Muslim students head to Palestine for a summer of worship

By Amina Ali

Al-Aqsa Mosque in Palestine photo by Anjum Khan

DMU’s Islamic Society, in partnership with Al-Khaleel Institue, is heading to Palestine this summer.  

The trip is the biggest student retreat to the country with over 700 students from over 60 universities having registered to attend.  

Attendees will get to visit Masjid Al-Aqsa, the third holiest site for Muslims and experience historical tours and sightseeing. 

They will also learn about the history of the mosque through daily classes. 

DMU final year audiology student, Rukhsar, who is going this August said it is a: “Once in a lifetime opportunity to be able to go.” 

“Every Muslim has had Palestine close to their hearts since childhood, having heard stories about it.” 

“There are great rewards for us to pray there, as every prayer is multiplied by more than if we were praying at home.” 

Due to the popularity of previous retreats, this is Al-Khaleel Institute’s third retreat to Al-Aqsa Mosque with various Islamic Societies.

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