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The History of Jerusalem


Jerusalem has gone through many wars and massacres waged and committed by the Zionist Occupation on many cities and areas. They’ve destroyed places and displaced their people. Yet, Jerusalem has been resilient and standing tall.

Jerusalem’s Storyteller in Ramadan

After Taraweeh Prayers and before the dawn, and as part of Ramadan nights in the Old Town, with the presence of the people and visitors […]

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Ramadan Cannon

Since the time of the Ottomans, Ramadan cannon has been fired to let fasting people in Jerusalem know of the exact timing for the true […]

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Ramadan Decorations

Each year, young people of Jerusalem, who are responsible for the Ramadan decorations on Hitta Gate, come up with a new different idea that distinguishes […]

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Ramadan Ambiance in the Old Town

In Ramadan, the Old Town is crawling with visitors passing through it to Al-Aqsa Mosque. The people of the Town welcome them by handing out […]

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Ar-Rahmah Gate in Ramadan

The Jerusalemites have opened Ar-Rahmah prayer hall last year. Since then, Ar-Rahmah prayer hall and area have become crowded with Jerusalemites and visitors. They come […]

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Markets in Ramadan

Despite the suffering of the shop owners in the Old Town, because of their inability to get the good inside their shops and the taxes […]

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Fridays in Ramadan

Fridays are different from the other days in Ramadan. Visitors and Jerusalemites stay in Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Friday Prayer until Taraweeh, and so they […]

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Iftar in Jerusalem

In Ramadan, Jerusalemite families prepare Iftar meals in their houses, and take the food to Al-Aqsa Mosque to have the Iftar there. The families try […]

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Volunteers for Cleanup

Each year, thousands of people volunteer in Ramadan to keep Al-Aqsa Mosque clean. They spread all over the squares and prayer halls. They clean the […]

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Cultural Workshops in Ramadan

In Ramadan, a lot of cultural workshops are being held in Al-Aqsa Mosque. They are divided by age group. Some target children up to class […]

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The Spiritual Mood in Al-Aqsa Mosque

In Ramadan, the blessed Aqsa Mosque becomes full of Jerusalemites. Therefore, many Dhikr seminars are being held (Dhikr: remembrance of Allah), as well as seminars […]

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The Ottoman Hospice in Jerusalem

The Ottoman Hospice dating back to the Ottoman era still serves its duty to the people of Jerusalem and the fasting people, especially in Ramadan. […]

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