Mosque of Omar, Bethlehem
Visit Mosque of Omar and learn about the tolerance and coexistence of the people of two religions. The site commemorates the second Rashidun Muslim Caliph Omar ibn al-Khattab, who he issued a law in 637 CE to protect the Christians and clergy of Jerusalem after conquering the city. The mosque dates from 1860, built where the caliph used to pray after the death of the prophet Muhammad. See the religious building made with the help of the Greek Orthodox Church, and hear the story of how the Muslims and Christians of the city shared the olive oil used for light before there were lightbulbs. To visit Mosque of Omar and other attractions in Bethlehem, use our Bethlehem day trip planning app .
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C'était l'heure de la prière lorsque nous sommes arrivés à Nazareth. Bienvenu en Palestine. Belle bâtisse sur la place centrale. more »It was the hour of prayer when we arrived in Nazareth. Welcome to Palestine. Beautiful building on the central square.
Cette mosquée est très belle de l'extérieur. nous sommes passée durant l'appel à la prière que nous entendions du mur de séparation déjà. C'est beau de voir que toutes les religions peuvent coexister ... more »This mosque is very beautiful from the outside. We passed during the call to prayer that we heard from the wall of separation already. It is beautiful to see that all religions can coexist without animosity simply in respect of everyone.
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