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THE ARCHITECTURAL DEVELOPMENT OF AQSA MOSQUE IN ISLAMIC JERUSALEM
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 The Architectural Development Of Aqsa Mosque In Islamic Jerusalem
  • Book Author:
Haithem Fathi Al-Ratrout
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The Architectural Development of Aqsa Mosque in Islamic Jerusalem

In The Early Islamic Period Sacred Architecture in the Shape of ‘The Holy’ Dr. Haithem Fathi Al-Ratrout Forwarded By Professor Abd al-Fattah El-Awaisi

THE ARCHITECTURAL DEVELOPMENT OF AQSA MOSQUE IN ISLAMIC JERUSALEM

Book contents

  • Foreword
  • Table of Contents
  • List of Tables
  • List of Figures
  • Abbreviations
  • System of Referencing and Translation  
  • Chronology of the Early Islamic Period
  • Chronology of Earthquakes in Jerusalem Since the Early Islamic Period
  • INTRODUCTION
  • Problem Statement     
  • Development of the Research Hypothesis     
  • Purpose of the Research
  • Research Limitations      
  • Research Methods     
  • Structural Plan of the Book   
  • PART ONE: THE STUDY BACKGROUND

·         CHAPTER ONE: EXPLORATIONS OF AL-AQSA MOSQUE: SOURCES OF INFORMATION

  • Introduction     
  • Primary Sources    
  • Practical Work  
  • Early Sources of Literature     
  • TH and TH Century Sources    
  • The Stratigraphical Excavations   
  • Secondary Sources    
  • Main Secondary Sources       
  • Contemporary Publications     
  • Summary and Discussion     

·         CHAPTER TWO: JERUSALEM AND AL-AQSA MOSQUE

  • Geographical Setting and Climate of the City    
  • Location    
  • Climate      
  • Topography of the Old City   
  • Historical Significance of the City
  • Urban Form of the Old City   
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  • PART TWO: THE CONCEPT OF AL-AQSA MOSQUE

·         CHAPTER THREE: THE URBAN CONTEXT OF THE Al-AQSA MOSQUE: HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICALPERSPECTIVES

  • Introduction     
  • The Site of Al-Aqsa Before Aelia Capitolina     
  • The Site of Al-Aqsa Mosque Between  BC AND
  • BC   
  • The Site of Al-Aqsa Mosque Between BC and AD    
  • The Site of Al-Aqsa in the Hadrian Roman Aelia  
  • Construction of Roman Aelia Capitolina      
  • The Site of Al-Aqsa in Roman Aelia Capitolina  
  • The Site of Al-Aqsa in the Byzantine Aelia     
  • Early Historical Accounts on the Site of Al-Aqsa Enclave
  • Archaeological Observations on the Site of Al-Aqsa
  • Enclave   
  • The Site at the time of Late Byzantine and Madaba Mosaic
  • Floor     
  • Summary     

·         CHAPTER FOUR: AL-AQSA MOSQUE: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK

  • Introduction   
  • Definitions: Religious Terms  
  • Introduction       
  • What is Al-Masjid (The Mosque)?    
  • Bayt (House) –of Prayer–      
  • Musallā (Place of Prayer)     
  • Al-Jāmi‘ (The Congregation Mosque)    
  • Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Islamic Sources  
  • Al-Aqsa Mosque in Qurān and Hadīth   
  • Early Established Elements of Al-Aqsa Mosque      
  • Al-Aqsa Mosque and Symbolic Message in the Islamic
  • Teachings      
  • Al-Aqsa Mosque in Historical and Travellers’ Accounts  
  • Summary and Conclusion    

·         CHAPTER FIVE: MUSLIM REAFFIRMATION OF AL-AQSA MOSQUE: AN EARLY ISLAMIC EPOCH FOR AL-MASJID ALAQSA

  • Introduction   
  • Al-Aqsa Mosque and ‘Umar’s Conquest of Jerusalem  
  • Al-Aqsa Mosque and ‘Umar’s Assurance    
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  • Muslims’ Revitalization of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem
  • Early Muslim Activities on the site of Al-Aqsa Mosque in
  • Jerusalem     
  • Muslim Building Activities Inside Al-Aqsa Mosque     
  • Muslim Building Activities Outside Al-Aqsa Mosque     
  • Al-Aqsa Mosque and Additional Gates for Jerusalem    
  • Summary and Conclusion    
  • PART THREE: THE BUILDING OF AL-AQSA MOSQUE

·         CHAPTER SIX: PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE AL-AQSA MOSQUE

  • Introduction   
  • Topography of Al-Aqsa Mosque  
  • Al-Aqsa Mosque Enclosure      
  • The Eastern Wall   
  • The Western Wall     
  • The Northern Wall    
  • The Southern Wall    
  • Appraisal of Al-Aqsa Mosque Enclosure     
  • Access to Al-Aqsa Mosque   
  • Gates of Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa in the early Islamic Period   
  • The South-Eastern Basement of Al-Aqsa Mosque   
  • Wilson’s Arch     
  • Summary and Conclusion    

·         CHAPTER SEVEN: ARCHITECTURE AND MEANING OF THE EARLY ISLAMIC MONUMENTS OF AL-AQSA

  • MOSQUE
  • Introduction   
  • The Muslim House of Prayer of Al-Aqsa Mosque     
  • The Location of ‘Umar’s Mosque     
  • The Architecture of ‘Umar’s Mosque     
  • Qubbet Al-Silsilah (the Dome of the Chain)    
  • Qubbet Al-Sakhrah (the Dome of the Rock)  
  • The Significance of the Rock in Islam    
  • Why Did ‘Abd Al-Malik Build Qubbet Al-Sakhrah?     
  • Architecture of Qubbet Al-Sakhrah      
  • Architectural Archetype of Qubbet Al-Sakhra    
  • The Meaning of Qubbet Al-Sakhra       
  • Al-Jāmi‘ Al-Aqsa (Al-Aqsa Congregation Mosque)
  • The History of the Building of Al- Jāmi‘ Al-Aqsa     
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  • Architecture of Al-Jāmi‘ Al-Aqsa     
  • Summary and Conclusion    

·         CHAPTER EIGHT: THE ARCHITECTURAL ORIGINS OF ALAQSA MOSQUE

  • Introduction   
  • The Cultural Context in the Region    
  • The Byzantine Architecture      
  • Sassanian Architecture    
  • Construction Skills    
  • Arches     
  • Wooden Tie-Beam    
  • Roofing System       
  • The Origin of Qubbet Al-Ssilsilah    
  • The Origin of Qubbet Al-Sakhrah    
  • The Plan of Qubbet Al-Sakhrah      
  • The Cross-Section of Qubbet Al-Sakhrah     
  • The Origin and Typology of Al-Jāmi‘ Al-Aqsa    
  • Summary and Conclusion    
  • CONCLUSIONS

·         CHAPTER NINE: CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Conclusions    
  • Chronology of Al-Aqsa Mosque     
  • Recommendations for Further Research    
  • APPENDIXES
  • APPENDIX A: DATA ON AL-AQSA MOSQUE
  • a Warren’s Excavation (- ad)    
  • a Elevations on Al-Aqsa Mosque  
  • APPENDIX B: SOME ILLUSTRATIONS OF AL-AQSA
  • MOSQUE
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • Bibliography     

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