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Islam in Jerusalem

According to tradition, Jerusalem is widely considered the third-holiest city in Islam. For approximately a year, before it was permanently switched to the Kabaa in Mecca, the qibla (direction of prayer) for Muslims was Jerusalem. The city's lasting place in Islam, however, is primarily due to Muhammad's Night of Ascension (c. 620 CE). Muslims believe Muhammad was miraculously transported one night from Mecca to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, whereupon he ascended to Heaven to meet previous prophets of Islam. The first verse in the Qur'an's Surat al-Isra notes the destination of Muhammad's journey as al-Aqsa (the farthest) mosque, in reference to the location in Jerusalem. Today, the Temple Mount is topped by two Islamic landmarks intended to commemorate the event - al-Aqsa Mosque, derived from the name mentioned in the Qur'an, and the Dome of the Rock, which stands over the Foundation Stone, from which Muslims believe Muhammad ascended to Heaven.
 
Dome of the Rock
Muslim girls visiting the Dome of the Rock
Dome of the Rock shrine
  Dome of the Rock  
  Muslim girls visiting the Dome of the Rock  
  Dome of the Rock shrine  
Picnicing on the grass in front of the Al-Aqsa Mosque
Mosque in the Old City
Palm tree and Dome of the Rock
  Picnicing on the grass in front of the Al-Aqsa Mosque  
  Mosque in the Old City  
  Palm tree and Dome of the Rock  
Stair steps leading to the Dome of the Rock
Arches in the muslim quarter
Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah
  Stair steps leading to the Dome of the Rock  
  Arches in the muslim quarter  
  Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah  
Courtyard at the Al-Aqsa Mosque
  Courtyard at the Al-Aqsa Mosque  



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