‘Journal of Islamicjerusalem Studies’ (JIJS) is a distinctive and unique journal in the field.   It is the first and the only refereed scholarly journal that is dedicated to the academic study of Islamicjerusalem.



The Pulpit -Minbar- of Al-Aqsa Mosque (583 AH/1187 CE till 1389AH/1969 CE)

Poster of the Minbar of Nur al-Din Mahmud Zinki installed in al-Aqsa Mosque by Salah al-Din to mark the liberation of Islamic Jerusalem in the 12th Century.  This uniquely beautiful Minbar was destroyed in an arson attack on the 21st of August 1969.

A Photographic Poster with a caption in Arabic and English. 

The Islamic Assurance of Safety to the People of Aelia (Jerusalem)

Issued by the second Caliph 'Umar Ibn al-Khattab to the people of Aelia on his entry into Islamic Jerusalem 637AD/ 16AH.  It guaranteed safety for their lives and possessions; their churches and crosses; the sick and the healthy of the city; for the rest of its religious community. Their churches will not be inhabited nor destroyed....

A Calligraphic Poster in Arabic with a caption in English of the Full translation.

The First Islamic Endowment in Islam.

The prophet's Esteemed Grant to Tamim Ibn Aws al-Dari

This document was given by Prophet Muhammad to Tamim al-Dari and his brothers in the year 9AH (630 AD).  This is a copy of the definitive original document, written by the hand of the fourth Caliph Ali bin Abi Talib.

Granting them and their ancestors the city of Hebron -Al-Khalil- and the surrounding area.

A Calligraphic Poster in Arabic with a caption in English of the Full translation.

Al-Jami' Al-Aqsa

Poster of the large Congregation Mosque to the south of Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound. This is where the second Caliph ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab after taking over the city started the building of a Mosque. The basis of this Mosque was rebuilt by the Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan at around the same time as the building of the Dome of the Rock in al-Aqsa Mosque.

a Photographic Poster with a caption in Arabic and English.


The Academic dimension of Islamicjerusalem

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Author: Prof. Dr. Abd al-Fattah El-Awaisi

Publish: 2008 (First Edition)

Pages: 223

A new theory for the design and architectural planning of the Dome of the Rock

The book presents a new theory for the building of the Dome of the Rock by the Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan in the first Muslim century.

Author: Dr. Haithem F. Al-Ratrout

Publish: 2002 (First Edition)

Pages: 369 Pages

Geographical Dimensions of Islamicjerusalem

Islamicjerusalem has been at the heart of the Muslim religion from its early days. “The Geographical Dimensions of Islamicjerusalem” brings new dimensions and horizons to the relations between Islam and this Holy region. It delves into topics that have been overlooked in much of modern scholarship. It reinvestigates concepts and translates them into something that can be understood both physically and geographically. This work is an attempt to shed light on some of these concepts and the way they were perceived in early and later centuries. It lays the foundation and raises more questions for further scholarship.

Author: Dr. Khalid El-Awaisi

Publish: 2008 (First Edition)

Pages: 135

MAPPING ISLAMICJERUSALEM: A Rediscovery of Geographical Boundaries

This monograph investigates the existence of the region of Islamicjerusalem and its extents throughout Muslim centuries. The initial cause of the study is the neglect of the concept of the region that was once popular in the early Muslim periods and also the vanishing of knowledge on the extent of the region in later centuries. The monograph examines critically both direct and general accounts referring to a region for Islamicjerusalem from the early Muslim period.

Author: Dr. Khalid El-Awaisi

Publish: 2007 (First Edition)

Pages: 328


This major monograph has been prepared for readers, academic and non-academic, who are interested in understanding Islamicjerusalem and its new field of inquiry. It aims to identify the nature, identity, characters, and key features of Islamicjerusalem; and to provide a theoretical and conceptual framework for discussion of the role of Islamicjerusalem in historical and contemporary contexts.

Author: Prof. Dr. Abd al-Fattah El-Awaisi

Publish: 2007 (Third Edition)

Pages: 161


The aims of this book are to provide: i) a guide in Islamicjerusalem Studies, providing a detailed account of its postgraduate programme/courses and its contributions to knowledge; ii) an open and accessible introduction to the work the author has undertaken to institutionalise the field within Scottish higher education institutions; iii) a possible model for future developments, offered for those who wish to take this field forward and possibly offer it at their higher educational institutions, in particular in the Arab and Muslim worlds.

Author: Prof. Dr. Abd al-Fattah El-Awaisi

Publish: 2007 (First Edition)

Pages: 254

ISLAMIC JERUSALEM AND ITS CHRISTIANS: A History of Tolerance and Tensions

Islamic Jerusalem has a special place in the hearts of the three monotheistic religions. Throughout its history it has been the site of tolerance and tensions. Islamic Jerusalem and its Christians presents a critical look at historical events during the time of two key figures in the history of Islam: firstly Caliph 'Umar Ibn Al-Khattab, who played a critically important role in the birth and spread of Islam. Secondly Sultan Salah al-Din, the legendary 'Saladdin' of Western Crusader lore, whose peace negotiations with Richard the Lion-Heart, King of England Abu Munshar brings to life here.

Author: Dr. Maher Y. Abu-Munshar

Publish: 2007 (First Edition)

Pages: 264

The Architectural Development Of Al-Aqsa Mosque in The Early Islamic Period Sacred Architecture in the shape of the ‘Holy’

This monograph aims to introduce a definition of al-Aqsa Mosque and to understand its architectural development and evolution in the early Muslim Period within the Cultural Context of the Site. The book is an innovative and creative work on al-Aqsa which reveals a new dimension on early Muslim architecture.

Author: Dr. Haithem F. Al-Ratrout

Publish: 2004 (First Edition)

Pages: 678 Pages

The First Islamic Conquest of Aelia (IslamicJerusalem) A Critical Analytical Study of the Early Islamic Historical Narratives and Sources

This book is an attempt to find concrete explanations for the inaccuracies and contradictions in the early Islamic narratives and sources with regard to the first conquest of Aelia (Islamic Jerusalem). It examines the historical evidence of the first Islamic conquest of Aelia by critically analysing the early historical narratives and sources as well as examining the historical background of some important narrators who related these accounts.

Author: Dr. Othman Ismael Al-Tel

Publish: 2002 (First Edition)

Pages: 321 Pages

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Al-Buraq Wall: The Western Wall of al-Aqsa - Report of the International Commission Appointed by the British Government in 1930

This new publication of a document of great historical importance is in Arabic and English.  The Commission stated in the Conclusion of its findings that "To the Moslems belong the sole ownership of, and the sole proprietary right to, the Western Wall, seeing that it forms an integral part of al-Haram al-Sherif area, which is a Waqf property. To the Moslems there also belongs the ownership of the Pavement in front of the Wall and the adjacent so-called Moghrabi (Moroccan) Quarter opposite the Wall, in as much as the last-mentioned property was made Waqf under Moslem Sharia Law, it being dedicated to charitable purposes".

Author: Historical Document

Publish: 1999 (First Edition)

Pages: 251 Pages


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