Located in thenortherngalleryabout 120 m from Bab Al Asbat.
LandmarkLocationrelativetoDome of therock:
At thenorth of Dome of theRock.
-Renewedthe Gate in 617 AH_1220 AD in thedays of theAyyubids. -Renewed at thedays of Ottomans in 989 AH-1581 AD. -Renewedby Hassan Agha in 1231 AH-1816 AD.
Reason of the name:
Namedforthememory of the verse (.. And enterthe Gate prostrateand say a plan toforgiveyouyoursinsandwewill
Does not knownwhobuild it.
Details of theshape:
-This Gate is a simplebuilding, texturedworkmanship, rectangularentrance, andoverhead set of tiesThestone, onceusedtohangtheLamps.
-Feelthe Gate verse inside themosquedescendsstairsandlimitstotherightandnorth of thetwoareastheyhavenichestoprayandtogetout of the Gate mustclimbseveraldegrees; the verse is subjecttobowing, andthenPrayerneedtwokneeling at thecombatants on top of themastaba.
Additional Information aboutthelandmark:
-Accordingtothebook of theHoly Jerusalem totheliving Al-Danif, theentrancetothemosque in theperiodtheOttomanwasacrossthe Gate of Hetta.
-TheAyyubidrenewalshowstheiruse of someCrusaderstoneswithstoneseals In Latin.
-Hetta Gate opensto an ArabIslamicneighborhood in Jerusalem called ” al Harat Al Sa’adia” which is one of threedorsonlythe Al-Aqsa Mosque allowstheoccupierstoopentheprayers of Al Maghreb, Al Eshaaand Al Fajer, unlikethe rest of the Gates areclosedduringtheseprayers.
-Constantattacksbytheoccupiers, mostnotablypreventingworshipersfrompassingthrough it, especiallywhentheIsraelioccupationforcespreventtheentry of thoseundertheage of 40 yearstothe Aqsa. It is theonly Gate openduringFajrprayerfromthenorthside, andwheresuch a ban is in forceStartingfromthe time of theFajrprayer, largenumbers of Israelisoldiersarestationed at it tocarryout an orderprevention, therearemanyclasheswithdozens of youngworshipersbannedfromenteringthe Al AQSA.
An Overview of theLandmark:
Hitta Gate is located in theNortherngallery, about 120 metersawayfrom Al-Asbat Gate, north of theDome of theRock. Its name has comefromtheholy verse (58) of Surat Al-Baqara: “andenterthegatebowinghumblyand say: ‘relieve us of ourburdens’ (Hettatun). Wewill [then] forgiveyoursinsforyou, andWewillincreasethedoers of good [in goodnessandreward]”. From inside themosque, therearestairs. It is surrounded, fromtherightand lift sides, withtwoterracesthatincludenichesforpraying. Togooutfromthegate, manystairsneedto be climbed; which is a manifestation of the verse thatincludeshumbleness, andthenperforming a two-Rak’aprayerneartheniches. It is simple, well-built, with a rectangularentrance. It’stoppedby a set of stonehangers, thatwerepreviouslyusedtohanglamps.
Thegatewasrestored in 1220 (617 A.H.), duringtheAyyubid time. ItappearsthattheyusedsomeCrusadestonesthat has theseals of somestonecutters. Then, it wasrestoredduringtheOttomanera, in 1581 (989 A.H.). finally, it wasrestoredby Hasan Agha in 1816 (1231 A.H.)
Accordingto “Manasik Al-Quds Ash-Shareef” bookfor Yahya Ad-danaf, in theOttomanera, peopleusedtoenter Al-Aqsa Mosque throughHitta Gate.
Thisgateopensto As-Sa’diyaQuarter, which is an ArabIslamicquarter in Jerusalem. It’sone of onlythreegates of Al-Aqsa Mosque thattheoccupiersallowto be openedfor Al-Maghrib, Al-I’sha’a, and Al-Fajrprayers. Unliketheothergatesthatareclosedduringtheseprayers.
Thisgate is frequentlysubjecttotheoccupation’sattacks. Some of themostprominentforms of aggression is thattheypreventworshippersfrompassingthrough it, especiallywhentheoccupation’sforcesdeclarethatnooneundertheage of shallenterthemosque. Since it’stheonlyopengateduring Al-Fajrprayer on thenorthernside, andsothepreventiontakeseffectstarting Al-Fajr time, enormousnumbers of thesoldiersarestationed in front of it, toimplementthepreventionorder. Therefore, a lot of clashesbetweenthesoldiersandtens of youngworshipperswhoarepreventedfromentering Al-Aqsa mosque.