AlSakhra Collection Candelabra
The AlSakhra Candelabra, best known as the Jewish Menorah, is most closely identified with Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem where the Dome of the Rock now stands. Islamic Ummayad coins, pottery and other artifacts from the early days of Islam have been found including the Menorah, accompanied by the Shahada declaration of faith, “There is no god but Allah. Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.”
The Menorah, with its six branches, symbolizes the days of creation, with the central stem representing the Sabbath, the day of rest, as commanded in the fourth of the Ten Commandments: “Remember the Sabbath to keep it holy. Six days you work, do all your work, and the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God.
In it you shall do no work, you, your son, your daughter, your male servant or your female servant, your livestock or the sojourner who is within your gates.”
Mentioned in the Noble Qur’an: “And indeed, We created the heavens and the earth and what is between them in six days, and We have not touched the unseen and the earth and what is between us in six days.”
The AlSakhra Candelabra was designed on an ancient historical Jerusalem Stone, and its branches were crafted of large and small gemstones.