Al-Buraq Mosque

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The Buraq Mosque located (circled in orange) beside the Buraq Wall (Wailing Wall/ Western Wall)
Entrance of Al-Buraq Mosque

The al-Buraq Mosque (Arabic: مَسْجِدُ ٱلْبُرَاق - Masjid al-Buraq) is a mosque located in the Haram al-Sharif in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is in the passage that once led to Barclay's Gate, which is at the south end of the Western Wall and has been sealed for many centuries.[1]

This small structure, on the south-west corner of the Al-Aqsa compound is believed to be the place where Muhammad tied the Buraq, the winged riding animal upon which he rode during the Night of Ascension (Isra' and Mi'raj), and an iron ring attached to the wall is shown to visitors as the exact place.[1]

The mosque was described by Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulsi in 1689.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shimon Gibson and David M. Jacobson (1996). Below the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. TEMPVS REPARATVM. pp. 66–79.
  2. ^ Amikam Elad (1999). Medieval Jerusalem and Islamic Worship. Brill. pp. 101–102.