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Jerusalem is spiritually important in Islam

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Submitted by Issam (Canada), Sep 15, 2007 at 08:14

Jerusalem is spiritually very important in Islam because it has the second holiest site in Islam (The Aqsa Mosque). Quran is a book of instructions, not geography, and so mentioning the names of cities is irrelevant. Mecca is mentioned just one time in the Quran, but that does not change the fact that Muslims consider it very holy. I do not deny that Jerusalem is the holiest city in Judaism, but it's very holy in Islam too, and saying otherwise is really unfair and dishonest.

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