Would it not be just for Israel to return the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque to their original purposes, as Turkish officials...?
return the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque to their original purposes, as Turkish officials have decided to convert Hagia Sophia church forcibly converted into a mosque by the sword, and converted into a museum by Ataturk, back to a mosque, as they seem to regard that a "sword right". So, if it is Muslims' right to re-convert a place of worship just because they took it by the "sword", so, why would it not be Israel's right to return the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque to their original purposes. That place was originally a place of worship for Jews anyway.
- RobertLv 61 month ago
What an fascinating question !
I hope the following will be found interesting by both you, and the reader:
The Jewish Temple built at the Temple Mount / Haram al-Sharif, is mentioned in the noble Quran, and is also described by it as a “Masjid” meaning “Mosque”:
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Surah Al-Isra (The Journey by Night) 17:1:
“Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al-Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing.”
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In Surah Al-Isra (The Journey by Night) 17, the Islamic Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)* was miraculously transported overnight, from the “al-Masjid al-Haram” (the Sacred Mosque) in the vicinity of the Ka’ba Mecca, to the Al–Masjid-al–Aqsâ (the Farthest Mosque) identified in Islamic teaching as the Haram al-Sharif / Temple Mount Jerusalem.
However, during the Islamic Prophet’s lifetime there was NO mosque in Jerusalem, as the Islamic conquest of Jerusalem did not take place until 637 CE / 16 AH, which was after the Prophet’s death in 632 CE / 11 AH.
“PBUH” is an expression of respect; it does not represent any indication of my religion.
Therefore the “Masjid” at the Al–Masjid-al–Aqsâ (the Farthest Mosque) to which the above verse refers, can only be the Jewish Temple:
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In “The Glorious Qurán: Translation and Commentary”, Abdullah Yusuf Ali in his commentary for Surah Al-Isra (The Journey by Night) 17:1, says at footnote 2168:
“The Farthest Mosque must refer to the site of the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem on the hill of Moriah, [...]”
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The reader can learn about King Solomon’s Temple, (King of the Jewish Kingdom of Israel), here:
By the way, the noble Quran also mentions kings of Israel - examples:
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Surah Al-Baqarah (The Cow) 2:251:
Imam Iskender Ali Mihr:
“So they routed them by Allah’s Leave and David (Dâvûd) killed Goliath and Allah gave him (David) the kingdom (after the death of Saul) and the Wisdom, and taught him of that which He willed. And were it not for Allah’s repelling some men with others, the earth would indeed be full of mischief but Allah is full of Virtues upon the worlds.”
Surah Saad ["Saad" is the name of the eighteenth letter of the Arabic alphabet]:
“And We bestowed on David, his son Solomon. How excellent servant! Surely he was Evvâb (He had reached Allah).”
(38. Surah Saad continued:)
“(34) And certainly We tried Solomon, and We made him reach on his throne as a (mere) body, then he turned (departed).
(35) He said: “My Lord! Forgive me and bestow upon me a dominion which cannot be attained by anyone else after me. Verily, you are All-Forgiving.
(36) Upon that We made the wind subservient to him. By his command, it would go where ever he desired blowing gently.
(37) And also all the devils that they are the builders and divers.
(38) And the others (too) fettered in chains (given to his command).
(39) These are Our gifts. So bestow freely or withhold, without reckoning.
(40) And most surely he has a high rank in Our Presence and an excellent refuge (resort).”
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Obviously there is room here only for quoting the relevant verses. Regarding those who automatically respond with a standard claim that I have quoted “out of context”, the reader should be aware that there is nothing within the “context” to contradict what I have put here. If there were, then those making such claims would explain it.
The dispute over the land of Israel is not a religious one, but is primarily due to the territorial ambitions of the “Palestinian” Arabs, who name themselves after the Roman-imposed rename of the land of Israel / Judah. There has never been any indigenous sovereign state of “Palestine” upon which the "Palestinian" Arabs could base a claim to any part of the land of Israel.
I hope this helps.
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- 1 month ago
Hmm sounds interesting. I would need to do some more historical reading into the topics to provide a good answer. I know that the Ottomans captured Constantinople on Tuesday afternoon and it was ready for the Friday Muslim prayers 2.5 days later. Under the coats of paint there is the original Byzantine art which is quite beautiful and reveals itself from time to time.
- 1 month ago
Turkish are hypocrites
Look what they did to Hayia Sophia
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- John ELv 61 month ago
Perhaps, but in today's terms, politics is the deciding factor.
Thank you for sharing