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The Reality of the “Dele Alli Challenge” – Salute to Shaytaan Mal’oon

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ATTENTION!

Please DO NOT take part in this challenge!. It is a sign associated with the Illuminati and a Satanic symbol “👌” which means “666”. It is also considered a sign of the Dajjal and if you do this it means you are part of the Satanic army or mission. Astaghfirullah Rabbi!

IF you have basic knowledge of the Illuminati, you will know how they are spreading and affecting the population in general. Things you don’t even know or think about have some form of it in them. One has to be mindful of what one is doing. Do some research for yourself if you do not believe me.

On the Day of Judgement, we all will be accountable for things we did knowingly were a sin or unknowingly sinned. Wallahu ‘Alam!

NOTE: It is my job to inform you. It is up to you whether you take it or leave it. I only say May ALLAH TA’ALA guide you to the straight path! Ameen!

Those who want proof go learn about Illuminati symbols yourself, We also have some articles on it:

1. How the World has been Hijacked and Controlled by the Zionists Free Masonic Scum

2. The Hidden evil plan for the New World Order [The Secret World]

3. The Mystery Beneath Masjid Al Aqsa and the Dajjalic “New World Order”

And if you don’t even know about Dajjal, he will be the one eyed man who will emerge towards the end of time. But, even scholars say that minor or smaller dajjals present even in the time we are in. This is a form of it.

Learn and increase your own knowledge about Islam by studying about Dajjal for yourself!

Please get yourself and others benefited from this post spread awareness for good cause.

The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: “The one who guides to something good has a reward similar to that one doing it.” [Muslim]

Jamarat’s Obelisk Pillars and the Saudis

By Zubeir Awal

What are the Obelisk?

I’ve being doing a lot of research and this is not conspiracy, if anything it’s the truth. Obelisk today may be known as a monument that points to the sky, here is some academic quotes mentioning the purpose of the obelisk;

One Luciferian author writes that:

“… the lingam [male phallus] was an upright pillar” [W. Wynn Wescott, Numbers: Their Occult Power and Mystic Virtues, Theosophical Publishing Society, 1902, p. 33] 

The Egyptians created the obelisk, believing that the spirit of the Sun god, Ra, dwelt in there. [H.L. Hayward, Symbolic Masonry: An Interpretation of the Three Degrees, Washington, D.C., Masonic Service Association of the United States, 1923, p. 207; ‘Two Pillars’ Short Talk Bulletin, Sept., 1935, Vol. 13, No 9; Charles Clyde Hunt, Some Thoughts On Masonic Symbolism, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Company, 1930, p. 101]

A Masonic author both admit that these pillars of the obelisk were used to represent sex [Hayward, Symbolic Masonry: An Interpretation of the Three Degrees, Washington, D.C., Masonic Service Association of the United States, 1923, p. 206-7 and Rollin C. Blackmer, The Lodge and the Craft: A Practical Explanation of the Work of Freemasonry, St. Louis, The Standard Masonic Publishing Co., 1923, p. 94]

Some of the naysayers might just label this as conspiracy bull but I frankly don’t care as it is not my intention to cater to their likings, what I am surprised with is the significance of this monument and the shape of it in Jamarat likewise. Phallic symbols have been found by archaeological expeditions all over the world, and they are usually interpreted as an expression of the (nafsaani/shaitaani kufr) human desire for reproduction and sex. Phallic worship in ancient Greece centered around Priapus (the son of Aphrodite) and the Orphic and Dionysiac cults. In Rome, the most important form of phallic worship was that of the cult of Cybele and Attis; prominent during the empire, this cult was notorious for its festive excesses and its yearly “Day of Blood, during which the frenzied participants wounded themselves with knives; self-inflicted castration, a pre-requisite for admittance into the priest caste of this phallic cult, took place during the festival. In India, the deity Shiva was often represented by and worshipped as a phallic symbol called the lingam. Phallic worship has also been practiced among the Egyptians in the worship of Osiris; among the Japanese, who incorporated it into Shinto; and among the Native Americans, such as the Mandan, who had a phallic buffalo dance. 

‘Baal’ is just another idol that Iblees la’een crafted for the hell-bounded polytheists to worship, now Iblees himself is a cunning logician and there’s no doubt about that. Every despot nation in the world hosts this symbolic monument, and therefore it’s significance should not go unnoticed, if we are beings of intelligence then surely we should leave every stone unturned. So Iblees the Accursed gave everyone this phallic symbol of a male reproductive organ, here are some of the most famous phallic obelisks in the world;

Washington D.C:

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Ruins of Ancient Egypt:

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St Peter’s Square, Vatican:

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London, (the Obelisk was taken from Alexandria, 1878):

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Paris:

