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AL-AQSA & PALESTINE - IN THE QURAN

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Submitted by ADAM MUSTAFA (Canada), Apr 6, 2007 at 13:07

The Al Aqsa Mosque was initially built by PROPHET IBRAHIM, peace be upon him, forty years after he built the Ka'ba in Makkah. The name "Al-Aqsa Mosque" translates to "the farthest mosque". The STRUCTURE has been rebuilt because it was destroyed by earthquakes.

In Jerusalem, Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) also established a place of worship. This place would later be known as The House Of Allah (God), or Beteyel. Forty years after the construction of Kaba, Prophet Ibrahim expanded this place of worship. Isaac (PBUH), Prophet Ibrahim's younger son, worshipped in Beteyel, but also made journeys to Kaba in Makkah for Hajj (Pilgrimage) as did Ibrahim (PBUH). Jacob (PBUH) the second son of Isaac (PBUH), extended Beteyel as a place of worship for all the believers of Allah (God) in the region. The natives of the land, the Palestinians, believers in the teachings of the Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH), also worshipped in Beteyel or The House Of Allah (God).

Ibrahim (PBUH), referred to Beteyel as "Masjid Al-Aqsa", which means the farthest place of worship of the One God. Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH), was stating that Masjid Al-Aqsa was the farthest place of worship west of Kaba in Makkah.

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). [Qur'an 17:1]

According to Qur'anic verse, MUHAMMAD, peace be upon him, took the journey in a single night from "the sacred mosque" (in Mecca) to "the farthest mosque" (al-Masjid al-Aqsa).


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Daniel Pipes replies:

"According to Qur'anic verse, MUHAMMAD, peace be upon him, took the journey in a single night from "the sacred mosque" (in Mecca) to "the farthest mosque" (al-Masjid al-Aqsa)."

No - and I suggest you read my article, "The Muslim Claim to Jerusalem," to understand how you have the history wrong.

