Al-Aqsa Cemetery: Renovate 25 Square Metres
Abdullah ibn Abbas (ra) said, 'The Prophets built the Sacred House (Masjid Al-Aqsa) and the Prophets lived therein. There is not a single handspan of space in it except that a Prophet has prayed there or an angel has stood'.
We are renovating Al-Aqsa's historic cemetery, Bab ar-Rahmah (The Gateway of Mercy). Located at the eastern wall, this is the third most prominent cemetery in the Islamic world, after Jannat al-Baqi (The Garden of Expanse) in Madinah and Jannat al-Mu’allah (The Most Exalted Garden) in Makkah.
Bab ar-Rahmah is around 1,400 years old, established at the time of Umar ibn Al-Khattab (ra). It is around 11,000 square metres, and includes the graves of Sahabah such as Shaddad ibn Aws (ra) and Ubadah ibn Samit (ra), among 70 other Companions, leaders, martyrs and scholars. Martyrs who defended Jerusalem throughout Islamic history are also buried here, as well as Turk Muslims who lived and died in Ottoman times.
£500 renovates 25 square metres of Bab ar-Rahmah, including repairing graves, repaving pathways, maintenance, and more. Join us in preserving this Islamic landmark.