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By The Majlis


There have now surfaced an abundance of evidence to confirm that Bitcoin is a massive scam set in motion by U.S.A. conspirators. It is a great step forward to achieve total control of the world’s economy by abolishing real currency and replacing it with a ghost ‘currency’.


The following is just one article from numerous others compiled by experts in the field.

Just how low will the financial manipulators crash Bitcoin after pushing it to $20,000?

Make no mistake about it, the engineered and ongoing crash of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin was deliberately timed to begin in earnest just before the Christmas holiday. And it has all gone down so soon after Bitcoin hit a record high of $20,000 on December 17th when the perps artificially inflated its price via high-frequency trading, futures manipulation, and other financial engineering tricks.

Is the BITCOIN bubble bursting in real time? The financial manipulators who planned this unparalleled crypto-collapse did so with great stealth and co-ordination.  Who else could have driven the price of Bitcoin into the crypto-market stratosphere so quickly but the international banking syndicate headed by Goldman Sachs?

Crypto-Carnage: CME Bitcoin Futures Halted Limit-Down
Who is really behind this controlled demolition? Everyone ought to know the answer to this question by now: the BANKSTERS.

And here’s a highly authoritative article that was published by The Wall Street Journal which shows when the banksters actually grabbed a hold of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency platform: Goldman a Lead Investor in Funding Round for Bitcoin Startup Circle

Just as Goldman was the chief financial engineer behind the controlled demolition of the stock market during the Fall of 2008, the same banksters are now demolishing Bitcoin.

Bitcoin plummets in highly volatile trading
It ought to be quite obvious to those folks who did not mortgage their homes to join the Bitcoin rush of 2017 that this pre-holiday demolition was executed with purposeful design.

While so many travel to and fro during this holiday season when drivers, flyers and train passengers are already frazzled and frayed by both the Atlanta Airport power outage and Amtrak train derailment onto Washington State’s Interstate 5, distraction and anxiety about traveling is at an all-time high this year.

Why was an Israeli cargo plane the only one permitted to depart Atlanta during the power outage?
AntiFa bragged about pouring concrete on railroad tracks near Tacoma  

Were these distractions deliberately fabricated during the exact time frame when Bitcoin began its precipitous descent?   And were they also meticulously timed to occur between the hectic period between Thanksgiving and Christmas?

This is exactly how and when the banksters perpetrate their biggest heists—using distraction, diversion and misdirection. They have complete control of the USA and can stage any hoax or false flag operation or terrorist attack when and where they so choose to. Hence, the true cause and timing of every major event during December must be carefully considered in order to correctly comprehend this complex financial black operation. Any rapidly evolving psyop as multi-faceted and captivating as the Bitcoin rip-off is assured to have profound and far-reaching repercussions.

What’s the point of this massive controlled demolition? There are actually a number of critical goals that the banksters would like to accomplish. The more salient objectives are as follows:

After conning investors to move their hard-earned money from gold and silver metals into cryptocurrencies, the banksters can wipe out that investment capital for good so that it is no longer available to support the price of gold.

Such a meteoric and devastating crash of Bitcoin will fully convince the legislators that the time is way past due to impose a strict regulatory regime on all cryptos, not just Bitcoin. In this way, the banksters will effectively control them all–forever.

•  The tremendous degree of conversion of U.S. dollars into Bitcoin is serving to remove a prodigious volume of inflationary petrodollars from the global marketplace. The more Bitcoin buying that occurs on dollar-denominated exchanges, the more US dollars will be eliminated that were produced during the successive cycles of quantitative easing.

(The prime suckers and morons ensnared into this massive trap and swindle are the numerous moron multi-billionaires of the Saudi royalty and the other oil-rich morons of the Gulf States, etc. Bitcoin has been created to pirate off and eliminate the trillions of worthless U.S. dollars. –  The Majlis)

A final crash of the largest cryptocurrency like Bitcoin will set the stage for the FED to institute their new “Fedcoin” as a stable alternative to Bitcoin and Litecoin. Such a dubious move will be explained as a means of preventing naked abuse like this: Litecoin Founder Cashes Out, Sells Entire Stake After 9,300% Rally  

The most significant reason for the supernova explosion of Bitcoin and other cryptos is the normalization of cryptocurrencies. Only in this fashion will they become sufficiently acceptable to people everywhere, whereupon a global digital currency can be established before it’s imposed worldwide via manufactured consent. Even The Economist magazine predicted the introduction of a “world currency” in 2018.

There has never been such an enormous swing in the pricing of any commodity or currency, with such great worldwide import, particularly in the span of just 4 days. There is another HUGE war going on in the background between the BRICS-allied nations and those affiliated with the Zio-Anglo-American Axis. In fact, this ongoing global conflict is reaching a crescendo, especially between the Russia-China partnership and their Anglo-American opponents. The colossal collapse in the Bitcoin price is directly attributed to this clash of civilizations, which is taking place out of existential necessity. The BRICS are grimly aware of the planetary destruction that is transpiring because of Bitcoin mining and are determined to stop it.

If the reader has not figured it out by now, perhaps it’s time to read: BITCOIN BUBBLE: Not if but when it will pop

That Bitcoin will eventually go all the way to $0.00 is practically guaranteed in light of the fact that there’s NO underlying value whatsoever to the cryptocurrency. After all, isn’t that why it’s called a CRYPTOCURRENCY?!

To better understand this highly misunderstood monetary phenomenon, currency investors are encouraged to consult the following exposé: Cryptocurrency Platforms: Owned & Operated by the Banksters

One thing is for sure in the course of this unfolding scam: there will be more than one major sucker’s rally before Bitcoin crashes and burns for good. And it looks like the perps may be setting up the next round of suckers at this very moment.

(Reference: State of the Nation, December 21, 2017)

Cryptocurrency Platforms: Owned & Operated by the Banksters

Digital Currencies Represent the Ultimate Control Mechanism  Over the Global Money Supply

Especially after the fiat currencies crash around the world due to the collapse of the petrodollar will the cryptocurrencies be used as a bridge to establish a new global monetary regime of digital currency.

The comment posted below was written by “Counter Analysis” under the following article:

Evidence Points to Bitcoin Being an NSA-Engineered Psyop to Roll Out One-World Digital Currency  

His analysis is right on target and cannot be disputed.

