5 Attractions of Al Aqsa Tour During Umrah

Al Aqsa Tour During Umrah

5 Attractions of Al Aqsa Tour During Umrah – Currently, after performing Umrah, Muslims want to be able to travel religiously with their families. Therefore, many travel agents offer Umrah plus interesting Islamic history tours. The aim is to open the congregation’s insight regarding Islamic civilization and its history.

One of them is Umrah plus Aqsa. This Umrah Plus will invite the congregation to take part in the Al Aqsa Tour after the Umrah service ends. Unfortunately, Umrah plus Aqsa is not widely known by prospective pilgrims in general. Even though there are many attractions that are offered when participating in Umrah plus this Al Aqsa tour.

Al-Aqsa Mosque itself is located in the city of Jerusalem, a city that has three major religions, namely Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. When compared to other cities around Palestine, this city has its own charm. This is because this city has a very strong religious and historical value.

Besides being invited to visit the Al Aqsa Mosque Complex, tour participants will also make a pilgrimage to the tombs of the prophets scattered around the city of Jerusalem. Then what are the attractions of this Al Aqsa Tour, especially when visiting the large complex of the Al Aqsa Mosque? Here is the review.

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The Blue Dome, the Dome of the Shakhrah, the Dome of Mi’raj and the Dome of the Prophet

Tour participants will worship at Jami ‘Al Aqsa which is a place of prayer in the southern part of the Al Aqsa Mosque complex. This building is characterized by a gray-blue dome with an area of ​​about 35,000 M2 and can accommodate about 5,000 worshipers.

In the center of the Al Aqsa Mosque there is also the Dome of the Shakhrah, which is an octagonal building with a golden dome. This building is thought to have been erected during the time of the Umayyad Caliph Abdul Malik and his son, Al Walid I. This building even became the Templum Domini church (Temple or Temple) during the leadership of the Christian Kingdom of Jerusalem.

Next to the Dome of the Shakhrah stands the Dome of Mi’raj, a self-contained dome built by the Crusaders. As part of the Templum Domini or the Temple of God, it is likely that this place was used as a baptistery.

The Prophet’s Dome or Jibril’s Dome itself is an independent dome located in the northern Al Aqsa Mosque. The dome, which was built in 1538 by Muhammad Bey, the governor of Jerusalem during the Ottoman period, is said to have been used by the Prophet Muhammad as the imam of the prophets for congregational prayers during the Isra ‘Mi’raj event. Very interesting, isn’t it?

Qayt Bay Fountain and Qasim Pasha Fountain

Qayt Bay Fountain is a public fountain located in the western part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, 50 meters west of the Dome of the Shakhrah. This fountain was built in 1455 by order of the Sultan of Egypt, Al Ashraf Saifuddin Enal.

Meanwhile, the Qasim Pasha Fountain, known as the Bitter Orange Fountain, is a fountain for ablution and drinking located in the western courtyard of the Al Aqsa Mosque. This building became the first public building in the Al Aqsa Mosque complex during the reign of the Ottoman Turks.

Islamic Museum

The Islamic Museum stands not far from Jami’ Al Aqsa, as a meeting room for the Madrasah Fakhruddin Muhammad. This madrasa was founded during the time of Al Mansur Qalawun, the Mamluk Sultan of Egypt and became a museum in 1923.

The museum also displays 600 copies of the Koran, which were donated to the Al Aqsa Mosque during the Umayyad, Abbasid, Fatimid, Mamluk and Ottoman reigns.

Mosque Tower

Al Aqsa Tour participants can see the 4 minarets of the mosque on the south, north, and west sides. The first tower is in the southwest, namely Al Fakhariyyah, built on the orders of the Mamluk Sultan, Lajin in 1278.

The tower, built in the traditional Syrian style, has a rectangular base and shaft, divided into three floors with decorative moldings. At the top there are two rows of muqarnas or decorative niches as decorations for the muezzin balcony.

Al Mawazin Gerbang Gate

Al Mawazin Gate is 8 gates that stand independently and surround the Dome of the Rock. Each gate consists of 2 – 4 arches.

Well, that’s the attraction of joining the Al Aqso Tour after Umrah is over. Please note, Al Aqsa Mosque is a mosque that is considered important for Muslims. Muslims who worship here are even said to have all their sins forgiven, Amien.

Well, if you want to get a special experience to witness the beauty of the Al Aqsa mosque complex directly and worship there, you can immediately join ESQ Tours. ESQ Tours is the best and most trusted travel tour agent in Indonesia who won the World Halal Tourism Awards.

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