Hallway

A hallway is a long corridor with huge pillars connected by historic stone arches. The hallways in Al-Aqsa mosque are 3, and they are: the Eastern Hallway, the Western Hallway/ Al-Luwaween, and the Northern hallway.

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  • North Hallway

    Landmark Location: to the north of Al-Aqsa Mosque, adjacent to its northern wall, runs from the northeast to the start of the Umayyad school in the north-west.

    Landmark Location relative to Dome of the rock: north of the Dome, extending from the north-east to the start of AlOmariyah School northwest.

    Landmark History:Early Islamic period - Ayyubids and Mamluks, over the years: (610-769 / 1213-1367).

    Reason of the name:It extends over a large part of the northern wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

    Builder Name: The Ayyubids and the Mamluks.

    – It extends over a large part of the northern wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
    -To the north of Al-Aqsa Mosque, adjacent to its northern wall, runs from the northeast to the start of the Umayyad school in the north-west.
    _North of the Dome, extending from the north-east to the start of AlOmariyah School northwest.
    -The Ayyubids and the Mamluks.
    -Early Islamic period – Ayyubids and Mamluks, over the years: (610-769 / 1213-1367)
    -This hallway has been renovated and restored over different periods.
    The section of bab Al-Asbat to bab Hetta was renovated: “In the time of Sultan Ashraf Shaaban in 768 AH / 1367 AD”; this is the inscription below the minaret of Bab Al-Asbat.

    The area has been renewed; from Bab Hetta to bab sharaf Al-Anbyaa – Bab AlA’tem: In the early Islamic period (before the Crusaders), specifically in the year 696 AH / 1297 AD, the city was built and later renovated during the reign of King Issa al-Ayyubi in 610 AH – 1213 AD – according to the inscription located west of the AlA’tem gate.
    There is an engraving on one of the pillars of the door of the cave, which shows the dimensions of Al-Aqsa Mosque. In the 20th century, this hallway was transformed into one of the few schools.
    One part of it remained in the form of a hallway that was closed and divided into classrooms that later turned into two schools (the kindergarten and the al-Aqsa elementary school for boys).

    The Landmark:
    -It extends over a large part of the northern wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque
    -The north of Al-Aqsa Mosque, adjacent to its northern wall, runs from the northeast to
    the beginning of the Umayyad school in the north-west of the north of the dome,
    extending from the north-east to the beginning of the north-west school
    -The Ayyubids and the Mamluks
    -Early Islamic period – Ayyubids and Mamluks, specifically between the two years
    (610769 / 1213-1367).

    -This hallway has been renovated and restored over different periods.
    The section of bab Al-Asbat to bab Hetta was renovated: “In the time of Sultan Ashraf Shaaban in 768 AH / 1367 AD”; this is the inscription below the minaret of Bab Al-Asbat.
    The area has been renewed; from Bab Hetta to bab sharaf Al-Anbyaa – Bab AlA’tem: In the early Islamic period (before the Crusaders), specifically in the year 696 AH / 1297 AD, the city was built and later renovated during the reign of King Issa al-Ayyubi in 610 AH – 1213 AD – according to the inscription located west of the AlA’tem gate.
    There is an engraving on one of the pillars of the door of the cave, which shows the dimensions of
    Al-Aqsa Mosque.
    In the 20th century, this hallway was transformed into one of the few schools. One part of it remained in the form of a hallway that was closed and divided into classrooms that later turned into two schools (the kindergarten and the al-Aqsa elementary school for boys).

  • The Western hallway

    Landmark Location: Along the western wall of the mosque.

    Landmark Location relative to Dome of the rock: West of the Dome of the Rock extends from Bab Al-ghawnma of to Bab Al-Mgharaba.

    Landmark History:Early Islamic Period, in the period between 707-737 AH / 1307-1336 CE.

    Reason of the name:It extends along the western side of Al-Aqsa Mosque This name was mentioned in an inscription found on part of the western hallway during the ottoman reconstruction.

    -It extends along the western side of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
    This name was mentioned in an inscription found on part of the western hallway during the ottoman reconstruction.
    -Along the western wall of the mosque, West of the Dome of the Rock extends from Bab Al-ghawnma of to Bab Al-Mgharaba.
    -Early Islamic period – renewed in the Mamluk period and the Ottoman period.
    -Early Islamic Period, in the period between 707-737 AH / 1307-1336 CE Mamluk Period, and the Ottoman period.
    -Early Islamic Period, in the period between 707-737 AH / 1307-1336 CE The Mamluk Period.
    -It is a covered hallway consisting of 55 contract built and renewed in several stages in the Mamluk and Ottoman periods in order to facilitate the passage between the monuments located in the western area of ​​the mosque, extending from the northwestern corner of “Bab Alghwanem” to the “Al-maghraba Gate “.
    The traveler philosopher Nasir Khusraw mentioned in 1047 that it was composed of double arches with a facade decorated with enamel and mosaics inscribed with the name of the ruler of Egypt.
    -There are many important and known landmarks, such as doors, schools and minarets

    The reconstruction of the western hallway was built on three known periods.
    section One:
    Part of Bab Al-ghwanma until Bab Al-NAthir, was built in 706 AH / 1307 AD under the supervision of Prince Balfaq bin Jafan Al-Khwarizmi. According to the inscription on bab Al-nathir from the inside.

