Dome of the Lovers of the Prophet

Dome of the Lovers of the Prophet

The Dome of the Lovers of the Prophet from outside

The Dome of the Lovers of the Prophet is a square building situated towards the northern side of Masjid al-Aqsa. It was a place where sufi sheikhs would gather for the zikr of Allah.

  • This dome structure was built by the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II in 1808 CE (1223 AH). It is close to the Bab al-Atim (Gate of Darkness).
  • The building is based on four stone pillars built over a platform that is half a meter higher than the rest of al-Aqsa’s grounds. 
Mihrab in the Lovers of the Prophet Dome

Mihrab in the Lovers of the Prophet Dome


References: A guide to al-Aqsa mosque – PASSIA

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