The Dome of Sulaiman is a structure located in the northern part of Masjid al-Aqsa. It was originally built during the Ummayyad era.
- It was rebuilt and renovated during the Ayyubi era. It is similar in characteristics to the Dome of Ascension.
- Some people say it was named in tribute to Prophet Sulaiman (عليه السلام), while others believe it was named after it’s original founder, the Ummayyad Caliph Sulaiman bin Abdul Malik.
- The dome is octagonal and based on 24 marble columns. A small rock is displayed inside, believed to be a piece taken from the Rock of Ascension, which is why it was protected by an iron fence in the past.
- Today the building is used as headquarters for female preachers in the Jerusalem Waqf Directorate.
References: A guide to al-Aqsa mosque – PASSIA