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Why is Jerusalem the most important city for Jews, Christians and Muslims

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Submitted by peter van dijk (Indonesia), Oct 13, 2013 at 22:44

All three Ibrahimic religions believe that the tabernacle contained the 10 commandments of God, which Moses brought to Jerusalem, and that King Salomon placed it at the Western entrance of his temple on mount Moriah. The followers of these three religions share the belief that the essence of God will always be most present on the temple mount in Jerusalem.

The Quran refers to the Jews as the "People of the Convenant" for the above reason and the prophet Muhammad was sad indeed to change the direction of the prayers. No wonder that the legend goes that when he died he went to heaven via Temple Mount.

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