Qubbat Yousuf Agha on Top of the Holy Rock

This is the second dome that holds the name of Yousuf Agha, one of the governors of Jerusalem during the Ottoman era. Sometimes, it is mistakenly thought that the Dome’s name refers to Prophet Yousuf (Joseph the Prophet) or Yousuf Salah al-Din.

The Dome is located at the southern end of the compound of the Dome of the Rock, to the west of Burhan al-Din pulpit (Qubbat al-Mizan), and to the east of Al-Qubbah Al-Nahweya. It dates back to the year 1092 Hijri / 1681 AD. Qubbat Yousuf Agha on Top of the Holy Rock is a memorial dome.

It’s shallow and angled from the inside and is formed of a square base, opened from all side, except on the southern side which supports the dome, along with three pointed stone arches.