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Did Muhammed visit Jerusalem?

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Submitted by Romesh Chander (United States), May 3, 2012 at 00:10

According to a book by Rajmohan Gandhi : Eight Lives, A Study of Hindu Muslim Encounter, one of the person described is Sir Syed Ahmed Khan (1817-1898) of India. In 1875, Ahmed Khan started Anglo Mohammedan Oriental College in Aligarh, India; currently it is known as Aligarh Muslim University with several campuses.

According to Ahmed Khan, Mohammed had a dream that he went to Jerusalem and met other prophets, etc. Suddenly he woke up from that dream and realized what it was. Essentially, that is the extent of Mohammed going to Jerusalem, just a dream and nothing else. And that is the extent of importance of Jerusalem to muslims.

By the way, Rajmohan Gandhi is the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi; he was professor at University of Indiana and University of Illinois.

Regarding Mecca and Medina, no plane carrying infidels (including the crew) is allowed to go over Mecca and Medina; rather a plane must make a slight detour to bypass those cities. Most of Saudia planes have foreign (non-muslim) pilots.

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