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The Qur'an does not say the Prophet was taken to Jerusalem

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Submitted by Akbarally Meherally (Canada), Jun 26, 2008 at 07:25

The Qur'an was revealed in Arabic and in the language of its revelation the word Jerusalem does not appear in the verse 17: 1 associated with the Prophet's Night Journey. The name Jerusalem has been injected within the brackets in the Translations. The Arabic phrase "Al-Aqsa" means 'The Fartherestmost'.

The truth is Prophet Muhammad was taken to the Mosque which is beyond the highest horizon. (see Qur'an 53: 12 to 18). This was a Spiritual Journey and not the physical one. There was NO MOSQUE in Jerusalem during the life of the Prophet of Islam. To read the historical as well as the scriptural details please visit the site

http://www.mostmerciful.com/night-journey-of-prophet-muhammad.htm

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