27 February 2021
Al-Aqsa Week is an international initiative to occur from 6-12 March 2021. Convened by Friends of Al-Aqsa (FOA) it constitutes a full week of workshops, activities, talks and events dedicated to raising awareness about Masjid Al-Aqsa.
Aqsa Week will coincide with al-Isra wal-Miraj (11th March) to bring the love of Al-Aqsa to the global community under the banner of #LoveAqsa.
Aqsa Week is about creating conversations on why we #LoveAqsa
This year, Friends of Al-Aqsa (FOA) has partnered with American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) to deliver an exciting educational week in order to bring a global focus to Al-Aqsa and the Palestinian people.
Organisers are calling upon university societies, families, mosques, work places, halaqas, local councils and parliaments around the world to hold events under the banner of #LoveAqsa.
Aqsa Week should be marked by organising varied events that bring to fore the centrality of Al-Aqsa and the plight of the Palestinians. The events should also recognise other oppressed and colonised people. Aqsa Week should be used to teach Muslim and non-Muslims of the great heritage of Masjid Al-Aqsa and how to support the occupied people around the world.
FOA and AMP have organised a week of events (6 – 12 March) to give a direction on how you can organise programmes in your network or organisation.
Links to some Aqsa Week coverage
Turkish Directorate of Religious Affairs observing Aqsa Week: Click here
Jamiatul Ulama in South Africa statement to support Aqsa Week:
Some resources on Al-Aqsa week can be found via the Friends of Al-Aqsa Website: https://www.foa.org.uk/campaign/loveaqsa/
Wherever in the world you are, you can:
- Arrange an event in your network (university, college, school, mosque, madrassa, halaqa, work, council, parliament) on any topic related to Al-Aqsa.
- Ask your local mosque to deliver a khutba on al-Isra wal-Miraj on Friday 12th March. You can download a template khutba here.
- Join the global dua for Al-Aqsa (details coming soon).
All Aqsa Week events (6-12 March) will be shown live on our YouTube
If you have any questions on the campaign, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
masjidalaqsa.net and the Palestine Information Network (PIN) have a number of resources and programmes that can assist your Al-Aqsa research needs or events planning: