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Islam sunnylife Salam told us in multiple reports that this is one of the holiest sites of Islam. Why? Because of the surroundings.
What surroundings this is where Israelite prophets came. This is where they prayed what we call the Temple Mount.
About 35 Odd acres of land. Okay, it's not a huge piece of land. It's not a huge piece of land, but this piece of land is so sacred that Allah mentions it in the Quran.
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perspective, brothers and sisters. Today's topic is very important for the reasons we have already discussed.
There are very disturbing events taking place in the Middle East in particular, in Palestine. To be precise, Rosa, Rosa is being bombed nonstop. And it is a massacre it is.
And the State of Israel is simply not paying any attention to global condemnation, especially when it comes to the people. Of course, the leadership, much of the Western leadership, for some reason feels compelled to agree with Israel's actions.
Speaking as a British citizen, our own Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has been repeatedly questioned on this point
as to what he thinks of the genocide that's taking place
in Gaza, he keeps repeating like a pirate that Israel has the right to defend itself, Israel as I mean, this is the answer that comes from his mouth every time he is asked about the people of Gaza. The answer is, Israel has a right to defend itself. And people, people have even asked him specifically,
does Israel have a right to defend itself by committing a genocide, a war crime? And he simply does not answer the question directly.
Why Western politicians feel this way and why they feel compelled and what is driving them to behave in this manner, in this immoral manner? is a very interesting question.
But this history of Palestine is very relevant.
More so today than ever before, because of the atrocities that are taking place we the Muslims primarily have to understand
how did we get here?
What caused the situation to be
to be like, like it is today? What are the causes? So I'm going to through I'm going to go through a very quick
chronologic, chronological journey with you so that you understand how we got here. Why is Jerusalem in particular and the land of Palestine so important for the Muslims? Okay, why are the Palestine Palestinians giving their lives in this way? Why do they accept martyrdom, shahada under these massive bombs? Top of the range technology is being used on them. They are being used as guinea pigs. Okay. Israeli state is experimenting with his weapons on these very people and they are happily dying. Okay. And you see
some people from the families coming forward smiling.
They're saying we don't have to cry, we're not going to cry because we believe our relatives or loved ones are going to Jannah paradise. Why do they act like this? Why did they behave like this? It is because of the attachment to the land of Palestine. It is because of the love for OXA
one of the holiest sites of Islam is not because they cannot let go or piece of land. It's not because of that. It's, it's the fact that that piece of land
is their religion. It is their faith.
They cannot just let go of it. They feel that they are the custodians of this land. They cannot abandon it and walk away from it. Okay, walking away from any piece of land is one thing but walking away from a sank
theory from a holy site, giving it away to a bunch of genocidal racist
maniacs is another issue altogether.
So how did we get here? Firstly,
why is Palestine important to Muslims?
To cut to the chase? The Quran Chapter 17 Surah Surah Surah Surah it talks about why this place is so important. Allah subhanaw taala tells us all the millennials, you're gonna read up on the Rahim Subhan Allah de Austro Brd Laila minimal Masjid Al haram. Lol, merci de OXA Allah, the baraka Na, how allow Liguria Luria, who Minaya Tina,
that glory be to the one who took his slave in one night, from mosquito harangue to Masjidul Aqsa, Allah mentioned two locations there. And who's the slave? The slave is Mohammad Rasool Allah salAllahu Salam, the last prophet of Allah.
Allah takes him from his hometown Mecca, or Maka, maka Tomoko Rama to another place
called Jerusalem, where Masjid Al Aqsa, the farthest mosque is.
And from there,
he ascends in his physical form, to the seventh, heaven, having gone through each and every single one of the seven heavens meeting a number of different prophets on each one of those heavens.
This is what we are told Islamically speaking in the Hadith of the Prophet, Salah Salem and the Quran,
and the details are there. So incredible was this event, that when the prophets of Allah Islam came up with the details, the Qureshi was celebrating.
They were celebrating that How is this even possible? This man out of Allah has lost his mind. And they were running to the prophets, companions Salallahu Salam, taunting them, mocking them, the your prophet, you know what he's saying? He's saying this, that he was physically taken in one night to Jerusalem, and from there, he ascended on to the heavens.
And many people
were shaken by that. Abu Bakr, Roger LoRaWAN when he heard
that this is what's going around. And then he asked, Did Muhammad salallahu Salam actually say this?
And they said yes, he said it he said then this is the truth.
Then this is the truth.
He definitely without a doubt, traveled within one night to Jerusalem and to those seven habits.
And why was this? Why was this
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the importance of the sanctuary is established in the Quran, number one primary and formed the prophetic tradition.
The Prophet of Islam SallAllahu Sallam told us in multiple reports that this is one of the holiest sites of Islam. Why? Because of the surroundings.
What surroundings, this is where Israelite prophets came, this is where they prayed what we call the Temple Mount.
About 35 Odd acres of land, okay, it's not a huge piece of land. It's not a huge piece of land. But this piece of land is so sacred that Allah mentions it in the Quran.
And Allah mentions it
because he took his prophet to this place in one night as a miracle it was a supernatural event. Okay, today is possible. You can take a flight from Medina, America and learn within two three hours in Jerusalem or
or close to Jerusalem. But then there is the second part as well going to the heavens that we cannot do, that we cannot do. So the entire journey was a miraculous journey. That's why it's called the miraculous journey. It was a module on Rasulullah sallallahu Salah.
So why did Allah taken specifically to this place to establish the importance of this place for this ummah, this belongs to the believers, the true believers, because this is what
the first Qibla This is where the Israelite prophets are praying, facing towards it.
So, the importance is established in the Quran. And in the prophetic tradition, the Prophet says, There are three sides you travel to,
with the intention of a pilgrimage.
And those sites are mustard, the Haram mustard, mustard on NaVi, and mustard on OXA, three sides. Then the prophets, Allah Salam, in another report states that if you pray in congregation, in much of the Haram, you're awarded 100,000 praise
in much of the Navi is 1000 praise in mustard oxides. 500.
So we have three holy sites of Islam.
The third one is much of the oxide.
Now just because it's the third one, can we give it away? No, absolutely not. This is why the Muslims, when they took the city of Jerusalem, during the reign of armor went for power of Allah Juan de treated so much honor and respect. We will come to see that very quickly. I want to start from the beginning. How does Jerusalem become important to Islam and Muslims?
The Israelites, starting from Musa alayhis salam when he liberated the Israelites from the tyranny and oppression of Iran. He brought them towards the land of Cannan or Cana
Where are people called Canaanites lived.
And they were allies of the pharaohs for some time. And this land was to be taken. It wasn't taken in the life of Mussolini salary was taken afterwards. Prophet Joshua or you *ged alone, was able to do that, and the city of Jerusalem was taken by the elderly Salaam.
As the history goes, taking this information from the Judeo Christian literature, Tao, the Islam daily Prophet David, who took the city in 1000 BC, approximately 1000 BC. Then he succeeded by sunsoil Imam, Ali Salam, who was an Israelite prophet as well as a king. He ruled the city and he built this first temple on this place called Temple Mount. This temple is actually much tubal OXA. So much OXA was built by Suleiman Ali Salam, for the first time at this site. So this became the holy of the holies. This is where
the Israelites would come and pray. This is where the Israelite prophets who followed preached, this is where they taught. This is where they launched the revolutions. This is where all the battles following in following centuries took place, because this became the capital of the Israelites, Jerusalem.
So, after Solomon la salaam, the Israelites split into two states.
In the north, we had the State of Israel in the south we had the state of Judea in the State of Israel, we attend tribes, ruling the state, and in the state of Judea in the south with Jerusalem as its capital. Two Tribes, predominantly two tribes, were ruling the state of Judea, the Levites and the Judah heights. And in the north, we had the rest of the Israelite tribes 10 tribes to be precise on their capital was Paul Samaria.
In 723, see,
a very powerful civilization or very powerful dynasty called the Assyrians, they attacked the northern state of Israel and the took the entire population into exile. This entire population disappeared from history gone, no trace left. We don't know what they taught what they learned what the nature of the scripture was, how they practiced, but teach teachings of Musa alayhis salam and the following prophets who came after him. We don't know what remained was the state of Judea with the capital Jerusalem, then another Qatar
History takes place in the year 587 BC before Christ, the King of Babylon, called Nebuchadnezzar, he attacks Judea and destroys the city of Jerusalem and raised the temple to the ground. But temple the marches are OXA is destroyed.
It's razed to the ground, and the entire population of the Israelites, I'm being very specific with my terms.
The Israelites are not yet called Jews. The word Jews was used later on for their, for the reasons I will explain
up to this point, amazingly, they are known as the Israelites, the children of Israel, been to Israel, as the Quran refers to them.
And then the Quran also uses the term good for them, which was historically historically correct. Okay. So up to this point, they are Israelites, they are taken into exile to Iraq, currently Iraq, to Babylon. There they live. And they have prophets born in Iraq at that time. Daniel, Prophet Daniel or Daniel Ali Salam was one of them. He was born in Iraq. He was active in Iraq with the Israelites.
Then, a Persian dynasty called the Archimedes they defeat the Babylonians
that take Babylon from the Babylonians. And there were many alchemy kings who ruled over this territory. One of them in particular was called Cyrus, Cyrus the Great in 537 BC, he allows the Israelites to return to Jerusalem. They were living in exile in current day Iraq. And this is why the Iraqi Jewry, the Iraqi Jewish community was and is the most ancient Jewish community in the world to this day.
And how the Jews flourished through the Muslim period is, is something I'm going to address very quickly. That's a very important point for us to know. How did the Muslims treat the Jewish people? Well, the Jews lived under the rule of Islam for over 1000 years within the Muslim territory, what happened to the Jewish people? This is very important. And most Muslims are not aware of this history.
So Cyrus allows them to return, the Israelites come back to the city of Jerusalem and they rebuild the temple, the temple of Solomon, at the same site. In other words, much of the OXA and many Israelite prophets still continue to come and warn the Israelites, okay, then follows
another period, called
the Greek period, Hellenic period, Alexander the Great, comes to the land of Palestine, and he takes his land from the Israelites. And this happened in 332 BC,
and then follows the Greek period. And in this period, many of the Jewish people, they became Hellenized.
Basically, they started to read Greek philosophy and philosophers and they use that lens to study the scripture, and they tried to Hellenized the religion, they tried to make their religion Greek compliant or compliant with Greek philosophy. And this caused a revolt or traditionalist revolt, similar things happen in the history of Islam, in the second century of Islam, when more Upazilla a group called martyrs of a bond, heavily influenced from Greek philosophy, okay, and they tried to change Islam, Islamic principles, enlightened Greek philosophy. And then we had this opposition from the Imams people like Mr. Mohammed humble, and he was tortured for 14 years. As a result, the Jewish
people went through same
similar history, you can say. So, after the conquest of Alexander the Great, the Jewish people, or the Israelites became Hellenized. Some of them they wanted to harmonize the religion. And then there was a revolt called revolt of the Maccabees. These people wanted to stick to the Scripture, strictly speaking, they were traditionalist, okay. And then they took the land that took the land, and this was called the Hasmonean. dynasty. This was the Hasmonean period. Okay. Then came the Romans.
I'm moving very, very quickly through the chronology of this territory, this land. Then came the Romans. The Romans took this land. Okay, and then some Jewish kings, Israelite kings.
rule as a proxy of the Romans, at this very time esignlive Salam, Jesus emerged in the land of Palestine.
And he preached a radical message. What was the radical message? He was directly challenging the temple authorities in the city of Jerusalem.
Predominantly two groups called the Sadducees. And the Pharisees, these are the groups who were authorities in the temple and Jesus was confronting them directly. And Allah even alluded to this in the Quran. How do we learn Chicago regime? So there are hundreds Loreena Lolita, a couple Roman buddies, right? Allah decided our waste of memoriam. Allah cursed
those Israelites who disbelieved who were disbelievers on the tongue of David first downloader, a Salaam and then isa igloo. Maria, who were these disbelievers. These disbelievers from the Canary trial are those leaders who are deliberately playing games with the law of Musa alayhis salam.
This is alluded to in the Quran.
And the biblical literature the Judeo Christian literature also confirms this narrative that easily salaam was in confrontation with the temple authorities, because he found them to be hypocrites. They were playing games with the law, they were twisting the law, okay. And easily Salam challenged them on this area. As a result, they became his enemies, and they wanted to kill him, like many other prophets had been killed throughout the history of Banu Israel, many prophets were killed by Lebanon, Israel, in particular the temple authorities. So not every imam of the temple, or every every leader in the temple was actually following the teachings of those profits. Those profits are
repeatedly sent to fix their affairs, but they were not following them. They were killing the profits. So they tried to kill each other salon. And Allah saves him. Allah raises him Hi. And Allah makes him a sign of the day of judgment that he will return to do what he will do. As the Prophet sallallaahu Salam said he will return before the day of judgment to kill the job, to live Jizya to kill swine, and also to break the cross. In other words, undo the Christian religion, basically, a false attribution to a solid salon that is God or is the Son of God and all those things. Or he's part of the Trinity. So these are Islam. He warned the Israelites
that don't play games with Allah. Turn to Allah Yaga Israel Oh, but Allah Allah be what a buffoon in the Houma you Shrek Billa for cut haram Allahu Allah He Jana will not wa na Ramallah Dali, Mina Mina Surah Allahu Akbar. So isa Islam was born in the Israelites, be warned, wake up. Don't play games with Allah. Don't commit Schick Don't make things up in his name, don't make up laws and rules and start obeying them. All these things are mentioned. But they did not pay heed.
Within decades of Isa Salaam and his ministry, the Wrath of Allah came upon the Israelites and the temple was destroyed the second time by the Romans at the time, the Roman general who was leading the armies was called Titus, who became an emperor later on. He basically destroyed the city of Jerusalem there was a revolt in the city of Jerusalem, the Jewish I mean, look, by this time now the Israelites are called the Jews by the Romans, the Jews, because the temple was in Jerusalem and Jerusalem was the capital of a province called Judea. Judea was named Judea after the Judah heights, what are the Israelite tribes? Okay, so the title Jew can also apply to Benjamites Levites, who are
technically speaking, not Jews, they're not used because they are the children of Levites and when Benjamin
so Benjamites right, but this title was used by the Romans against the Israelites to denote the geography that they are citizens or inhabitants of Judea therefore Jews, okay for example, Hindus, Hindus, Hindu is a geographical reference rather than a religious
point why? Because people have Hindu,
greater India were called Hindus. So, they started as a geographical reference later on, it became a religious reference, just like us. Now, Jews are a distinct community today as we know them.
because they follow a specific religion, right? So it became a religious reference later on, although initially it was used as a geographical reference to the people living in the province of Judea.
So the Jewish people, they revolted against the Romans, the Romans came down hard. So they were,
you know, the main group of the Jewish people who revolted were called the Zealots, or the zealots. These people were not living in Jerusalem, they were living in the mountains,
around Jerusalem, and they revolted. The Romans came down very hard, and they destroyed the city of Jerusalem. The temple was destroyed, it was razed to the ground and they were not allowed to rebuild it.
And then, persecution started, many Roman emperors started to persecute the Jewish people, and the Christians with them because the Romans saw the Christians as a branch of Judaism, or a type of Jewish people, although Christianity spread among the Gentiles, or other people later on also,
in 132, C, a very powerful Roman Emperor
also faced another Jewish revolt called Bar Kochba.
And this Roman emperor was a very famous, very powerful, very, very influential, actually one of the top five Roman emperors, you can say in terms of power and influence. His name was Hadrian. And I'm pretty sure his name rings a bell, even to you guys. You live in Britain. How does his name ring a bell? To
Hadrian's Wall? You all nobody, right? Okay, it goes through Britain, from one end to the other end.
And it starts from Newcastle, the city of Newcastle, right? You're famous Newcastle, the team mirror the football team, right? You know about it. So that's where the wall starts and it goes through all the way to the other end. From coast to coast. Hey, do you build this wall?
To keep the Scots
Because they were seen as barbarians, uncivilized people, the Romans saw them as civilized, like a civilized people. So they were repeatedly having barbarian incursions into Roman Britain. Okay, so Romans ruled Britain for a very long time, Hadrian was one of the most rulers of one of the most influential power rulers who ruled Britain, Hadrian. In Jerusalem, he basically decreed that the entire city must be levelled down.
And the Jewish people cannot be allowed to return on pain of death, any Jew found in Palestine will be killed on the spot by the Roman authorities, because of the rewards, then starts the Jewish Diaspora, what we call the Jewish Diaspora. For 2000 years, almost the Jewish people had been scattered around the world, they could not come back to the land of Palestine, only the Muslims allow them to come back, which I will address very quickly soon.
So this happened in 132 C II after a messianic revolt in the city of Jerusalem, or the land of Palestine, and it was crushed brutally by the Romans, Romans are brutal with their punishments. And when they came down hard on Rebels, so the Jewish people were completely decimated as a community, the temple was razed to the ground and was the city and the city was renamed.
area or Elia capital owner.
Basically, named after emperor, Elias Hadrian. His name was Elias Hadrian, so the city was renamed after his name, Ilya or Elia.
Okay, and then this is what the city was called, henceforth, up to the Islamic period.
