Buraq Wall

The southwestern section of Masjid al Aqsa’s wall – 50m in length and 20m in height. It is an integral part of Masjid al Aqsa, contrary to erroneous Jewish claims that it is the “Wailing” or “Western” wall, or Kotel, representing the only standing remnant of the Herodian Temple. According to Islamic tradition, this is called the Al Buraq wall, as it was in this vicinity that the Messenger of Allah SAW tied the Buraq, the celestial creature which was his conveyance during the Isra and Mi’raj. Sayyidina Anas RA relates: The Messenger of Allah SAW said, “I was brought the Buraq. I took it up to Jerusalem. There, I fastened it to the ring to which Prophets fasten animals. Later, I entered the Masjid and performed prayers…Then I was taken to the heavens” (Sahih Muslim)