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Jerusalem's Grand Mufti's calls for faithful and return to pray at al-Aqsa - i24NEWS

Muslim worshippers flocked back to the Temple Mount/Haram Al-Sharif on Thursday after the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Muhammad Ahmad Hussein called for the faithful to return to pray at al-Aqsa mosque, in the wake of clashes and protests at the Temple ...

Timeline of Temple Mount terror and tensions - The Jerusalem Post

Kingdom of Jordan government spokesman Mohammed Momani issues statement, “Israel must reopen al-Aksa mosque and the Haram al-Sharif immediately.” 2 p.m. Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Muhammad Ahmad Hussein briefly detained by Israel while ...

Egypt's Foreign Ministry concerned as tension rises in Jerusalem - Egypt Independent

Egypt has predicted dangerous consequences of the ongoing security escalation at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque, which has resulted in grave injuries and endangerment to the Grand Mufti, Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein. Tension has mounted around ...

Grand Mufti of Jerusalem freed from Israeli custody - The New Arab

In a brief telephone conversation, the grand mufti of Jerusalem Mohammed Ahmad Hussein confirmed he had been released, but provided no other details. His son said he was released without charge after being questioned over his call for Muslims to come ...

Israeli forces detain Jerusalem's top Muslim cleric after attack: son - Arab News

The grand mufti of Jerusalem Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, the city's highest Islamic authority, had earlier gathered in the Old City with others and condemned the closure of the Al-Aqsa mosque for prayers after the attack. Israeli police said they had no ...

Israeli policemen shot dead near Al-Aqsa mosque - eNCA

The grand mufti of Jerusalem Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, the city's highest Islamic authority, condemned the closure of the mosque compound for prayers. "I have very little information about it, but it doesn't mean you should close the mosque for prayers ...

Israel frees Jerusalem grand mufti after brief detainment in wake of attack - The Times of Israel

Hussein called on Muslim masses to flood to the holy site, and condemned what he called Friday's Israeli “aggression” there, Army Radio reported — a presumed reference to the closure of the site and/or to Israeli forces' shooting of the assailants.

Al Aqsa Mufti: US Embassy Jerusalem Move An 'Assault' on Muslims - Breitbart News

Jerusalem's Grand Mufti (pictured) Muhammad Ahmad Hussein on Friday claimed that President-elect Donald Trump's reported plans to relocated the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem represented an “assault” on Muslims worldwide. Hussein, who preaches ...

Palestinian grand mufti claims 'every centimeter' of Jerusalem is Islamic - World Jewish Congress

Since 2006 the post has been held by Muhammad Hussein. Meanwhile, in a taped address played at a separate ceremony in the Gaza Strip, the exiled Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal said that the Palestinians embrace the Koran and jihad (holy war): "The ...

Palestine's Grand Mufti arrives in Islamabad - Daily Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Grand Mufti of Palestine Muhammad Ahmed Hussein arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday. During his stay, he will hold meetings with politicians, parliamentarians, religious scholars and other prominent figures of other segments of ...

Jerusalem mufti: Temple Mount never housed Jewish Temple - The Times of Israel

Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein said in an Arabic interview with Israel's Channel 2 that the site, considered the third holiest in Islam and the holiest to Jews, was a mosque “3,000 years ago, and 30,000 years ago” and has been “since the creation of the ...

Grand mufti: There was never a Jewish Temple on Temple Mount - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Strong criticism was leveled on Monday at Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, who claimed on Sunday that a Jewish Temple never existed on the Temple Mount. Asked in a interview with Channel 2 if he accepts that the Jewish ...

Jerusalem Grand Muft Denies Jewish History of Temple Mount - Forward

There has been a mosque on the site “since the creation of the world,” Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, who is in charge of the holy Muslim Al-Aksa Mosque, said Sunday evening in an interview in Arabic with Israel's Channel 2. The mosque was built in ...

Leading Palestinian religious leader Grand Mufti of Jerusalem arrested for 'encouraging religious disturbances' - The Independent

The Palestinians' leading religious figure, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammed Ahmad Hussein, was today arrested by Israeli police who accused him of encouraging recent disturbances at religious sites in the city. Mr Ahmad Hussein, who was ...

Israel detains Grand Mufti of Jerusalem - Aljazeera.com

Mohammed Ahmad Hussein, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, was taken from his home by detectives and was being questioned at a police station "on suspicion of involvement in a disturbance that took place yesterday [Tuesday] on Temple Mount," police ...

Jerusalem's grand mufti: Israel wrong to block Al-Aqsa Mosque - Christian Science Monitor

Jerusalem — As grand mufti of Jerusalem and orator of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Mohammed Ahmad Hussein has the power to sway millions of Muslims. But in his three years since being appointed mufti – a title that dates to the British Mandate and ...

Muhammad Ahmad Hussein has been the current Grand Mufti of Jerusalem since July 2006, when he was appointed by Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian National Authority. Hussein replaced Ekrima Sa'id Sabri, who was reportedly fired by Abbas for his growing popularity and open expression of highly contentious political views.

Grand Mufti Muhammad Ahmad Hussein in a meeting with Austrian foreign minister Sebastian Kurz

Muhammad Ahmad Hussein has been the current Grand Mufti of Jerusalem since July 2006, when he was appointed by Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian National Authority. Hussein replaced Ekrima Sa'id Sabri, who was reportedly fired by Abbas for his growing popularity and open expression of highly contentious political views.

Prior to becoming Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hussein was the manager and imam of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. He was reportedly chosen for the position by Abbas because unlike his predecessor, he was expected to avoid controversy and self-aggrandizement.