Dome of al-Khidr

Al-Khidrs Dome

The Dome of al-Khidr as viewed from the Dome of the Rock platform

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

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