As a result of the Prophet's wishes it became a tradition for Muslim pilgrims to visit Jerusalem after the yearly Hajj
in order that they might receive additional blessings (Baraka
). Of course such sanctity ensured that Jerusalem received the care and attention from many Muslim benefactors over the centuries. Caliphs, sultans and amir
s contributed to the well-being of the city and endowed many charitable foundations in the hopes of rewards and forgiveness in the afterlife.