Built in 691, it is the third holiest Muslim site, after Mecca and Medina. The dome surrounds the spot which Mohammad is said to have begun his mystical Night Journey into heaven.
The golden-domed Islamic mosque often associated with the skyline of Jerusalem. Built between 687 and 691 A.D. by Muslim leader Caliph Abd al-Malik. Christian and Jewish historians believe that the rock located at the center of the mosque is the top of Mt. Moriah, where Abraham was commanded to sacrifice his son Isaac, as well as the site where the Ark of the Covenant rested in the Holy of Holies for Solomon's Temple. Muslims believe that the prophet Muhammad and the angel Gabriel "ascended to heaven" to meet with God and Moses, this is known as the "Night Journey". Muslims point to this event in their claim that the Dome of the Rock is the third holiest site in Islam.
A mosque built in the 7th Century CE. Muslims believe that Muhammad went on a might journey that carried him from Mecca to the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Dome of the Rock is located in Jerusalem.
In Arabic the Qubat el-Sakhra, the mosque erected in the seventh century on the spot where Muhammed ascended to Heaven during his Night Journey to Jerusalem. The Rock also refers to the spot where Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac. Some believe the Dome is also built on the site of the Jewish Temple.
Name of the famous masjid in Jerusalem built around 691 C.E. by the Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik. The rock within the masjid structure is believed to be the point from which Muhammad was miraculously ascended to Heaven in 619 C.E.
The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: Ù…Ø³Ø¬Ø¯ Ù‚Ø¨Ø© Ø§Ù„ØµØ®Ø±Ø©, translit.: Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah, Hebrew: ×›×™×¤×ª ×”×¡×œ×¢, translit.: Kipat Hasela, Turkish: KubbetÃ¼s Sahra) is a notable Islamic shrine in what Muslims call the Noble Sanctuary (al-Haram al-Qudsi al-Sharif, Arabic: Ø§Ù„ØØ±Ù… Ø§Ù„Ù‚Ø¯Ø³ÙŠ Ø§Ù„Ø´Ø±ÙŠÙ) — which Jews and Christians call Har ha-Bayit (Hebrew: ×”×¨ ×”×‘×™×ª) or the Temple Mount — it remains one of the best known landmarks of Jerusalem. It was built between 687 and 691 by the 9th Caliph, Abd al-Malik. For centuries, European travelers have called it the Mosque of UmarThe Gallic bishop Arculf who visited Jerusalem in 670 A.D. describes the new mosque that was founded right after the capture of Jerusalem by Umar as a rectangular wooden structure, built over ruins and capable of accommodating 3000 worshipers.