The power elite would never have permitted the rollout of the various cryptocurrencies unless they exerted complete control over them. And so they do. That they are now traded on the futures market indicates that cryptos are here to stay, as long as they can be totally controlled by the ruling elite. The primary reason for the unparalleled explosion of the BITCOIN market is to get everyone’s attention, which it has. Bitcoin has been around long enough so that investors everywhere have the necessary comfort level to dabble in it. Which many now do.

Regardless of who is really buying Bitcoins, OR SELLING IT SHORT, the cryptocurrency can either continue its supernova run in the firmament of currency investments, or it can disappear overnight should the regulators decide to crack down on it hard.  Which they can do at any time. It’s much more likely that the moneychangers at the very top of the global financial pyramid will keep this new charade going until all paper and coin currency is history, and a global digital currency is firmly in place.

This is the single most important item on the New World Order agenda — stealthily manufacturing consent toward the universal acceptance of a global digital currency. And this globalist goal must be accomplished before their planned One World Government can be established.

Do you see how all the pieces of the NWO puzzle are now conveniently falling into place? (State of the Nation, December 12, 2017)

N.B. The following comment offers an accurate and penetrating analysis of the crypto purpose behind the cryptocurrencies. Everybody is encouraged to pass it around … just in case the supernova does disappear with everyone’s hard-earned money.

Thank you. I’ve been hoping someone would write an expose on this subject. If the deep state were not behind cryptocurrencies, they would be outlawed. Instead they are going to be traded in the futures markets. Nearly half of bitcoin is controlled by a mere 1000 people. This makes it ripe for manipulation like a thinly traded stock, yet I doubt there are any regulations outside of futures exchanges concerning bitcoin manipulation.

I totally agree cryptocurrencies are the approach being taken to acclimate, and disarm people to digital currencies. Whatever features of bitcoin you praise, those features (supposed anonymity, lack of central exchange, etc.) will likely be excluded from the coming digital currency.

Having been previously exposed to digital currencies, a desperate world reeling from banking collapse will embrace a new reset digital currency if it restores their lost wealth, unfreezes credit, gets commerce and food trucks moving again, saves industry (jobs), and provides guaranteed income since many will have lost their jobs. It will be a huge miracle after the intense fear, dread, and panic of banking and currency collapse.

Digital currency enables govt to confiscate or freeze all wealth of anyone at will. Impose negative interest rates that cannot be escaped by bank runs. Makes bank runs impossible. There will be no limit on central bank chicanery. Since all currency remains always in the bank, there will be no limit on fractional reserve banking.

All digital currency will likely be deposited in one central bank clearing house. All other banks and bank branches will not be in the business of holding deposits. They will be in the business of providing the interface with the central bank, and with authorizing credit and lending. So when you buy goods and render payment with your digital currency that resides in your account at the central bank, it transfers to the sellers account at the central bank  and the currency never leaves the central bank for even a split second. Banking collapses are now impossible baring some kind of technological collapse or the wiping out of ledgers, but even then, the central bank will be back up and running as soon as the physical technology backbone is restored. And with block-chain tech, wiped out ledgers could be rebuilt after a hack or temporary bank take-down. Just imagine the identifying information that will be included in the new blockchain that currently does not exist in cryptocurrency block-chain. Identity can be attached to each transaction, ostensibly to provide security for your account, so that even if it is hacked, the damage can be traced and reversed.

The whole world is virtually internet connected either by wire, cell tower, or satellite. Every transaction can be immediately authorized or declined, especially with a redundancy of connections. A combination of block-chain and central  bank ledger can be disseminated to local bank branches and even individuals’ cell phones to prevent an interruption in commerce should communication with the central bank be compromised. Then the block chain and ledger can be matched and resolved with the central bank when the connection is resumed.

I very very strongly suspect this will be the mark of the beast system of buying and selling. It is still uncertain what the “mark” will be. It could be a microchip or a microchip accompanied by a tattoo showing where to scan for the microchip. Whatever it is, it will have to be something that can be rolled out quickly on a massive scale. How close are we. Watch for clues in any development of technology or infrastructure that can enable a rapid massive scale deployment of the new system. It will have to be ready to go in a matter of days to prevent a complete societal breakdown when the current banking system collapses. The new system may already be complete and ready for roll-out. There is no way to be sure, but watch for any clues.

Submitted by “Counter Analysis”


Jerusalem: words from a Christian pilgrim, a Jewish academic, a Muslim leader and a patriarch

By Brother Hamza Tzortzis

Bernard the Wise, a pilgrim monk, visited Egypt and Palestine in the reign of Al-Mu’tazz (866-9 CE), and he had the following to say:

“… the Christians and the Pagans [i.e. Muslims] have this kind of peace between them there that if I was going on a journey, and on the way the camel or donkey which bore my poor luggage were to die, and I was to abandon all my goods without any guardian, and go to the city for another pack animal, when I came back I would find all my property uninjured: such is the peace there.” [Cited in Walker, C. J. (2005) Islam and the West: A Dissonant Harmony of Civilisations, p. 17.]

The Jewish academic historian Amnon Cohen illustrates how the Jews of Ottoman Jerusalem were free and contributed to society:

“No one interfered with their internal organisation or their external cultural and economic activities… The Jews of Ottoman Jerusalem enjoyed religious and administrative autonomy within an Islamic state, and as a constructive, dynamic element of the local economy and society they could—and actually did—contribute to its functioning.” [Cohen, A. (1994) A World Within: Jewish Life as Reflected in Muslim Court Documents from the Sijill of Jerusalem (XVIth Century). Part One. Philadelphia: The Center for Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, pp. 22-23.]

‘Umar ibn al-Khattab, the companion and student of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), granted the Christians of Palestine religious freedom, security and peace. His treaty with the Palestinian Christians stated:

“This is the protection which the servant of God, the Leader of the faithful, grants to the people of Palestine. Thus, protection is for their lives, property, church, cross, for the healthy and sick and for all their co-religionists. In this way their churches shall not be turned into dwelling houses, nor will they be pulled down, nor any injury will be done to them or to their enclosures, nor to their cross, and nor will anything be deducted from their wealth. No restrictions shall be made regarding their religious ceremonies.” [Tabari, M, S. (1967) Tarikh Tabari: Tarikh ar-Rusul wal- Muluk. Edited by Muhammad Ibrahim. Vol 3. 3rd Edition. Cairo, Dar al-Ma’aarif, p. 609.]

