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the Dome of the Rock: Closeup of the Dome and Tiled Drum

Closeup of the Dome and Tiled Drum

In this closeup of the dome and tiled drum of the Dome of the Rock, one can admire the intricate tilework and second set of Arabic calligraphy. The Arabic is a Quranic verse telling of Muhammad's Night Journey: "Glory be to He Who carried His servant by night, from the Holy Mosque [Mecca] to the Furthest Mosque [Jerusalem], the precincts of which We have blessed so that We might show him some of Our signs. Surely He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing." (Sura al-Isra', Qur'an 17:1)

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