After completion of the Dome of the Rock, construction began at the site of the original timber mosque built in the time of 'Umar. A vast congregational mosque rose up, accommodating more than five thousand worshippers. Originally commissioned by 'Abdul Malik ibn Marwan, it was apparently completed by his son Al-Walid in 705AD.
The building became known as Masjid al-Aqsa, Al-Aqsa Mosque, although in reality the whole area of the Noble Sanctuary is considered Al-Aqsa Mosque, the entire precincts inviolable according to Islamic law. Every Friday prayer, the Al-Aqsa Mosque building overflows, with thousands of worshippers who must make their prayers outside in the courtyards of the vast open expanse of the Noble Sanctuary.
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altay1364 (0) 2012-03-14 9:11
Harika bir fotoğraf! ellerinize sağlık!
Miguel82 (26246) 2012-03-14 15:51
beautiful night shot
good quality and contrast
berek (42274) 2012-03-16 23:31
nie night view from jerusalem. well farmed picture.
have a nice weekend.
- Copyright: Assi Dvilanski (asival) (5305)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-12
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/16, 1 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-14 9:05