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Al-Aqsa Mosque (Arabicٱلْـمَـسْـجِـد الْاَقْـصَى‎, translit. Al-Masjid al-AqṣāIPA: [ʔælˈmæsdʒɪd ælˈʔɑqsˤɑ] (About this sound listen), “the Farthest Mosque”) is the third holiest site in Islam and is located in the Old City of JerusalemMuslims believe that Muhammad was transported from the Sacred Mosque in Mecca to al-Aqsa during the Night JourneyIslamic traditionholds that Muhammad led prayers towards this site until the 17th month after his migration from Mecca to Medina, when Allāh (Arabicالله‎, God) directed him to turn towards the Kaaba in Mecca