al Aqsa Mosque (Jerusalem)

al Aqsa was built by abd ul-Malik ibn-i Marwan in 695 CE. The mosque was originally a small prayer house built by the Rashidun caliph Umar, but was rebuilt and expanded by the Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik and finished by his son al-Walid in 705 CE. It is mentioned in Quran in the following verse

"Glory be to Him Who made His servant to go on a night from the Sacred Mosque to the remote mosque of which We have blessed the precincts, so that We may show to him some of Our signs; surely He is the Hearing, the Seeing".

Date Landscape Notes Reference
c. 700 CE North-east exposure of Al-Aqsa Mosque on the , in the Old City of Jerusalem. Considered to be the third holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina. The small studs to the left are remains of Corinthian Columns. The lead dome of the mosque is also partially visible. Wikipedia
c. 700 CE The mosque along the southern wall of , with lead-sheeted Dome of al-Aqsa at the top and al-Fakhariyya Minaret to the left is also visible partially. The ruins to the right background are those of a seventh century Umayyad Palace. Wikipedia
c. 700 CE Interior of the main prayer hall, with minbar and mehrab in the far background, looking towards the qiblah wall (southern wall). N/A
c. 1278-1400 CE al-Ghawanima Minaret is one of the four minarets of al-Aqsa, is situated on the north-western corner of the complex. The golden Dome of Rock is to the left, the black dome of al-Aqsa (left) and the Bab al-Silsilah minaret (right) are also visible in the far background. Wikipedia
Latest Update: September 3, 2016



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DomesDome of Rock · Dome of Solomon · Dome of al Aqsa · Dome of the Chain · Dome of al Khalili · Dome of the Prophet · Dome of the Spirits Dome of Yusuf · Iwan of Sultan Mahmood II · Dome of Acension · Qubat ul Nahawiyah · Dome of Yusuf Agha
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WallsEastern · Southern · Western (Wailing Wall) · Northern
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Minaretsal Asbat Minaret · al Fakhariya Minaret · al Ghawanima Minaret · Bab al Silsilah Minaret
PulpitsPulpit of Burah al Din
Mosquesal Aqsa · Masjid al Marwan · Maghrabi Mosque · Omari Masque · al Buraq Mosque · Women's Mosque Mosques in Jerusalem
BurialsGrave of Qadir al-Husseini · Grave of Musa Kazim · Grave of Emir Mohamed Ali · Grave of King Hussein Tombs in Jerusalem
MehrabsMehrab e Daood · Mehrab e Daud · Mehrab e Suleiman
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Tunnels Western Wall Tunnel ·
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