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Admission to the museum is integrated within the expense for the Dome of the Rock and El-Aqsa Mosque. in spite of the fact that, it's at present closed to the general public. viewers with an curiosity in Islamic paintings also needs to stopover at the los angeles Mayer Museum within the New urban (see p134). The Qanatirs 8 brief flights of steps lead as much as the platform on which the Dome of the Rock sits. a majority of these stairways are of alternative sizes and lengths, they usually all date from various classes. The flight contrary the Sabil of Qaitbey, Museum of Islamic artwork prime as much as the most front of the Dome, is exclusive in that it Housed within the Crusader-era refectory of the Knights Templar, is carved out of the stone of the platform. each one flight is topped this sparsely-filled museum by way of a slim arcade often called a qanatir. another identify for the arches is mawazin, or scales, simply because in line with a widelyaccepted Muslim trust, at the day of the final Judgment, the scales utilized by God to weigh the souls of humankind should be hung from those A qanatir, topping a flight of steps as much as the Dome arches at the Haram. For resorts and eating places during this zone see p260 and p270 HARAM ESHSHARIF  seventy five Dome of the Chain Jerusalem and Islam Beside the Dome of the Rock, the Haram has many different, smaller domes. the main remarkable is the Dome of the Chain, instantly to the east of the Dome of the Rock. it's a uncomplicated constitution of a domed roof supported on 17 columns. It initially had 20 columns yet was once remodelled to its present shape by way of the Mameluke emir Baybars within the thirteenth century. the inner tiling is most suitable (see p73). a few secret exists over the aim of the dome, however it is probably going that it used to be a treasury. Its identify derives from the legend chain as soon as hung from the roof, and whoever instructed a lie whereas preserving it might be struck useless via lightning. The Dome of the Rock and neighbouring El-Aqsa Mosque characterize the 1st nice spiritual complicated within the heritage of Islam. even supposing Muslims venerate a few of the similar prophets because the Jews and Christians, significantly Abraham (Ibrahim to the Muslims), Jerusalem itself isn't pointed out within the Quran. the alternative of this web site was once much more likely a political factor. In finding his mosque at the website of the Temple, the caliph Abd el-Malik intended to augment the concept the recent faith of Islam, and its worldly empire, used to be the successor and continuation of these of the Jews and the Christians. It was once purely later that Jerusalem got here to be tied into Islamic culture during the tale of the evening trip (see p31). during this, Muhammad visits el-masjid el-aqsa, this means that actually “the so much far away mosque”, and this identify was once retroactively utilized to the total Haram esh-Sharif Angel with Muhammad’s gown earlier than later being limited at the evening trip to the mosque in simple terms. The Madrasas many of the structures fringing the Haram are madrasas – Islamic faculties. of those, the Ashrafiyya at the western part of the Haram, inbuilt 1482 by way of Sultan Qaitbey, is a masterpiece of Islamic structure. It has an extremely ornate doorway displaying all of the most sensible parts of Mameluke layout, together with bands of other colored stone, stalactite carvings above the entrance and, at the benches on both sides, complex, interlocking stones often called “joggling”.

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