The Yahoodi's of London are of three types, ultra orthodox Jews, especially in my area, Israeli Jews in the posh parts of London (Mill Hill, Hendon, Barnet, Hampstead etc) (who despise each other) and Jews who no longer believe or follow their religion but still call themselves Jews.
The orthodox Jews are very nice people and we've never had any problems with them, in fact, they are all anti Israel and anti Zionist.
Lovely thread....look forward to reading more. We stopped over Jordan in hope to visit the holy site, but due to lack of organization in timing of flights and travel we didn't make it.
Missed opportunity :(
Could you please share the links to the Jordan and Turkey trip. Mufti mahmud and his teacher mufti ahmed khanpuri db are keen travellers. I remember mufti mahmud db giving a lecture on his trip to uzbekistan.
The link takes you to a page on attablig www.attablig.com/mufti-mehmud-sb-bardoli/weekly-darse-quraan ...If you scroll down all his recent lectures are present, Jordan is part of
three seperate lectures called Middle East ka safar, his journey to turkey is there....and also for those who are interested
if you scroll down the page in his lectures from 2013 his travelogues from Uzbekistan and Russia are also present.
Some Fascinating places Mufti sahab has visited, partiularly enjoyed his accounts of the Cave mentioned in Surah Kahf in which the Youth hid, the spring in a remote part of turkey, in which Hazrat Ayub (alayhissalam) was ordered to bathe and was cured of all traces of illness...The Rock inside Masjid al aqsa which the Brothers have already mentioned, along with Mufti sahabs accounts of his meetings with locals in his journeys makes his travelogues all in all great to listen.
Jazak'Allah khair for your kind words,
Alhumdulilah been taking regularly groups to Aqsa for last 3 years.
Alhumdulilah they do not interrogate you as much if you travel in group or as families.
Most they do is make you wait for few hours, after asking your father & grandfather name, taking your number & email address they let you go.
Rarely they take someone inside & interrogate more, in my experience with a group.
If you are with family & kids they usually give you visa very quickly.
But I have heard some people have been sent back, who they perceive as security threat.
Overall this should not put you off visiting Al Aqsa, its just amazing experience & very spiritual.
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.
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