Imagine looking up at the skies above Masjid Al-Aqsa, seeking the moon of Ramadan. Imagine praying Tarawih on the first night of Ramadan in Masjid Al-Aqsa, Islam’s third holiest Mosque. What a start to Ramadan that would be!
Al-Aqsa is mentioned numerous times in the Quran and ahadith, establishing its importance and virtue. This is the mosque where our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ led all the Prophets (AS) in salah on that miraculous night journey that every Muslim is familiar with.
Al-Aqsa was the first Qiblah and the early Muslims prayed in the direction of Al-Aqsa. Yet despite the historic and religious significance of the region and the mosque, only a tiny percentage of Muslims have the opportunity to visit Al-Aqsa
Sakeenah Tours offer you the opportunity to travel to Al-Aqsa and start Ramadan in one of the holiest places in the world.
Our journey will begin just before Ramadan 2018. We will first travel to Amman, in Jordan, where we will visit remnants of prophetic history, including tombs of prophets (AS), the ‘Cave of the 7 Sleepers’ and the Dead Sea. We will also tour the ancient archaeological city of Petra, an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The journey will then take us to Jerusalem, where we will pray Jumma in the third holiest Mosque; Masjid Al-Aqsa. We will arrive in Aqsa just before Ramadan is due to start and we will be seeking the moon, which indicates the beginning of Ramadan, in the skies above Aqsa. We will offer our Tarawih prayers in Masjid Al-Aqsa throughout the duration of our stay.
As well as worshipping in Masjid Al-Aqsa, our journey will include some amazing historical and religious tours including the tomb of prophet Sulaiman (AS), The tomb of Maryam (AS), Imam Ghazali’s (RH) residence and much more. Please see the detailed itinerary for a complete breakdown, the list will stagger you.
Our Journey will also include visits to Hebron and Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus (AS).
This journey will be inspiring, educational and above all, spiritual. We will return to our homes wiser for having travelled to such an important region of our history.