Al Fakhrya Corner Abu Su’ood
LandmarkLocation: Thewest of A-Mgharbamosque, in thesouthwestside of Al-Aqsa mosque.
LandmarkLocationrelativetoDome of therock: Thesouthwest of thedome (Al-Qubba).
In themamlukera, in the time of Sultan Mohammed bin Qalawoon.
Reason of the name:
-It is nearto Al-Fakhryaminaret. -Itwascalled Abu Su’oodcornerNamedaftertheJerusalemitefamilywhoserved AL-Aqsa mosque, andlived in there.
Builder Name: Themamluks -with an orderfromFakher Al-Din mohammed.
Details of theshape:
-Theroom has a niche; mihrab, that has stones, like a royalstyle.
-OrderedbyJudgeFakher AL-din Muhammadtobuild it – duringtheMamlukeraduringthereign of Sultan Muhammad bin Qalawun of Mamluk. West of theIslamicMuseumanditsoriginaldoorclosetotheentrance of thefather of Al-Mgharbah, leavingonly a celestialcourtyardwithremnants of theruins of thebuildings of Al-Aqsa Mosque and a largeroomused as an officeforthestaff of theIslamicMuseum. In 1969, theZionistentitydemolishedmost of itsbuildings, includingwhat’s in theMoroccanneighborhood.
An Overview of theLandmark:
TheFakhriyyacornerwasnamedafteritslocationneartheFakhriyyaMinaret. Also, it wascalledtheCorner of Abu As-Su’od, aftertheJerusalemitefamilythatresided in it. Thiscorner is locatedsouthwest of Al-Aqsa Mosque, near Al-Magharibah Gate. It has a colorednichewith a Mamlukstyle. Itwasbuiltupontheorders of JudgeFakhr Ad-Din Mohammed bin Fadlullah, duringthe time of Mohammed bin Qalawoun. itusedtostretchovertheareathatreaches Al-MagharibahQuarter, but it wasdemolishedbytheoccupyingZionistEntity in 1969. Whatwasleftwasonly a courtthat has remnants of buildingsthatwereoncethere in Al-Aqsa Mosque.