Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) reported it directly from Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) that he said: Do not undertake journey but to three mosques: this mosque of mine, the Mosque of al-Haram and the Mosque of Aqsa (Bait al-Maqdis). (Sahih Muslim)
‘Our brothers will be familiar with the haramin, ie. Masjid-ul-haram and Masjid-un-Nabawi but its not the same with Al-Aqsa mosque, which is associated with numerous historical incidents. If we analyze the biography of our great predecessors’ piligrimage, after performing hajj and visiting Prophet they also visited Masjid-ul-Aqsa before their return. But around 60 years Muslims have problems in visiting this Holy Mosque.’
I was fortunate to visit this Holy Mosque, for the first time in 1989.
‘Graves of many Sahaba and Tabieen are present in Syria. Syria was known as ‘Sham’. Old Sham included present Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel and Palestine. Damascus was of great significance at one point of time in the history of Islam. The mosque, Jami’-ul-Amawi, is located in Damascus.
Many of the Ahl-Bait members have been also buried in Damascus.’
‘If we travel to towards the South, before we reach the border of Jordan, we take right from Izra’ and travel 30km we reach the city of Imam Nawwawi, Nawa.’