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    Posted: 21-May-2006 at 23:39
 
 
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The Dome of the Rock was built between AD 685 and 691 by the caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwān, not as a mosque for public worship but rather as a shrine.
that the rock overwhich the shrine was built is sacred to both Muslims and Jews. The Prophet Muhammad, founder of Islam, is traditionally believed to have ascended into heaven from the site. In Jewish tradition, it is here that Abraham, the progenitor and first patriarch of the Hebrew people, is said to have prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac (Muslims belive it was Ishmael Not Isaac) .
 

 
It is virtually the first monumental building in Islamic history and is of considerable aesthetic and architectural importance; it is rich with mosaic, faience, and marble, much of which was added several centuries after its completion.
 
Christians and Muslims in the Middle Ages believed the Dome itself to be the Temple of Solomon (Templum Domini). The Knights Templars were quartered there in the Crusades, and Templar churches in Europe imitated its plan.

source Encyclopedia Britannica.

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the Dome from inside.
 
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inside picture and the "rock"
 
 
 
 
 
Below is a Cross section sketch of the Dome of the Rock.
 
 
 
 
Below is the Location of the Dome of the Rock in the "temple mount/ Masjid Al Aqsa yard"
 
 
 
the Dome of The rock location in regard to Old Jerusalem and its Walls.
 
 
 
 
will post more pictures later.
 
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  Quote DayI Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-May-2006 at 16:20
Didnt Mimar koca Sinan contructed that building (the dome rock)?
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  Quote azimuth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-May-2006 at 23:20
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it was built many centuries before mimar sinan.
 
 
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  Quote DayI Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-May-2006 at 09:40
Originally posted by azimuth

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it was built many centuries before mimar sinan.
 
 
oh it whas Al aqsa mosque that whas constructed by Mimar Sinan, sorry.
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  Quote azimuth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-May-2006 at 09:45
hmmm i dont think so.
 
Al masjid al aqsa was built at the same time with the Dome of the rock. both at the Umayyad's time.
 
maybe some othre building you are talking about?
 
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  Quote DayI Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-May-2006 at 10:01
Originally posted by azimuth

hmmm i dont think so.
 
Al masjid al aqsa was built at the same time with the Dome of the rock. both at the Umayyad's time.
 
maybe some othre building you are talking about?
 
I knowed one of those domes alone or a mosque whas constructed by MImar Sinan, maybe Ottomans did rebuilded one of them who knows, or i'll better search for it.
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  Quote R_AK47 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-May-2006 at 22:22
I was watching a show on History Channel or Discover a while (can't remember what it was called).  They said that there was originally a Christian shrine on the site of the Dome of the Rock.  The proof was in an old Roman/Byzantine mosaic they displayed that was made before the first muslim capture of the city.  The mosaic depicted Jerusalem but the place were the dome of the rock now stands had been hacked away (by muslims) following capture of the city.  Does anyone know what was originally located in that location and what became of it?
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  Quote Mila Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-May-2006 at 22:27
The Second Jewish Temple was constructed on part of the side. It's ruins are somewhere beneath al'Aqsa's courtyard, near the Dome of the Rock.

As far as I know you won't find your true cross there.
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  Quote Aktufe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-May-2006 at 22:35
That is false. I don't know where you got that info, because not even christians claim there was a christian shrine there. The only holy site for christians in the area is the Sepulchre.

Infact, the whole site was actually used for dumping trash. So nothing was "hacked" away.
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  Quote R_AK47 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-May-2006 at 14:40
Originally posted by Mila

The Second Jewish Temple was constructed on part of the side. It's ruins are somewhere beneath al'Aqsa's courtyard, near the Dome of the Rock.

As far as I know you won't find your true cross there.
 
Who knows what might be buried beneath.  They should conduct a complete archeological excavation of the entire complex to see what lies buried beneath it.  There may be many Christian relics hidden beneath it.  From what I've read, the Knights Templar excavated part of the complex during the time they used it for their headquarters.


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  Quote R_AK47 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-May-2006 at 14:45
Originally posted by Aktufe

That is false. I don't know where you got that info, because not even christians claim there was a christian shrine there. The only holy site for christians in the area is the Sepulchre.

Infact, the whole site was actually used for dumping trash. So nothing was "hacked" away.
 
