PRO-PALESTINE GROUPS PUBLISH BILINGUAL GUIDEBOOK ON AQSA MOSQUE

Photo: PIC
Photo: PIC

Al Quds, 25 Jumadil Akhir 1436/14 April 2015 (MINA) – A comprehensive guide offering basic data on Muslims’ holy al-Aqsa Mosque has recently been issued by a consortium of Palestinian and Jordanian institutions in a move aimed at fostering the inherently Islamic identity of Occupied Jerusalem.

According to a PIC correspondent, the guide was jointly prepared by the Hashemite Fund for the Reconstruction of the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem’s Awqaf Department, and the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs, Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

The guide provides exhaustive data on the idiosyncrasies of the Mosque and the Dome of the Rock along with the gates, minarets, chapels, schools, water sources, the Islamic museum, the Buraq wall, and the plazas of the Mosque, all illustrated by instructive pictures and charts.

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The guidebook also comprises a color chart of the Old City of Jerusalem and a panoramic view of the location of the holy Mosque in its historical milieu.

The small-sized manual, formatted in a bilingual Arabic-English version, comes to raise both tourists’ and natives’ awareness of the inherently Islamic character of the Holy al-Aqsa Mosque and refute Israeli attempts to Judaize the sacred site by imposing a foreign nomenclature and a new fait accompli. (T/P006/R03)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

 

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