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“The feeling of peace”
Review of Al Aqsa Mosque

Al Aqsa Mosque
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Owner description: The silver-domed mosque on the Temple Mount is the third-holiest site in Sunni Islam and is not open to non-Muslims.
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“The feeling of peace”
Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

I couldn't control my emotion once I came face to face with aqsa mosque . The feeling inside was thrilling and the peace I felt was extraordinary . Inside the mosque is beautiful golden colors in the dome from inside . And minbar where the imam give speech was beautiful carved . From the left side of the mosque there is a beautiful view toward mount Zion . And the umayad palace ruin . The underground of the mosque is a place to the huge Islamic library . And the place where mother Mary and zachariah pray . The mihrab of each of them still there . Amazing feeling to see muslims pray there for mother marry soul . Tourists need to get permit from the Palestinian authority .and they can access only from the moroccan gate . Bab almaghariba . Me and my family we really had a blessing time there where many prophets of god steps on this holy place

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London, United Kingdom
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“An amazing amazing place!!!”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

An extremely peaceful masjid that made us forget all the trouble we went through to get there. The haram shareef in Makkah and Madinah have their own feel and peace, but the tranquility and the feel of Masjid Al Aqsa is just out of this world. It is a blessing to have prayed at a masjid where all our Prophets (peace be upon them) have prayed together.

Visited May 2012
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“Part of the fascinating Noble Sanctuary”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

The gorgeous gardens surrounding the Al Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock, the Haram El Sharif (the Noble sanctuary, known to Jews as Temple Mount) offer a bird’s eye view on all of Jerusalem. Standing at one of the ends of the Haram, Al Aqsa mosque is decorated in very simple way as compared to the Dome of the Rock. The building is very old and was built on top of even older buildings - the remnants of a Crusader chapel can still be seen inside, they were integrated into one of the walls.

Non-Muslims wishing to enter the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa mosque must arrange a visit with the Waqf (Palestinian ministry of religious affairs) in advance. The Haram itself surrounding both monuments is accessible to non-Muslims only through a bridge departing from the Western Wall, where they must go through the Israeli army’s security checks (closed on Fridays and Saturdays due to shabbat, and open only during certain hours, however once inside the compound you can stay as long as you wish and exit by any of the gates).

Visited December 2012
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Near Jerusalem
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“Only the outside”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

The main buildings on the Temple Mount, including the Al Aqsa Mosque, are closed most of the time to non-Muslims. When they are open, you have to buy a ticket (about $10) to get in. As mosques go it is fairly large, but not as impressive as those in Istanbul.

Visited November 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Al Aqsa Mosque”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Try to organise a tour of Al Aqsa Mosque, its incredibly beautiful and a real treat to be able to wittness what goes on behind the walls. Women, remember to be modest by covering your head arms and legs, Men you too need to be respectful and don't wear shorts.

Visited September 2012
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