A falsehood, a lie, or a myth can be universally accepted as a truth if that lie – like a pandemic – is spread sufficiently and widely.
Such myths that have morphed into facts are the Islamic claims that the The Temple Mount, the Holy Land, and Jerusalem are of importance to Islam.
Repetition is Not Necessarily the Seed of Truth
Jerusalem is never once mentioned in the Qur’an (paradoxically nor was it mentioned in the Palestinian Charter of 1964) so how can any morally decent person, religious scholar, or academic support the Islamic claims that the Temple Mount is the 3rd most sacred place to Islam and that Jerusalem is of holy significance?
These are falsehoods and myths and lies.
The Temple Mount claim is very recent and does not precede the 1930’s as it was originated by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, the Nazi collaborator, Haj Amin al – Husseini, who learned from the Nazis the value of nationalist slogans and spreading propaganda to appeal to the ignorant masses.
The spread of propagandist, religious claims to land and monuments were like opium – massively appealing to those devotees of Islam.
He alone and no other person, organisation, or colonial power, self-aggrandised the ‘Grand’ adjective to the title of Mufti of Jerusalem recognising that would complement his credibility among the ignorant attracted to his religious zeal.
Architectural and Language Timelines Prove Faked Claims
The religious, historical connection, and importance to Judaism of both Jerusalem (mentioned 823 times in the Old Testament) and the Temple Mount in Hebrew scripture is well documented and not open to debate.
But their significance to Islam is purely propaganda and a way to steal what does not belong to Islam.
A theme that Islam has followed and has successfully achieved in other parts of the world.
The Muslim claim to Jerusalem can be proven to be false as it based on a non-existent construct claimed to have been in existence when the Koran was written.
‘Glory be unto Allah who did take his servant for a journey at night from the sacred mosque to the furthest mosque.’
The modern Islamic claim is that this ‘furthest mosque’ (Al-Masujidi al – Aqsa) is the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
This is an historical impossibility as Mohammed died in 632 CE and the Aqsa Mosque was built some eighty years after, circa 715 CE.
Indeed it was some years after Mohammed’s death that Jerusalem was captured by Caliph Omar and synagogues and churches were the only places of worship.
No Mosques existed in Jerusalem during Mohammed’s lifetime.
Muhammad ibn al – Hanafiya (638 -700 CE) was a close relative of the prophet Mohammed and he denigrated the notion that the prophet ever set foot in Jerusalem –
These damned Syrians (Umayyads) pretend that Allah put His foot on the Rock in Jerusalem, though only one person ever put his foot on the Rock, namely Abraham.
It is obvious, therefore, that Koranic scripture does not refer or in any way implicate Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque as being the one visited by Mohammed as he never went there nor was it built during his lifetime.
No Mosques existed in Jerusalem during his lifetime.
To support Islam’s contempt for Jerusalem, Mohammed indeed issued a strict prohibition not to bow towards Jerusalem when praying having tried and failed to convert Jews peacefully to Islam.
Crudely, Muslims stick their backsides up to Jerusalem – a sign of religious respect…
I think not.
The current Palestinian vocabulary deems that Al-Quds is the Palestinian name for Jerusalem copied from another Arabic name used for Jerusalem in the late 19th early 20th century ‘Bayt al – Maqdes’.
This is a direct translation of the Hebrew ‘Beyt ha- Mikdash’ which translated means The House of Holiness or The Temple.
However, Islam had no Temple – only the Jews had a Temple.
Consequently the Arabic name for Jerusalem refers to the Jewish Temple and has nothing whatsoever to do with any alleged trip to Heaven by Mohammed connected to any Mosque.
Besides the very recent and tenuous connections of Islam to Jerusalem and the Holy Land, many noted Arab and Islamic scholars have written as much and their understanding of the truth will be enshrined in history for time immemorial.
Moreover, as we shall verify, the Qur’an itself is in fact a Zionist document demanding that the Children of Israel are uniquely, those chosen by Allah to settle the geographical area including Jerusalem.
The Qur’an in numerous Suras, promises, bequeaths and bestows the Land of Israel to the Children of Israel.