In 869 CE, patriarch Theodosius of Jerusalem confirmed the Muslims’ adherence to the values of their beloved Prophet (peace and blessing he upon him):

“The Saracens [i.e. the Muslims] show us great goodwill. They allow us own customs without hindrance.” [Cited in Walker, C. J. (2005). Islam and the West: A Dissonant Harmony of Civilisations. Gloucester: Sutton Publishing, p. 17.]

History is full of evil, tragedy and suffering. However, it contains abundant good. Let’s learn from it. ‪This is why we shouldn’t over glorify our history. It’s a sign of a defeated mind. Rather, we should learn lessons from it; continuing the good, removing the bad.‬

I pray for tolerance, peace, coexistence and the removal of all types of oppression and injustice—for all.

Why a visit to Masjid al-Aqsa has to be on your bucket list


Written By Ebrahim Moosa

It should hardly take much convincing to get one packing for a voyage to al-Quds. The first qiblah, second mosque to be established and third holiest site in Islam is a haven of history and a sanctuary replete with spiritual blessings.

For starters, Masjid al-Aqsa is one of the select trio of masaajid one is permitted to head off towards solely for the purpose of prayer, as per the Ahadeeth of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

Sayyidina Abu Hurairah (Radhiyallahu anhu) narrates: “The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: ‘Do not deliberately set out on a journey [for the purpose of worship] but to three mosques: the Masjid al Haram [in Makkah], al Masjid al Aqsa[in Jerusalem], and my Masjid [in Madinah]’” (Bukhari)

The rewards of worship here are multiplied manifold – up to 5000 times, according to some narrations. Its association with the Prophets, Sahabah and saintly persons throughout history, too, is unmistakeable.

Al-Aqsa marks the only spot on earth where all the Prophets performed Salaah together, at the same time, in congregation. It was here that the epithet of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, of Imaamul Ambiyaa (Leader of the Prophets), was manifested. Such is its pedigree that the companion Sayyidina Ibn Abbas (Radhiyallahu anhu) commented: “There is not a single inch in al-Quds where a Prophet has not prayed or an angel not stood” [Tirmidhi and Imam Ahmad].

In a Hadith, the Prophet ﷺ narrates how, among the three supplications the Prophet Sulaymaan (Alayhisalaam) made whilst reconstructing al-Aqsa, was a duaa for the person who came to Masjid al-Aqsa solely for the purpose of praying therein to be delivered from all his sins as the day his mother gave birth to him.

Adding weight to this duaa, the Prophet ﷺ remarked, “the [first] two prayers were granted, and I hope the third was granted as well.”

Hence – though obviously not equivalent in status – the spiritual journey to Masjid al Aqsa can be considered to share one of the rewards that in fact has been narrated for the pillar of Hajj.

Additional impetus

As indicated earlier, such spiritual incentives should be compelling enough to stir one to undertake the journey, as ibadah anyway should constitute the primary motivation for visiting the Masjid.

However, as enlightened global citizens, we are not ambivalent to the current suffering of Masjid al-Aqsa and its people, and, as such, this pitiful status quo can only provide us an additional impetus for the trip.

It is noteworthy that, unlike his directives regarding the other most esteemed mosques, the Messenger of Allah ﷺ singled out Masjid al-Aqsa as a financial responsibility for the wider Ummah, when he issued guidelines to those who cannot manage to undertake the physical journey there. “Send oil for its lamps,” he said, “for whoever does so, it is as if they went there.”

The plight of Masjid al Aqsa today can be captured in two concurrent trends: A drive towards exclusion, and another of inclusion.

For the former, this is manifested through the perennial restrictions Israel places on Palestinian entry into al-Aqsa, from policing the age groups, genders, residency status and geographical regions of origin of entrants.

This is aided by an architecture of exclusion in place around Jerusalem and the Masjid itself comprising the Apartheid Wall, expanding Jewish settlements, house demolitions, banning orders, different tiers of permits, surveillance, brute force and bureaucracy.

The metal detectors Israel sought to impose on the Masjid in July were meant to entrench this exclusion, and although thwarted by a spirited popular resistance, Israel has not relented in its pursuits, of late setting up a dedicated police unit to assert control at Aqsa and installing new cameras overlooking its entrances.

These latest moves, said Sheikh Omar al Kiswani, Imam of the Masjid, were intended to tighten the supervision of worshippers and to send them a message that they were being watched from the moment they entered the site.

On the flip side, the inclusionary trend can best be captured in the meteoric rise of the Temple Movement in Israel and its constant stream of visits and provocations regarding the mosque.

Twenty years ago, says Betty Herschman of the Israeli NGO Ir Amim, these organizations were seen to be on the radical fringes of the political and religious map, but since 2000 they have attained a respectable position within the mainstream of the political and religious right and have benefited from close ties with the authorities of the State of Israel.

In the past, when settlers sought to visit Masjid al-Aqsa, restrictions on group size and other criteria were enforced.

Before 2000, mentions the Ir Amim report, Dangerous Liaison – Dynamics of the Temple Movements, Jewish visitors entered al-Aqsa in pairs or groups of three and until the first group left, the next was not permitted to enter. Today those restrictions no longer apply.

Soldiers freely visit in uniform, religious rituals are performed discreetly, and “ascending the Mount” – as the Temple Movement dubs it – in large groups, is a near daily affair. Whilst previously discouraged by senior rabbinical authorities – borne from a religious fear of “treading on the Holy of Holies,” visitation is now sanctioned by an increasing lot of rabbinic figures in the national-religious community, who have argued that the prohibited areas can simply be avoided during walkabouts.

2015 Israeli Police statistics showed that Jewish visitation to al-Aqsa increased some 92 percent since 2009. A record number of Jews visited over Passover this year, and that record was quickly surpassed in August when 1043 Jews visited the holy site from 7:30-11 a.m. in a single day.

