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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Praise be to Allah!

I went with my brother, and a tour group to Jordan and Israel, Jerusalem. Upon seeing this beautiful mosque, I was just astounded, and fell into tears. The mosque has a really beautiful smell, as soon as you enter it. Despite the situation there, visit it and you will not be let down!!

2  Thank atif1993
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

The outside architecture is very nice but not as beautiful as the temple mount.
The view all around is lovely.

Thank Nicky F
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Inside and out the Al Aqsa Mosque is architectonic impressive although in a different mode from the frequently visited other religious sites such as cathedrals and temples because the visit is filled with a deep religious meaning to various group of people in addition to its esthetic and touristic curiosity endeavor. No person belonging to any whatever group will end the visit dissapointed.

Thank Magora
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

After going to Saudi Arabia for Umrah, i visited both the haram in Makkah and Madeena. I made soo much dua that before i die i can fulfill a prayer in here. Al-Masjid al-Aqsa is superior to other mosques. The best of all mosques is al-Masjid al-Haraam (The Sacred Mosque in Makkah), then al-Masjid al-Nabawi (the Prophet’s Mosque in Madeenah), then al-Masjid al-Aqsa.

These three mosques are the three for which it is prescribed to travel for the purpose of worship. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Do not travel (specifically) to any mosque except three: al-Masjid al-Haraam, Masjid al-Aqsa, and this mosque of mine.” [Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1996.]

One prayer in al-Masjid al-Aqsa is equivalent to two hundred and fifty prayers offered elsewhere. Despite the situation there at the moment the opportunity arrived and i managed to visit there, Allhamdullilah. I know alot of muslims are scared to even think of visiting there, however once you enter the sacred sanctuary you almost forget all the trials and tribulations you face entering into Israel. Tears flowed, as i stared at the masjid, as though it was speaking to me.

9  Thank akhiabroad
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Background: This is the third most important site for Muslims, after Mecca and Medina. Located at the Temple Mount, its name means "Distant Place" in Arabic, and stems from the fact that it is the farthest point that Muhammad reached on his journeys from Mecca to Jerusalem.

PROS: Same access point as the Dome of the Rock, so can be combined in one visit.

CONS: Same restrictions as in th Dome of the Rock. Closed on Fridays and Muslim holidays. On a daily basis, it is temporarily closed during Muslim prayer hours; that is, 11:00am-12:15noon, 3:00-3:30pm in winter; and 11:00am-12:15noon, 3:00-4:00pm in summer.

Verdict: Worth a visit for its religious history, if nothing else. If you can't enter, then spend more time at the Dome of the Rock. Grade B.

3  Thank Eternal_Nomad_12
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