Category | Palestine – Masjid al Aqsa

Dome of the Rock

Qubbat as-Sakhrah (Dome of the Rock)

Believed to be built on the spot where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ ascended to heaven during his night journey, Qubbat as-Sakhrah is one of the earliest existing model of Islamic architecture

Interior of Qubbat as-Sakhrah

Translated The Noble Rock in English, Al-Sakhrah al-Musharrafah is the spot where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ ascended to heaven during the night journey, leaving his footprint here

Bir al-Arwah (Well of Souls)

Deriving its name from a medieval Islamic legend that at this place the spirits of the dead can be heard awaiting Judgment Day

Al Aqsa Mosque

Al-Aqsa Mosque

Meaning the Farthest Mosque in English, Al Aqsa Mosque along with Haram ash-Sharif compound is the third holiest site in the world for Muslims

Al-Aqsa al-Qadim

Lies today underneath al-Qibli Mosque, it consists some stone pillars which are believed by some to have been erected by jinnat in the time of Prophet Sulaiman عليه السلام

Mihrab of Zakariyya (عليه اسلام)

Also Known as Musallah Zakariyyah (عليه السلام), this small prayer niche is built upon the site where it is believed Hz. Zakariyyah عليه اسلام used to pray

Mosques in Compound of Haram ash-Sharif

Al-Buraq Mosque

Called Al-Buraq Mosque because of a ring that is nailed to its wall where Muslims believe Hz. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ tied the Buraq that carried him from the al-Haram Mosque to the al-Aqsa Mosque during the Night Journey

Al Marwani Mosque

An underground mosque on the south-east side of the Haram ash-sharif, Al Marwani Mosque is the largest and most ambitious project undertaken since the Ottoman period

Other Sites in Haram ash-Sharif Compound

Madrasa Al-Ashrafiyya

Once considered the third jewel of Al-Haram Al- Sharif after al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, Madrasa Al-Ashrafiyya, marks the rare occasion where a Mamluk sultan commissioned a construction project of such...

Mughrabi Bridge

Built in 2007, Mughrabi gate is the only gate to Haram ash-Sharif which allows non-Muslims for visiting Haram ash-Sharif complex

Islamic Museum in Haram ash-Sharif

Located next to the Moroccan gate, this Islamic Museum has a range of artefacts ranging from the remains of the burnt minbar of Salahuddin Ayyubi, to coins, stained glass windows and Ottoman tiles

Burhan Ad-Din Pulpit

Also known as the Summer Pulpit, Burhan Ad-Din Pulpit is a Mamluk era pulpit located in the southern part of the Dome of the Rock

Walls of Haram ash-Sharif

Buraq Wall (Western Wall)

Wall on which it is said that Prophet Muhammad ﷺ tethered his miraculous winged steed, al-Buraq

Gates of Haram ash-Sharif


Dome of the Chain

Commonly knows as Qubbat al-Silsilah, it is one of the oldest structures in Haram ash-Sharif complex

The Dome of al-Khalili

Built in the early 18th century during Ottoman rule of Palestine in dedication to Shaykh Muhammad al-Khalili, a scholar and sufi shaykh who died in 1734

Dome of al-Khidr

Believed to be built on the spot where Hz. Khizr عليه اسلام used to pray

Dome of the Spirits

Also known as Qubbat Al-Arwah, Dome of the Spirits stands above exposed bedrock on the Haram ash-Sharif and derives its name due to its close location to “Spirits Cave”

Dome of Yusuf bin Ayyub

Built by Hz. Salahuddin Ayyubi رحمة الله عليه in the late 12th century, Dome of Yusuf bin Ayyub is located at the southern end of the Dome of the Rock terrace and has been renovated several times

Dome of Yusuf Agha

Today, it is used as an information office of Al-Aqsa Mosque, a governor of Jerusalem built this dome to the west of Masjid al-Aqsa in 1681 CE

Qubbat Al-Nahawiya

Also called as Grammarian Dome, it's an Ayyubid Madrasa which includes a long structure with an internal division

Dome of Musa (عليه اسلام)

Located in the middle of the Moses Platform in the western courtyard of Al-Aqsa Mosque, it was once used as a place of worship and a sanctuary for clergymen and Imams

Dome of Sulaiman

Believed to be named in honour of the Prophet Sulaymaan عليه اسلام, inside of it is a small rock displayed, believed to be a piece taken from the Holy Rock of Ascension