Temple zealots wax lyrical about these advances, often citing them as harbingers for the physical establishment of the Temple.

When considered carefully, a picture emerges wherein these drives of exclusion and inclusion merge, resulting only in an increased sense of vulnerability and isolation for Masjid al Aqsa and her people.

At present, a rapid rail link between Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem is in its advanced stages; a controversial cable car project that will further assert Israeli sovereignty on Jerusalem has been approved, and the settler-run City of David complex, close to Al-Aqsa, has taken over a large area of Silwan, damaged surrounding Palestinian homes with underground excavations, and encouraged large numbers of settlers to move into the area, backed by armed guards.

Furthermore, Israeli master plans for Jerusalem effectively airbrush any significant Palestinian future role in the city.

For many observers, these ongoing schemes point to an all-out effort to change the historically diverse character of Jerusalem irreversibly.

“The fight for Jerusalem has begun in earnest,” a spokesperson for a new right-wing Zionist think-tank operating from the Holy City said recently, “and we have to be there.”

Physical Presence

In light of these shifting sands, it is imperative that those who are troubled by the plight of the Palestinians and the siege of Masjid al-Aqsa are there too, to assert a physical presence and become observers, so as to impede plans to create new facts on the ground, and ensure that full-blown domination of al-Quds does not become fait accompli.

During a visit to the holy compound in Ramadan, I witnessed first-hand the travails and deep yearning of Palestinians simply to reach the Masjid. For some elderly persons from the West Bank, this was the first time ever they got to pray there. Many intuitively fell into prostration immediately on entering the Holy Sanctuary. Others could be seen making emotional phone-calls to family members indicating that they “finally made it,” whilst yet others, totally overwhelmed, even fainted.

What was deeply humbling (and troubling) about the experience was, as a 30-year-old from faraway South Africa, I was been asked questions about the Masjid and being requested to give directions to sites in its compound by individuals double my age – indigenous Palestinians, who lived at its doorstep, but were largely barred from visiting due to the architecture of exclusion that the occupier had effected, to the extent that Masjid had grown unfamiliar to them.

Masjid al-Aqsa and Jerusalem occupies a central role in the identity of all Palestinians, with phrases such as ‘Next Year in al-Quds’ or ‘Next Year in Al-Aqsa’ being popular slogans shared at happy occasions and religious celebrations. However, personal interactions with Palestinians from the West Bank, Gaza and the diaspora reveal just how far Occupation has impeded them from perceiving al-Aqsa as a tangible reality.

The same could be said to be the case with a vast majority of residents of the Arab World, who due to (perfectly acceptable) efforts to prevent normalization with the occupier, cannot imagine visits to al-Aqsa for the foreseeable future.

This leaves alone Muslims in the West, who, due to the relative ease of travel their status permits, come to shoulder a massive responsibility towards Masjid al-Aqsa. It is in fact unfathomable, noting the mammoth struggles others endure to get to Masjid al-Aqsa, for Muslims in this category to squander this ease and the golden opportunities to visit – thereby leaving unfulfilled a spiritual calling, and betraying a weighty obligation owed to the Ummah.

Visiting Masjid al-Aqsa, as Dr Wasfi Kailani writes, serves a number of purposes. It is first: a religious duty; second: a way of cementing our connection to our holy sites and third: a way of keeping us aware of the plots to destroy and remove our holy sites from existence. Visiting Jerusalem is also a way of supporting the steadfast Jerusalemites as they withstand the harm they face at the hands of the occupation; and a way for them to know that they are not alone in the struggle to maintain the Holy City’s authentic identity.

Adds the UK’s Friends of Al-Aqsa, by visiting Jerusalem and Masjid al-Aqsa, Muslims from around the world empower the Palestinians and provide them with the support and strength to continue their struggle. This support is vital, and every visitor to Jerusalem lifts the spirits of each Palestinian they encounter. For Palestinians, the simple fact that they have not been forgotten gives them the incentive to continue in their struggle.

And it inspires the visitor to continue the struggle too.

Having bathed in al-Aqsa’s blessings, one leaves better equipped for taking on the spiritual struggles of everyday life. And having encountered the realities of dispossession in the Holy Land, one is spurred on to take up the cudgels and make our world a better and more just place for all those who live in it.

Ebrahim Moosa is a researcher at the Palestine Information Network(PIN). Follow PIN on Twitter @learnpalestine and @firstqiblah


Palestine, Musjidul Aqsa & Allah’s Athaab


“Many  were  the  orchards  and springs  they  had  to  abandon, along  with  plantations  and   palatial  homes.  Thus,  We  granted  these  to  others.  Neither  the  heavens  nor  the  earth  wept  for  them,  and  they  were  not  granted  respite.” (Qur’aan)

These  Qur’aanic  Aayaat  have  reference  specifically  to  Fir’oun and  his  nation  who  were  destroyed  by  Allah’s  Athaab.  Allah  Ta’ala  then  made  their  slaves, viz.  Bani  Israaeel,  the  masters  of  their  palaces,  orchards,  farms  and  the  country.  Those  who  were despised  became  the  rulers  and the  masters.

Whilst  these  Verses  refer  specifically  to  the  destruction  of  Fir’oun  and  his  nation,  the  lesson  conveyed  has  universal  application.  Allah  Ta’ala  metes  out  the  same  punishment  to  people  when  they  transgress  all  bounds  of  sin  and  disobedience.  The  very  people,  namely,  Bani  Israaeel,  who  were    made  the  rulers  and  masters  of  Egypt  and  the treasures  of  Fir’oun,  were  later punished  by  Allah  Ta’ala.  Their land  was  snatched  away  and handed  to  the  kuffaar  who  once  again  reduced  them  to  slavery.  Jerusalem  was  reduced  to  rubble  and  Musjidul  Aqsa  was  defiled  and  utterly  destroyed.  All  of  this  was  a  punishment  for  the  Muslims  of  that  era  who  had  rebelled against  Allah  Ta’ala  just  as  Muslims  in  our  age  are  today  treacherously  rebelling  against  Allah  Ta’aala.

