Photo Qubbat al-Sakhra / Dome of the Rock from SW at Sunset. Masjid al-Aqsa, Jerusalem/alQuds. ©1994 Saïd Nuseibeh Photography.

ON THE COVER: A detailed artistic creation, the Dome of the Rock is covered with marble plaques at the base and colored tiles above. First constructed in the seventh century C.E., this dazzling structure still sits with pride of place atop Jerusalem’s Temple Mount (“Islam on the Temple Mount”).