Islamic Culture: The Dome Of The Rock In Jerusalem

Decent Essays

The Islamic culture had a very specific way in which they make the invisible, visible. In important buildings such as The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, it is clear that the attention to detail is significant to the religion. This dome was made as a Triumph of Islam and is extremely sacred. The invisible have been made visible through this dome as the placement of the actual dome is important to recognize. The inside of the dome is supposed to be where Christ had once walked, and where Abraham sacrificed Isaac. The rocky floor inside reveals how the original grounds have remained untouched since those significant events occurred. Additionally, the visual form within the walls has been borrowed, appropriated and imported from Western traditions.

Get Access