Inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex there is a Dome of the Rock or known as Qubbat al-Sakhrah in Hebrew, considered a masterpiece of Islamic architecture.
The Dome of the Rock or The Dome of The Rock or is a 7th century building located in the middle of the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in the Old City of Jerusalem.
The Dome of the Rock is an octagonal shape with a gold domed. The Al-Aqsa Mosque was built during the Second Slander by Caliph Abd al-Malik between 687 and 691 on the site of the Roman temple Jupiter Capitolinus.
Besides the Dome of the Rock, in the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex there is also a Sakhrah, which is a stone located in the middle of the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex, precisely inside the Kubbah Ash-Sakhrah Mosque.
This stone became the footing of the Prophet Muhammad. when about to march to the seventh heaven in the events of Isra and Mi’raj.
It is located at an altitude of 1.5 meters from the ground and has an irregular shape.
Quoting the article reported by aqsainstitute.com with the title “Various Virtues of Ash-Sakhrah, the Heart of the Al-Aqsa Mosque” which is called the heart of Al-Aqsa, the Shakhrah has various special positions which are explained in various arguments, including:
Al Aqsa mosque is place where the trumpets are blown
And hear (the cry) on the day the caller (angel) cries from a near place. (Qaf: 41)
The commentators interpret that what is meant by ‘Caller’ is the Angel Israfil, while the meaning of ‘near place’ is the word of the Rock in Baitul Maqdis.
Obviously this verse has shown how the position of the Shakhrah will be at the end of time, it will be the place for the Angel Israfil to call people to the Mahsyar field, namely the land of the end times, Palestine.
Part of heaven
Anas bin Malik said, “Indeed, heaven longs for Baitul Maqdis, Shakhrah Baitul Maqdis comes from heaven, and he is the center of the earth”
This statement by Anas bin Malik shows that there are two heavenly stones that were sent down to this earth, namely the Black Stone in Mecca, and the Rock in Al-Aqsa.
Al Aqsa is the holiest part in Al-Aqsa
Tsaur bin Zaid, a Tabiin said, “The holiest part of the earth is Sham, the holiest part of Syria is Palestine, the holiest part of Palestine is Baitul Maqdis, the holiest part of Baitul Maqdis is the hill (where Al-Aqsa is), the holiest part of the hill is the mosque, and the part the holiest of the Al-Aqsa Mosque is the Sakhrah “
Nazar Prophet Ya’kub
One night the prophet Ya’kub had made a journey.
He was tired and fell asleep on a rock, then dreamed of seeing a ladder that extends from heaven to earth.
At that time the Angel came down with him. He woke up and vowed that if he returned to his family safe, he would build a mosque above the place where he dreamed.
Ibnu Katsir commented that Baitul Maqdis was the mosque who referred to.
Al Aqsa mosque is the qibla for the prayers of the prophets before the Prophet’s hijra.
DR. Fathi Zaghrut in his book ‘An-Nawazil fi Tarihil Islam’ said, “This Kubbah Ash-Shakrah became the direction of the prophets until the time of the Prophet before hijra.”
Such is the history and literature that explains the position of the Rock in Islamic history. It is a symbol of the Qibla which is so historic, long and valuable.
Being in Al aqsa mosque surrounded by Yasin calligraphy (Qalbul Quran)
The Rock of Ash-Sakhrah is inside the Kubbah Ash-Sakhrah Mosque which is a hexagon and is surrounded by Yasin calligraphy.
Surat Yasin is the Qalbul Qur’an (the heart of the Qur’an).
So the heart of Muslims, which means the barometer of the good and bad of the people, is located at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.