The “Floating” Rock Inside Dome Of The Rock in Jerusalem, PALESTINE

Image Credit: Palestinian Information Network (PIN)

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Qubbat as-Sakhra (Dome of the Rock), not to be confused with Masjid al-Aqsa, was the location of the Isra’ and Mi’raj in Jerusalam, PALESTINE. The night the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him ) ascended to heaven, he stood upon a rock inside Dome of the Rock. The rock tried to follow him but the angel Jibril (peace be upon him) stopped it. Supposedly it has the footprints of the Prophet and the handprints of Jibril.

Video: Inside the Dome of the Rock Mosque in Jerusalem, Palestine

Palestine Page of Islamic Articles

English Translation of Surat Al-Isra’ (The Journey by Night) 17-1:111

The Virtues of Surat Al-Isra’ by Ibn Kathir

Is the Rock in Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem) Suspended in the Air?




What Do You Think When You Look At Me?

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Sister Dalia gives an enlightening speech hosted by TED. There is closed captioning (CC) and an interactive transcript for those who require it. What Do You Think When You Look At Me?

Interesting facts:

  1. More women than men revert to Islam, debunking the myth that Islam is an oppressive religion for women…

“The reason why women why women are turning to Islam must certainly have something to do with the honor that Islam gives them and the equality with which it deals with people, not only in gender, but also in terms of race, nationality, class etc. However, the overriding reason why I and so many others like me were attracted to Islam was because Islam answered the most important question which I had ever asked: ‘Why am I here on this earth?’ So I crossed the divide and managed to see what lies on either side…Alhamdulillah I chose Islam.” (Why Women Are Coming to Islam, Ad-Da’wah ilAllah – A Womens’ Islamic Magazine,

Related video, “Women Are Converting to Islam More Than Men”

2. There was an increase in Islamic reversion after 9/11…

“Muslim American reports in the Arab press indicate that Muslim proselytizing efforts have been unusually successful since the September 11 attacks. ‘Alaa Bayumi, Director of Arab Affairs at the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), wrote in the London daily Al-Hayat that “non-Muslim Americans are now interested in getting to know Islam. There are a number of signs…: Libraries have run out of books on Islam and the Middle East… English translations of the Koran head the American best-seller list… The Americans are showing increasing willingness to convert to Islam since September 11… Thousands of non-Muslim Americans have responded to invitations to visit mosques, resembling the waves of the sea [crashing on the shore] one after another… All this is happening in a political atmosphere that, at least verbally, encourages non-Muslim Americans’ openness towards Muslims in America and in the Islamic world, as the American president has said many times in his speeches…” CAIR chairman Nihad Awad told the Saudi paper ‘Ukaz that “34,000 Americans have converted to Islam following the events of September 11, and this is the highest rate reached in the U.S. since Islam arrived there.” (Al-Hayat, London, November 11, 2001, Excerpts from “Muslim American Leaders: A Wave of Conversion to Islam in the U.S. Following September 11” © Middle East Media & Research Institute,

Further reading of an old article I wrote, “The Muslim Woman”



Pic Of Bilal’s Masjid In The Year 1880

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Have you ever seen the masjid of Bilal ibn Rabah (may Allah be pleased with him)? Bilal was the first person to make the adhan (call to prayers).


Narrated Ibn ‘Umar: When the Muslims arrived at Medina, they used to assemble for the prayer, and used to guess the time for it. During those days, the practice of Adhan for the prayers had not been introduced yet. Once they discussed this problem regarding the call for prayer. Some people suggested the use of a bell like the Christians, others proposed a trumpet like the horn used by the Jews, but ‘Umar was the first to suggest that a man should call (the people) for the prayer; so Allah’s Apostle ordered Bilal to get up and pronounce the Adhan for prayers. (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Book #11, Hadith #578)

Narrated the merits of Bilal bin Rabah the freed slave of Abu Bakr. The Prophet said (to Bilal), “I heard the sound of your shoes in Paradise just in front of me.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Book #57, Hadith #97)

(52) Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah: Umar used to say, “Abu Bakr is our chief, and he manumitted our chief,” meaning Bilal. (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Book #57, Hadith #98)

Scene from the movie, The Message, Bilal giving the first call to prayer…

Photo Credit: Islamic Landmarks



Examples Of Charity Masha’Allah

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Click the links to read the articles. May Allah grant them a generous rizq ameen.




Muslim Man Gives His Shoes To Barefoot Passenger In ‘Random Act Of Kindness’ On Surrey, British Canada Bus


Saudi Citizen Places Refrigerator In Front Of House For Food Leftovers For The Needy


Saudi School Boy Who Gave His Lunch Money To Charity To Be Honored

Non-Muslim Views About Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)

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They realized the greatness of Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the truth that he propagated…ISLAM. But did they submit and become MUSLIM?

“And whoever seeks a religion other than Islâm, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.” (Surah Aali ‘Imraan 3:85)

“By the One in Whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, there is no-one of this ummah, Jew or Christian, who hears of me then dies without believing in that with which I have been sent, but he will be one of the people of Hell.” (Reported by Muslim in al-Saheeh, 153).

Allah knows best about their fate!

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