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Jerusalem matters to Muslims

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Submitted by Salahuddin Ayyubi (Oman), May 29, 2008 at 16:14

Islam holds ALL the TRUE PROPHETS of GOD sacred. Moses (Musa) -may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him-is the Prophet whose name appears the most in the Quran( KORAN). JERUSALEM is beloved to us because MOSES, JESUS CHRIST,ABRAHAM(the ancestor of MUHAMMAD) are all beloved to us!!

The sanctity of the city is illustrated by the following-

(Musa said) "Enter, 0 my people, the Holy Land that

God has ordained for you, and do not turn back, or

you will suffer." They said: "0 Musa, in that land l i e a '

people who are formidable; we shall never go there

until they leave. We shall enter when they go away."

Then two of the men who feared (God), and to whom

God was gracious [i.e., Joshua and Calebl said to

them: "cl;arge and rush the gate. If you enter, you will

surely be victorious. And place your trust in God if you

truly believe." They said: "0 Musa, we shall never,

never enter as long as they are there. Go you and your

Lord to fight them; we stay here." (Musa) said, "0

Lord, 1 have control over none but myself and my

brother; so draw a dividing line between us and these,

the wicked people." (And God) said: "Then verily this

Land is forbidden them for forty years, and they shall

wander perplexed over the earth. So do not grieve for

these, the wicked people." (Al-Ma'ida 5:21-26)

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