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The Temple Mount
and Dome of the Rock

Abd al-Malik built the Dome of the Rock on the site of the Temple Mount between 687 and 691. Muhammed had originally told his followers to make Jerusalem the kiblah, as was the Jewish tradition. Following a quarrel with the Jews in Medina, Muhammed "received a revelation from Allah" that directed him to reorient the direction of the kiblah from Jerusalem to Mecca, where it remains to this day.

The Temple Mount