Recounting  the  ruin  of  Bani Israaeel  after  they  had  been  installed  as  rulers,  the  Qur’aan Majeed says:

“We  had  informed  Bani  Israaeel  in  the  Kitaab:  ‘You  will  most  certainly  spread  mischief  (vice,  evil  and  treachery)  in  the  land  twice,  and  you  will  cause  great  anarchy.  Then  when  the  first  of  the  two  promises   materialized,  We  sent  against  you  such  of  Our  servants  who  were  powerful  in  war,  and  they  penetrated  the  cities.  And,  that  was  a  promise accomplished.

And,  when  the  second  promise materialized, (We  sent  against  you  again  Our  servants)  so  that  they  disfigure  your  faces, and  so  that  they  penetrate  the Musjid  as  they  had  entered  it  the  first  time,  and  they  utterly  pillaged  (and  plundered)  wherever  and  whatever  they  overran.” (Bani Israaeel, Aayaat 4 – 7)

The  ‘land’  mentioned  in  these Verses  refers  to  the  Land  of Shaam.  The  first  occasion  occurred  after  Nabi  Musaa  (Alayhis  salaam),  and  the  second  after  Nabi  Isaa  (Alayhis  salaam).  During  the  first  occasion  of  destruction,  Allah  Ta’ala  sent  a  Majoosi  kaafir  king  to  pillage  and  plunder  Bani  Israaeel.  The  second  occasion,  Allah  Ta’ala  sent  a  Roman  king  against  them.  He    demolished  the  entire  Jerusalem and  Musjidul  Aqsa.

The  consequence  of  Muslim rebellion  and  transgression  was  the  imposition  of  kuffaar  domination  and  handing  over  Musjidul  Aqsa  to  them  (to  the  kuffaar)  who  desecrated  the  Musjid  as  a  punishment  for Muslims.

The  Qur’aan  clearly  mentions  that  the  reason  for  the  destruction  of  Musjidul  Aqsa  and  Jerusalem  was  the  anarchy,  fisq  and  fujoor  of  the  Muslim  Ummah  of  those  times,  namely,  Bani  Israaeel.  This  is  the  Sunnah  of  Allah  for  which  there  is  no  change.  The  same  scenario  is  prevailing  today.  The  Yahoodi   control  of  Musjidul  Aqsa  and  the  persecution  of  the  Palestinian Muslims  by  the  kuffaar  are  the  consequences  of  the  treachery  and  evil  of  the  Muslims.

No  amount  of  stupid  protests and  reviling  the  kuffaar  will change  the  condition  of  Muslims.  Allah  Ta’ala  had  severely  punished  Bani  Israaeel  by  means  of  the  imposition  of  kuffaar  oppression.  70,000    were  enchained  and  marched  to  Babylon  where  they  remained  as  slaves  for  years.  Then,  after  their  Taubah,  Allah  Ta’ala  again  granted  them power,  but  via  His  Nabi,  He warned  them: “If  you  return  (to  your  treachery,  fisq  and  fujoor),  We  too  shall  return  (to  Our punishment).”  

What  is  happening  in  Palestine,  and  elsewhere  –  the  calamities  settling  on  Muslims  –  are  the  Athaab  of  Allah Ta’ala.


Ihraam From Masjid al-Aqsa

Reasons for wearing the Ihraam for Hajj or Umrah from Masjid al-Aqsa, Palestine:

Our Mother, Hadhrat Umm Salamah (radhiyallahu anha), the wife of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), reported that she heard the beloved Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) say:

“Whoever wears the Ihraam for Umrah or Hajj from Masjidul Aqsa, and then proceeds to Makkah Mukarramah, he will have all hia sins forgiven.”  [Sahih Ibn Hibban, Ahmad]

Hadhrat Umm Salamah (radhiyallahu anha) relates that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “If anyone puts on Ihraam for Hajj or Umrah from Masjidul Aqsa and then proceeds to the Sacred Masjid (Ka’abah), their past and future sins will be forgiven, or they will be entered into Paradise.”  [Abu Dawud]

Special Dua’
Prophet Sulaymaan (alayhissalaam) asked this special dua’ for all those who will visit and offer Salaah at Masjid al-Aqsa:

“O Allah! Forgive that person in such a way that he becomes sinless as the day he was born.” [Ibn Majah]

Special Reward
‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) relates, I asked the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), O Prophet of Allah!, tell us the legal injunction about (visiting) Bayt al-Maqdis:

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said,

“Go and pray there, if you cannot visit it and pray there, then send some oil to be used in the lamps.” [Bukhari]




In any other era, if we were to see an adult aimlessly and mindlessly spinning a silly, colourful, childish toy between his fingers, we would perhaps start to doubt the fact that his mental capacities were still functioning according to the Divinely set and apportioned harmonious equilibrium normally found in adults. Or, in simpler terms, we would consider calling the psychiatrist. But not in the era we are living in. This techno-tronic era we find ourselves in is an exaggerated form of The Brave New World of Aldous Huxley, and the 1984 of George Orwell, satirical works written many decades ago about a futuristic world devoid of, well, everything even remotely humane. An era in which Dajjal calls the shots (at least according to his deficient and limited mental scope), and we, the Ummah, obediently follow in utter subservience, choosing to ignore and lay to waste the great gift of intelligence given to us by Allah Ta’ala, and the ability to think for ourselves.

Fidget spinners, as these new toys are called, have been quite aptly named. It is claimed that they help bring about concentration and calmness, and remove fidgeting. Outwardly it may seem so, but in reality this toy has been cleverly designed to do just quite the opposite – it is nothing but a time-wasting distraction which causes excessive and dangerous fidgeting of the spiritual heart, and the fidgeting it is actually supposed to remove is quite different from anything we may imagine. The saddest and most distressful part is the fact that Muslims have been rushing to buy, and even sell the toy, despite knowing well that Allah has categorically and clearly stated in the Quran, “Beware! It is only and only through the remembrance of Allah that the hearts can attain peace, contentment, tranquillity, happiness.”  

Concentration and calmness cannot be achieved through fidget spinners when a person is involved in the disobedience of Allah, because to disobey Allah is to forget Him. Peace can only be achieved through staying away from sin, and involving oneself in salaah, dhikr, recitation of the Quran, pondering over the power and beauty of Allah, sitting in the gatherings of the Awliyaa, among numerous other praiseworthy deeds.

