Muslims Pilgrimage In Palestine

Dome of the Rock

Muslims Pilgrimage In Palestine

The Islamic history ofPalestineis connected to some of the most important events in the spreading of the new religion. The Prophet Muhammad prayed in al-Aqsa Mosque inJerusalemwhen he ascended to heaven. On top of the rock where he stood to ascend, the Umayyads built the Dome of the Rock, one of the Islamic sacred places and a centre of pilgrimage over the centuries. All the Islamic dynasties left their cultural and political mark on the area, and this convergence of cultures is testified to by the magnificent monuments and buildings inPalestine, particularly inJerusalem. This city, known to be one of the holiest cities in the world, was richly embellished by the Umayyads, Ayyubids, Mamluks and Ottomans, and its Aqsa Mosque was a prestigious centre for learning and the development of traditional Islamic religious and scientific knowledge, side by side with the spreading of Sufism. But other monuments all overPalestinealso testify to this rich cultural heritage, from sanctuaries to madrasas, mosques, zawiyas and caravanserais. ExploringPalestineis a journey through “Pilgrimage, Sciences and Sufism”, visiting magnificent artistic works, monuments with still represent a synthesis of the beauty and variety of Islamic art.

 

Day 1:

Arrival at Tel Aviv airport, meet and assist. Transfer to hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 2: AL QUDS القدس

After breakfast, the day will be spent visiting Jerusalem, a city holy to the three great monotheistic religions. The ancient city has experienced great bloodshed over the centuries, twenty times destroyed and yet still standing. Visit the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa mosque, prayer. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem

Day 3: Bethlehem – Hebron. Beit Lahm – Al Khalil.

After breakfast, you will spend time in the historical centre of Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity. You will go to Hebron, the city built by the Canaanites around 4000 BC. You will be taken around the Old City, visit to the Tomb of the Patriarchs which contains the tombs of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their wives. Prayer on the Al Khalil mosque.  Then a Bethlehem you will tour the local refugee camp, Deheishe, and have an opportunity to meet local residents. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem

Day 4: AL QUDS القدس – Jerusalem

After breakfast, there is another opportunity to explore Jerusalem. From the Mount of Olives you will enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the city, giving you the opportunity to better understand some of the city’s complex issues. After this you In the Old City, you will discover deferent places and mosque. Prayer in the Al-Aqsa mosque, visit the Islamic museum. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem

Day 5: Bethlehem – Jericho Eriha – The Dead Sea

After breakfast, you will depart for a green oasis near the Dead Sea, Jericho, the lowest city in the world at240 metresbelow sea level. Stop to Ibmoussa mosque: according to the Quran, the prohet  Moussa -Moïse- is buried here. Prayer. After this you Jericho, the green oasis near the Dead Sea. Two sites will be of particular interest: Tell es-Sultan, which is the ruins of one of the oldest cities in the world (7000 BC) and the Qasr Hisham, north of the oasis, where the Umayyads built a palace that houses beautiful mosaic floors. You will also see the Mount of Quarantine which overlooks the oases. Then you will visit the Dead Sea and enjoy the unique experience of floating in it. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 6: Bethlehem – Ramallah – Nablus

After breakfast, you will travel to the city of Ramallah, the place currently acting as the capital of the Palestinian Authority. you will travel to the city of Nablus and visit the Casbah. You will visit Mount Gerizim, the Samaritan holy mountain which is home to the only Samaritan community in Palestin. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 7: transfer to the airport for the return

All our programs are subject to modification at any time. Each program may, upon request, be adapted

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