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Jerusalem and Islam

Reader comment on item: What Jewish Ties to Jerusalem?
in response to reader comment: Isn't denial of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem against the Quran?

Submitted by stanley cohen (United Kingdom), Jun 22, 2006 at 07:06

Lets clear up a general misunderstanding.

The Prophet of Islam climbed to heaven on a steed from the 'Mesjid el-Aqsa'.

Where or what is 'Mesjid el-Aqsa'?

It means the furthest Mosque. Now, since this is written in The Koran, which was dictated to the Prophet, and since Jerusalem did not come under Arab rule untill after the death of the Prophet, this passage could NOT refer to the Mosque in Jerusalem.

When The Prophet died, it did not exist. It must have refered to another Mosque, which at that time, was the further away from ?....Mecca, one supposes.


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