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(Video) Al-Aqsa Mosque: 5 Amazing Facts That You Might Not Know About

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Al-Aqsa Mosque is located in the Old City of Jerusalem and it is the third holiest site in Islam. The covered mosque building was originally a small prayer house erected by Umar, the second caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate after the Muslim conquest of the Levant in the early 7th century. It was rebuilt and expanded by the Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik and finished by his son al-Walid in 705.

There is actually a lot of interesting history for the most significant and highly contested holy site in the Palestinian city of Jerusalem. These are actually 5 amazing facts that many people should know about it Al-Aqsa Mosque.

1) It Was The First Qibla For Muslims

Al-Aqsa is one of the holiest sites in Islam. While Muslims now pray in the direction of the Kaaba in Saudi Arabia, this has not always been the custom. Before resorting to the Kaaba as a Qibla, the direction that should be faced during Islamic prayer, Muslims used to pray in the direction of the Noble Sanctuary in Jerusalem, where Al-Aqsa now stands. Prophet Muhammad was later instructed to take the Kaaba as a Qiblah through Surat Al-Baqara.

2) Dome Of The Rock Is Said To Be One Of The First Islamic Domes In History

Picture: Lonely Planet

The legendary golden dome is probably the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Al-Aqsa. The mosque’s Dome of the Rock is said to be the first dome to ever be used in Islamic architecture, before becoming a staple of Islamic mosques. Initially made of wood, the dome was later decorated with marble pieces and a distinctive gold layer by Ottoman Caliph Suleiman the Magnificent.

3) It Is Not Just One Mosque

Picture: Madain Project

While Al-Aqsa is often thought of as a single building, the site actually consists of several mosques, such as the Buraq Mosque and the Marwani Mosque. To avoid confusion, the wider compound in which Al-Aqsa is located is usually referred to as Al-Haram Ash-Sharif.

4) Has Its Very Own Library

The Al-Aqsa Library was established in the year of 1923 by the Supreme Muslim Legislative Council. It includes a collection of valuable manuscripts and published works in Islamic and Arabic studies.

5) Muslims Believe The Site Has Witnessed Miracle

Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad was transported from the Sacred Mosque in Mecca to Al-Aqsa during the ‘Night Journey,’ known as Al-Israa Wal- Mi’raj, one of the most significant events in the Islamic calendar. It is said that during ‘The Night Journey’, Prophet Muhammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, and then up to Paradise, on a heavenly creature.

Sources: YouTube FreeQuranEducation, Lonely Planet, Madain Project, Twitter The British Library, Twitter AhmedBukhatir.

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Feeling Doubtful With The Skills You Have, Try These 4 Steps To Help You Master Them

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There are actually so many things to learn and also experience in this whole wide world nowadays, yet most people would rather stick to what they already know and not bother to take a leap or even experience something new in their life. This is because common skills become obsolete and new opportunities are created all the time, especially during this modern world nowadays.

People should not always be afraid to try and learn new things because they would never know that someday these new things could help their life to become a much better life. They just have to be brave and try them. If people are serious about wanting to pick up a new skill and being able to learn it well, try to practice these 4 steps to help anyone to master the desired skills.

1) Immersion

You need to live and also breathe your skill in nearly all your waking hours. When you become so familiar with the skill that you want to learn, you will eventually master it because the skill has practically become one with you.

2) Application

You must do your skill at least 5 days a week. As the saying goes, “Practice makes perfect”. Because of that, spend most of your time trying to perfect your craft so that you can master the skill at the end.

3) Mentorship

Having someone tell you when your off-course can be priceless. The best at whatever you want to do, have seen it all. Even better would be to pay your teacher so both of you are held accountable.

4) Time

“Get rich quick” is a scam. So is “Get good quick”. So give yourself the gift of time. Everything that could come out great would definitely take some time. As the saying goes, “Great things come for those who wait”.

Sources: Twitter Craig Clemens.

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Movie Review: Unexpected Plot & Hilarious Segments, ‘The Con-Heartist’ Is Now On Netflix

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If you love Thailand rom-com films, this one is definitely for you! Starred by Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon, the same actress that played Nam, in A Little Thing Called Love, this movie could leave you in tears and die out of laughter.

This romantic comedy film was directed by Mez Tharatorn, the same director of the famous Thailand movie, ‘I Fine..Thank You..Love You’. It was released in 2020 and as of now, it received 7.2/10 ratings on IMDb.

The total runtime of the movie is 120 minutes which is around 2 hours 10 minutes. The movie has a genre as Debt, Con Artist, Unusual Friendship, and Revenge.

What ‘The Con-Heartist’ Is About:

Ina, an innocent girl was ditched by her boyfriend after he scams her and took away her savings. After the unfortunate event, Ina turns completely unstable and broke. She comes across another scammer when she was about to get scam for a second time, in a phone scandal.

Thanks to her previous misfortune, she did not fall for it and even caught the scammer. Instead of handing the scammer guy to the police for further investigation, Ina uses him to take revenge on his ex-lover.

Picture: South China Morning Post

What Can Be Said About ‘The Con-Heartist’:

A light-hearted film with good-looking casts and an unexpected plot, this film can surely be enjoyed by many.

Apart from the funny and suspense scenes, the plot of the movie Con Heartist is surely the best. It is not some cliche movie and the plot is unexpected, leaving you wondering what comes next. Although it is not fulfilled with many romance elements, there is a romance that can be seen at the end of the story.

Overall, this movie is totally recommended. It is filled with fun elements and some cute moments. There is a balance in heart-warming and hilarious segments. The sad scene can be seen when we would feel sorry for the main character, Ina.

Sources: Otaku Kart, IMDb

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(Video) These 3 Out of 4 Buildings of ‘Corus Paradise Resort’ Are Abandoned And Haunted!

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Located at Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson specifically in Negeri Sembilan, the Corus Paradise Resort is considered a haven for those who love a good view of nature. It is actually near the Straits of Malacca. Other than that, it is also of course would be near the sea. In terms of transportation, it is strategically situated near major roads and highways.

From the famous Kuala Lumpur International Airport, it will only take you 35 minutes to get here. It has 200 rooms, and can accommodate up to 300 people for their seminars and events area. This Corus Paradise Resort has received a lot of negative reviews and also comments from many of their visitors.

Corus Paradise Resort may boast 4 buildings, but only one of them is in good condition and ready to accommodate guests. In fact, previous guests have reported that the other 3 buildings look abandoned with paint coming off the walls, no lights available.

Other than that, the lifts used in the buildings also have strange smells that are unbearable for human beings. The abandoned buildings also have unexplainable watermarks on the walls as if the place had experienced terrible flooding in the past.

Sources: YouTube AMR AMRadyo.

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