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Dome of the Rock Presentation
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Presented by Katelyn C, Michelle, and Griffin
Contains some of Muhammad's beard hair
What is the Dome of the Rock?
The oldest existing Islamic monuments
Where is it?
It is situated on Temple Mount
What is the history behind it?
Muhammad rose to heaven from rock (Mi' raj)
Abraham almost sacrificed Isaac on the rock
"Dome of the Rock." Britannica School. Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 9 Oct. 2014.
Dome of the Rock and Temple Mount from Mount of Olives, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East. Photography. Encyclopedia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 9 Oct 2014.
Architectural and Artistic Features
It is in Jerusalem
A Muslim shrine in Jerusalem
Also known as Al-Haram al-Sharif
Dome of the Rock, Al-Aqsa Mosque
Dome of the Rock
Built in year 688
Brockman, Norbert C. "Islamic sites in Jerusalem." World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 10 Oct. 2014.
Map of Jerusalem . Illustration. Encyclopedia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 10 Oct 2014.
Rode on his winged steed Al-Burak
Stands over Solomon's Temple
Dome of the Chain
Closed to non-Muslims on Fridays
Finished by caliph Abd al-Malik
Commemorates Muhammad's ascension to heaven
Modified several times
In 16th century, Suleyman I renovated
Marbles, metal plaques, mosaics
Mosaics feature plants, Arabic script, jewels
Chain can be pulled by righteous
Dome of the Chain
Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East. Photography. Encyclopedia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 14 Oct 2014.
Dome of the Rock. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 14 Oct 2014.
Israel, Jerusalem, Old Town, Temple Mount, Dome of Rock, interior of Dome. Photopgraphy. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 15 Oct 2014.
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One of the two holy sites
It was built on Solomon's Temple's ruins
Jews: Isaac's "sacrifice"
Muslims: Muhammad's journey to heaven
Juan E. Campo. Ed. J. Gordon Melton. Facts on File Library of Religion and Mythology: Encyclopedia of World Religions New York: Facts on File, 2009. p201-202. COPYRIGHT 2009 Juan E. Campo
Pray at Western Wall of Temple Mount
Prays on top of Temple Mount
Crusaders placed cross in 1099
Al-haram al-Sharif means Noble Sanctuary
Similar to Byzantine churches and buildings
16 piers and columns
Not a mosque
Stained glass among finest in world
Abraham "shows faith in God"