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Not built before 638 AD

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in response to reader comment: Al Aqsa Mosque is mentioned in Quran

Submitted by Devasahayam (United States), May 20, 2008 at 18:49

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Aqsa_Mosque

This building was actually given the name by al-Walid (709-715 AD); if Quran was revealed to Mohammed (who had been "pushing up weeds" for over 70 years by then), it cannot be the same.

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