Capitalizing Jerusalem - Mu'awiya's Urban Vision 638-680 - Beatrice St. Laurent

Capitalizing Jerusalem - Mu'awiya's Urban Vision 638-680 - Beatrice St. Laurent

'Stabilizing the Stables’: The Mosque of Mu’awiya

Capitalizing Jerusalem - Mu'awiya's Urban Vision 638-680 - Beatrice St. Laurent

Beatrice St. Laurent [+-]
Bridgewater State University
Beatrice St. Laurent is Professor of Art History at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts.
Isam Awwad [+-]
Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem
Isam Awwad is Associate Fellow, W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, and was Chief Architect and Conservator of the Haram al-Sharif, Jerusalem, from 1972 to 2004.

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Chapter 6 documents Mu’awiya’s mosque and locates it in what was considered Solomon’s Stables (today Marwani Musalla). This mosque is that described by most scholars as the first mosque of Jerusalem and should be dated between 638-660 known to have been the site of his investiture as Amir al-Mu’minin or Commander of the Faithful (Caliph). It was also supposed in previous scholarship that that mosque did not survive. There is today sufficient evidence to corroborate the claim of the mosque’s location in the ‘Stables.’ One major consequence of the mosque’s survival is that it displaces the Dome of the Rock as the oldest surviving Islamic monument.

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St. Laurent, Beatrice; Awwad, Isam. 'Stabilizing the Stables’: The Mosque of Mu’awiya. Capitalizing Jerusalem - Mu'awiya's Urban Vision 638-680. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Nov 2021. ISBN 9781781797709. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=35915. Date accessed: 16 Dec 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.35915. Nov 2021

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