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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

MASJID OMAR (DOME OF THE ROCK/QUBBAH AL-SHAHRAKH)


The Dome of the Rock also known as Omar's Mosque; Kubah Batu in Malay. It was built by Caliphate Omar in 640. The Dome tends to be confused with Al-Aqsa Mosque which is a different structure also located in the Al-Haram Al-Shariff area.







Jews praying at the Wailing Wall supposedly remnant of Solomon's Temple.

Close-up of Qubbah Al-Shahrakh.





Inside the Mosque. Under the rock there is a cave called Bi'r Al-Arwah where there are space for a small number of prayers.

Feast for the eyes. Picturesque markets brightens the streets of the Old City between the Damascus Gate and the Mosque of Omar.








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