Corners

Al-Aqsa Mosque includes 6 corners, and a corner is a place and a center for worshipers, mystics, knowledge seekers, and needy people. These corners spread throughout the mosque, in the western side like Al-Wafa’eiah Corner and in the eastern side like Al-Ghazaliyah Corner.

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  • Al-Ghzalya Corner

    Landmark Location: Near to bab Al-Rahma, which is next to Bab Al-Tawba.

    Landmark Location relative to Dome of the rock
    : To the east of the Dome of the Rock.

    Landmark History:

    15 AH.

    Builder Name:
    Shaikh Nasir bin Ibrahim Al-Maqdisi.

    Additional Information about the Landmark
    :
    When the corner was built, there was a school called Nasiriyah school or Al-Nasryah and later known as the school library Ghazaliya and the reason is the I’tikaaf Hajjat al-Islam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali where he wrote his book “Revival of the Sciences of Religion”.
    The great King Isa renewed it and made it a corner for reading the Koran and grammar and then provided its’ library books such as the book “Islah AlManteq” for Abu Yusuf bin Ishaq bin Al-Skeet. Because it is a corner full of books that have been donated, many scholars and students visited it in the Ayyubid and Mamluk era.

    An Overview of the Landmark:
    Near to bab Al-Rahma, which is next to Bab Al-Tawba; east of the Dome of the Rock, it was built by Shaikh Nasir bin ibrahim Al-Maqdisi. In 15 AH.
    When the corner was built, there was a school called Nasiriyah school or Al-nasryah and later known as the school library Ghazaliya and the reason is the I’tikaaf Hajjat ​​al-Islam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali where he wrote his book revival of the sciences of religion.

    The great King Isa renewed it and made it an angle to read the Koran and grammar and then provided its’ library books such as the book to correct the logic of Abu Yusuf bin Ishaq bin Skeet. Because it is a corner containing many books suspended by many scholars and students visited in the Ayyubid and Mamluk era.

  • Al-bstamia and Al-smadia Corner

    Landmark Location: Southwest corner of Al-Aqsa mosque, it is next to al-Buraq staircase.

    Landmark Location relative to Dome of the rock: south west Al-Quba (the Dome).

    Landmark History:
    The mamluk era.

    Reason of the name:
    It got it name from the fact that Al-bstamia’s poor people used to go there for worshiping Allah the almighty.

    Builder Name: Abu yazeed Tayfour al-Bustami.

    An Overview of the Landmark:
    Al- Bastamia or Al-smadya corner got its name because it was built in the place where the poor people in Bastamia used to meet to worship Allah the almighty, this corner is located south-west of Al-Aqsa Mosque and adjoins the stairs of Al-Buraq. It was built in the Mamluk era by Abu Yazid Tayfur al Bustami.

  • Al-Khader Corner

    Landmark Location: South of the northwest pillars, and next to it.

    Landmark Location relative to Dome of the rock: Above the Dome of the Rock’s nave, in its northwest corner.

    Landmark History:
    The Umayyad era.

    Reason of the name:
    Named like that because it is near to Al-Khader Dome.

    Builder Name: The Umayyads.

    Additional Information about the Landmark:
    -It is a place for praying and reading Quran and hadith.
    -It’s location has changed over the islamic periods
    -In the early Islamic period, the corner was found next to the western pillars. In 1099 AD, the supervisor, Ibn al-Marji, stated that it was next to the western shrine. The western corner of the courtyard was expanded to the basement under the Rock’s nave in the northwestern corner. Al-Khader corner in the Mamluk period was largely neglected and used as a storehouse for the tools and crops of Al-Aqsa Mosque. Today, its location is used as a workshop for the restoration of marble and mosque paintings.