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And it goes on and on. Phallic worship was part of ancient polytheist religions that we Muslims clearly know have heavy satanic influence, what’s surprising is that the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) ordering everyone to stone a Phallic obelisk 7 times during Hajj, stating that you are attacking satan when doing this practice. This was the ‘Jamarat’ before the deconstruction and reconstruction, this small monument was stoned by Muslims for more than a thousand years, its shape is identical to the monuments in the world’s powerful cities (Washington, London, New York, Paris, Rome etc…) 

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What surprised me is that in 2004, the Saudi authorities decided to blow up this obelisk and then replace it with three walls that are to be stoned

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But in the process they have left an obelisk ontop of Arafat as it is, where people enscribe their names and hold onto it like it’s some kind of sacred relic, at the time of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) there was no monument ontop of Arafat, if anything were bid’ah it is the removing of the original jamarat that had the shape of the satanic obelisk and replace it with a wall, but leaving the obelisk ontop of Arafat, that can constitute as a Bid’ah.

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All these hujjaj rushing to touch this obelisk that absolutely has no prevalence when the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) stood at this mountain and gave his final sermon, this monument was not there then! So why are they touching it as if it’s the bricks of the Ka’batullah? They were stoning the obelisk and now they are holding it, kissing it and enscribing their names on it.

May Allah guide us to the Right Path. Aameen.

The “Dajjal’s Palace” built by the Saudi Dynasty near Madinah

By Zubeir Awal

We are witnessing words of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) manifest themselves in our lifetimes.

Narrated by Anas bin Malik
The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “There will be no town which Ad-Dajjal will not enter except Makkah and Madinah, and there will be no entrance (road) (of both Makkah and Madinah) but the angels will be standing in rows guarding it against him, and then Madinah will shake with its inhabitants thrice and Allah will expel all the non-believers and the hypocrites from it.”

Now with that above shown, take a look at this hadith and remember it as it is relevant to the topic:

“I have five names, I am Muhammad, I am Ahmad, I am 
al-Mahi (The eraser) with whom Allah erases blasphemy, I am 
al-Hashir whom people will be assembled after, and I am
‘Aaqib (the last of all of the prophets).”

The following hadith is da’eef but it correlates with the two hadith above, in other words, it’s relevant:

The Messenger of Allah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam once addressed the people saying: “The Day of Deliverance, what is the Day of Deliverance!” and repeating it thrice. He was asked: “What is the Day of Deliverance?” He said: “The Dajjal (The Imposter of the End of Time) will come, climb on top of Jabal Habshi, look at Madinah, and say to his Companions: Do you see this white palace? This is the mosque of Ahmad. Then he will approach Madinah only to find on each path an angel with drawn sword. He will reach the wasteland of Al-Jurf and make camp. Madinah will then shake thrice and no hypocrite man or woman, nor corrupt man or woman will fail to go out to join him. This is the Day of Deliverance!” (Ahadith about the signs of The Hour, Mustafa Al-Adawi)

Jabal Habshi:

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Now the traditional boundaries of the Madinatul Munawarrah is this:

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While today Madinah has expanded beyond this and deep into the outskirts of Madinah

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The red circle in the image is Jabal Habshi, Jabal Habshi is 7km from the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)’s mosque.

Now what is this palace I’m talking about?, Interestingly, the Saudi’s, intentionally or unintentionally have decided to build a complex large infrastructure ‘palace’ at the top of Jabal Habshi, and calling it “The Kingdom’s Palace”. Pilgrims to Madinah from around the world have said that the locals refer it to “Dajjal’s palace”. Here is the building:

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For whatever the reason why this is being built, it is being built on a significant site.

Take a look at the line of sight between Jabal Habshi, and the mosque of the prophet, despite 7km apart, ontop of Jabal Habshi you can directly see the mosque of the prophet and it’s minarets, thus verifying that dajjal will stand there and point towards the mosque saying ” That white palace is the palace of Ahmad”.

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The circled red in the image is the mosque of the prophet, ofcourse in which at night and in person on the Jabal Habshi, you will be able to spot it because of it’s bright white lights that shine in the dark.

May Allah Ta’ala save the Ummah from the fitnah of Dajjal and its evil System. Aameen.

THE BITCOIN DWINDLE – SATANIST PLOT FOR NEW WORLD ORDER

By The Majlis

A MASSIVE SWINDLE, SCAM AND FRAUD

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’.

BITCOIN IS HARAAM. IT IS HARAAM TO INVEST IN THIS SWINDLE, SCAM AND GAMBLING FRAUD DESIGNED FOR THE ATTAINMENT OF SINISTER MOTIVES.

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

FREE-FALL COLLAPSE OF BITCOIN AN ENGINEERED SWINDLE
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.

BITCOIN MINING ON TRACK TO CONSUME ALL OF THE WORLD’S ENERGY BY 2020
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

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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

[Al-Haqq]

“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.