Dome of Moses

Dome of Moses

The Dome of Moses with the Gate of the Chain minaret in the background

The Dome of Moses is an Ayyubi era dome is located in the middle of the Moses Platform in the western courtyard of Al-Aqsa Mosque. It was built by King Najm Ad- Din bin Al-Kamel in 1249-1250 CE (647 AH) as a place of worship and a sanctuary for clergymen and Imams.

  • Some historians say that it was named Dome of Moses in tribute to the prophet Moses (upon him be peace), others say it was named after a Sheikh who used to lead prayers in it.
  • The dome is also known as the ‘Dome of the Tree’ because of its close location to a huge palm tree in the past.

References: A guide to al-Aqsa mosque – PASSIA

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