OK this is the last entry of my BaitulMaqdis trip series.. thank you for bearing with me 🙂
In Jerusalem, we also visited Nabi Daud A.S’s shrine. Nabi Daud is also knowned by the name of King David by the Jews..
Here’s Bella saying “Hello” to a stranger.. Her character is starting to emerge now, she’s very friendly and love to talk with her peers..
This is Nabi Daud A.S tomb. It is located at Mount of Zion. You only see half of it because behind the curtain, there’s another half part of it for women section. The Jews believed Nabi Daud A.S was one of their king. The tomb was previously in a mosque but now converted to one of Jew’s religious place since they took over Jerusalem. When we got there, both Jews and Muslims were praying for Nabi Daud A.S. Even his tomb is covered with Hebrew’s cloth..
Outside of Nabi Daud A.S. tomb’s area, there were more Muslims tombs but it was left dirty, not taken care off. This is because the Israeli doesn’t allow the local Muslims to clean up the tombs area. These tombs doesn’t have significant history for the Jews. So it’s left with rubbish and wild plants. Sad isn’t it?
After that we moved on to Hebron. Hebron is a Muslim area in West Bank. It is about 1 hour drive from Jerusalem. We have to pass through an Israeli check point first before entering West Bank.
Here’s the city centre of Hebron. You can really see the different between Jerusalem which is controlled by Israel and Hebron which is a 100% Muslim area. In Hebron, we went to visit Hebron University and to Nabi Ibrahim A.S mosque and shrine.
Here’s the entrance to Nabi Ibrahim A.S mosque. This mosque is actually build over the tomb of Nabi Ibrahim A.S and his family.
And this is how it looks like from inside. Do you see the two small hut inside the mosque? On your right hand side is the tomb of Nabi Ibrahim’s son, Nabi Ishak A.S.
Here’s our two girls with Support Palestine band. Lying on the floor in Nabi Ibrahim’s mosque.
Again, Bella trying to make friend with a Palestinian boy…
And Tasha carried by a beautiful Palestinian girl.
The tomb of Nabi Ibrahim A.S is located at the back of the mosque, inside this grilled area.
And this is the tomb of Nabi Ishak A.S in the praying area as I shown you above..
And this is us, in front of the tomb of Siti Sara, first wife of Nabi Ibrahim A.S, mother of Nabi Ishak A.S., also in a grilled area. Tasha is sleeping in the carrier, just in case if you’re wondering.. and daddy the cameraman must have said something funny.. look at Bella giggling..
Sisterly loving from Bella to Tasha.. Bella loves to shower her little sister with hugs and kisses.. Heheh..
We also went to a place in Mount of Zion where the footprint of Nabi Isa A.S. is..
The Christian believes that this is the place where Nabi Isa A.S (Jesus to them) came back after the crucification, that is resurrection of the dead.
And this small house is the birth place of Maryam, Nabi Isa A.S’s mother. This place is located inside the Al-Aqsa compound. And Nabi Isa was also born in Jerusalem but we didn’t go to his birth place. The Christians believe that Nabi Isa was born in Bethelam. The palm tree area where he was born in Bethelam is now converted to a church, named Church of Nativity.
And this is how our daughter’s look like after a long day spent in a bus travelling around town.. alhamdullilah we didn’t have any problem with them. They behaved like they should. We brought a stroller for Bella in case she got tired and Tasha was carried in a baby carrier.
Now I understand why BaitulMaqdis is called Land of Anbiya’.. Many prophets left their footprints there. From Nabi Ibrahim, to Nabi Ishak, Nabi Musa, Nabi Daud, Nabi Khaidir, Nabi Isa and even Nabi Muhammad S.A.W has been to BaitulMaqdis on his way to Isra’ Mikraj. The sad part is, the holy land is in the hand of the Jews. And we muslims can only come as tourist.. Even the entrance to Al-Aqsa is guarded with Israeli armed forces!!
It is also believe that Imam Mahadi will be from Damascus, Syria and travel to BaitulMaqdis before he prays with Nabi Isa A.S in Al-Aqsa before the judgement day. Wallahua’lam..
That’s all I have to share with all of you. At the very least, I hope you can benefit from our experiences in BaitulMaqdis. A big thank you to Gotz Tour & Tour for making this happen for us.
Me and my girls will be travelling to Dublin via Dubai this weekend for my brother’s graduation. This time daddy won’t be around due to work. Wish me luck!! Haha..