Dome of the Rock


Dome of the Rock
Islam.
a shrine in Jerusalem at the site from which Muhammad ascended through the seven heavens to the throne of God: built on the site of the Jewish Temple. Cf. Isra', Mi'raj.

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an Islamic shrine in Jerusalem, for Muslims the third most holy place after Mecca and Medina. It surrounds the sacred rock on which, according to tradition, Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac and from which the prophet Muhammad made his miraculous night ascent into heaven (the Night Journey)

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  • Dome of the Rock — Not to be confused with Al Aqsa Mosque or Mosque of Omar (Jerusalem). The Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount …   Wikipedia

  • Dome of the Rock — Islam. a shrine in Jerusalem at the site from which Muhammad ascended through the seven heavens to the throne of God: built on the site of the Jewish Temple. Cf. Isra , Mi raj. * * * or Mosque of Omar Oldest existing Islamic monument. It is… …   Universalium

  • DOME OF THE ROCK —    the site of a beautiful MOSQUE which is one of the HOLIEST sites in ISLAM due to its association with ABRAHAM and JESUS. It is located within the site of the JEWISH TEMPLE and is thus a source of friction between MUSLIMS and JEWS …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Dome of the Rock — Muslim mosque in Jerusalem famous for its large golden dome …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Dome of the Rock —    See Abd al Malik; Jerusalem …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Dome of the Chain — The Dome of the Chain is located in front of the entrance to the Dome of the Rock Dome of the Chain (Arabic: قبة السلسلة‎, Qubbat al Silsila) is a free standing dome located adjacently east of the Dome of the Rock in the Old City of Jerusalem.… …   Wikipedia

  • Dome of the Prophet — The Dome of the Prophet (Arabic: فبة النبي‎) also known as the Dome of Gabriel (Qubbat Jibril) is a free standing dome in the northern Temple Mount (Haram ash Sharif) in Jerusalem that serves as a symbolic monument rather than a religious… …   Wikipedia

  • Dome of the Ascension — The Dome of the Ascension (Arabic: قبة المعراج‎, transliteration: Qubbat al Miraj) is a free standing dome that commemorates the Islamic prophet Muhammad s ascension to heaven. It is located just north the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in… …   Wikipedia

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