Admonitions to Christians from the Dome of the Rock

I never knew that the Dome of the Rock had such a specific message to Christians — specifically concerning the Trinity. The translation below starts on the south wall with breaks for each facet of the octagon.

Dome of the Rock, exterior.
image via www.briancreese.co.uk

In the name of God, the Merciful the Compassionate. There is no god but God. He is One. He has no associate. Say: He is God, the One! God, the eternally Besought of all! He begetteth not nor was begotten. And there is none comparable unto Him. Muhammad is the Messenger of God, the blessing of God be on him.

In the name of God, the Merciful the Compassionate. There is no god but God. He is One. He has no associate. Muhammad is the Messenger of God. Lo! God and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet.

O ye who believe! Ask blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation. In the name of God, the Merciful the Compassionate. There is no god but God. He is One. Praise be to

God, Who hath not taken unto Himself a son, and Who hath no partner in the Sovereignty, nor hath He any protecting friend through dependence. And magnify Him with all magnificence. Muhammad is the Messenger of

God, the blessing of God be on him and the angels and His prophets, and peace be on him, and may God have mercy. In the name of God, the Merciful the Compassionate. There is no god but God. He is One. He has no associate.

Unto Him belongeth sovereignty and unto Him belongeth praise. He quickeneth. And He giveth death; and He has Power over all things. Muhammad is the Messenger of God, the blessing of God be on him. May He accept his intercession on the Day of Judgment on behalf of his people.

In the name of God, the Merciful the Compassionate. There is no god but God. He is One. He has no associate. Muhammad is the Messenger of God, the blessing of God be on him. The dome was built by servant of God ‘Abd

[Allah the Imam al-Ma’mun, Commander] of the Faithful, in the year two and seventy. May God accept from him and be content with him. Amen, Lord of the worlds, praise be to God.

translation via Islamic Awareness

3 responses to “Admonitions to Christians from the Dome of the Rock

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  2. Interesting given Libya’s events, the nut Jones from Florida, and this guy Bacile; your posts seem almost strangely, serenely humane.

    • I know. I’m sure it may seem to some readers that my posts and current world events are related but I’m just posting about what I happen to be studying in class right now. I hadn’t really made the connection between the 9/11 anniversary and posting about the Dome of the Rock until early this morning. They’re two totally different subjects in the organizational hierarchy of my mind. And worlds apart.

      But yes, strange and serene. I like that.

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