Aktufe, you are wrong.  There are many Christian holy sites within Jerusalem.  If you look at the map that is posted earlier in this thread, you will see the locations of several of them.  Do you have a reference for the trash dumping you speak of?  Something was indeed hacked away from the mosaic, what it was for sure we do not know (because it has been hacked away).  Of course, regardless of what was there before, the al-aqsa complex and dome of the rock were at one time Christian shrines and headquarters of the Knights Templar (during the time of the crusades).  Are there any renderings of the dome of the rock on the net that show what it looked like while under Templar control?  I read that it had a large cross mounted on top of it.


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  Quote Aktufe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-May-2006 at 18:18
There are many Christian holy sites within Jerusalem.

By "area," i meant the temple mount, not the entire city.

Do you have a reference for the trash dumping you speak of?


Hebrew university:
"The Caliph Omar is said to have cleared the waste which had accumulated on the rock during the Byzantine period."
http://jeru.huji.ac.il/ee21.htm

"Soon after his occupation of the city, Umar cleansed the Temple Mount, built a small mosque and dedicated the site to Muslim worship."
http://sacredsites.com/middle_east/israel/jerusalem.html

And this guy's saying it was a roman temple that was destroyed by christians:
"Perhaps the octagonal temple, the Dome of the Rock, is the temple of Ticha whose ritual involved using wine goblets. Using goblets to determine fate has been a known practice since ancient times.

During the Byzantine period, the site was destroyed and during the seventh century, the Arabs conquered Jerusalem and restored the Roman temples."
http://www.templemount.org/domebase.html

I still fail to see any "hacking" that the arabs might've done.


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  Quote Omar al Hashim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Jun-2006 at 07:24
I was watching a show on History Channel or Discover a while (can't remember what it was called).  They said that there was originally a Christian shrine on the site of the Dome of the Rock.  The proof was in an old Roman/Byzantine mosaic they displayed that was made before the first muslim capture of the city.  The mosaic depicted Jerusalem but the place were the dome of the rock now stands had been hacked away (by muslims) following capture of the city.  Does anyone know what was originally located in that location and what became of it?

I think: The mosque/temple was first built in about 1000BC by the prophet sulieman and was used as a Jewish temple until 550BC when it was destroyed by the Babylonians. It was rebuilt not long after and continued to be a temple until the Romans destroyed it in 53AD.
I know: That once palestine became majority chrisitan the site was used as a rubbish dump until the construction of the Dome of the Rock.

( I am not sure, but I remember hearing that the ottomans built a new dome for the mosque? This may be mimar sinan)


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  Quote The Hidden Face Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Jun-2006 at 06:55
Didnt Mimar koca Sinan contructed that building (the dome rock)?



OMG Dead

oh it whas Al aqsa mosque that whas constructed by Mimar Sinan, sorry.




Ohhhhhhh! Dead

Brother, read Islamic history more.

What Sinan the architect did that building was only small reparations.


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nice detailed plan
 
 
 
 
1 . Islamic Museum An extensive Quran collection and Islamic ceramics, coins and glassware stand together with guns, swords and daggers in the oldest museum in Jerusalem. A unique group of architectural elements help document the history of al Masjidual Aqsa Haram Sharif.

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2. Bab al-Magribah (Moroccans Gate) This gate led to the Magribah quarters. This area was destroyed by Israelis in 1967 and its inhabitants made refugees. The area is now accessibale to only Jews, where they have built a plaza.

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3. Bab al-Silsilah (Chain Gate).

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4. Bab as-Salaam (Tranquility Gate).

5. Silsilah (Chain) Minarat. 

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6. Bab al-Matarah (Ablution Gate). 

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7. Bab al-Qattanin (Cotton Merchants Gate).

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8. Bab al hadid (Iron Gate). 

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9. Bab al-Nazer/Majlis (Council Gate) The Awqaf has its office just outside the Bab al Nazer gates.

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10. Minarat of Ghawanimah.

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12. Bab al-Hittah (Gate of Remission).

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13. Minarat al-Asbat.

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14. Bab al-Asbat (Gate of the Tribes).

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15. Bab al-Zahabi (Golden Gate) Dating back to the Umayyad times, the Golden Gates two vaulted halls lead to the Door of Mercy, Bab ar Rahman, and the Door of Repentance, Bab at Tawba. Imam al Ghazzali is thought to have written his Revivval of the Religious Sciences ahyal ul Uloom while sitting and teaching above these gates. The Christians believe Isa (as) will on his second coming enter through this gates.

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15a. Bab al Rahma (Door of Mercy).

15b. Bab at-Tauba (Door of Repentance).

