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Jerusalem under the Islamic Rule


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Jerusalem under the Islamic Rule

  1. 1. Jerusalem under the Islamic RuleVisit 
  2. 2. Jerusalem under the Islamic Rule This article discusses Jerusalem under the Islamic Rule. The history of Jerusalem is special as well as fascinating for many reasons. It is the focal point of the three monotheist religions of the world - Judaism, Christianity and Islam and is known to be one of the oldest cities.Visit 
  3. 3. Jerusalem under the Islamic Rule When the Roman Empire, to which Jerusalem belonged, came under the rule of Emperor Constantine I (b. 272 CE – d. 337 CE), Jerusalem started to turn more “Christian”. Churches started to sprout in Jerusalem to give credence to the life of Jesus who once walked through Jerusalem.Visit 
  4. 4. Jerusalem under the Islamic Rule The Islamic rule began with the conquest of Jerusalem by Umar Khattab’s forces. Later, under the rule of Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (b. 646 CE – d. 705 CE), the Dome of the Rock was built in 688 CE.Visit 
  5. 5. Jerusalem under the Islamic Rule According to Islamic beliefs, Al-Aqsa mosque was built very early in history. Although Al-Aqsa mosque located in Jerusalem is considered as Islam’s third holiest site, Al-Aqsa mosque was the second house established on earth for the worship of One God.Visit 
  6. 6. Jerusalem under the Islamic Rule After the Crusades during the 11th century, the city of Jerusalem was captured by the Egyptian Mamluks in the middle of the 13th century. But in the year 1517 CE, Jerusalem was back under Islamic rule under the powerful hand of the Ottoman Empire.Visit 
  7. 7. Jerusalem under the Islamic Rule The British rule in Jerusalem lasted until 1948 when the city suffered the most devastating effects of war.Visit 
  8. 8. Jerusalem under the Islamic Rule Jerusalem, for the first time in history, was divided into two: the western half went to the newly created Jewish state of Israel while the eastern half was annexed to Muslim Jordan.Visit 
  9. 9. Visit To Get the “Jerusalem is OURs” - The Centuries Old Christian, Islamic, and Jewish struggle for the "Holy Lands" E-BOOKVisit 