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Jerusalem and Important City to the Muslims

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in response to reader comment: Not so fast Samer- Jerusalem is NOT mentioned in the Quran!

Submitted by Samer Sukhun (Canada), Apr 26, 2008 at 16:58

Islam connection to Jerusalem is as old as Islam. Since the heavinly voyage of Mohammad through Jerusalem to Heavens when he was given the commandments including the prayer.

God bless this land and Mecca ever since He created Earth.

The fact the Christian, Muslims and Jews believe that this land is sacred land, they are right. And we believe them, because God made it a sacred land for the three religions.

But the Jews never ruled the place for more than 70 years but the Muslims ruled the land for 1400 years. The jews will continue rule the land to complete another 70 yests, that is 1948 +70 = 2018 (+) 6 years = The year 2024. (According to Jewish resources they will rule 76 years) then it will be destroyed.

Mohammad was commanded to pray towards Jerusalem, Mohammad was not happy because he wanted to turn towards Kaba'a, but he obeyed God's commands.

It does not matter how many times the word Jerusalem appears in the Quran or in the Bible or the Torah, what matters that God blessed Jerusalem in th Quran even one time is enough.

It is not of minor importance to the Muslims, otherwise Saladdin would not defend it, or Even the Ottomans would not make it an important city. Ever since the advent of Islam until last century, Muslims throughout the world made pilgrimage to Jerusalem as they did to Mecca. Prophet Mohammad said in a Hadith "Pilgrimage is only to three, Al-haram Mosque (Mecca), my Mosque (Medina) and Bait al Maqdis (The Sacred house, Jerusalem), as Jerusalem was called by the Muslims (The Sacred house).

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Quran never repudiated Jerusalem, The Quran which is the words of God, blessed Jerusalem and the towns around Jerusalem.

Throughout the Centuries there were raids on the Muslim countries from many places , whether Europe or Central Asia, Muslims were able to defend Jerusalem from Occupation.

In Conclusion, in spite of the long long article of Daniel, he cannot prove that Jerusalem was not of importance to the Muslims. On the contrary it was always an important place.

Not only Jerusalem is importance to the Muslims, but all the land of Palestine, because it is sacred too.

The claim of the Jews that their temple is below the Aqsa Mosque is unfounded claim, eversince they occupied Jerusalem in 1967 until today and every day they are digging to find something about the Temple, until todqay they found nothing. And they are still digging. The reason is to destroy a famous Islamic shrine, they are cleansing the town gradually from any trace of any Islamic existence.

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