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The third holiest site in Islam
During the time Jerusalem was in Crusader hands, the mosque was used as a royal palace and commonly known as Solomon's Temple, despite not being the real one. In 1119, it was transformed into a headquarters for a newly established Crusader order founded by its Grand Master Hugues de Payens, whose name derived from that location: Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, or shortly known as the Knights Templar.
- Aqsa is Arabic word meaning "remote, (very) far, distant"; Al-Aqsa is traditionally translated as "the farthest".