Gate of Darkness (Bab al-Attim)

The Gate of Darkness, (Arabic: Bab al-Attim‎), is located on the north side.


The Gate of Darkness is located in Al-Aqsa’s northern part; it was last renovated in 1213 CE (610 Hj.) by the Ayoubi King Al-Moatham Sharf Ad-Din Issa. The gate is known by a variety of names such as the Gate of Darkness, the Gate of Faisal in tribute to the Hashemite King Faisal’s visit to Al-Aqsa Mosque in 1930, and the Honor of the Prophets after the Honor of the Prophets Quarter to which the gate leads, and the Duwaidaryah Gate because of its close location to AlDuwaidaryah School. There

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