So after this, the Christians grew in numbers, Christianity spread among the Gentiles and the city of Jerusalem is also a very important holy site for the Christians. So when we say Three Fates share the city, when it comes to its sanctity, that that is a correct statement, the Jewish people, they consider it sacred because of all the prophets who came there because the Temple of Solomon what we call much of the Aqsa, the Christian people, they consider it sacred because they believe Jesus walked the streets of Jerusalem and preached at Temple Mount, and was in the temple itself, active in the temple, preaching to the Israelites at that time.
So the city of Jerusalem and plus he was buried, he was killed on the cross according to Christian view, and he was buried in that very city. And he was resurrected from there. Hence, the church of Holy cephalogram
the holiest Church of Christendom in the city of Jerusalem.
And then the Muslims, I already explained why the site is holy, for the Muslims. Because of our affinity with the Israelite prophets, we because we consider them to be true prophets of Allah. They were closer to us like the Prophet Musa was closer to me, then the Jewish people alive in Medina, people who were dealing with him or he was dealing with them. He said, Musa is closer to me than what they believe in. And this is true.
Even historically, when we look at things, the beliefs and the practices of those Israelite prophets, they are so similar to Islam.
They believe was one La Ilaha illa Allah.
The way they pray to Allah was exactly they fell on their faces and pray to God. You pick up the Bible today, there are multiple verses that describe the prayers of Ibrahim
Musa Harun Tao, consistently up to Elisa Islam, all the Israelite prophets, how did they pray? They fell on their faces and they pray to God.
It is written in the Gospel of Matthew, about Eastern Islam. Allegedly, he went into the garden of Gethsemane, and he fell on his face and prayed to God, how do you fall on your face and pray to God such that prostration
This is so clear, the Gospel of Matthew chapter 26, verse 39, is there. So there were many similarities between the Israelite prophets and how Muslims live today? Absolutely.
So after this, the Christians spread throughout the Roman Empire and they came to dominate
many important positions. Long story short, having been persecuted by many Roman emperors, severe persecution of Christians. In fact, very, very important. One of the incidents that took place is the incident of us hobbled cough. The young men of the cave, it is mentioned in the Quran surah to come. Okay.
Who are these young men? Who will these young men, the fields, such as Mr. McCarthy, they mentioned that these young men basically were alive
at the time of one of the Roman emperors called the DCS
in the Arabic language, the pianos okay. And amazingly, this word is used in the in the Urdu language, without people knowing where it comes from. Okay, it means backwards. You know, when you call someone Nokia knows, this means you're a backward person. Okay?
In other words, you're a lowlife, something like that, okay. But the term actually comes from the name of a Roman emperor, DCS route from 249 to 251. See only two years, but he brought one of the most severe persecution against Christians. So Mr. Lucas, he claimed that these young men who did not want to believe in a Roman shake, because what DCS decreed that every single Christian is within the Roman Empire within the Roman territory, must be rounded up, and they shouldn't be taken to Roman temples and let them bow to our idols.
You know, Jupiter, Minerva, Apollo, whatever gods the Romans had chosen or made up for themselves, they were rounding up all these Christians and taking them to temples. And if they did not bow, or if they did not indulge in rituals in these Roman pagan temples, they were killed 1000s upon 1000s of Christians were killed during this persecution. So we have the story that these young men didn't want to do that they didn't want to worship these idols so they they took refuge in a cave and Allah put them to sleep. And then they woke up nearly 200 years later in the time of Theodosius the second
and they took the coins to the market. And the people said, Where did you come from? Where do you come from? When do you bring these coins from? Right? So
the story is very relevant to the history of Palestine because this happened around the territory of Palestine there are many locations people attribute to us. Hello cough. There is a site in Turkey there's a site in Jordan, there are a few sites people think that this is where as Howard gaff were
put to sleep but we as Muslims, we cannot take any of these sites at face value seriously, unless there is something from Allah and His Messenger telling us this right
So now, after this period of heavy persecution,
one of the Roman emperors he decides to accept the Christian religion. His name is Constantine the Great.
He accepts the Christian religion firstly accepts a dodgy version of the Christian religion, which is like buying material, not specifically Trinitarian. But then he comes to realize on his deathbed, that he made a mistake. So he dies. He dies believing in one God and Jesus as his supreme agent or a prophet. He had no clarity on the religion. He was a pagan all his life. And before he died, he was baptized before his death by a Unitarian Aryan Christian College. Eusebius of Nicomedia long story, you don't want to get into this too much. The point is that the Roman Empire became Christian because the Emperor started to accept Christianity. Now the Roman Empire became Christian. So now
the Christians took control of the city of Jerusalem in the land of Palestine.
And the Christians were very much against the Jewish people. They blame the Jewish people, as killers of God.
And act, it's called Die side.
Murder of God out of Allah. So they accused the Jewish people of killing God, who is God, Jesus Christ, to the Christians.
So they wanted to commit genocide of the Jewish people. This discussion, these conversations took place between Christian thinkers and philosophers. One of them in the fourth century wrote Augustine, that we must not kill all Jews, we must keep some of them alive, so that they bear testimony to the truth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because they are the carriers have the Old Testament. And in the Old Testament, we have prophecies about the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. So for that reason, we must keep alive witnesses to the Old Testament, to confirm our religion. This, this was the logic and this saved the Jewish people throughout Christian territories.
Fast forward, the Byzantines come to power,
also a branch of the Romans, and they take control of the city of Jerusalem and much of the land of Syria, okay.
Muslims took the land of greater Syria, Belarusian from the Byzantines, also called the Romans.
The Byzantines basically ruled from Constantinople. This is where the Eastern Roman Empire was established by Constantine the Great by making Constantinople is capital. And this became the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, the Western Roman Empire with decline was based in the city of Rome. That's what that's where the capital was. So Eastern, the Eastern Roman Empire took much of what we know today as Anatolia, grid, the landmass of Turkey, right? This was all Roman territory, up to the land of Egypt and Syria, even much of North Africa was Roman, visiting, the Muslims come out of Arabia, Islam emerges the prophesy Salam is born in Mecca. At 40. He receives revelation from
Allah subhanaw taala, that He is a messenger of Allah, His people follow him, the Arabs, and then they are given this task to go out, take the message of Islam to those who are not present. Okay.
