Muhammad’s Night Journey to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Ascension from the Dome of the Rock

This short video (01:17) briefly describes the physical and spiritual Night Journey described in the Quran and other Muslim teachings, in which the angel Gabriel led Muhammad to “the farthest mosque,” understood to be the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. There, Muhammad led earlier Jewish and Christian prophets in prayer and then ascended to the heavens from the rock around which the Dome of the Rock is built, where he met more prophets and was given the command to pray five times daily. It is due to these events that Haram al-Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary) is the third holiest place in Islam. 

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