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No you will not find the name of Jerusalem in the Qur'an

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Apr 26, 2008 at 08:46

Our dear Samer wrote

>you are Mistaken ,

As you shall see you are the one who is mistaken

>Jerusalem is mentioned in the Quran and Mohammad sayings mentioned Jerusalem Verse in the Quran "Glorified (and exalted) be He (God) Who took His slave (Mohammad) for a journey by night from the Haram Mosque (in Mecca) to the Aqsa Mosque (in Jerusalem) whereof around it We have blessed, in order that We show him (Mohammad) Our signs, He is the All-Hearer, The All-Seer."

Well let us see what the verse says in Arabic

subhana al-ladhi asraa bi3abduhu laylaa min al-msjad al-haram ila al-masjad al-aqsa al-ladhi barakna hawluhu linurih min ayatina inahu huwa al-samii3un al-baseer

OR; exalted be he who carried his slave at night from the sacred/inviolable mosque to the farthest mosque that we blessed around it so we can show him our signs he is a hearer and seer.

Your translation is bogus and do you know why? Well let me help you:

1. I do not see the word God as you wrote.

2. I do not see the name of Muhammad in the aya

3. I do not see the name of Mecca in the aya.

4. I do not see the name of Jerusalem in the aya.

Your claim is bogus and your translation is just as bogus

This aya could very well be saying that you or I are the sujbects of such aya and the He (al-ladhi) could very well be Rama or Ganesh or the Christ and the al-masjad al-haram and al-masjad al-aqsa can be any place any where. So much for the Qur'an that claims to be a kitab mubeen maktub bi 3Arabi faseeh

As a matter of fact Tabari did not know what the al-masjad al-aqsa or al-masjad al-haram allusions were all about. What is funny about this tradition is that you will find it in a rudementary form in Ibn Ishaq's sira but as time goes by you will find Muslim fantasy of loacting the sites and the fact that Muhammad did travel on top of al-buraq straight out of Zoroastrian lure (i guess this was in the days before jet travel)

The funny thing is that fixing the location of the al-masjad al-aqsa by the Islamic historical tradition as the al-masjad al-aqsa in Jeruslaem was very late and it can be dated to the 11th cenutry CE and not before and in the porcess we have the litlle qissa of Omar al-farooq or the redeemer who enters Jerusalem through a gate riding his little donkey. So much for muslim fantasy

It is you our dear Samer that is mistaken.

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