Omer Mosque (Masjid al-Qibli)

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This is believed to be the location of original mosque of Omer, initially a small wooden structure was built here, along the southern wall of Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount) and eastern wall of al-Aqsa. Also known as the al-Qibli Chapel, al-Jami' al-Qibli or Masjid e Umar ibn al-Khattab.

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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 e Umar circe, 1930 CE. The oldest parts in this mosque belong to the thirteenth century, cira 614 Hj, and most likely are to have been built during the raign of Abbasid caliph al-Muntassir. Only parts of the reataining walls date back to the 13th century, and the chapel did not contain any mehrab until the mid-nineteenth century.

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