History and the Builder of the Sacred Dome

Friday , 08/10/2012 - 16:02
History and the Builder of the Sacred Dome
By one account, it is said that Ma’mun constructed a cupola over the Haruni grave, after the demise of his father, Harun and according to another account, the building of this mausoleum, which was one of the halls of a garden attributed to Humaid-ibn-i-Qahtaba contained a cupola itself. According to some historians, this cupola was destroyed during some events occurred in Khorasan region including the invasion of Sebuktigin- the king of Ghaznawids dynasty- whereby the holy shrine was severely damaged in late fourth century A.H. After this brutal event, Sultan Mahmud Ghaznawi ordered to rebuild the holy shrine, and constructed a cupola on the summit of the holy grave in 400 A.H. This cupola was maintained until the period of Seljukian dynasty. During the period of Sultan Sanjar-i-Seljuki (monarch of the Seljukian dynasty), Sharaf-al-Din Abu Taher-i-Qumi (the minister of Sultan Sanjar-i-Seljuki) renovated the holy shrine and erected the present sacred dome on the summit of the cupola in the sixth century of Hejira. The mentioned dome is the very sacred dome now having a life of 900 years old.
Under the inscription around the sacred dome it reads:
«عمل کمال الدین محمود یزدی»
(i.e., constructed by kamal-al-Din Mahmud-e-Yazdi)
And in another part it reads:
«کتبه علی‌رضا العباسی»
(i.e., inscribed by Alireza Abbasi)