Whoever has seen a fidget spinner will know that they come in various colourful designs and shapes. When spun, the rotation of the designs creates a mesmerising, hypnotic effect similar to what is used in actual hypnosis sessions. Similarly, the spinner comes with an option of LED lights, for spinning in the dark. The effect created by these fast spinning, colourful LED lights is almost the same as the effect of flashing, pulsating, rotating disco lights. Disco lights aren’t how they are without any reason, the lights have been specifically designed to achieve sinister objectives. Disco lights were created to blanket the human mind into a mildly hypnotic stupor, and this is what happens with the LED lights on the fidget spinner. Not everyone goes to the disco, so they simply brought the disco lights home in the form of a seemingly harmless toy. From this we get to know that the spinning of the colourful designs and/or the LED lights exercises a tranquilising, hypnotising effect on the brain, relaxing its natural guards and alarms, so that the mind becomes more willing to accept subliminal messages and suggestions, and becomes more vulnerable and susceptible to subconscious programing.

In layman’s terms, fidget spinners have been designed to make our minds more willing to blindly accept, consciously or subconsciously, whatever Dajjal and his cronies want us to believe, without even knowing what we are actually doing. It thus effectively removes the ‘fidgeting’ of the mind, otherwise more commonly known as critical thinking. Not co-incidentally, television works according to the same principle of flashes of colourful lights moving with high speed, to achieve a similar objective.

Fidget spinners are extremely dangerous and harmful toys for adults as well as children, which can destroy our dunya as well as Aakhirat. Let us not become gullible, blind slaves to the fads and crazes being propelled by the West. Let us learn to think for ourselves, and look deeply into matters with the noor of the heart, to be able to see the reality that is not apparent at first glance. May Allah save all of us from the traps of Dajjal.


Ahadith On the Virtues of Masjid al-Aqsa

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Masjid Al-Aqsa – The Second House of Allah on Earth
1, Abu Dharr (radhiyallahu anhu) reported that he asked the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), “O Messenger of Allah, which Masjid was built first on earth”? The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) replied, “The Sacred Masjid of Makkah”. Abu Dharr (radhiyallahu anhu) again asked, “Which was next”? The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “Masjid Al-Aqsa”. Abu Dharr (radhiyallahu anhu) further asked, “How long was the period between the building of the two Masjids”? The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “Forty years”. Apart from these, offer your prayer anywhere when it is time to pray, although excellence is in praying in these Masjids”. (Bukhari)

The Importance of Visiting Masjid Al-Aqsa
2, Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) relates that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “You should not undertake a special journey to visit any place other than the following three Masjids with the expectations of getting greater reward: the Sacred Masjid of Makkah (Ka’bah), this Masjid of mine (the Prophet’s Masjid in Madinah), and Masjid Al-Aqsa (of Jerusalem)”. In another narration the words are, “For three Masjids a special journey may be undertaken: The Sacred Masjid (Ka’bah), my Masjid and Masjid of Jerusalem (Al-Aqsa). (Muslim, Bukhari, Abu Dawud)

Greater Virtue of praying in Masjid Al-Aqsa
3, Abu Darda (radhiyallahu anhu) relates that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallqm) said, “A prayed in Makkah (Ka’bah) is worth 1000,000 times (reward), a prayer in my Masjid (Madinah) is worth 1,000 times and a prayer in Al-Aqsa Sanctuary is worth 500 times more reward than anywhere else”. (Tabarani, Bayhaqi, Suyuti)

4, Anas Ibn Malik (radhiyallahu anhu) relates that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, ” The prayer of a person in his house is a single prayer; his prayer in the Masjid of his people has the reward of 27 prayers; his prayer in the Masjid in which the Friday prayer is observed has the reward of 500; his prayer in Masjid Al-Aqsa (i.e. Al-Aqsa Sanctuary) has a reward of 5,000 prayers; his prayer in my Masjid (the Prophet’s Masjid in Madinah) has a reward of 50,000 prayers, and the prayer in the Sacred Masjid (Ka’bah) has the reward of 100,000 prayers”. (Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah)

The Importance of Donating to Masjid Al-Aqsa 
5, Abdullah Ibn Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) relates, I asked the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), “Apostle of Allah, tell us the legal injunction about (visiting) Bayt Al-Maqdis (Jerusalem).” The Apostle of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, ”Go and pray there. If you cannot visit it and pray there, then send some oil to be used in the lamps”. (Bukhari)

6, Maymunah Bint Sa’d (radhiyallahu anha) relates that she asked the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), “O Messenger of Allah, inform us about Bayt Al-Maqdis (Jerusalem)”. He said, “Visit it for prayer “. She further asked, “If one of us cannot visit it, what should we do”? He said, “If you cannot go for prayer then send some oil to be used for its lamps, will be as if he has prayed in it”. (Ahmad, Ibn Majah, Abu Dawud, Tabarani)

The Virtues of Wearing Ihram From Masjid Al-Aqsa
7, Umm Salamah (radhiyallahu anha) relates that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “If anyone puts on Ihram for Hajj or Umrah from Masjid Al-Aqsa and then proceeds to the Sacred Masjid (Ka’bah), their past and future sins will be forgiven, or they will be entered into Paradise”. (Abu Dawud)

The Blessed Land of Masjid Al-Aqsa
8, Zaid Ibn Thabit (radhiyallahu anhu) reports that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “How blessed is Al-Sham”! The Companions (ra) asked, “Why is that”? The Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) replied, “I see the Angels of Allah spreading their wings over Al-Sham”. Ibn Abbas (radhiyallahu anhu) added, “And the Prophets lived therein. There is not a single inch in Al-Quds (Jerusalem) where a Prophet has not prayed or an Angel not stood”. (Tirmidhi, Ahmad)

9, The Prophet Mohammed (saw) said, “Allah has blessed what lies between Al-‘Arish (in Egypt) and the Euphrates and has made Palestine particularly Holy”. (Kanz Al-Umal)

Masjid Al-Aqsa – The First Qiblah (direction of prayer)
10, Abdullah Ibn Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates, “We prayed along with the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) facing Al-Quds (Jerusalem) for 16 or 17 months. Then Allah ordered him saw) to turn his face towards the Ka’bah (in Makkah). (Bukhari)

