The Al Aqsa Mosque

This video differentiates between the Dome of Rock Qubbat Al-Sakhrah Mosque and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, both found in The Noble Sanctuary (Temple Mount).

The Al Aqsa Mosque and the Templars

From the time of the First Crusade until the formation of the Templars, the Al Aqsa Mosque served as a royal palace for the Christian King of Jerusalem. However, in the 1120s Baldwin II granted use of the building to the Templars and Al Aqsa served as the Order’s headquarters until the surrender of Jerusalem in 1187, following the Battle of Hattin.

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