The Previous Architecture Prior to the Construction of the Dome of the Rock, Jews Worshipping at the Western Wall of Solomon’s Temple, the Person Who Commissioned the Construction of the Dome of the Rock, the Oldest Islamic Shrine in the World, the Only Persons Permitted Entry into the Dome of the Rock Due to Religious Law, the Person Who Clad the Dome of the Rock in Blue Tile, the Saudi Arabian and Jordanian Government Donating Gold for the Exterior of the Dome of the Rock, the Reason Damascus, Syria Was Chosen as the Capital City of the Arab World, the Size of the Umayyad Dynasty Empire, the Great Mosque of Damascus Surviving During the Modern Day, the Rationale for the Design of the Great Mosque of Damascus, the Original Site of the Great Mosque of Damascus, the Use of the Courtyard of the Great Mosque of Damascus, Judaean Preacher John the Baptist’s Head Residing Within the Walls of the Great Mosque of Damascus, the Time Required to Construct the Córdoba Mosque and the Reason the Domicile Was Extensively Expanded, the Addition of a Cathedral Within the Córdoba Mosque, the Origin of Shiite Islam, the Participants Within the Battle of Hattin, Iraqi Sultan Salah ad-Din Leveraging the Environment During Conflict, ad-Din Leveraging Fire to Trap Enemies, Modern Day Islamic Leaders Aligning Their Image With ad-Din, the Reason Many Islamic Nations Display Eagle Insignia, the Most Powerful Weaponry Controlled by the Ottoman Empire, Transylvanian Engineer Orban’s Cannon Technology, the Resources Required to Transport Orban’s Cannon, the Limitations and Psychological Benefit of Orban’s Cannon, Türkish Sultan Mehmed II Breaching the Walls of Constantinople, Türkiye, the Reaction to This Invasion Within the Roman Empire, Türkish Sultan Murad IV Murdering 18 of His Brothers, the Location of Murad IV’s Brothers Coffins During the Modern Day, the Reason the Ottoman Empire Began to Collapse Internally, the Ottoman Concept of “Kafes”, the Problem of Fratricide Within the Ottoman Empire, the Experience of Ottoman Sultan Children, the Burial Place of Türkish Sultan Suleiman I, Türkish Sultan Selim I Conquering Large Swaths of Territory for the Ottoman Empire, Western Traditions of Pomp and Circumstance Inspired by Ottoman Empire Concepts, Ottoman Empire Military vs European Military, the Concept of “Irregular Military Forces” During Periods of Conflict, the Name Used for Ottoman Irregular Military Forces, the Ottoman Akinji Light Cavalry Unit, the View of the Akinji During the Period, the Akinji Respected for Their Weaponry and Calvary Skillsets, French Writer Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq Observing a Key Difference Between Ottoman and European Soldiers, the Ottomans Using Explosives to Breach Fortresses During Conflict, Suleiman I Leading the Ottomans to Victory Against Christian Crusaders in Rhodes, Greece, the Ottomans Winning This Conflict Through Attrition and Providing Safe Passage to Those Who Surrendered, the Reason it Was Important for Suleiman to Capture Rhodes, Suleiman I Working With the Barbary Coursairs Pirates, the Reason Piracy and Terrorism Existed in Spain During the Period, the Moor’s Occupying All North African Ports Post Genecide Enacted by the Spanish State, the Barbary Coursairs Intentionally Killing Victims as Gruesomely as Possible, Greek Sultan Aruj Barbarossa Losing His Arm and Replacing it With a Silver Prosthetic, Barbarossa’s Message Left for Enemies in Menorca, Spain, Suleiman I Collecting Information and Law Enacted Prior to His Administration to Cross Examine it Against Islamic Scholarship, Suleiman I Erecting Architecture Across the Ottoman Empire, the Rival Empires of Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent, the Reach and Control of the Safavid Empire, the Origin Source of the Persian Safavids, the Nearest Islamic Military Toward the Ottoman Empire, the Persians Introducing the Dome to Islam, Pakistani Emperor Shah Jahan Commanding the Wealthiest Standing Military in the World, Jahan Building the Taj Mahal, Construction of the Taj Mahal, the Time Required to Construct the Taj Mahal, the 5 Main Constituents of the Taj Mahal, the Center of the Mughal Empires Power, the Reason the Agra (Capital City) Was Impregnable for the Mughal Empire, the Time Required to Construct the Red Fort, the Red Fort Remaining at the Center of Indian Power Until the 19th Century, the Reason the Mughal Empire Fell to European Colonizers, the Bible vs the Quran, and the Reason Christian Scripture is Open to Interpretation and and Islamic Scripture is Not

The Dome of the Rock is built upon the site of a Jewish temple which no longer stands. Jews still worship at the western wall of the temples site. It was caliph Abd al-Malik in the 7th century who built the dome of the rock at a site which he claimed Mohammad ascended to heaven. The Dome is the Rock is the oldest Islamic shrine in the world. Only Muslims are permitted entry into the Dome of the Rock by religious law. The magnificent blue cladding upon the outside of the building was implemented ...

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