28 October 2020

In a move that confirms the Kuwaiti people’s support to the Palestinian cause, Kuwaiti citizens recently began hanging signs on their home’s front doors, indicating the distance between them and Masjid al-Aqsa in al-Quds.

The creative campaign affords a tangible means to maintain a connection with Masjid al-Aqsa, and to be reminded of the Masjid and her people, and the responsibilities to them on an ongoing basis.

Inspired by this campaign and other ongoing global initiatives to deepen a sense of attachment and responsibility to Masjid al-Aqsa, the Palestine Information Network (PIN), is launching a social media campaign where users can indicate the distance from their homes to Masjid al-Aqsa using a ready-to-use template.

“Whilst distance is at one level just a basic numerical indicator,” PIN said, “the visibility attached with an initiative of this sort, lends itself to considering and reassessing one’s level of commitment to Masjid al-Aqsa.

“Participation can lead to becoming more aware of the history, geography and significance of Masjid al-Aqsa, Jerusalem and Palestine, as well as the current challenges the Masjid and the region are facing.

“The physical distance one may discover could be large or small, but through establishing a deeper connection – spiritually and through deeper awareness – the gap between people, wherever they are, and Masjid al-Aqsa, can be bridged.”

To participate, simply use the following signboard template:

And edit to reflect the distance from one’s home/city to Masjid al-Aqsa, as in the example below:

Share the graphic on one’s social media platforms using the hashtag #MyDistanceToAlAqsa . Tag others and encourage friends/followers to participate.

For further updates follow the Palestine Information Network (PIN) Masjid al-Aqsa portals @firstqiblah on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Posts using the #MyDistanceToAlAqsa hashtag will be retweeted/shared by the above accounts.

You are welcome to take the campaign further by designing even more creative and personalised signboards, or even erecting physical signs at home, work or in visible outdoor spaces.

To contact the Palestine Information Network (PIN), email info@palestineinfo.org