Blaze Erupts at Jerusalem’s Historic al-Aqsa Mosque

Jakarta (ANTARA) – A fireplace broke out in al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, the third-holiest website in Islam, on Monday. The blaze didn’t trigger important harm, however it did endanger part of the worship website that’s over 2,000 years previous.

Notre Dame de Paris wasn’t the one beloved home of worship that caught fireplace Monday. A part of the Haram ash-Sharif, the large Jerusalem mosque constructed the place a pivotal occasion within the prophet Muhammad’s life is believed to have occurred, additionally caught fireplace, damaging part of the construction courting to Judean King Herod the Nice’s reign.

The hearth broke out within the guard room exterior the al-Marwani Prayer Room Monday night, in response to a press release by the mosque’s Islamic Waqf (Endowments) Division. In accordance with The New Arab, a guard reported a brief hole in guard rotations between 7:15 and seven:30 p.m. native time.

The waqf division praised the responsiveness of employees firefighters, who rapidly put out the blaze. The hearth appears to have been began by youngsters playing around, and the waqf’s assertion urged worshipers “who dwell across the mosque and within the Previous Metropolis to coach their youngsters to not tamper with fireplace, particularly inside al-Aqsa mosque.”

Israeli police advised al-Araby they had been opening an investigation into the incident. Israel has ruled all the metropolis since 1967, when it seized the territory from Jordan. The US has just lately acknowledged Israel’s declare that Jerusalem is its capital, however few nations have adopted swimsuit, with most sticking by the various United Nations resolutions condemning Israel’s annexation of the Palestinian territory.

Al-Aqsa means “the farthest” in Arabic; a home of worship was constructed within the website due to a verse within the Quran describing the prophet Muhammad’s “Night time Journey,” which says he went to the farthest mosque earlier than ascending to heaven atop a flying horse named Buraq (“lightning, in Arabic). It is unclear which caliph based the fashionable construction, however it was nearly definitely constructed within the late seventh century and steadily expanded ever since.

Also called “Solomon’s Stables,” al-Marwani was most certainly constructed by Herod the Nice, a Judean consumer king of the Roman Empire throughout the first century BC. Whereas a Muslim caliph named Marwan I is credited with turning the stables into usable rooms, it wasn’t till 1996 that the Palestinian Waqf transformed the construction into a contemporary mosque able to holding 7,000 worshipers.


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