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Al-Aqsa Mosque From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search Not to be confused with the Dome of the Rock or the Temple Mount , often referred to as the Al-Aqsa Compound. Al-Aqsa Mosque ٰ ى َ صْق َ أْلٱ د ِج ْ س َ مْلٱ Al-Masjid al-'Aq ā Religion Affiliation Islam Leadership Imam Muhammad Ahmad Hussein Location Location Old City of Jerusalem
Location within the Old City of Jerusalem Administration Jerusalem Islamic Waqf Geographic coordinates 31.77617°N 35.23583°E Coordinates : 31. 77617°N 35.23583°E Architecture Type Mosque Style Early Islamic, Mamluk Date established 705 Specifications Direction of façade north-northwest Capacity 5,000+ Dome (s) two large + tens of smaller ones Minaret (s) four Minaret height 37 meters (121 ft) (tallest) Materials Limestone (external walls, minaret, facade) stalactite (minaret), gold, lead and stone
(domes), white marble (interior columns) and mosaic [1] Part of a series on Jerusalem History o Timeline City of David Second Temple Period Aelia Capitolina Middle Ages Early Muslim period Kingdom of Jerusalem Mutasarrifate British Mandate Israeli takeover of West Jerusalem Jordanian annexation of East Jerusalem Reunification Sieges 701 BCE 597 BCE 587 BCE 63 BCE 37 BCE 70 614 637 1099 1187
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Names Flag Emblem Municipality Greater Jerusalem City Line Transport Songs Historical Maps v t e Al-Aqsa Mosque ( Arabic : ٰ ى َ صْق َ أْلٱ د ِج ْ س َ مْلٱ , romanized : al-Masjid al- Aq ā ʾ , IPA: [ æl ʔ mæsd d æl qs ] ˈ ʒɪ ˈʔɑ ˤɑ ( listen ) , "the Farthest Mosque"), located in the Old City of Jerusalem , is the third holiest site in Islam . The mosque was built on top of the Temple Mount , known as the Al Aqsa Compound or Haram esh-Sharif in Islam, several decades after Muhammad's death. Modern Muslims believe that Muhammad was transported from the Great Mosque of Mecca to this location during the Night Journey . Islamic tradition holds that Muhammad led prayers towards this site until the 16th or 17th month after his migration from Mecca to Medina , when Allah directed him to instead turn towards the Kaaba in Mecca . [2] The covered mosque building was originally a small prayer house erected by Umar , the second caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate, after the Muslim conquest of the Levant in the early 7th century. It was rebuilt and expanded by the Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik and finished by his son al-Walid in 705. The mosque was completely destroyed by an earthquake in 746 and rebuilt by the Abbasid caliph al-Mansur in 754. It was rebuilt again in 780. Another

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