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Dome of the Rock

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

The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: مسجد قبة الصخرة, transliteration: Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah) is one of two buildings used for Islamic prayers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem.

Al Aqsa is a historic religious site, which many Israelis and Christians Zionists believe is the location of the Temple Mount.

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 one of the holiest places on Earth.

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  1. "Dome of the Rock". Encarta. MSN Encarta. Archived from the original on 2008-06-15. Retrieved 2008-07-02.