Cave inside the Dome of the Rock

Underneath the Dome of the Rock
The cave underneath the Dome of the Rock – Photo: shankhachilerdana

This is the small cave inside the Dome of the Rock. The small mehrab on the left shows the direction of the Qiblah (i.e. the direction of Makkah).

  • This cave has been called ‘The Well of Souls’ (Arabic: Bir el-Arweh) as some believe this is where the souls of the dead gather to wait for the event of Judgement Day. However, this is a myth as is the notion that the rock above it is floating without any support.
Mehrab installed by the Umayyads
Mehrab installed by the Umayyads
Doorway to go underneath the rock
Doorway to go inside the rock

References:  Wikipedia

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