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Jerusalem, the Abode of Peace

Reader comment on item: More on the Muslim Claim to Jerusalem
in response to reader comment: "Jerusalem's not in the Qur'an, and Muhammad was never there"

Submitted by Angela (Malaysia), Jun 14, 2010 at 09:20

This article shows this denial syndrome by Christians. Qur'an is not written in such a way as to be exactly very geographical in human terms, but from a timeless dimension. There are direct indications to important religious sites in Jerusalem in the Qur'an, but not the city itself. The matter is clear, and this was why Jerusalem was taken by the Muslims after Muhammad. Names of places in Qur'an may not be mentioned directly. In the same term, I challeged Christians to find any reference to Christmas in the Bible - and I offered them a large sum of money, and after going through many bibles, the Christians gave up. There is no direct or indirect mention of Christmas in the Bible, because it is pagan. Correct. But as to Jerusalem, Islam is not interested in the city, but THE PLACES OF WORSHIP, or MASJIDS (the places where ancient prophets and believers prayed in prostrations) - and a masjid does not have to be a permanent building, it can be a makeshift, as long as people pray prostrated.

Thank you.

Angela

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