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Dome of the Prophet

Dome of the Prophet
Dome of the Prophet

The Dome of the Prophet is an octagonal dome structure located northwest of the Dome of the Rock. It is commonly believed to mark the spot from where the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) led all the prophets in prayer during the night of Isra’ and Me’raj.

  • In 1538 AD (945 AH), Mohammad Bek, the governor of Gaza and Jerusalem during the Ottoman Sultan Sulayman the Magnificent’s reign had a prayer niche built in this location.
  • ”The Ottoman Sultan Abdul Al-Majid later ordered the building of an octagonal dome that is based on eight marble columns over the niche.
  • It should be noted that despite this structure, there are no authentic sources which point to the accurate location of where the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) led the salah of all the previous prophets. And Allah (ﷻ) knows best.
The prayer niche in the Dome of the Prophet
The prayer niche in the Dome of the Prophet

References: A guide to al-Aqsa mosque – PASSIA