Valuable never shy the law.
The province of Salem he delivered his last sermon
in Mecca, four months before he passed away, salat wa salam, and he tells his companions go and deliver this message to those who are not present. And then they come out, they come out, they fight the Romans and the Persians simultaneously and defeat them simultaneously. And that took what we call the land of greater Syria or belaga Xiang that consisted of Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria. With this land came the city of Jerusalem. And the patriarch at the time was the Fronius. He was a Byzantine church leader, he insisted that I will give the keys to the ruler, I will not give them to any soldier or any any general. So that's why Amara photogra de la Hwan came personally to
receive the keys. And then he went into the city of Jerusalem, and he wanted to see where his material OXA where it is, it is mentioned in our scripture, they have never been to Jerusalem before. Most Muslims have never seen it. So now they are so excited that they have now taken the third holy site of Islam from the Romans Allahu Akbar. This was a great achievement for Muslims. So our Katara the Allah one comes in, and he asks the Christians, where is the site and the Christians had been dumping the rubbish for decades to humiliate the Jewish people?
Look at the site. And this has a context. The context is that soon I mean, not long before the Muslim conquest of Jerusalem, the Persians had defeated the Romans. And it is mentioned in the Quran only about Rome. The Romans have been defeated that defeat basically constituted the defeat of Roman territories like
Egypt, greater Syria and much of Anatolia. The Persians had taken this territory from the Romans. When that came the city of Jerusalem. And the Christians argued or claimed that the Jewish people came with the Persians, and they committed a massacre of Christians in the city of Jerusalem. And because of that massacre, we cannot tolerate them in the city and to humiliate the Jewish people they were dumping their rubbish, their trash at the site of the Jewish temple.
And it is ironic that they believed in David Solomon called us kings and prophets and they believe that this is the temple they built, but to humiliate the Jewish people they were dumping the rubbish and trash at this at this spot, so honorable Fatah could not see it, where is it is buried under all this rubble. So some Jewish rabbis were consulted and they said, This is the temple mount this area. So Amara de Allah one, he got together with these Jewish rabbis and Muslims, they clean the place,
they clean the place and they waited for rain to come so that they can wash away all the the the dump all the rubbish, and then this Masjid was built much OXA
and the Dome of the Rock was found from where the progress is solemn. He traveled to the southern half so that later on the Dome of the Rock was built so Muslims came to rule the city. Initially, when you read the Treaty of Jerusalem between Ahmed Al Khattab and patriarchs of Fronius it is documented in the history of Imam energy recovery. It states specifically with all the freedom given to the Christians that you may worship as July you may live in peace, you may keep your religion you may keep your churches and your possessions and do not fight each other. different denominations of Christians cannot fight each other, remain in peace. But then patriarchs of Fronius specifically
requested one clause that you will not allow the Jews to come into the city of Jerusalem. This is our request. We don't want the Jews here.
For the time being on October, the Allah one he agreed he said no problem. But then later on Christians are convinced,
not by force, by reasoning, to allow the Jewish people to come in.
And the Jewish people for the first time. In nearly 500 years, listen to this. Now, this is the point. This is where the story of the Jews and Islam begins. For the first time, people always talk about bonobo ALA, what happened at Bernal Karela you know when they want to talk about Zionist propagandists in particular, when they talk about the history of Islam and the Jewish people. They jump straight to the Prophet and the incident of Bonocore Aida and they skip the skip the history of 1300 years.
Just watch watch out for this.
The jump on blucora to the State of Israel, State of Israel because of an umbrella.
We made the State of Israel because you muslim, the anti semitic. You are anti Jewish, you killed our people, you persecuted us. This is the propaganda of the State of Israel or the propagandists working for the Zionist state of Israel, Zionist academics have no shame they will write without shame these things. And I will show you why they are a bunch of liars because they own Jewish colors. Those who are objective and who are honest, who are not necessarily Zionist, or Walmart Zionist wrote,
debunking all of this narrative and propaganda.
So the jump from bunker Allah. So what happened with the Jewish people under Islam. For the first time in 500 years, the Muslims allowed them to come into the city of Jerusalem. They were not allowed to live in peace. Muslims, took the city of Jerusalem, ruled it with might and allowed all the fates to coexist. In fact, Karen Armstrong, she's a very well known author.
And she she writes on history, she's a historian, he wrote a book specifically on the history of Jerusalem. In this book, she writes that it was Islam or under the system of Islam, whereby three Abrahamic faiths coexisted peacefully for the first time.
It was the rule of Islam, the dominance of Islam that facilitated this coexistence between the Jews, the Christians and the Muslims. The Muslims told the Christians don't touch the Jews. The Jews were told don't touch the Christians. And the Muslims are told, Do not touch the two communities. We will live in peace together. They were paying Jizya they were they meet they were honored them and they had freedom.
And this is why many Jewish rabbis paid lavish tributes to the rule of Islam, from Jerusalem to Al Andalus, to Iraq, to Damascus to Central Asia, wherever the Jewish communities lived within the domain of Islam. They paid lavish tribute to the Muslim people. Muslims ruled that land of Palestine
with short breaks in the middle because the city of Jerusalem and the land of Palestine was taken from Muslims temporarily by the Crusaders in the middle for example, the Crusaders came to the city of Jerusalem in 1099 and massacred the entire population of Jerusalem and ruled the city for nearly 90 years until 1187. When so tan, Salah Adina up, defeated the Crusaders and took back the city of Turin. So he came back into the hands of the Muslims.
But whenever the Muslims rule the city of Jerusalem, the rule with justice, generally speaking, the rule of justice and allowed the Jews and the Christians to worship together at the same place in the same city.