16. Cradle of Jesus

17. Al- Mussallah al Marwani (Solomons stables substructure) Just below the paved courtyard in the southeast corner of the Sanctuary lies the vast vaulted subterranean area referred mistakenly as Solomons Stables. The actual construction is Umayyad dating back to the 8th Century. This area is accessible via a flight of stairs leading down to a recently renovated prayer area.

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18. Al Masjidul Aqsa - A Mosque of timber was originally built here by Hazrat Umar (ra) the second Khalifa of Islam in 638 AD. Abdul Malik ibn Marwan after the completion of the Dome of the Rock commissioned an extension to al Aqsa Mosque. His son Al Walid in 705 AD completed the work. The mosque at the time was large enough to accommodate five thousand worshippers. This building called al Aqsa must not be confused with the whole area also known as al Masjidual Aqsa Haram Sharif. It must be emphasised the the whole area is sacred to the Muslims and not even a centimetre is negotiable.

Directly beneath the eastern half of al Aqsa Mosque building is another subterranean area, leading from the courtyard in front of the Mosque to the Double Gate in the southern wall of the Sanctuary. Sealed for hundreds of years, this gate led to the Umayyad palaces which once lay to the south. This area has also been opened by Palestinians, against the wishes of Israelis, for worshipping.

The al Aqsa Mosque has been the centre of learning and worship throughout Islamic history. It has been modified several times to protect it from earthquakes, which sometimes occur in the area and to adopt to the changing needs of the local population.

The form of the present structure has remained essentially the same since it was reconstructed by the Khalifa Al Dhahir in 1033 AD. It is said he did not alter it from the previous architecture except to narrow it on each side.

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24. Dome of Yusuf A dome built to commemorate the Prophet Yusuf (as).

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25. Dome of Al-Nahawiyyah (School of Literature) Built in 1207 by al Muazzam Isa as a school of literature

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26. Dome of Moses - A dome built to commemorate the Prophet Moses (as)

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28. Pool of Raranj.

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29. Fountain of Qayt Bay

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30. Muezzens Dome.

31. Dome of The Chain (Silsila) Directly east of the Dome of the Rock, the Dome of the Chain was built by Abdul Malik ibn Marwan and marks the exact centre of the sanctuary.

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32. Dome of the Rock (Qubbat al sakhra) Jerusalem became known as al Quds (The Holy). Many of Prophets Companions travelled to worship at the blessed precincts from which area the Prophet Muhammad (saas) was brought by night and from where he ascended through the seven heavens to his Lord.

In 690s (72AH) the Umayyad Khalifa Abdul Malik Ibn Marwan commissioned the work to built the Dome over the rock. Essentially unchanged for more than fourteen centuries, the Dome of the Rock remains one of the worlds most beautiful enduring architectural treasures.

The gold Dome stretches 20m across the rock, rising to an apex of more than 35m above it. The Quraniv sura Yasin is inscribed across the top in the dazzling tile work commissioned in the 16th century by Suleiman the Magnificent. The interior is exquisitely decorated, the two most important decorative elements are the glass mosaics and the carved marbles.

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33. Dome of the Prophet -A dome built to commemorate the Prophet Muhammad (saas). Restored in 1620 by Farruk Bey, the Governor of Jerusalem

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34. Dome of the Miraj - A dome built to commemorate the Prophet Muhammads (saas) ascension. Restored in 1200

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35. Dome of al-Khalili (Hebronite) An early 18th century building dedicated to Shaykh Muhammad al Khalili.

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36. Mihrab Ali Pasha.

37. Dome of Al-Khidr

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38. Dome of the Spirits (Ruh)

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39. Fountain of Shalan

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40. Solomons Dome - A dome built to commemorate the Prophet Suleman (as)

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41. Dome of the Lovers of the Prophets.

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42. Fountain of Sultan Solomon.

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43. Solomons Throne.

 
 
 
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  Quote Nestorian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jul-2006 at 12:37
Is it true that inside the dome written in classical Arabic is:

"O you People of the Book, overstep not bounds in your religion, and of God speak only the truth.  The Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, is only an apostle of God, and his Word which he conveyed unto Mary, and a Spirit proceeding from him.  Believe therefore in God and his apostles, and say not Three.  It will be better for you.  God is only one God.  Far be it from his glory that he should have a son."


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  Quote azimuth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Jul-2006 at 12:01
that sound like a verse from the Quran. yea it might be written there i dont see why not.
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thanks for posting this, great pictures.. 
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  Quote Nestorian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Jul-2006 at 11:51
was the verse put there to insult Christians or just a simple statement of belief? I probably thought the Shahada would be there
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