Dome of Yusuf bin Ayyub

Dome of Yusuf bin Ayyub
Dome of Yusuf bin Ayyub

This dome structure was built in 1191 CE (587 AH) by the ruler Yusuf bin Ayyub, more famously known as Salahuddin Ayyubi.

  • It was renovated in 1681 CE (1092 AH) during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet IV. It’s name was attributed to it’s founder Yusuf bin Ayyub, and in a later stage was attributed to it’s renovator the Ottoman governor Ali bin Yusuf Agha.
  • Another opinion is that it was built to commemorate the Prophet Yusuf (عليه السلام).
  • The domes structure is open from all sides, except for the southern side which is sealed by a wall. It is built on two stone columns and contains two inscriptions.

References: A guide to al-Aqsa mosque – PASSIA, HUMA’s travel guide to Palestine