And if you look at the history of Jerusalem, as Karen Armstrong confirms that it was under the rule of Islam for the first time, when these three Abrahamic faiths lived in peace, because every time another community took the city massacres, persecution, restrictions, destruction, crusaders,
the Catholic Church, they took the city for 90 years, what did they do with it? Go and ask any expert on the history of the Crusades.
read any book, any basic book on the history of the Crusades during the Crusader period?
You will find out and then fast forward to the State of Israel in 1948. Since then, up to this day, bombings, murders, massacres, genocides, you know, disregard of all the law and regulations, and moral values of humanity, everything.
The so called democracy in the Middle East, sophisticated, technologically advanced, all of that doesn't matter.
Justice is lacking and missing, complete, complete blackout.
For anyone else, Christians and Muslims are both persecuted today in Palestine today, in the 21st century. In the year 2023. both Christians and Muslims are being killed and persecuted by a so called Jewish state it is not Jewish.
Mistake is not Jewish, the Jews will tell you that the Jewish rabbi will tell you that it is an apartheid racist
entity that doesn't tolerate anyone else. This is why we have this case for Islam. When Muslims ruled this territory, none of these genocides and atrocities took place. In fact, when some monitor
one case, when the Fatimids, the Shia Fatimids took the city of Jerusalem temporarily. Al Hakim, one of the caliphs, he wanted to massacre.
The Christian and the Jewish population of Jerusalem you know who protecting the people, you know, who was giving refuge to the Jews and the Christians, the Muslims of Jerusalem.
The Muslims of Jerusalem because this Calum so called cave, a Shia Fatimid Caleb ruling from Egypt had lost his mind. He's called the Mad killer by the way, historically speaking, is called the Mad kill if he had lost his mind. But when you look at the the entire history of the Muslim civilization, for over 1000 years,
the majority of the Jewish people lived in the domains of Islam. To the extent that they call their period in London knows the Jewish scholars, the Jewish rabbis, the Jewish poets, the Jewish intellectuals,
do Jewish historians tell us that their Golden Age was under the rule of Islam in a London rose in Spain for at least 300 years, if not more, from the year 950 to 1250. This was the golden age of the house of Israel under the rule of Islam.
One Jewish rabbi called by having pakoda
writing in Cordoba in 1080s.
When the Muslims are ruling the city, he states that our living conditions, if not equal, they are better than the Muslims.
They are better than Muslims.
In the ninth century, an anonymous Jewish source quoted by Karen Armstrong in our history of Jerusalem, she quotes that this anonymous source, a commentary on the Torah called
Pentas Subhanallah forgot the name, separate, withdrawn, safer withdrawn. This anonymous author mentioned that today the temple ie mustard OXA is in the hands of the Israelites and they have made it into an honorable place of worship, where we worship together one God
there are so many testimonies and I'm gonna write a book on this inshallah. Okay, Jews and Islam, what Muslims did to the Jewish people. Okay, this Zionist propaganda has to be undone. You know, the case is what? When you security, we are in the State of Israel because we need to be secure. We need to protect the Jewish people, the Jewish, the Jewish people were persecuted and massacred, and genocided by the Europeans,
first by the Christian civilization or Christendom, then by secular ideologies like Nazis,
Nazism, these are the people who committed genocides and massacres against the Jewish people. In fact, European intellectuals they're like that if Germany was ruled by Muslims, there will be 6 million more Jews in the world today. And the children of course,
because the Jewish people, according to Jewish testimonies, Jacob Lesnar, who is a stone I don't know if he's alive, he was very, he was very old when he wrote his book. He writes that 90% of the Jewish people lived under the domain of Islam, Bernard Lewis, a Zionist Jewish historian,
who was advising the American administration during the Iraq War, and he advised to invade. You can't get more hostile than that. He writes in his book, Jews of Islam, that the Jewish people were treated better in the Muslim lands than they were in Christendom.
And you know what, there are so many quotes I can present in this regard. That is, you know, I don't have the time to go through I mean, I have everything here is my laptop.
All the quotes. I've collected a lot of information when Jewish rabbis and Jewish historians in fact, Zions are a Jewish historian. He writes that in his history of Sephardic and mens rea jewelry on page eight and nine, he writes that when Muslims came to along the rows, the Jewish people welcomed them as liberators from Christian persecution. You know why he said this? You know, why he said this, in 633 CE.
In the city of Toledo, a Catholic Council and Ecumenical Council, a church council, to put it in simple terms took place of the Catholic Church, where the bishops of the Catholic Church came together and they decided, it was decreed that all the children of the Jewish people living in Spain
are to be taken away by force. And they are to be raised as Catholics forced conversion
633 See, this is almost eight years before Muslims arrived in Spain.
So what's the point there?
So the Catholics are doing this before Muslims arrive. And the Jewish people are absolutely heavily persecuted. And they were praying
for Allah to send help.
And you know, the scholars of Islam.
They believe that the dua of Cameroon and oppressed person is accepted even if they are disbelievers, even if they are disbelievers. So what happens Islam? He is later potting bin Zayed and the Jewish people welcome these Muslims as liberators. Then what happens fast forward seven centuries, Muslims takes pain for 700 years and create a magnificent civilization. The greatest civilization to date.
The largest libraries, the best scholars, the best points, the best intellectuals, the best scientists, the best philosophers, the best theologians the best for God use, you know, the best jewel you name it, and Andalus possessed all of them, Jews, Christians and Muslims. Some of the best Jewish scholars and points and rabbis are born in Spain. One of them was called Musa Ben Mamoon. My monitor is
well known to the Jewish people. They call him the second Moses
One of the most important rabbis to have lived in Jewish history born in Cordoba, Islamic kotoba, wrote in the Arabic language using Hebrew characters.
His book A Guide for the Perplexed was written in the Arabic language using Hebrew Hebrew characters.
You Judah Halevi one of the best points born in London's has the Bucha group, a prime minister to the most powerful Muslim king in the world of the command, the third who declared his caliphate from Cordoba, from Cordoba.
