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A platform is a flat space made of stone that is elevated from Al-Aqsa’s surface, it is usually connected to a few steps and has a niche carved in it pointing towards the Qibla. There are 26 platforms in Al-Aqsa Mosque; in the past these platforms were allocated for prayers, and scholarly and preaching circles. They continue to serve the same function today. Out of the 26 platforms only two were built recently while the rest pertain to the various historic Islamic eras.

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