Ablution Gate (Bab al-Mutahara)

The Ablution Gate, (Arabic: Bab al-Matarah‎), is located on the western flank.

circa 1267 CE

The view of the Bab al-Mutahara from inside the Haram al-Sharif. This gate is located in the western corridor of AlAqsa Mosque near the Cotton Merchants’ Gate which is close to the Dome of the Rock. It is the only gate of Al-Aqsa that does not lead to one of the Old City’s quarters, but to an ablution built by the Ayoubi Sultan Al-Adel Abu Bakr Ayoub instead. The gate and the ablution were last renovated in 666 Hj.

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