11, Al-Bara (radhiyallahu anhu) added, “Before we changed our direction towards the Ka’bah in prayer, some Muslims had died or had been killed and we did not know what to say about them (regarding their prayers). Allah then revealed: And Allah would never make your faith (prayers) to be lost (i.e. the prayers of those Muslims facing Bayt Al-Maqdis were valid) {2:143} (Bukhari)

Masjid Al-Aqsa – The Station of Al-Isra and Al-Miraj
12, Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “On the night journey Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wasallan) was taken on a night journey (Al-Isra and Al-Miraj), two cups, one containing wine and the other containing milk were presented to him (saw) at Al-Quds (Jerusalem). He looked at them and took the cup of milk. Angel Gabriel said, “Praise be to Allah, who guided you to Al-Fitrah (the right path); if you had taken (the cup of) wine, your Ummah would have gone astray”. (Bukhari)

13, Regarding the statement of Allah in the Holy Quran, “And We granted the vision (ascension to the Heavens) which we made you see (as an actual eye witness) was only made as a trial for the people”. (17:60) Ibn Abbas (radhiyallahu anhu) said, “The sights which Allah’s Apostle was shown on the Night journey where he was taken to Bayt Al-Maqdis (i.e. Jerusalem) were actual sights, (not dreams). And the Cursed tree (mentioned) in the Quran is the tree of Zaqqum. (Bukhari)

14, Jabir Ibn Abdullah (radhiyallahu anhu) relates that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “When the people of Quraysh did not believe me (i.e. the story of his Miraculous Night Journey), I stood up in Al-Hijr and Allah displayed Bayt Al-Maqdis (Jerusalem in front of me, and I began describing it to them while I was looking at it”. (Bukhari)

15, Abdullah Ibn Hawwala (radhiyallahu anhu) reports that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “I saw on the night of Al-Isra and Al-Miraj (the Night Journey) a white column resembling a pearl which the Angels were carrying . I asked them, “What are you carrying”? They said, “The Column of the Book, we have been ordered to place it in Al-Sham. Later in my sleep, I saw the Column of the Book being taken away from under my headrest. I began to fear lest Allah the Almighty had abandoned the people of the earth. My eyes followed the Column of the Book. It was a brilliant light in front of me. Then I saw it was placed in A;-Sham. (Tabarani)

16, Anas (radhiyallahu anhu) relates that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “I was brought the Buraq, a tall white beast, bigger than a donkey, smaller than a mule. It could place his hooves at the farthest boundary of his gaze. I mounted it until I arrived at Bayt Al-Maqdis. I tied it at the ring where the Prophets tied it before (i.e. Buraq Wall or the Western Wall). I entered Masjid Al-Aqsa Sanctuary and prayed 2 rak’ah there…” (Muslim)

Masjid Al-Aqsa – The Place for Major Events
17, Mujamma Ibn Al-Harith (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “Ibn Maryam (Jesus) will kill Al-Dajjal (the Anti-Christ) at the door of Ludd (a town in Palestine)”. (Ahmad, Tirmidhi)

18, The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said regarding Al-Dajjal: “He will stay in the land forty days; he will enter every place on earth except the Ka’bah, the Prophet’s Masjid, Al-Aqsa Sanctuary and Mount Sinai”. (Ahmad)

19, Nahik Ibn Suraym Al-Sakuni (radhiyallahu anhu) relates that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “You will fight the pagans until the remnant of you fights on the river of Jordan, you to the east of it (present day Jordan) and they to the west of it (occupied Palestine)”. (Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani)

20, Maymunah Bint Sa’d (radhiyallahu anha) reports that she asked the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), “O Messenger of Allah, give us a pronouncement about Al-Quds (Jerusalem)”. The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) replied, “It is the land where they will be raised (Al-Hashr) and gathered (Al-Mahshar)”. (Ahmad, Tabarani)

21, Muadh Ibn Jabal (radhiyallahu anhu) relates that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “The Flourishing state of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) (under the non-Muslims) will be taken when Yathrib is in ruins, the ruined state of Yathrib will be when the Great War comes, the outbreak of the Great War will be at the conquest of Constantinople and the conquest of Constantinople when Al-Dajjal (Anti-Christ) comes forth”. He (the Prophet) struck his thigh with his hand and said, “This is as true as you are here or as you are sitting (meaning Muadh Ibn Jabal). (Abu Dawud)

22, Awf Ibn Malik (radhiyallahu anhu) reports that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “The rest of the world will be destroyed forty years before Al-Sham is”. (Ibn Asakir)

23, The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said regarding the inhabitants of the blessed land, “They and their wives, children and slaves (male and female) are in ribat (guardians, literally a fort) in the cause of Allah”. (Tabarani)

24, Al-Nawwas Ibn Saman Al-kalbi (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “If Al-Dajjal comes forth while I am amongst you then I shall dispute with him on your behalf, but if he comes after I am not with you, a man must dispute on his own behalf, and Allah will take to protecting every Muslim. Those of you who live up to his time should recite over him the opening verses of Surah Kahf, for they are your protection from his trial”. We asked, “How long will he remain on earth”? He (saw) replied, “Forty days, one like a year (1 day will be equivalent to 1 year), one like a month, one like a week and the rest of his days like yours”? We asked, “Will one day’s prayer suffice us in the day which will be like a year”? He replied, “No, you must estimate of its extent. Then Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Virgin Mary) will descend at the white minaret to the east of Damascus. He will then catch Al-Dajjal up at the gates of Ludd and kill him”. (Abu Dawud)

Masjid Al-Aqsa – The place of Mujahideen
25, Umamah Al-Bahili (radhiyallahu anhu) reports that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “A group of my Ummah will remain on truth, they will vanquish their enemy and those who disagree with them will not be able to harm them until Allah commands”. “Where are these people”? The Companions (ra) asked. The Prophet (saw) said, “In and around Al-Quds (Jerusalem). (Ahmad)

26, Mu’awiyah Ibn Sufyan (radhiyallahu anhu) relates that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “There is a group among my followers who will continue to be openly on the truth. No one who opposes them can harm them until the coming of the Hour”. The Companions (radhiyallahu anhum) asked, “Where will they be”? The Messenger of Allah said, “They will be in and around Bayt Al-Maqdis (i.e. Jerusalem)”. (Ahmad)

27, Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) relates that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “A group of my Ummah will not cease to fight at the gates of Damascus and at the gates of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and its surroundings. The betrayal or desertion of whoever deserts them will not harm them in the least. They will remain victorious, standing for the truth, until the Final Hour rises”. (Tabarani)

Masjid Al-Aqsa – The Best Place of Residence
28, Abdullah Ibn Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) reports that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, There will be migration upon migration. The best of the inhabitants of earth will reside where Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) migrated (Jerusalem)”. (Abu Dawud)

Masjid Al-Aqsa – The Desired Site of Musa (Moses)
29, Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) reports that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “The Angel of death was sent to Musa. When he came to Musa, Musa punched him on the eye. The Angel returned to Allah and said, “You sent me to a servant who does not want to die”. Allah ordered the Angel, ‘Return to him and tell him to put his hand on the back of an ox and for every hair that will come under it, he will be granted one year of life’. Musa asked, “O Lord! What will happen after that”? Allah replied, ‘Then death’. Musa decided, let it be now’. Musa then requested Allah to let him die close to the Sacred Land (near Masjid Al-Aqsa) so much so that he would be at a distance of a stone’s throw form it”. Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) added, the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) then said, “If I were there, I would show you his grave below the red sand hill on the side of the road”. (Bukhari)

Liberation of Masjid Al-Aqsa Prophesied
30, Awf Ibn Malik relates, “I went to the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) during the battle of Tabuk while he was sitting in a leather tent. He said, ‘Awf, Count six signs, between now and the approach of the Hour (Qiyamah/Doomsday): my death, the conquest of Al-Quds (Jerusalem); a plague that will afflict you (and kill you in great numbers) as the plague that afflicts sheep; the increase of wealth to such an extent that even if one is given 100 hundred Dinars (Arabian currency), he will not be satisfied; then an affliction which no Arab house will escape; and then a truce between you and Banu Asfar (i.e. Byzantines) who will betray you and attack you under eighty flags. Under each flag will be twelve thousand soldiers”. (Bukhari)

31, Shadad Ibn Aws (radhiyallahu anhu) reports that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “Sham will be conquered and Al-Quds (Jerusalem) will be conquered and you or your sons will be Imams there, if Allah will”. (Tabarani)

The Preference of Masjid Al-Aqsa
32, Once the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) advised Abdullah Ibn Hawwala (radhiyallahu anhu) to join the army in al-Sham, over any other. However, the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), noticing Ibn Hawwala’s indifference said, “Do you know what Allah says about Al-Sham? Allah said, ‘Al-Sham you are the quintessence of My lands (safwati min biladi) and I shall inhabit you with the chosen ones among My servants’”. (Tabarani)

33, Abdullah Ibn Amr (radhiyallahu anhu) reports that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) repeated the following statement three times: “When the dissension takes place belief shall be in Al-Sham”. One version of hadith states, “safety will be in Al-Sham”. (Tabarani)

34, Abdullah Ibn Hawwala reports that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “At some point you will be (split into) standing armies: one army in Al-Sham, on in Yemen and one in Iraq”. Abdullah Ibn Hawala asked he Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), “Choose for me, Messenger of Allah in case I live to see that day”. The Prophet (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) replied, “You must go to Al-Sham, for it is the chosen land of Allah in all His earth. He protects, by sending them there, the chosen ones among His servants. If you do not wish to go there, then go to Yemen. Allah has given me guarantee concerning Al-Sham and its people. (Abu Dawud, Ahmad)

Masjid Al-Aqsa – The Site of the Future Caliphate
35, Abdullah Ibn Hawwala Al-Azdi (radhiyallahu anhu) reported, the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) put his hand on my head and said, “Ibn Hawwala if you see that the Caliphate has taken abode in the Holy Land then the earthquakes and tribulations and great events are at hand. The last Hour on that day will be closer to people than my hand is to your head”. (Ahmad, Abu Dawud)

36, Yunus Ibn Maysarah  relates that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “This matter (the Caliphate) will be after me in Madinah, then Al-Sham, then Al-Jazira, then Iraq, then in Madinah, then in AL-quds (Jerusalem). If it is in Al-Quds, its home country is there, and if any people expel it, it will not return there forever”. (Ibn Asakir)

37, Al-Numan Ibn Bashir (radhiyallahu anhu) relates that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “Prophethood will last with you for as long as Allah wants it. Then Allah will end it if He wishes to end it. Then there will be the Rightly Guided Caliphs according to the method of Prophethood and things will be as Allah wishes them. Then Allah will end it if He wishes it. Then there will be a voracious kingdom and things will be as Allah wishes them. Then Allah will end it if He wishes. Then there will be Khilafah (Caliphate) according to the method of Prophethood. Thereafter the Prophet (saw) fell silent”. (Ahmad)

38, Abd Al-Rahman Ibn Abi Umayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) relates that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “There will be an oath of allegiance according to guidance in Al-Quds (Jerusalem)”. (Bukhari, Muslim)

Masjid Al-Aqsa – The Place Where Allah’s Revelation Descended
39, Abu Umama (radhiyallahu anhu) reports that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “Prophethood descended upon me in three places: Makkah, Madinah and Al-Sham. Once it is brought out from any of them, it shall never return to it”. (Abu Dawud) In another narration it states, “The Quran was revealed in three places – Makkah, Madinah and Al-Sham”. (Tabarani) Ibn Kathir, the great scholar of Islam, said, “Al-Sham here means Bayt Al-Maqdis (Jerusalem). (Abu Dawud, Tabarani)

Masjid Al-Aqsa – Mentioned By Name In The Holy Quran
40, Aishah (radhiyallahu anha) reports that the Prophet (saw) used to recite Surah Al-Isra every night in his prayer:
Glorified (and Exalted) be He (Allah) Who took His slave (Muhammad Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) for a journey by night from Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah) to the farthest mosque (in Jerusalem), the neighbourhood whereof We have blessed, in order that We might show him (Muhammad SAW) of Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs, etc.). Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer. (17:1)

May Allah Ta’ala protect Masjid al-Aqsa and protect its surroundings from the enemies. Aameen.