In 985 CE the Arab writer Muqaddasi noted the overwhelming population of Jerusalem was Jewish
… the Mosque is empty of worshipers.
How telling is it that the celebrated 13th century Arab historian and biographer, Yakut noted
That Mecca is holy to Muslims and Jerusalem is holy only to the Jews
Ibn Taymiya 1263 -1328, one of Islams most influential religious scholars in numerous papers, debunked the importance of Jerusalem to Islam as did Ibn Qayyim-al Jawziya, (1292 -1350) a similarly influential Islamic academic who maintained that Hadiths concerning Jerusalem are all false.
Ibn Khaldun one of the foremost Arab historians wrote in 1377 –
Jewish sovereignty over the land of Israel extended over 1400 years.
It was the Jews who implanted the culture and customs of the permanent settlement.
Indeed the Qur’an in numerous Suras specifically promises, bequeaths, and bestows the Land of Milk and Honey, Israel, to the Children of Israel, the Jewish people.
Sheikh (and Religious Professor) Abdul Hadi Palazzi quotes –
God wanted to give Abraham a double blessing through Ishmael and Isaac and ordered that Ishmael’s descendants should live in the desert of Arabia and Isaac’s in Canaan. The Qur’an recognises the Land of Israel as the heritage of the Jews and it explains that before the Last Judgement , Jews will return to dwell there. This prophecy has already been fulfilled. Viewing the Jewish return to Israel as a western invasion and Zionists as recent colonisers is new and has no basis in authentic Islamic faith. Using Islam as a basis for preventing Arabs from recognising any sovereign right of Jews over the Land of Israel is new. Such beliefs are not found in classical Islamic sources.
He continues thus…
Those who try to use Islam as a weapon against Jews and Israel conveniently forget and ignore the overriding and explicit command referring to the return of the Jews to the Land of Israel before the Last Judgement. The fundamentalist Muslim ideology and program to use Islam as an instrument for political warfare against Israel and the Jewish people is against Qur’anic teaching itself. Within the Bible and the Qur’an it is apparent and clearly stated that the right of the Israelites to the Land of Israel does not depend on conquest and colonisation . This absolute right derives from the will of almighty God.
Both the Jewish and Islamic scriptures teach that God through his chosen servant Moses, decided to free the offspring of Jacob from slavery in Egypt and to constitute them as heirs of the Promised Land.
Whoever claims that Jewish sovereignty over the Land of Israel is something new and derived from recent politics denies divine revelation and divine prophecy as explicitly expressed in both the Bible and Qur’an.
Qur’an 17:104 “And We, Allah said unto the Children of Israel after him – dwell securely in the Promised Land, the land of Israel but when the promise of the Hereafter cometh to pass We shall bring you as a crowd gathered out of various nations.”
Qur’an 17:4 “And we decreed for The Children of Israel in the scripture -Ye verily will experience exile in the earth twice but Ye will then after ascend to a great height.”
Evidence From the Qur’an
Another myth that recent political Islam has successfully propagated to discount Allah’s word to the Jewish people is to identify those Suras within Qur’anic texts that are totally contradictory to the Suras positively bequeathing the land of Israel to the Jewish people.
Minimal research once again can easily prove how lies have turned into fact .
It is true that many Suras do in fact provide the potential to suggest that the Jews are to be vilified and demonised.
The explanation is simple.
The term Jew within the Qur’an when used negatively, refers to those Jews who came from Judea and challenged established Rabbinic teachings such as Jesus and his followers.
Jesus was known as King of the Jews, and never referred to as King of the Children of Israel.
Because the collective term for the vast majority of the Jewish people was ‘ The Children of Israel’ whereas the collective term for the militant breakaways was ‘Jews’.
Political Islam successfully but mendaciously has managed to convince the world that the Qur’anic texts concentrate only on the ones relating to Jews and not the Children of Israel.
There are numerous Suras that identify the Zionist intent of Allah.
Zionism simply being the right of self determination of the Jewish people in their biblical homeland.
Sura 2.40 ”O Children of Israel , call to mind the special favour which I bestowed upon you and fulfil your Covenant with Me as I fulfil My Covenant with you and fear no one but Me.
