List of mosques in Jerusalem

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This is a list of mosques in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem, considered the holiest city for Christians and Jews, was one of the earliest cities conquered by the Muslim Arabs. The Dome of the Rock is the oldest preserved Islamic structure in the world. Today the city still contains several mosques, including the Al-Aqsa mosque which served as the first qibla for about a year.


Rashidun (632–661)[edit]

  • Al-Aqsa Mosque - For the mosque known as the Mosque of Omar, see under "Ayyubids".

Umayyads (661–750)[edit]

  • Marwani Mosque is also known as the Musallah al-Marwani, it is located in the underground area in the south-eastern corner of al-Aqsa compound.[1]

Ayyubids (1171–1341)[edit]

  • Mosque of Omar
  • Al-Khanqah al-Salahiyya Mosque is also known as the Khilwah (retreat) of Salah al-Din it was commissioned by the Ayyubid Sultan Saladin. Its only minaret is identical to that of Masjid Omar located south of the Holy Sepulchre. It is located north of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.[1]
  • Sheikh Jarah Mosque - It was established as a Zawiyyah, Zawiyyah al-Jarrahiyya, a mosque-madrassah (educational institute) by Hussam al-Din al-Jarrahi. It is located in east Jerusalem on Nablus Road.[1]
  • Mosque of Al-Qala'a is situated within the Jerusalem Citadel, it was established during the Memluk era, and later on renovated several times. It is not a functional mosque and has been converted in to a Museum.[1]
  • Magharba Mosque is located in the south-western corner it has been converted into a museum, recently.
  • Al Dissi mosque

Mamluks (1250–1517)[edit]

Ottomans (1516–1918)[edit]

Modern (1918-present)[edit]

  • Abdeen Mosque (Arabic: مسجد عابدين) is the main mosque in the Wadi al-Joz neighborhood in East Jerusalem, about 500 meters (1,600 ft) away from Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Old City walls. It was built by brothers Abdel Muhsin and Omar Abdeen in 1939.[3]


Gallery of Mosques in Jerusalem[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Mosques in Jerusalem". Madain Project. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Masjid Suwikat al 'Uloon". Madain Project. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  3. ^ Sari Nusseibeh, Moshe Maoz (January 2000). Jerusalem: points of friction, and beyond. BRILL. ISBN 978-90-411-8843-4.

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