The mosque resides on an artificial platform that is supported by arches constructed by Herod's engineers.

Wooden beams was used in the construction of Al Aqsa Mosque. 

Wooden beams and panels removed from the mosque during renovations in the 1930s.

The current construction of the al-Aqsa Mosque is dated to the early Umayyad period of rule in Palestine.

 In 713–14, a series of earthquakes destroy Jerusalem, which was subsequently rebuilt during al-Walid's rule

In order to finance its reconstruction, al-Walid had gold from the Dome of the Rock minted to use as money to purchase the material

Al-Aqsa Mosque is characteristic of early Islamic architecture.

In 1969, the dome was reconstructed in concrete and covered with anodized aluminium.

The mosque's interior is supported by 45 columns, 33 of which are white marble and 12 of stone.