Sura 2.40 is similar in content -‘ Children of Israel call to mind the special favour which I bestowed upon you, and that I preferred you to all other Nations for My message.’
There are too may other Suras which specifically relay similar messages…
The word of Allah undoubtedly promises, bestows, and bequeaths the Land of Israel to no one else but the Jewish people.
The Qur’an recognises the Land of Israel as the heritage of the Children of Israel and explains that, before the Last Judgement the Children of Israel will return and dwell there.
This prophecy has been fulfilled.
The Palestinians, rather like Jerusalem, are never mentioned in the Qur’an and as with the recent lie that the Temple Mount is the third most sacred site in Islam the Palestinians have invented themselves as the indigenous inhabitants of the land of Israel.
Modern History Refutes Palestinian Entitlement
Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist, has exposed the Palestinians for the recent invention, the anthropological miracle that they are.
Why is it that on June 4th 1967 I was a Jordanian and overnight I became a Palestinian? We did not mind being Jordanian – the teaching of the destruction of Israel was a definite part of the curriculum but we considered ourselves Jordanian until the Jews returned to Jerusalem. Then suddenly we were Palestinians – they removed the star from the Jordanian flag an all at once we had a Palestinian flag. When I finally realised the lies and myths I was taught, it is my duty as a righteous person to speak out.
The Jews returning to Jerusalem that he speaks of were after the defeat of the Jordanians during the 1967 war after they had occupied Jerusalem in 1948.
The paradox being that the only occupation of land was the illegal occupation of Jerusalem by the Jordanians during the period 1948 -1967 after which Israel recaptured its sovereign territory from Jordan.
Unfortunately for the newly formed people known as the ‘Palestinians’ the international, legally binding principles of Acquired Rights, Estoppel, and Uti Possiditis Juris further endorse – not that any endorsement was necessary – Israel’s legal rights over the West Bank.
That is, Judea and Samaria as legally established by the League of Nations Treaty of 1923 and ratified by the UN Charter, Article 80 1945.
During this period of Arab occupation, so unimportant was Jerusalem to Islam that it was left to rot, buildings destroyed and that not one Arab or Islamic Head of State visited Jerusalem to pray.
This is of no surprise given that Jerusalem’s role in Islam especially the connection to the Temple Mount was a recent and political invention.
The fictitious claim that Mohammed had tethered his steed to the Western Wall of the Temple Mount is easily proven false.
Over the centuries religious scholars had conjectured about the prophets use of either the Eastern or Southern Walls but only after Arabs massacred Jews in Hebron in 1929 did the idea of the Western Wall fit the Islamic political narrative.
Indeed during the Jordanian occupation of Jerusalem when dozens of synagogues were destroyed, Jordan diluted Jerusalem’s profile by removing all offices of State, Administration, the Treasury of the Waqf, and Religious Affairs to Amman.
Only the low key Ministry of Tourism remained in Jerusalem as the Jordanians actively endeavoured to lessen the importance of Jerusalem which became nothing more than an Arab provincial town, neglected and unsupported.
The Muslim Jordanians had no affection for Jerusalem – nor did any Muslims.
The most significant insult to Jerusalem by Arabs was the immediate decline in the religious standing of the City.
Jordanian radio broadcast Friday prayers not from Al-Aqsa but from an upstart Mosque in Amman.
Indeed after the recapture of Jerusalem by Israel in 1967 it was typical propaganda of various Arab leaders to state how they yearned to pray in Jerusalem.
King Faysal of Saudi Arabia continued to promote this idea and yet never took the opportunity to undertake the ‘yearning’ during the occupation of his Muslim brothers between 1948 and 1967.
It is quite remarkable, given current geopolitical ideology that Jerusalem is never mentioned or alluded to in the 1964 founding charter of the Palestinian Covenant.
And as Jerusalem is never mentioned or alluded to in the Qur’an how is it so important to modern day Islam – simply for political gain and expansionism.
The fictitious Palestinians being the useful idiots to promote such expansionism.
