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Al-Isra and Al-Mi’raj

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Culture Tours of Jerusalem
Al-Isra and Al-Mi’raj

The miracle of Isra' and Mi'rajhasconnected Mecca and Jerusalem with a perpetual mutual holy bond, and transformed Jerusalem into a gateway to heaven, giving it an outstanding status in Islam.  Based on this concept, the most important Islamic structures were built in this city.


Trail’s Nature and Stations

This trail is related to a particular part of the al-Aqsa Mosque, focusing on sites and locations associated with the Isra and Mi’raj, and of significance in Islam and Prophet Mohammad’s life, as well as in the architectural development of al-Aqsa Mosque. This trail is easy and enjoyable, and highly spiritual. If contemplation, prayer, and reading the Holy Quran are to be part of the trail, then it would require several hours to complete. The trail requires patience, quiet, piety, and a demure dress code. Like all the trails, the stations on this trail are mere suggestions, and the visitor will be able to visit other sites and locations in and around the area of al-Aqsa Mosque.

The trail begins in the center of the Dome of the Rock, believed by Muslims to be the spot from which Prophet Mohammad ascended to the heavens, and ends at the beginning of al-Sharaf neighborhood, which overlooks al-Buraq Wall (the Western Wall).

The trail is composed of the following stations:

1- Qubbat al-Sakhra (The Dome of the Rock)

2- Qubbat al-Silsilah (The Dome of the Chain)

3- The Eastern Colonnade

4- Al-Marwani Mosque

5- Old -Aqsa mosque

6- Al-Jami’ al-Aqsa (Friday pryaer mosque)

7- Islamic Museum

8- Al-Ashrafiyya School

9- Al-Buraq Wall (the Western Wall)