This magnificent octagon that dominates the Old City is a shrine for Islam’s third most holy site. The piece of black stone it covers is the mountain where Abraham tried to sacrifice Ishmael (not Isaac as Jews and Christians believe), the site of the temple of Solomon, and the place from whence Mohammed departed skywards for his famous encounter with the heavenly—"The Night Journey".
The building took three years to complete, from 688 to 691, and was erected as a deliberate snub to Christians and Jews, whose faith Islam was supposed to supersede. The location had borrowed Judaism''s heritage and most holy sight—the Temple Mount— the building was constructed to have a larger dome than that of the Holy Sepulchre''s, and Syrian Christians were forced to Lay mosaics inside containing verses taken from the Koran about Christian misguided belief in the Trinity.
The Dome of the Rock has survived all earthquakes thus far, being built firmly on rock, and has never been destroyed, merely renovated. The new external tiling was put on in 1963 and the dome was re-gilded in 1993-94.
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A.K.INTERNATIONAL TOURISM (A.K.I.T) is a dedicated Christian Tour & Tourism operator agency for organizing Christian pilgrimage tours to Israel, Jordan and Egypt for Christian (Protestants & Catholics) - believers, churches, fellowships, ministries, prayer groups and families.
In today’s fast busy and hectic life people need some change and so they opt for tours within and outside their home country. The globe is almost accessible to each and every individual these days due to new innovations in Tourism world. There are several kinds of trips being organized to suit the requirement of the tourists, like leisure trips, spiritual, honey moon trips, family trips etc. Amongst these places there is a place which our savior Jesus Christ chose to take birth and to spend his life on earth at this very place called “The Holy Land”.