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Attention Prashant: Jerusalem and very early Islam!

Reader comment on item: The Muslim Claim to Jerusalem
in response to reader comment: Go back and come back as a monk

Submitted by dhimmi no more, Jan 29, 2019 at 16:03

Are you aware that early on al-Khalifa Abd al-Malik who built al-Masjid al-Aqsa ( 659 CE) planned to have the cultic center of Islam in Jerusalem? It makes you wonder why did he not build the first monument of Islam in Mecca or even al-Madina unless he was a local Arab from al-Sham or Mesopotamia and had nothing to do with al-Hijaz

Islam as we know it now, did not exit this early. So was it Syro-Arabic Christianity? Maybe. Islam must be the end product of a Judeo-Christian "sectarian milieu" and it has nothing to do with al-Hijaz

It is too bad but the Islamic Historical Tradition and Muslims destroyed their past and replaced it by the biggest literary fraud in the history of man/womankind

For good reading about the topic read Wansbrough's "Sectarian Milieu" and Luxenberg's writings about the inscriptions of al-Masjid al-Aqsa available in "The Hidden Origins of Islam"

More? Patricia Crone were able to refute the so called Mecca myth. Wansbrough was able, with ease, to detach Islam from al-Hijaz and the Qur'an from Muhammad.

And the sad thing is we really do not know "what really happened" and what very early Islam was all about. And when you read about the "goat that ate the Qur'an" and Othman and his burning of copies of the Qur'an and the often repeated "Only Allah knows" and al-Tabari's "Ikhtalafa Ahl al-Ta'weel" you realize that every early Muslims had no clue about the life of Muhammad or what the Qur'an is really saying.

BTW: Q17:1 is really about the story of the Exodus! It has nothing to do with Muhammad flying on the top of a mule from Mecca to Jerusalem


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