Dome of the Rock

Islamic sanctuary in Jerusalem
Dome of the Rock as viewed from Mount Scopus and showing the walls of the Old City.

The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: مسجد قبة الصخرة‎, transliteration: Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah) is a Islamic shrine in Jerusalem. It is on the Temple Mount in 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 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 to be the holiest place on Earth


  1. "Dome of the Rock". Encarta. MSN Encarta. Retrieved 2008-07-02.