Mosques in Jerusalem

This page attempts to enlist all the known mosques in the city of Jerusalem

circa 690 CE

al-Buraq Mosque, Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount)

al-Buraq Mosque, located at the western flank of the Temple Mount (Haram al-Sharif) beside the Morocco Gate. The mosque (windowed structure to the left) is located north of the Bab al-Magharibah. The chain gate minaret is also visible to the right in the background. al-Buraq Mosque is a subterranean barrel vault built next to al-Buraq Wall (Western Wall).

circa 640 CE

Masjid al-Omer inside the Haram al-Sharif. This is the original purported location where according to tradition Omar ibn al-Khattab offered Salah when he arrived in the city after it surrendered to Muslim forces in 640 CE. Today it is used as a wherehouse for the al-Aqsa management and administration.

circa 690 CE

al-Aqsa Mosque, 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.

circa 690 CE

Masjid al-Marwan, also known as Solomon's Stables, modern entrance to the structure, from within the Haram al-Sharif as seen from the Temple Mount platform close to the eastern wall.

circa 1193 CE

Mosque of Omer (as seen fromt he courtyard of the Holy Sepulchre), next to the Church of Holy Sepulchre, in the walled city of Jerusalem. Originally built as a small wooden structure in front of the Holy Sepulcher in circa 1180 CE, it was renovated several times over the centuries, current bulding dates back to the middle of nineteenth century.

circa 1193 CE

The minaret of the of al-Khanqah al-Salahiyya Mosque, the only place in Jerusalem where a Palestinian flag could be seen, it was removed in 2009. Commissioned by Salah ul-Din Ayyubi in 1189 CE.

circa 1200 CE

Sheikh Jarrah Mosque, established by Hussam al-Din al-Jarrahi as a Zawiya, the Zawiya al-Jarrahiyya, a small educational institution for children. After death he was buried on the school grounds, in 1201 a tomb was built for him.

circa 1213 CE

Originally established during the Memluk era and renovated during Ottoman era the interior of al-Qala'a Mosque is very simple. It served the Muslim soldiers during the Jordanian Ottoman rule as well. Its name was given it because of its place in the Tower, 'Qalaah' (Arabic).

circa 1220 CE

Magharba Mosque was situated inside the Moroccans' Gate at Haram al-Sharif, it has been converted into a Islamic Museum in the recent years and no longer functions as a mosque. Now it houses exhibits from different Muslim eras.

circa 1400 CE

The main entrance to the Sheikh Loulou Mosque, Emir (Sultan) Bader al-Din Lulu is located on the Sheikh Loulou street in the north-western part of the walled city of Jerusalem.

circa 1487 CE

al-Dissi Mosque (مسجد الديسي), located in the Armernian Quarter, overlooking the former Moroccan Quarter which was demolished by the Israeli occupation forces in 1967 CE. Endowment documents from late 15th century mention the mosque as "Masjid al-Omar" and property was endowed to be used as mosque by Al-Kameli bin Abu Sharif. Mosque covers an area of 60 square meters and the minaret's height is 15 meters, it was renovated by the Islamic Waqf.

circa 1200 CE

al-Maulawiya Mosque, located on the highest point in the old city, is an older mosque transformed by the Crusaders into the Church of St Agnes and turned back into a mosque after their defeat. The only visible feature of the mosque is its Ottoman era minaret, from the Jerusalem rooftops.

circa 1200 CE

Mosque of Ascension at the Mount of Olives. The mosque was built adjacent to the Chapel of Ascension during Ottoman era.

circa 1850 CE

Mosque of Okasha, after Alexa Snowstorm in 2013.

circa 1850 CE

Mosque with Red Minaret (مسجد المئذنة الحمراء) also known as Sheikh Rihan Mosque it is located on Hazariyah Ha'adom Street.

circa 1043 CE

Afghani Mosque also Zawiyat al-Afghani, originally built in 1043 CE, Zawiyat al-Afghani is a Waqf (trust) situated in Muslim Quarter of the Old city of Jerusalem in Sultan Barkuka street. A small complex which houses a mosque and a hostel built for dervish pilgrims from Afghanistan. To this day Sufi ceremonies are carried out in it. Bar Cook St.

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Mathana mosque

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Hejazi mosque

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Masoudi mosque

circa 1939 CE

Abdeen mosque is situated in Wadi al-Joz, east Jerusalem

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Bazar mosque

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Haret el-Nasari Mosque

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Haret el-Arman mosque

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Mosque of al-Elmi

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al-Karemi mosque

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al-Qormee Mosque

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The sign above the entrance to the Yacoubiya mosque (Yaqubi Mosque). Located in a Crusader building dating from the 12th cen CE. Named after Jacob, the Christian Saint executed and dismembered in Persia in 342 CE. It was probably converted in to a mosque after the conquest of Jerusalem by Muslim in 1187 CE.

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Khaldeya mosque

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Mosque of Al-Hanablah

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Mosque of Al-Tur

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Masjid Sueka A'alun or Swaikit 'Allun Mosque is located within the city wall in the Swaikit 'Allun market, which extends from Bab al-Khalid (Jaffa Gate) to the intersection of al-Bazar Market and the Christian Quarter. It dates back to the ottoman period.

Jerusalem: Points Beyond Friction, and Beyond, ed. Moshe Maʻoz, Sari Nusseibeh

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Mosque of Raba'a Al-Adaweya

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Mosque Uthman ibn Affan the third caliph of Rashidun Caliphate, it is situated in the Street of the Butchers.

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Masjid Sidna Omar is located next to the Ramban and Hurva synagogues in the Jewish quarter. According to Obadiah ben Abraham Bartenura the mosque was built by Jews who converted to Islam in the first half of the 15th century CE.

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Mosque of Suleyman al-Farsi

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Mosque of Khan Al-Zeit

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Mosque of Dar al-Imam, is located within the north wall of Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount) near Bab e Attim.

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Mosque of Bab Al-Ghawanma

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Mosque of Suleyman's throne is most commonly known as the Tomb of Solomon or the Kursi Suleyman, is situated along the eastern wall of Haram al-Sharif.

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Mosque of Bab Hattah

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Mosque of Dome of Moses

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Mosque of David the Prophet

circa 1685 CE
(1097 Hj.)

Shorbaje mosque is situated on the Damascus Road and can be accessed by entering the Old City to the junction of Khan al- Zait, al-Jabsheh, Harat al-Sa’diya, and al-Wad streets. According to the signage above the mosque's façade, the place was founded in 1097 Hj., that is, in 1685, at the end of the 17th cen. during Ottoman rule.

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Masjid e abu Bakr al-Siddique, located some 800 meters from Masjid e Aqsa inside the old city. The mosque is believed to have been rebuilt over remains of an older mosque. The ground level of the structure consists of shops to for upkeep of the mosque while the top level is used for prayers. The mosque used to have one minaret that was demolise in 1967 CE.

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