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Dome of the RockDome of the Rock
Jerusalem, Israel

Built in the 7th century, this beautiful blue-and-gold shrine houses the rock from which the Prophet took his Night Journey into heaven. The rock is also associated with Abraham's near-sacrifice of Isaac in the Hebrew Bible.

Shah Faisal MosqueShah Faisal Mosque
Islamabad, Pakistan

Completed in 1986, the Faisal Mosque is an exceptionally large and unique mosque in Islamabad. Designed by a Turkish architect who won an international competition, the modern building is shaped like a traditional Bedouin tent.

Al-Aqsa MosqueAl-Aqsa Mosque
Jerusalem, Israel

This large and important mosque on the Temple Mount was originally built in 710. It features 11th-century mosaics, a 12th-century mihrab, and Romanesque arches added by Crusaders.

Almoravid KoubbaAlmoravid Koubba
Marrakesh, Morocco

The oldest monument in Marrakesh (c. 1100) and the only Almoravid building remaining in Morocco, this attractive domed structure was highly influential on Moroccan architecture.