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comprendrelecoran: and al-Masjid al-Aqsa inscriptions revisited

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jul 26, 2020 at 06:42

You wrote:

>It began really with Abd Al-Malik.

May be but more likely than not Luxenberg is correct that the inscriptions of al-Masjid al-Aqsa are clearly polemics of non Trinitarian Syro-Arabic Christianity directed against Trinitarian Christianity. Islam? These inscriptions are not about a religion called Islam. Islam was the creation of the Abbassids and the Persians following the Abbassids revolution in 750 AD.

>- Abd Al-Malik built... No ! It is not because this is written on it it is true. Do you believe to all what is written on the North Korean official buildings ? Do you believe all what Donald Trump says ?

'Abd al-Malik was an absolute ruler and his followers had no say. As for President Trump, he cares about America and his anti-globalist and this is why I admire him. Barack Hussein Obama? The worst president in my life time.

> This building is a construction of the religious, and Abd Al-Malik let it do only with some of his propaganda sentences added. Why these religious, syriac and hebraic speaking, talk to the Christians of Jerusalem in arabic ? This is stupid. But it could be explained if Abd Al-Malik demanded it. And Jerusalem because of some messianic understanding of the Bible.

'Abd al-Malik cared less if people can read or understand what is included in these inscriptions after all even almost all Arabs were illiterate and could not read these inscriptions.

>- And why would he want to see Jerusalem the destination of pilgrimage in Islam and not Mecca?

Could it be because he is a local Arab and he would rather have a local destination of Hajj than some place located in barren and very hot desert some 1000 miles away? Or could it be because Mecca was a later invention? I guess we will never know

> Because Mecca didn't exist.

Agree and Mecca and Medina did not exist as cultic sites until al-Khayzuran the mother of al-Khalifa al-Ma'muun visited al-Hijaz and established the house of Muhammad (compare with the wife of Constantine who visited Jerusalem and found the cross). I suspect that the Abbassids selected Mecca and Medina it was because they are far away from the very well educated and critical Syriac writers.

>There is a graffito in Mecca showing its creation in 699. But the caliphs discovered Mecca only around 865, and the great pilgrinage was then created in Mecca. Very end of the Coran.

Agree and stay away from Islam!

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