mosque by Solahuddin al-Ayyubi?
Al-Aqsa belongs to the Muslims as a whole. It is not just an issue of the Palestinians or the Arabs alone. It is the duty of each of us to contribute in any way and effort to liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from further tarnishing its sanctity by Jews and Zionists at this time.
Solahuddin is proof and witness that this prime issue is our shared property and responsibility. He had spent his entire life sacrificing and sweating until the liberation of al-Aqsa from the Crusades became a reality.
Let us look back at the story of the liberation of Jerusalem by Solahuddin al-Ayyubi over the Crusaders:
On Friday, 27 Rejab 583 Hijrah which coincides with the days of Israk and Mikraj, Sultan Salahuddin al-Ayyubi entered the city of Jerusalem. Ibn Shaddad wrote: “That is the success of all successes. A large gathering consisting of dignitaries, merchants, religious scholars and the public gathered at that joyous moment. Many congratulated Sultan Solahuddin and the shouts of ‘Allahu Akbar’ and the words ‘La Ilahaillallah’ resounded loudly in space.
After 90 years passed without Friday during the Christian reign of the Crusades, Friday prayers were once again established in Jerusalem. The twinkling cross on the dome of the al-Aqsa Mosque was demolished. Indeed, the atmosphere at that time was difficult to imagine, but the blessings and help of Allah SWT could be seen in every place on that day. The special pulpit that was built under the direction of Nuruddin al-Zanki, 20 years before the liberation of Jerusalem was brought from Halab, Syria and erected inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque. ”