    An Overview of the Landmark:
    This corner is located South of the northwest pillars, and next to it and above the Dome of the Rock’s nave, in its northwest corner in the Umayyad era. It was named like that because it is near to Al-Khader Dome. It is a place for praying and reading Quran and hadith. It's location has changed over the islamic periods
     In the early Islamic period, the corner was found next to the western pillars. In 1099 AD, the supervisor, Ibn al-Marji, stated that it was next to the western shrine. The western corner of the courtyard was expanded to the basement under the Rock’s nave in the northwestern corner. Al-Khader corner in the Mamluk period was largely neglected and used as a storehouse for the tools and crops of Al-Aqsa Mosque. Today, its location is used as a workshop for the restoration of marble and mosque paintings.

  • Al-Wafaya Corner Al-Budairi Home

    Landmark Location: West of Al-Aqsa mosque, south of Bab Al-Nathir.

    Landmark Location relative to Dome of the rock: South of the dome of the rock.

    Landmark History:
    The mamluk era.

    Reason of the name:
    It is called Al-Budairi home because of Badir bin habish, who lived and was buried in there.

    Builder Name: The mamluks.

    Additional Information about the Landmark:
    -The historian Mujir Al-din said: AL-wafaya corner, in Bab Al-nathir, the dirction of Al-manjkya school
    ( the second floor ) one of its landmarks , It is known as the house of Sheikh Shihab al-Din Ibn Al-Raim, then known to the sons of Abu Alufah, because of their residency there, it was known back in time as house of Muawiya.

    An Overview of the Landmark:
    It was constrcted in the mamluk era, it is located in the south side of bab Al-nathir, the west of AL-Aqsa mosque, it has many names because of the large number of its’ residents, such as: Abi al-Wafa, al-Budeiri, etc…).

  • Al-Rfaaia Corner

    Landmark Location: Northwest al-Aqsa mosque, next to bab Al-ghawanmeh.

    Landmark Location relative to Dome of the rock: Northwest the nave (al-sahn, because it looks like the plate).

    Landmark History:
    The ottoman era.

    Reason of the name:
    Named after its builder.

    Builder Name: Ahmed bin Ali Al-rfai.

    An Overview of the Landmark:
    It is located Northwest al-Aqsa mosque, next to bab Al-ghawanmeh, was built in the ottoman era, and it was named after its builder; Ahmad bin ali al-rfai.

  • Al-Fakhrya Corner Abu Su’ood

    Landmark Location: The west of A-Mgharba mosque, in the southwest side of Al-Aqsa mosque.

    Landmark Location relative to Dome of the rock: The southwest of the dome (Al-Qubba).

    Landmark History:
    In the mamluk era, in the time of Sultan Mohammed bin Qalawoon.

    Reason of the name:
    -It is near to Al-Fakhrya minaret. -It was called Abu Su’ood corner Named after the Jerusalemite family who served AL-Aqsa mosque, and lived in there.

    Builder Name: The mamluks - with an order from Fakher Al-Din mohammed.

    Details of the shape:
    -The room has a niche; mihrab, that has stones, like a royal style.
    -Ordered by Judge Fakher AL-din Muhammad to build it – during the Mamluk era during the reign of Sultan Muhammad bin Qalawun of Mamluk. West of the Islamic Museum and its original door close to the entrance of the father of Al-Mgharbah, leaving only a celestial courtyard with remnants of the ruins of the buildings of Al-Aqsa Mosque and a large room used as an office for the staff of the Islamic Museum. In 1969, the Zionist entity demolished most of its buildings, including what’s in the Moroccan neighborhood.

    An Overview of the Landmark:
    The Fakhriyya corner was named after its location near the Fakhriyya Minaret. Also, it was called the Corner of Abu As-Su’od, after the Jerusalemite family that resided in it. This corner is located southwest of Al-Aqsa Mosque, near Al-Magharibah Gate. It has a colored niche with a Mamluk style. It was built upon the orders of Judge Fakhr Ad-Din Mohammed bin Fadlullah, during the time of Mohammed bin Qalawoun. it used to stretch over the area that reaches Al-Magharibah Quarter, but it was demolished by the occupying Zionist Entity in 1969. What was left was only a court that has remnants of buildings that were once there in Al-Aqsa Mosque.

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