    Section Two:
    The hallway extends from bab al-Nathir to bab al-silsila. It was built in 736 AH / 1336 AD under the supervision of Prince Tinkz of Nazareth, as stated in the inscription on bab Al- Qatanin .
    The Supreme Islamic Council restored part of this hallway in 1343 AH / 1925 AD.
    -This part of the hall is characterized by the windows of the schools that contain the tombs of leaders and princes overlooking it.

    Section III:
    Which is the last section of the hallways, which extends from bab al-silsila to bab al- mgharba , and was established in 713 AH / 1313 AD under the supervision of Prince Musa bin Hassan al-Habdani, according to the inscription near the windows of the school Altnkzip overlooking this poison from the hallway. According to the inscription on the western hallway that in 1037 AH / 1627 AD, the governor of Egypt, “Perm Basha” the renovation of the hallway, after a part of it fell – perhaps because of an earthquake – and this was in the Ottoman period.
    There is a door at the end of this hallway leading to Al- Buraq Mosque, and behind this hallway to the west is Al-Buraq Wall.

    The Landmark:
    It is a covered hallway consisting of 55 contract built and renewed in several stages in the Mamluk and Ottoman periods in order to facilitate the passage between the monuments located in the western area of ​​the mosque, extending from the northwestern corner of “Bab Alghwanem”; to the Al-maghraba Gate ”
    The traveler philosopher Nasir Khusraw mentioned in 1047 that it was composed of double arches with a facade decorated with enamel and mosaics inscribed with the name of the ruler of Egypt.
    -There are many important and known landmarks, such as doors, schools and minarets

    The reconstruction of the western hallway was built on three known periods.It has been through 3 different sections :
    1. ( from Bab Al-Ghanwma to bab AL-nathir ) 706 AH 1307 AD under the supervision of the prince, Bulfaq bin jafan al-kawarazmi.
    2. ( from bab al-nathir to bab al-silsila ) 736 AH 1336 AD under the supervision of the prince, Tankz Al nasri.
    3. ( from bab AL-silsila to bab Al-Mgharba ) 713 AH 1313 AD udner the supervision of the prince Mousa bin Hasan Al-habdani.

  • Eastern hallway

    Landmark Location: East of Al-Aqsa Mosque, adjacent to the eastern wall of the mosque.

    Landmark Location relative to Dome of the rock: East Dome of the Rock.

    Landmark History:In the early Islamic period.

    Reason of the name:Because it is adjacent to the eastern wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

    Builder Name: May be traced back to the time of the Umayyads.

    -Because it is adjacent to the eastern wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
    -East of Al-Aqsa Mosque, adjacent to the eastern wall of the mosque East Dome of the Rock.
    -May be traced back to the time of the Umayyads.
    -In the early Islamic period.
    -The traveler and philosopher Nasir Khusro described part of the eastern hallway saying: At the eastern wall in the middle of the mosque there is a magnificent hallway of polished stone.

    You think it is a one-piece sculpture, fifty cubits high and 30 feet wide, with inscriptions, tapestries, and two beautiful doors separated by more than one foot , It has many decorations of iron and copper Damascene; that are bab AlRahma and Bab AlTawba or as Ibn al-Fadl al-‘Umari said describing it “the end of the eastern hallway is a corridor from the Qibla to the north, sixteen and a half cubits, east to west of bab Al- asbat”.
    Destroyed by time due to earthquakes and weather factors with a little left that was discovered near the gates of Al-marwani mosque giant.

    The Landmark:
    -its name came from the fact that it is adjacent to the eastern wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
    -East of Al-Aqsa Mosque, adjacent to the eastern wall of the mosque East Dome of the Rock.
    -May be traced back to the time of the Umayyads.
    -In the early Islamic period.
    -The traveler and philosopher Nasir Khusro described part of the eastern hallway saying: At the eastern wall in the middle of the mosque there is a magnificent hallway of polished stone.

    You think it is a one-piece sculpture, fifty cubits high and 30 feet wide, with inscriptions, tapestries, and two beautiful doors separated by more than one foot , It has many decorations of iron and copper Damascene; that are bab AlRahma and Bab AlTawba – Destroyed by time due to earthquakes and weather factors with a little left that was discovered near the gates of Al-marwani mosque.

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