The Dome of the Rock (The Temple of Rock, Omar Mosque, the Golden Dome) is one of the most famous buildings of Jerusalem. Known for its golden-paved dome, Dome of the Rock dominates the landscape of the old city of Jerusalem and it’s one of the places that definitely deserves a visit. The building was raised by Muslim Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan in 691 on the site of the First and Second Jewish Temple and it’s the oldest monumental edifice of Islam.
The site’s significance stems in part from religious traditions regarding the rock, known as the Foundation Stone, at its heart, which bears great significance for Jews and Muslims. It is recognized by all three “Abrahamic” religions as the site of Abraham’s attempted sacrifice of his son. They do differ on which son was to be sacrificed, so Judaism and Christianity believe it was Isaac, according to the Book of Genesis and Islam upholds that it was Ishmael.
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