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Q: What is the name of the first Qiblah?
A: Baitul Maqdis.
Q: Where is Baitul Maqdis situated?
A: In Palestine/Jerusalem.
Q: In which direction did the Muslims turn their faces in Salah prior to the month of Rajab of the year 2 A.H.?
A: Towards Baitul Maqdis.
Q: What is the name of the King who destroyed Baitul Maqdis?
A: Bukht Nasr.
Q: Where is the “Cave of Prophets” situated?
A: In a town near Baitul Maqdis, called “Khaleel Al-Rahman”.
Q: Where are most of the Prophets buried?
A: In Baitul Maqdis.
Q: How many Prophets are buried in the “Cave of Prophets”?
A: 12,000 Prophets.
Q: Where are the graves of Hazrat Ibraheem, Sarah, Ishaaq, his wife and Ya’qoob – peace be upon them?
A: According to different narration, they all are buried in the “Cave of Prophets”.
Q: For how long did Baitul Maqdis remain as the Qiblah for Muslims?
A: For approximately 17 months.
(Khazaain Al-‘Irfaan p. 260)
Q: Which two Prophets – peace be upon them – build the Baitul Maqdis/Masjid Al-Aqsa?
A: Hazrat Dawood and Sulaiman – peace be upon them.
Q: When was the command of changing the Qiblah direction revealed?
A: On 15 Rajab 2 A.H.
(Islami Ma’loomaat Ka Encyclopaedia p. 199-200)