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  • The Temple Mount (Hebrew: Har haBayit) or Noble Sanctuary (Arabic: Haram esh-Sharif) is an elevated plateau in the Old City of Jerusalem rich with history and religious importance, sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians. Originally, it was the site of the great Temple of Jerusalem, the holiest place in Judaism. For Muslims, it is the site of the Prophet Muhammad's journey to heaven described in the Qur'an. Finally, Christians revere it as a place frequently visited by Jesus and some believe it will play a major role in end-time events.