Eben Shetiyyah

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Eben Shetiyyah. The rock on which, according to Jews and Muslims, the world is founded. It is to be seen in Qubbat al-Sakhrah, the Dome of the Rock, in Jerusalem. From this Rock, Muḥammad ascended to heaven on his Night Journey (mi‘raj): the rock split at that moment because it wanted to follow Muḥammad to heaven; the split can still be seen in the rock.