ON THE INNER OCTAGONAL (8 sided) ARCADE INSIDE THE
DOME OF THE ROCK
(South wall) 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 servant of God and His Messenger.
(Southeast wall) 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. The blessing of God be on him and peace
be on him, and may God have mercy. O People of the
Book! Do not exaggerate in your religion
(East wall) nor utter aught concerning God save
the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was
only a Messenger of God, and His Word which He
conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So
believe in God and His messengers, and say not
'Three' - Cease! (it is)
(Northeast wall) better for you! God is only One
God. Far be it removed from His transcendent majesty
that He should have a son. His is all that is in the
heavens and all that is in the earth. And God is
sufficient as Defender. The Messiah will never scorn
to be a
(North wall) servant unto God, nor will the
favored angels. Whoso scorneth His service and is
proud, all such will He assemble unto Him. Oh God,
bless Your Messenger and Your servant Jesus
(Northwest wall) son of Mary. Peace be on him the
day he was born, and the day he dies, and the day he
shall be raised alive! Such was Jesus, son of Mary,
(this is) a statement of the truth concerning which
they doubt. It befitteth not (the Majesty of) God
that He should take unto Himself a son. Glory be to
When He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be!
and it is. Lo! God is my Lord and your Lord. So
serve Him. That is the right path. God (Himself) is
witness that there is no God save Him.
And the angels and the
men of learning (too are witness). Maintaining His
creation in justice, there is no God save Him, the
Almighty, the Wise. Lo! religion with God (is)
Islam. Those who (formerly) received the Book
differed only after knowledge came unto them,
through transgression among themselves. Whoso
disbelieveth the revelations of God (will find that)
lo! God is swift at reckoning!