And then later on Mousavi mamoun had to leave Spain because of the change of fortune in Spain. And a new dynasty came in and dealt with the non Muslims heavy handedly, they will call all Mawashi dune. Where does Musa Ben Mamoon go north, into France and Britain? Absolutely not. He goes to Egypt to Muslims, and becomes the private physician to the royal family of the Muslims. Then Sultan's Allah, Adina ubian, his brothers.
All of this is very important for us to know that this propaganda that the Jewish people were persecuted and massacred and destroyed by the Muslims. If the Muslims had turned on the Jewish people, let me tell you something categorically today and put it down carefully. If the Muslim dynasties in the Muslim armies and the Muslims will ban that turned on the Jewish people, there would be no Jews alive today in the world.
There would be no Jewish religion. The best and the oldest Jewish community in the world is Iraqi, during the Talmud, the ultimate
law of the Jewish people
the commentary on Mishnah Mishnah, basically is the oral tradition of the Jewish people. You know, like we have the Quran, and we have the Sunnah the Jewish people have the Panama the Bible, the Old Testament, and they have the Mishnah the oral tradition, and then they have commentaries on the Mishnah.
For example, we have Sahil Bukhari. sahih al Bukhari is like an equivalent Commissioner for the Jewish people. And then we have factual body.
Okay, a commentary on Al Bukhari. Basically, there is a huge commentary on the Mishnah, called Talmud. And you know which Talmud is the best and the most authoritative for the Jewish people to this day, all the Jewish people in the world today, they refer back to the source as they,
you know, inspiration. It is called a Babylonian Talmud.
And where was Babylon, Iraq, Baghdad, effectively Baghdad, and it was during the Muslim period when the Babylonian Talmud was completed.
It was during the Muslim period, or just at the beginning of it.
And the Jewish people flourished. And the best Jewish sages and rabbis who are living in Iraq throughout the Muslim period, Jews from all over the world including Jewish people from Britain,
Jewish people from Britain, during the Middle Ages, were writing letters to the Babylonian rabbis asking for fatwas
asking for rulings. And they were in Iraq. All of this changed in 1948 Long story short, ottomans took the land of Palestine from the Mamelukes it 1516 So tan Salim and then came his son to powerful tan Solomon the magnificent. Okay, so the Ottomans start to rule the land of Palestine having taken it from the Mamelukes. Right. So during the Ottoman period, the Jewish flourished, the Jewish people flourished. And they prospered. In fact, to give you one final reference very quickly, because I want to ask is history history can be, you know, I could be sitting here and talking about it for hours to come. So I don't want to take much more of your time very quickly. I want to move fast
forward to our current situation. So during the Ottoman period, what was the condition of the Jewish people in Palestine, or in the city of Jerusalem in particular, there is an Israeli scholar called Amnon ko him
a m n o n Amnon ko him. He has authored a two volume book, a book in two volumes, and the book is titled a word from within
a study of sigil records and the city of Jerusalem.
The book was published in 1994
or, in this book he published his research of the Islamic court of Jerusalem from the year the records of this court, the record the Islamic court records from the city of Jerusalem, the court of the kollene. He studied the records from the year 1530 to 1600 70 years 1530 to 1600, the Ottoman period, and he wants to see what happened to the Jewish people within the 70 years.
Looking at the Islamic court records called the sigil record.
And he found 1000 Jewish cases filed at the Sharia court with the colleague. Even though the Jewish rabbis had their own bet dens back then is the Jewish Quarter the rabbis basically rule over the Jewish community. We call this judicial autonomy, Islam and Muslims as a civilization offered and provided judicial autonomy to the Christians and the Jewish people living within the domain of Islam. Not many people know this, that the Jews and the Christians do not have to live by the Sharia of Islam, even when they are ruled by Islam. So the Christians can farm pigs, they can produce wine, so long as it remains within themselves. And the Jewish people can rule their own communities by
their own rabbinic laws. This level of autonomy and freedom, even the so called secular states don't allow even Sweden or Norway don't allow this. What Muslims allowed throughout the history of the Muslim civilization, okay, so the Jewish people and they own courts of the city of Jerusalem, but 1000 cases within Assam within this period of 70 years are filed with the kadhi Jewish cases, Jewish people coming to the party, the Muslim judge,
and he was baffled. Amnon Cohen was baffled why,
and many women are coming in particular, and he explains why he said two reasons that women in particular are expected more justice from the Islamic court than the rabbinical court, number one.
And he says that the justice from Islamic court was delivered quicker than it would be from the Jewish rabbinic court or rabbinical court in the city of Jerusalem. Having described all these things in is a lengthy,
you know, research. In the conclusion, he writes, the Jewish subjects of the soul burn the Ottomans, Obama, in this period had nothing to complain about. They were absolutely free. They were very happy and they flourished as a community.
This is the history the Zionist propaganda stone wants to know.
Because this big because they completely dismantled the propaganda.
They have to claim that the Muslims are not kind to them. Muslims did not give them freedom. They have to claim this to justify the crime they're committing today. So what changes now, ottomans rule is to add up to the First World War, the First World War kicks off. Why? How a very interesting question that we cannot address in this short setting.
The Ottoman Ottomans are ruling from 15th 16th to 1917. How many years is that? Exactly? 400 years, almost exactly 400 years, the Ottoman rule the city of Jerusalem, and the Jews and the Christians and the Muslims are living side by side peacefully. In fact, the Jewish people live throughout the Muslim territory from Morocco all the way up to India.
They were Jews in Yemen. They were Jews in Morocco, in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Turkey.
Even as far as India, there were Jewish people, they're living with the Muslims under the domain of Islam. Until 1948. We'll see what changed. What changed this 1000 years old coexistence. Okay, so 1970 in the First World War, General Allenby, a British General defeats the Ottoman army takes the city of Jerusalem and then basically that then
foreign secretary of Britain called Arthur Balfour, Arthur Balfour, for some reason, rights away the land of Palestine to a Jewish Zionist banker in London called
Okay, and this is basically not even controversial issue by the way, these are stated stated facts by historian. In fact, one of the recent Rothschilds, his name is Jacob Rothschild, Jacob Russia and Italy man. I don't know if he's still alive.
