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The Temple at Jerusalem is reffered as Mosque by Prophet Mohamed

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Submitted by Mohamed Khan (United States), Nov 11, 2010 at 20:01

Narrated Abu Dhar:

I said, "O Allah's Apostle! Which mosque was first built on the surface of the earth?" He said, "Al-Masjid-ul-,Haram (in Mecca)." I said, "Which was built next?" He replied "The mosque of Al-Aqsa ( in Jerusalem) ." I said, "What was the period of construction between the two?" He said, "Forty years." He added, "Wherever (you may be, and) the prayer time becomes due, perform the prayer there, for the best thing is to do so (i.e. to offer the prayers in time)." - This is recorded in the book Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 55, Number 585:

From the above it is clear that the furthest Mosque referred by Mohamed is the Temple at Jerusalem and hence Muslims have more rights to the place Jerusalem than Jews or Christians.

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