"The blessed city of Jerusalem, in Arabic 'al-Quds', is one of the precious and dazzling jewels of human civilisation. That it occupies centre stage in the history and narratives of many different people should come as no surprise. Its place in the Islamic world has been marked by tremendous trauma and pain in the past century, but its rank and position in the faith are no less central. Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi is an esteemed scholar and a seasoned travelogue writer in Arabic. [This book recounts the trip he took to Al Masjid Al Aqsa during the final ten days of Ramadan in 2015 CE}. His pen flows with insights, reflections and meticulous observations that are missed by most. His ability to draw the reader into various worlds is remarkable. My hope [in translating this work into English] is that English readers enjoy the intuitions and lessons from Shaykh Akram Nadwi and increase their love for and commitment to Islamic Jerusalem and the land of Palestine. My prayer is that the misery of the Palestinian people is soon lifted and that this wonderful land is freed from occupation and again opened to the entire world to enjoy." - excerpt from translator's foreward, Abu Zayd.
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Author: Mohammad Akram Nadwi
Publisher: Al Buruj Press
Dimensions: 15 x 23 x 1 cm