Dome of the Rock

Islamic sanctuary in Jerusalem

The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: مسجد قبة الصخرة, transliteration: Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah) is an Islamic mosque building in East Jerusalem.

Dome of the Rock as viewed from Mount Scopus and showing the walls of the Old City.
Dome of the rock interior vector

It was built from 691 from 692 by Caliph Abd al-Malik. It is built on the spot where the Jewish Temple is believed to have been, and where Muslims believe Muhammad went up to heaven.[1] The rock on which the building stands is believed by Jews, Christians, and Muslims to be the holiest place on Earth.


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