In pictures – The iconic stained glass windows of Al-Aqsa Mosque

The Dome of the Rock alone has 100 windows, made from gypsum and featuring classic Islamic geometrical designs - some are also decorated with verses from the Quran, Islam's holy scripture (Reuters)

Nadda Osman

Middle East Eye  /  April 15, 2022

The intricate handcrafted windows decorating Islam’s third-holiest site reflect a deep Palestinian and Arabic heritage.


Nadda Osman is a British-Egyptian journalist and editor based in the UK; she reports on human rights, social trends and issues as well as culture and arts in the Middle East and north Africa region