Mosque of Omar

Mosque of Omar, Jerusalem: Address, Mosque of Omar Reviews: 3.5/5

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Geoff H
Cranbrook, UK10,480 contributions
OK to see if you are in Jerusalem
May 2019
OK to see if youn are in Jerusalem but it is nothing special. It is significant, however, as it was built to commemorate the site of the prayers of Caliph Omar El Habib
Written 28 August 2019
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Anonz15
Coventry, UK52 contributions
A Modest Reminder
Nov 2018 • Family
Although it is fairly small in size, the focal point here is that the Caliph Umar ibn Khattab (r.a) taught Muslims to respect and honor other places of worship. It serves as a beautiful reminder to all.
Written 25 April 2019
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Hint of Pepper
Nuneaton, UK2,738 contributions
Treaty of Umar
Feb 2019 • Friends
A hugely significant site. When the caliph Umar RA entered Jerusalem with his servant only, he prayed in the spot next to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Why? He said future generations will turn his place of prayer into a mosque. He was correct and hence this mosque stands today next to the Church. He could have set a very negative precedent as many rulers have done throughout history to the modern day but this was not what he did.

The Mosque itself is a simple, clean and tidy mosque.

His history should serve as a reminder to our generation.
Written 10 March 2019
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beheaded c
Brisbane, Australia1,426 contributions
A permanent reminder of the Islamic presence in Jerusalem
Apr 2018 • Couples
When Caliph Umar invaded Jerusalem circa 638 AD it was the Christian Bishop Sophronous who met Umar at the gates of Jerusalem. As the Christian Bishop of Jerusalem, Sophronous hoped to secure safety for the citizens of Jerusalem. Umar threw Sophronous into prison where he died about a year later. History records the words of Sophronous who described the burning of churches, the killing of priests and the rape of nuns as well as the burning of crops as the Islamic armies conquered. So it was for the first Islam and Christian interfaith meeting in Jerusalem. When Israel gave up control of Bethlehem after the Oslo agreement, the Christian population was reduced from 85% to about 15% today as the Pact of Umar reduced Christians to second class citizens.
Written 21 April 2018
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airport2015
Tel Aviv District, Israel973 contributions
OMAR MOSQUE
Dec 2017 • Family
A Mosque on the southern main entrance of the last station of Via Dolorosa,THE MOSQUE WAS BUILT 1193 ON THE PLACE were Omar El Hatib prayed refusing to pray i in the nearby Church of Sepulchre Please note that this is the Omar Mosque and not the Golden Dome
Written 23 December 2017
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,46,639 contributions
Nothing much to see
Dec 2017 • Solo
The significance of the mosque is that it's the spot where the Rashidun Caliph Omar supposedly prayed after conquering Jerusalem. It's fairly simple mosque. The only reason to visit is it's proximity to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Written 9 December 2017
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youke_worldwide
Singapore4,792 contributions
Impressive architecture
May 2017 • Couples
After we walked all over old Jerusalem, this tower just stands out. This is just before the church of the holy scepter. The tower is very impressive as are the intricate gate
Written 15 May 2017
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Barbara A
Milwaukee, WI1,968 contributions
Small, plain but significant mosque
Mar 2017 • Solo
I stopped here to pray and found it nothing like the larger fancier mosques. It was quite plain and ordinary inside. It is not open for tourists, just for Muslims. Named after caliph Omar who prayed outside the Church of the holy sepulchre, this mosque was later built to commemorate his prayers in Jerusalem.
Written 24 March 2017
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Norman R
Cardiff, UK82 contributions
Mosque of Omar
Feb 2017 • Friends
Worth a look if you are in Jerusalem. It will not take up too much of your time. An interesting building to see. Well preserved Stone tower/minaret considering its age.
Written 16 February 2017
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