Inscription Plaques. Some main entrance façades of Muslim houses and public buildings, built during the British Mandate Period, are decorated with stone plaques bearing calligraphic inscriptions of religious nature, mainly verses from the Quran. Certain Muslim houses, built after 1948, are decorated with commercially produced stone plaques, recording the date of construction (according to the Muslim and Gregorian calenders) and a verse from the Quran, praising God (Allah) and Muhammad, along with a colorful illustration of the Dome of the Rock. The most prevalent inscription on these plaques is the Shahada, proclaiming the Islamic creed: “There is no God but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God.”