Mosques on the Temple Mount (Haram al-Sharif)

By the Editors of the Madain Project

This page attempts to enlist all the mosques in the Temple Mount (Haram al-Sharif) precinct.

List of the Mosques

circa 700 CE

Masjid Aqsa
North-east exposure of al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount, 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. Renovations, repairs and additions were undertaken in the later centuries by the Ayyubids, Mamluks, Ottomans, the Supreme Muslim Council, and Jordan.

Masjid al-Buraq
al-Buraq Mosque, located at the western flank of the Temple Mount (Haram al-Sharif) beside the Morocco Gate. This small structure, on the south-west corner of the al-Aqsa compound is believed to be the place where prophet Muhammad tied the Buraq

circa 700 CE

Masjid Umar al-Qibli
The facade of the Masjid al-Qibli, although believed to be situated on the site marked by the second caliph, it may not be an exact location. The axis of the mosque is uncertain, and traditional location of the current structure dates back to the thirteenth century. The central axis of the main al-Aqsa mosque has shifted several times during the centuries.

circa 700 CE

Masjid Maghraba
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 1278-1400 CE

al-Aqsa al-Qadeem
Entrance to the basement of al-Aqsa, now most commonly known al-Aqsa al-Qadeem (المسجد الاقصى القديم), was originally an underground arched access tunnel. This tunnel lead the pilgrims from the western Hulda Gates in the southern wall, up to the Temple Mount Platform.

circa 1278-1400 CE

al-Marwani Mosque
The Masjid al-Marwani, also known as the Eastern Basement of Haram al-Sharif, is a massive subterranean hall located in the south-eastern corner of the al Aqsa mosque. It extends over four and a half acres of land and can cater for approximately 6000 worshippers at once. The structure of the masjid has been called Solomon's Stables since Crusader times as a historical composite. This mosque was inagurated in 1996 CE.

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