Jerusalem is the home of al-Aqsa and is mentioned multiple times in Quranic Passages as well as the Traditions of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ. This is that sacred sanctuary where our beloved Messenger ﷺ led all the Prophets and Messengers in Prayer and began his ascent to the seven heavens and beyond.
The early Muslims prayed in the direction of Al-Aqsa and so its significance is well established. The historical and religious importance of the region and the mosque cannot be overstated, yet only a small percentage of Muslims choose to visit this blessed and exalted land. It is reported that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “Prayer in Masjid al-Aqsa is equal to fifty-thousand prayers.”– Ibn Majah.
There are numerous sacred and historical places to visit in Jerusalem and surrounding areas. The point where the Messenger of Allah ﷺ tied the Buraaq for the night journey, the Dome of the Rock, Mosque of the Caliph Sayyiduna Umar and Mount of Olives are just some of the blessed places that can be visited.