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Any place of worship is called a mosque.

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Submitted by Issam (Canada), Sep 15, 2007 at 05:12

I already explained in previous replies the evidences of the Aqsa Mosque being in Jerusalem.

The current Aqsa Mosque was built upon the site that Prophet Muhammed prayed on. A Mosque, in the classical sense, need not be a building, like we see today. Any place of prostration can be called a mosque. This is mentioned several times in the Quran. Caliph Omar identified the site and ordered the building of the Aqsa mosque. This is in addition to numerous Hadiths of the Prophet that tell us that the Aqsa Mosque is in Jerusalem.

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