Picture of the month: al-Haram al-Sharif


Al-Aqsa is the name of the silver-domed mosque inside a 35-acre compound referred to as al-Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary. The compound lies in the Old City of Jerusalem, which has been designated a World Heritage site by the United Nations cultural agency, UNESCO. The Dome of the Rock is a Muslim shrine with a vibrant gold dome built on the site where Prophet Muhammad is believed to have ascended to heaven by night on the day of “Isra’ wa Mi’raj.” The Umayyad Caliph Abdel Malik ibn Marwan commissioned its construction and it was completed during the reign of his son, Al-Walid, in the year 705.

Embassy of the State of Palestine in Hungary

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