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Al-Aqsa Mosque

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Al-Aqsa Mosque, located south of the Temple Mount near Shlomo's Ark, is a large and impressive place of prayer and one of the most important and sacred mosques in the Muslim world. The Al-Aqsa Mosque has the structure of a Byzantine basilica, and its dome is visible from a distance. Non-Muslims are prohibited from entering the mosque, but you can visit the complex during opening hours without entering the buildings.

About Al-Aqsa Mosque

Al-Aqsa Mosque, meaning "the farthest mosque" or "extreme mosque", is the mosque, according to the Koran, to which Muhammad arrived on his night journey riding his miraculous animal "Al-Burak" from Mecca. According to believers, this is where he ascended to heaven with the angel Gabriel after leaving his footprint on the stone. The mosque can accommodate about 5,000 worshippers.

Al-Aqsa Mosque, which has the structure of a Byzantine basilica, has undergone many transformations, demolitions, and renovations. Initially, it was built of wood by Omar, and only after a few years, it was made of stone by the fifth successor to the Umayyad house, Abd al-Malek. It is built of several architectural styles combined. The exact date of its establishment is unknown, but it was built to serve as a place of prayer for many Muslim pilgrims, and it is estimated that it has existed for over 1,500 years.

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  • Jaydeb Sarkar
    Jaydeb Sarkar
    November 22, 2019

    Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the rock and it's history: a major part of Jerusalem. You must stand there to feel the history: irrespective of your religion. It's a mind-blowing experience. Now on the visit, if you are Musli...

  • M Parak
    M Parak
    November 26, 2019

    This is truly the third Harem and the heart of the faithful. Regardless of your faith. So powerful yet peaceful that it will melt even the hardest heart. Pity it doesn't work on Zionists

  • Waddah Kilani
    Waddah Kilani
    November 27, 2019

    It was one great experience, must visit. One of the best Muslim sights. There is real ancient history there that you can see with your naked eyes and touch with your hands and feel with your sole.

  • Shuhel Ibn arabi Media
    Shuhel Ibn arabi Media
    March 18, 2020

    in islam it is the 3rd holiest city in the world loved by all prophets. one of oldest city in the world. lovely place blessed land. Highly recommended a visit . people are friendly. Lovely delicious food.

  • Bajan
    Bajan
    January 23, 2019

    Amazing place third holiest site in Islam Under occupation at the moment Amazing atmosphere lovely people Non Muslims can enter from the Morocco gate after the midday prayer Non Muslims are not allowed in at any other tim...

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