The Shrine of the Forty
Reason of the name:
People named it sobecausetheybelieveit’stheburialplace of fortyrighteous men.
– Details of theshape:
-A wideroomwith twoentrances inside Al_Qiblicomplexand an entrancethroughOmarmosque. It is 8 meters long, 8 meters highand 5 meters wide.
-Theoldchapel of al-Aqsa Mosque is locatedundertheground of thisplace, and it is a largeopenarea. Betweenthree of itswalls is an ancientQur’anicnumberthatneedsrestoration.
-TheShrine of theForty is namedsobecausepeoplebelieveit’stheburialplace of fortyrighteous men orprophets, andthis is unacceptable, since theground of thisplace is manmade, andbeneath it is a largeopenarea, thearea of theold Aqsa Mosque, in-betweenitsthreewalls is an ancientQur’anicnumberthatneedsrestoration.
An Overview of theLandmark:
Thisplace is located on theeasternside of AL-QibliPrayerHalltothesouth of Zekaya mihrab. Itwasnamed “Al-Nazer Shrine” bytheJerusalemitehistorianMujair al-Din. Theplace is 5 meterswide, 8 meters long, and 8 meters high.
It is likelythattheroomwasaddedduringtheCrusaderoccupationtothemosque, thentheAyyubidsadded a friezearoundthewalls of theroom, showingtheverses: “andtodestroywhatthey had takenoverwith [total] destruction”, from Surat Al-Isra’a, in thebeautifulNaskhscript. Thisroom is freefromtheniches.