When Mordechai Kedar of Bar Ilan University stunned and embarrassed the Al-Jazeera interviewer Jimal Rian regarding Jeruslem’s non appearance in the Qur’an he then wrote a telling article explaining the myth of Mohammed’s supposed journey to Jerusalem.
His explanation has been highlighted by the commentator Daniel Pipes thus…
Kedar begins by noting the small importance of Jerusalem to Mohammed after the qibla, direction of prayer, was changed to Mecca. Only in 682, some 50 years after Mohammed’s death when Ibn az-Zubayr rebelled against the Umayyad rulers in Damascus and conquered Mecca did the Umayyad Caliph settle on Jerusalem as an alternative site for pilgrimage. The idea that the Al Aqsa Mosque was ever in Jerusalem is contrary to historical Islamic tradition which verifies that this Mosque was in fact near Mecca on the Arabian Peninsular. This was unequivocally stated in ”Kitab al-Maghazi’ a book of the time written by the Muslim historian and geographer Al-Waqidi. According to him there were 2 ‘masjeds’ or places of worship , one in al-Gi’rranah, a village between Mecca and Ta’if. This was known as the ‘closer Mosque’ (al-masjid al-adna) and the one in Medina (al-masjid al Aqsa) known as the furthest Mosque. Convenient for Islamic propaganda, thus the furthest Mosque was transported to Jerusalem via Islamic revisionism .
It is noteworthy that Saladin adopted this myth to recruit and inflame followers against the Crusaders.
Indeed modern writers within Islam who express the truth that the night journey is in fact one from Mecca to Median, such as Muhammed Abu Zayd (published in Egypt in 1930) have had their books withdrawn from circulation and any similar view within Islam is censored such is the the complete victory of Islamic propaganda and historical revisionism.
The only time Islam showed any interest in the Holy City was when Jews (or briefly Christians) held control.
Fortunately, the published comments of noted Arab leaders and Islamic scholars are there for time immemorial to defy and challenge the myths.
Ibn Taymiyyah, 1263 -1328, one of the foremost Islamic scholars wrote.
In Jerusalem there is not a place one calls sacred.
Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi, Syrian Arab leader to the British Peel Commission, 1937…
There is no such country as Palestine. Palestine is a term the Zionists invented. There is no Palestine in the Qur’an. Palestine is alien to us.
Professor Philip Hitti, Arab Historian wrote in 1946…
There is no such thing as Palestine in history – absolutely not.
Ahmed Shukan, Saudi Arabia’s delegate at the United Nations, 1956…
Such a creature as Palestine does not exist.
Zuhair Mushin, military commander of the PLO and member of the PLO Executive Council in an interview with the Dutch Journal, Der Trouvwe’
There are no differences between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians, and Lebanese. We are all part of one nation. It is only for political reasons that we carefully underline our false Palestinian identity. Yes the existence of a separate Palestinian identity serves only tactical purposes. The founding of a Palestinian State is a new tool in the continuing battle against Israel. There is no such country as Palestine – it is a term the Zionists invented. There is no Palestine in the Koran. Palestine is alien to us.
President Hafez Assad of Syria speaking to PLO leader Yassir Arafat (who was not Palestinian but Egyptian), he continued…
Never forget this one point – there is no Palestinian people and there is no Palestinian entity.
The PLO Charter of 1964 -Article 24
The PLO does not exercise any regional sovereignty over the West Bank or in the Gaza strip or on the Himmah Area (Golan Heights).
This stated written part of the original Palestinian Constitution, perhaps more than any other piece of evidences, proves Palestinian objectives are simply expansionism and revisionism.
Palestinian objectives change according to which party is giving them the most funding and absolutely nothing to do with Islam, religion, legalities, nor history.
Moreover, given the Qur’anic teachings that the land of Israel is promised to the Jewish people, any support for the recent Palestinian claims to any part of the disputed geographical area including Jerusalem is Islamophobic.
Most appropriately, the Egyptian, Yasser Arafat who was the most publicly prominent ‘Palestinian’ claimed in his autobiography…
… the Palestinians have no identity – it was I who gave them an identity.
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