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Al-aqsa mosque is Quran

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Submitted by Ali (Canada), Jan 8, 2006 at 02:46

Review chapter 17 verse 1:

YUSUFALI: Glory to (Allah) Who did take His servant for a Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque to the farthest Mosque, whose precincts We did bless,- in order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the One Who heareth and seeth (all things).

PICKTHAL: Glorified be He Who carried His servant by night from the Inviolable Place of Worship to the Far distant place of worship the neighbourhood whereof We have blessed, that We might show him of Our tokens! Lo! He, only He, is the Hearer, the Seer.

SHAKIR: Glory be to Him Who made His servant to go on a night from the Sacred Mosque to the remote mosque of which We have blessed the precincts, so that We may show to him some of Our signs; surely He is the Hearing, the Seeing.


Al-Aqsa means farthest , far away or remote in arabic, so the the mosque is known as Al-Aqsa mosque which we all know is in Jerusalem, next to the dome of the rock, so people refer to these two buildings as Al-Quds, Bayt al-Maqdis etc, etc.

So this is just a useless point. Instead there should be constructive debate to bring the people together.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I discuss Koran 17:1 at some length at http://www.danielpipes.org/article/84#Aqsa. Also, see the end of that same article for a discussion of the liberties translators of the Koran have taken.

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