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Al Aqsa's place in Islam

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Submitted by Julian (Canada), Jun 26, 2006 at 10:30

It is not until the penultimate paragraph in an article on the separation of men and women in mosques that the New York Times tells us, parenthetically, that the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is one of "Islam's three holiest". It is the first one of the three mentioned and the only one identified by name. The others are, we are informed, "those in Mecca and Medina". (Sunday, 25 June 06. The article is by Neil MacFarquhar,)

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