Monday, November 24, 2008

Can the Muslims and Jews Bridge the Muslim-Jewish divide

Inshallah khayr (All will be well, Allah willing).

Courtesy of Jerusalem Post: Bridging the Muslim-Jewish divide

This weekend, 50 synagogues and 50 mosques in the US and Canada will hold simultaneous prayer sessions.

Both American Jews and Muslims are children of Abraham and citizens of the same country, and we share a common faith and destiny," he said. "Of course, we cannot ignore the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it's the elephant in the room, but I see the emergence of moderate, centrist Muslim voices, particularly in the United States, and we must do everything possible to encourage such voices."

Israel and the Jewish People have made so many concessions in the past in regards to the peace process and have tried to heal the feelings between the House of Issac and the House of Ishmael ( إسماعيل ).

Perhaps the brothers can resolve their conflict and worship allah, the father of Abraham, together.

It is the contention of the Muhammadans that the Hebrew people must realize that Ishmael ( إسماعيل ) is the first born son of Abraham and has the birthright to the land in the Middle East.

We should discuss the night journey of Muhammad as depicted in Surah 17. Surah 17 indicates that Muhammad supernaturally visited a mosque in Jerusalem in his time on a night journey from Mecca. Was there really a Muslim mosque on the temple Mount in Jerusalem?

According to Surah 17, the Muhammadans show proof that they have claim to the Temple Mount and Jerusalem.

Yusuf ‘Ali’s footnote 2168. "The Farthest Mosque must refer to the site of the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem on the hill of Moriah, at or near which stands the Dome of the Rock, called also the Mosque of Hadhrat ‘Umar. This and the Mosque known as the Farthest Mosque (Masjid-ul-Aqsa) were completed by the Amir ‘Abd-ul-Malik in A.H. 68. … and completely razed to the ground by the Emperor Titus in A.D. 70." Farooq-i-Azam Malik’s translation of Sura 17:1. "Glory be to Him Who took His devotee (Muhammed) one night from Masjid-al-Haram (in Makkah) to Masjid-al-Aqsa (in Jerusalem), whose vicinity We have blessed, so that We may show him some of Our signs; surely He is the One Who is the Hearer, the Observer." Many times in the English translations of the hadiths say "Jerusalem" when the Arabic is al-Aqsa, meaning "the farthest mosque".

I do not believe that Israel or the Hebrew people will be able to make any concessions other than to cede the State of Israel back to Muhammad and convert to the true and restored religion of Islamic allah.

What say you?



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