The Dome of al-Khidr is a small hexagonal dome built in the 16th Century CE (10th century AH) on the far north-western corner of the Dome of the Rock Plateau.
- This structure marks the spot where some Muslims believe a righteous man, Al-Khidr (upon him be peace), used to pray to Allah. He is mentioned in verses 65-82 of chapter 18 (surah ‘Al-Kahf’) of the Qu’ran.
- However, it should be noted that there are no authentic sources to back the above claim. And Allah (ﷻ) knows best.
- The dome is based on six marble columns and includes a niche built with red stone inside.
References: A guide to al-Aqsa mosque – PASSIA