as-Sirat Bridge Marker (Armchair of Muhammad)

According to a fifteenth century scroll the future site of the Bridge of Sirat is marked by an extant pillar protruding from the south end of the ’s eastern wall. For some unknown reason it is also called the Arm Chair or Seat of Muhammad.

Evliya also mentions that the site of the Bridge of Sirat was marked by a stone pillar, which still protrudes today from the outer face of the Haram’s eastern wall (near the south-east corner) overlooking the Valley of Hell, which according to Evliya had been moved to a higher position during Sultan Suleyman’s restoration of that wall.

Date Landscape Notes Reference
c. 1200 CE Protruding pillar in the eastern wall of Haram al-Sharif
Latest Update: July 23, 2015