How many doors to Al-Aqsa Mosque?

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The number of doors to the Al-Aqsa Mosque

The Al-Aqsa Mosque is located in the occupied state of Palestine, specifically in the city of Jerusalem, which is the first of the two kisses and the third of the Two Holy Mosques, and it is the second mosque built in Islam, with a mosque area of ​​about 144 dunums, equivalent to about one sixth of the area of ​​the old city, the mosque takes the shape of a polygon or semi-rectangle Irregular, where the length of its rib located on the western side is about 491 meters, the eastern rib length is approximately 462 meters, its northern rib is about 310 meters, and its southern rib is approximately 281 meters, the Al-Aqsa Mosque includes fifteen doors, and the number of open doors is ten doors:

The door of the tribes

The Gate of the Tribes is located on the northern wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, also called the Gate of Sitti Maryam, which is the reason for its proximity to the Church of St. Hannah, the place of birth of Mrs. Maryam, peace be upon her, according to Christian beliefs, and it is considered one of the most important doors because it represents the main entrance to Muslim worshipers coming from outside the city of Jerusalem, As the only entrance for ambulances to enter Al-Aqsa Mosque, the largest doors of the mosque.

Hatta door

The door is located on the northern side of the wall of the mosque specifically between the door of the tribes and the door of Faisal, and it is considered one of the oldest doors of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the door is characterized by that it has a simple and strong construction, its entrance is rectangular in shape, it includes a group of stone ties that were used to suspend the lamp, which is considered one of the gates Which opens for Maghrib, Isha and Fajr prayers.

Opening door

It is also called the Gate of Dudariyah, the Gate of King Faisal, and the Gate of Honor of the Prophets. The height of the southern opening is approximately 4 meters.

Chapter of the Moroccans

The door is located on the south-western side of the Al-Aqsa Mosque square, and its name is attributed to Moroccans, as it reaches the Moroccan Quarter located on the western side of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Bab Al-Gawanmeh

The door of Al-Gawanmeh is located on the northern side of Al-Aqsa Mosque, and it is considered the first door to the western wall of the mosque, it was established in the Umayyad era, and it is a small size door, its entrance is rectangular in shape, and it is also called the Al-Gawanmeh Stair Gate or the Bani Ghanem Gate, in relation to the Al-Gawanmeh Lane that connects To it, and it is called the name of Hebron Gate in relation to Hebron Ibrahim, peace be upon him.

The door of the beholder

It is the second door of the Al-Aqsa Mosque for the Western Wall, located on the northern side of the mosque, it is characterized as a huge large size door, and is built in a strong and tight manner, its entrance is rectangular in shape reaching a height of about 4.5 meters, and it is one of the old doors in the mosque, and its name is thus attributed to the headmaster of the Two Holy Mosques The Two Sharifs: It is a job performed by a person who supervises the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Ibrahimi Mosque and was known during the Mamluk era. It was called in the name of Michael before, then it was named after Alaeddin Al-Basiri, it was called the Bab Al-Jaber, the Bab Al-Nazir. It was the headquarters of the Council Islam during the time of the British occupation, and this door opens for Muslims to perform Maghrib, Isha and Fajr prayers.

Iron door

The door is located on the western side of the mosque, specifically between the door of the beholder and the door of the Qattanin, it is also called the door of Argun, in relation to the Mamluk Turkish prince Argun al-Kamli who renovated it and means the iron door, as it is a door built in a strong and tight manner, its entrance is rectangular.

The door to sanitation

The door of purification is located on the western side of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, close to the Gate of Qattamen, specifically between the Gate of Rabat and the Ottoman School located in the south, to the south, the height of its entrance reaches about 3.5 meters, and it is rectangular in shape, also called the ablution door, and is characterized by the door that does not reach To the streets and lanes of the old town, it reaches the site of the purgatory 50 meters away.

Chapter series

The door is located on the western side of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and it is one of the main doors that lead to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and some of them consider it two doors, the first is the door of the chain, which was named so because of the presence of a chain hanging in it, or because of the relationship between it and the chain that is found in its dome, which is one of the The doors are open to visitors, and the second door is the door of the entity, which is located on the northern side of the chain door, and it adheres to the door of the chain, but this door is not opened except at certain times and necessary.

Cotton Gate

The door is located on the western side of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and it is considered one of the important and beautiful head doors. This door reaches the Al-Qattanen Market. The door contains inscriptions and inscriptions on the top of the entrance.

The doors of the Al-Aqsa Mosque are closed

Al-Aqsa Mosque has five closed doors:

Triple door

The door is located near the center of the mosque’s southern wall. It adheres to the wall of Jerusalem. The triple door includes three adjacent entrances, all overlooking the emirate’s house and the Umayyad palaces that are located on the southern side of the mosque. It was established in the Umayyad era, and is also called the door of the eastern settlement.

Double door

It is located on the southern side of the wall of the mosque, specifically on the western side of the Triple Gate, below the mihrab of the tribal mosque. It is an entrance to the Umayyad palaces. The door consists of two gates that link to two galleries, and its construction dates back to the Umayyad era.

The door of mercy

It is a huge door, and it is part of the eastern wall of the old city, it is one of the oldest doors in the mosque, the height of the door reaches 11.5 meters, and the door is located inside a building that is accessed using a staircase inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the door consists of two gates, the door of mercy and the door of repentance It is also called the Golden Gate, because the door is covered with gold from inside the mosque.

Funeral door

It is a small door, located in the eastern wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, was used to take funerals from it to the Mercy Cemetery.

Single door

It is located on the south side of the mosque, specifically in the southeast of the wall of the city of Jerusalem. The door was closed in a professional manner, so that no trace of it is now visible, and it is also called the Al-Ain Gate as it reaches Ain Silwan.

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