Media playback is unsupported on your device

Why Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque is so holy

14 April 2014 Last updated at 12:52 BST

As the Christian festival of Easter and Jewish holiday of Passover converge, a surge in pilgrims is expected in Jerusalem, home to sites revered by the three major monotheistic faiths.

Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib al-Tamimi explains the importance of the city's al-Aqsa mosque to Islam, as well as the neighbouring Dome of the Rock, a major holy place to all three religions.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.