The Farthest Masjid

First Qibla – Bait-al-Maqdis (Al-Aqsa):

AT THE HEART OF JERUSALEM is the Al-Aqsa mosque or The third most sacred mosque in the world, enclosing over 35 acres of fountains, gardens, buildings and domes. At its southernmost end is Qibly Mosalla or al-Aqsa Mosalla, which was built by Khalifa Omar Bin Al-Kattab in the year 19 Hijri. At its center is the celebrated Dome of the Rock. The entire area is regarded as Baitul-Maqdis or Al-Qudus or Al-Aqsa Mosque and comprises nearly one sixth of the walled city of Jerusalem.

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