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My 2 cents for finding the "city of Mecca" in the Koran [8 words]Alain Jean-MairetMar 11, 2014 00:58213727
1Read and ponder [163 words]Guardian of DeenMar 14, 2014 23:00213727
Done [154 words]Alain Jean-MairewtMar 17, 2014 02:37213727
3Did he have a cold and this is why is it Bakka and not Mecca? [279 words]dhimmi no moreMar 17, 2014 17:45213727
Never quote a corrupted book to prove a point again [104 words]dhimmi no moreMar 17, 2014 20:19213727
3Exposing lies and ignorance and the word Baka in Arabic and Syriac and Hebrew really means to weep [573 words]dhimmi no moreMar 18, 2014 17:37213727
1Exposing blatant ignorance [251 words]dhimmi no moreMar 19, 2014 07:47213727
2And you ponder this: The Islamic historical tradition is the biggest literary fraud in the history of mankind [594 words]dhimmi no moreMar 19, 2014 17:39213727
And here is the Arabic translation of the word Baka in Psalm 84:6 or مزمور ٨٤:٦ [194 words]dhimmi no moreMar 22, 2014 11:54213727
Not only the Holy Quran stands but also the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad [19 words]Guardian of DeenFeb 24, 2014 19:14213417
2Our dear GoD is saying that the word al-Quds is no where to be found in the Qur'an! [113 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 28, 2014 08:00213417
The Temple Vs Al-Aqsa Masjid [108 words]Guardian of DeenMar 5, 2014 09:14213417
1Mangled Arabic by our dear GoD [113 words]dhimmi no moreMar 9, 2014 11:42213417
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Guardian of DeenFeb 23, 2014 14:07213378
2Never quote a "corrupted" book to prove a point! [190 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 24, 2014 08:44213378
7The Qur'an is a corrupted book oh my evidence? read and laugh [465 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 26, 2014 17:40213378
a verse with a Miracle [60 words]Guardian of DeenFeb 27, 2014 20:39213378
The Torah a Corrupt book [51 words]Guardian of DeenFeb 27, 2014 20:45213378
2Our dear GoD is editing the Qur'an what a disaster [228 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 28, 2014 23:34213378
2Guiding the perplexed and why never quote a corrupted book to prove a point [354 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 28, 2014 23:51213378
The Scripture and Dhamim [100 words]Guardian of DeenMar 5, 2014 09:20213378
1Never quote a corrupted book to prove a point [714 words]dhimmi no moreMar 10, 2014 08:56213378
4Jihad aka holy war aka al-harb al-muqadassa in the Qur'an [446 words]dhimmi no moreOct 24, 2010 07:51179591
Very funny this offer 1 milion [75 words]JosephDec 2, 2009 19:36165322
3Third Holiest Place was in India? [46 words]WawiOct 5, 2009 11:53162635
Muslims don't accept the realty [45 words]AntonyDec 15, 2010 02:28162635
2Can i have my million dollars now? [43 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
BobSep 30, 2009 18:43162391
2Offer: $1 million for Finding "Jerusalem" in the Koran [535 words]Clyde NassifJul 29, 2009 10:23159405
3Logical fallacy [42 words]MaryAug 16, 2010 19:22159405
1: $1 million for Finding "Jerusalem" in the Koran [94 words]Clyde NassifAug 17, 2010 19:50159405
7McDonalds vs. a Mosque?? Funny! [657 words]saraAug 17, 2010 20:01159405
4You will not find the name of Jerusalem in the Qur'an and arguement from Macdonald's [314 words]dhimmi no moreAug 18, 2010 07:28159405
$1 million for Finding "Jerusalem" in the Koran [20 words]Clyde NassifAug 18, 2010 19:05159405
$1 million for Finding "Jerusalem" in the Koran [35 words]Clyde NassifAug 18, 2010 19:16159405
2Islamic delusions [69 words]dhimmi no moreAug 22, 2010 17:53159405
2More ignorance from our dear Clyde [72 words]dhimmi no moreAug 22, 2010 17:58159405
Offer: $1 million for Finding "Jerusalem" in the Koran [16 words]Clyde NassifAug 22, 2010 23:24159405
2Our dear Clyde is back for more [57 words]dhimmi no moreAug 23, 2010 18:18159405
1You need to stick to urdu our dear Clyde al-tablighee [1400 words]dhimmi no moreAug 23, 2010 19:20159405
1This is from your kutub al-turath al-islami! Oh the Arabic? may be you can consult with your Mullah [69 words]dhimmi no moreAug 23, 2010 19:31159405
$1 million for Finding "Jerusalem" in the Koran [102 words]Clyde NassifAug 24, 2010 20:36159405
$1 million for Finding "Jerusalem" in the Koran [28 words]Clyde NassifAug 24, 2010 20:41159405
2Our dear Clyde al-tablighee is back for much more [111 words]dhimmi no moreAug 24, 2010 20:51159405
2More drivel from our dear Clyde [187 words]dhimmi no moreAug 24, 2010 20:55159405
Propehets miraculous trip to Jerusalem [82 words]RajeevAug 24, 2010 23:53159405
1The logical fallacy continues... [231 words]MarySep 3, 2010 14:17159405
$1 million for Finding "Jerusalem" in the Koran [291 words]Clyde NassifSep 3, 2010 19:13159405
9No, You are wrong about the history! [240 words]saraSep 5, 2010 18:35159405
2al-Tabari had no clue what is really al-masjad al-aqsa or al-masjad al-haram and you think that you know? You must be kidding [859 words]dhimmi no moreSep 6, 2010 07:10159405
$1 million for Finding "Jerusalem" in the Koran [138 words]Clyde NassifSep 8, 2010 19:00159405
1Part deux: al-Tabari had no clue what is really al-masjad al-aqsa or al-masjad al-haram and you think that you know? You must be kidding [339 words]dhimmi no moreSep 10, 2010 16:07159405
$1 million for Finding "Jerusalem" in the Koran [75 words]Clyde NassifSep 12, 2010 10:12159405
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$1 million for Finding "Jerusalem" in the Koran [203 words]Clyde NassifSep 20, 2010 19:22159405
2The argument from the Golden Arches and al-Tabari had no clue what is really al-masjad al-aqsa or al-masjad al-haram and you think that you know? You must be kidding [851 words]dhimmi no moreSep 22, 2010 07:19159405
dhimmi no more [82 words]Clyde NassifSep 22, 2010 18:36159405
4Our dear Clyde and logic Islamic style [121 words]dhimmi no moreSep 23, 2010 06:53159405
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$1 million for Finding "Jerusalem" in the Koran [51 words]Clyde NassifSep 23, 2010 19:37159405
3Islamic ignorance [351 words]dhimmi no moreSep 25, 2010 06:40159405
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1Our dear Clyde has nothing to say [196 words]dhimmi no moreSep 26, 2010 07:33159405
dhimmi no more [46 words]Clyde NassifSep 27, 2010 07:29159405
Rajeev [180 words]Clyde NassifSep 27, 2010 07:44159405
2Our dear Clyde has nothing to say part deux [89 words]dhimmi no moreSep 27, 2010 18:44159405
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2More Islamic delusions [464 words]dhimmi no moreOct 12, 2010 07:44159405
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5Another victim of Arabian imperialism [293 words]dhimmi no moreOct 15, 2011 09:31159405
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