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.
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. The rock on which the building stands is believed by Jews, Christians, and Muslims to be the holiest place on Earth.
- ↑ "Dome of the Rock". Encarta. MSN Encarta. Archived from the original on 2008-06-15. Retrieved 2008-07-02.