Item 254183. NOTICE ILLUSTRÉE SUR AL-HARAM AL-SHARIF JERUSALEM.
Item 254183. NOTICE ILLUSTRÉE SUR AL-HARAM AL-SHARIF JERUSALEM.
Item 254183. NOTICE ILLUSTRÉE SUR AL-HARAM AL-SHARIF JERUSALEM.

NOTICE ILLUSTRÉE SUR AL-HARAM AL-SHARIF JERUSALEM.

Jerusalem, Supreme Muslim Council (SMC), 1927. Item #42143

2nd printing (first is 1924). Original Green publisher’s wrappers, 8vo, 16 pages with 7 photo plates. In French with some English on title page. Visitor's guide to Al-Haram Al-Sharif. This guide to the structures that comprise the al-Haram al-Sharif, the Temple Mount, is of course written from a religious Moslem perspective. Interestingly, despite this fact, it specifically defines the Haram Al-Sharif as the historical location of the Jewish Great Temple. On page 2/3, it is stated that "This site is one of the oldest in the world. Its sanctity dates from the earliest (perhaps from pre-historic) times. Its identity with the site of Solomon's Temple is beyond dispute. This, too, is the spot, according to universal belief, on which David ‘built there an altar unto the Lord and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings' [2 Samuel, 24:25]."Hence the Supreme Muslim Council (headed by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini) here officially records the historic Jewish connection to the Temple Mount.A visitor's guide to the Temple Mount, a descriptive guide to the buildings and structures on the Temple Mount, as well as their history and significance. With seven photographs: a panoramic view of the Temple Mount; Sabil Qaitbay (Fountain of Qayt Bay); Minbar al-Sayf (the Summer Pulpit); the Dome of the Rock; the Foundation Stone ("The Rock"); and the Al Aqsa Mosque (views of the exterior and interior). The guide begins with a statement declaring that on account of the sacredness of the entire site to Muslims, visitors are requested to refrain from smoking and from bringing dogs into the compound.This guide was published on behalf of the Supreme Muslim Council (SMC) which represented the religious interests of the Arab population in Palestine in the years of the British Mandate. The Council was established in 1922 and was entrusted with the management of the properties of the Waqf (the Muslim Trust) – including the Temple Mount – and with the administration of the Muslim judicial system. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, was elected president of the SMC.This guide was simultaneously printed in English. (above quote is taken here from the English edition). SUBJECT(S): Masjid al-Aqs?a´ (Jerusalem). OCLC: 79356047. OCLC lists only 2 copies of this rare 1927 2nd printing. Two neat hole-punches to outer margin (as often found, thus probably as issued). Upper corner of rear cover with portions of Supreme Muslim Council stamp detached at preferation, as all copies, (for purposes of the Council’s internal accounting). Very Good Condition (zion2-4-2).

Price: $135.00

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