Dome on the Rock

Friday 21st March

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The good: pictured above is Ibrahim Mogra  (founder and Principal of Khazinatul-`Ilm, Madaris of Arabic and Muslim Life Studies, in Leicester) standing on the Mount of Olives with the Dome of the Rock at Al-Aqsa Mosque behind.  This was a great day for Ibrahim who walked from here to the Mosque to join the multitudes for Friday Prayers. The Mosque stands in the Old City of Jerusalem on what I knew as Temple Mount but it is known more popularly around here as Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary). The opportunity to pray here for a Muslim is a real privilege as the third holiest place after Makkah (Mecca) and Madinah. He told us all he was disgusted last night after a twelve hour wait to get through airport security but today he was happy. (Copyright © Tim Stratford 2014)

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Archdeacon of Leicester

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