Laureus died, okay. He, in an interview proudly asserts that it was my grandfather, who established the State of Israel. And he possesses that very letter in his collection, which Arthur Balfour wrote to him that we give you the land of Palestine, even even if we don't have it. We don't own it, we have no rights over it.
So, long story short, Palestine is put under the British Mandate.
The British Empire rules Jerusalem after having taken it from the Ottomans. 1917 Okay. And the British mandate is, is put in place. And then the Jewish people from around Europe or European countries were facing intense anti semitism, anti Jewish attacks against them. They felt that they need a homeland.
need was discussed in
a very important conference in the history of Zionism. This conference took place in Switzerland in the year 1897, after one of the Jewish Austro Hungarian Jewish journalists. He wrote a book titled, the Jewish state. His name was Theodore Herzl. Theodor Herzl was Zionist activist. Zionism basically, is not necessarily a religious Jewish movement is actually a secular movement. Many Zionist are atheists, they don't even believe in God. Ironically, they don't believe in God, but they believe in His promise. Okay. This is a very interesting fact. Many Zionists when you ask them, Why are you in Israel? Why, why? Why Israel? Why occupy the land of Palestine? God promised it to
us. Do you believe in God? No.
So if you ask them, Do you believe in God? No, we don't believe in God. They are atheists. Many Zionists are atheists. But they believe in the promise of God.
So they use the Bible, the biblical text as a justification for coming back to the land of Palestine. So when did when did this happen? After this conference, it was decided among the Jewish intellectuals of Europe, bankers, intellectuals, business people, okay, journalists, all of these people came together in 1897. In Switzerland decided, okay, this was the first Zionist conference, they decided that we will take the land of Palestine by hook or by crook, by hook or by crook, we will take this land, many other options were given to them by the British, for example, the land of Uganda was offered to designers go and make a homeland in Uganda. They said, No, we want the Zion
design means Palestine, the land of Palestine. So that's what they call the Zionist that we will, we're gonna go back to the land of Palestine, and take it back from the Muslims, the Ottomans, it was not an easy thing to do. So many things happened. There are many, many things we can discuss here. But I'm not going to do that. Because it's a lengthy discussion, long story short, the Zinus get the way they influence the British government. How they do it. I don't know how they do it to this day. I don't know. We don't know the details. We don't know what happens behind closed doors. How is it that all these British Prime Ministers feel so intimidated and threatened by this group of
people called designers that they have to sing the songs in the face of so much brutal evidence that's presented to them? That guys look what they're doing? No, we are with them.
No matter what we are with them. We don't care about any laws, any moral values, any humanitarian laws, we don't care about them, we are with them.
Okay, so they got the way design is got the way and then took the land. On paper, at least in 1917. It was promised to a bunch of Zionist activists in London at the time, including Robert Lord Rothschild, that the land is yours. But how is a different question, the Palestinians are there? What are you gonna do with the Palestinians? Well, you're going to put them you're gonna throw them in the sea. So what happens systematically, many European
Jews, they start to travel to Palestine, and they start buying land from poor Palestinians, for Palestinians don't know what what's going on what the plan is. So they acquired a lot of land, and then Palestinians come to realize in the 1930s, that hold on a second. This is basically, you know, this is what you call it, you know, a takeover.
This is a systematic plan, which is being implemented, and now our land is going, we're losing it. And who's who's who's ruling Palestine at the time Britain is under British Mandate.
So what do these Zionist do they start to commit acts of terror, the movement called a Ghana, they started to blow up British personnel. They started to commit acts of terrorism, they did bombings, to get the way to get the British out quickly and fulfill your promise, your promises the land, get the hell out, we'll take it.
And then there are mock, or pretend conversations taking place at the League of Nations, you know, currently known as the United Nations, that the land of Palestine will be divided between the Jewish people and the Palestinians. And some of it was given against the wishes of the Palestinian people, almost 40% of the land of Palestine was given to the Zionist movement and the remaining land was at least on paper given to the Palestinians then follow the Nakaba.
The great the great catastrophe design is they declared the State of Israel in 1948, and they started to commit atrocities. close to a million Palestinians were driven out of the homes, a massacre a genocide took place, what the Palestinians today know as NACA, NACA, okay, the great catastrophe. A million Palestinians were driven out on gunpoint. Okay, by designers and those who refuse to leave, they were shot dead, a massacre took place, right under the nose of the world, as they say, okay, with full backing off the US and other Western powers. Why is a very good question why, why would they do it? What was intimidating them? Why would the so terrified of the Zionist
movement? How do they exert so much influence on these powerful leaders? Very good question. And this is what we have to look into. Okay, so long story short, 1948, the State of Israel is created, and all the Jewish people now are forced to move to the State of Israel, those who are not moving even they are bombed by the Zionist movement. So those who are living peacefully with the Muslims are given ultimatums, live or die. Come to Israel, we need you. We need you to be here. And they don't want to they have been living there for centuries. They are mixed with Muslims. They speak the Islamic language, the Jewish people are very, you know, comfortably living in Muslim land from
Morocco, all the way to the Middle East to Iraq, and Persia.
So the Zionist movement, bullies, the Jewish people, and then things change politically. There's politics, change the relationship between the civilization of Islam and the Jewish people in general. But again, to this day, Muslim scholars, Muslim activist, Muslim intellectuals, stand by our values and our civilization, that we have nothing against the Jewish people. We have nothing we have nothing but compassion. We have nothing but mercy. This is what Allah promised through us that we are to be merciful. We demonstrated this mercy throughout our history. We don't want to kill anyone. We don't want to commit a genocide. We don't want to massacre anyone. Okay.
So when the Palestinian
resistance against this brutal racist apartheid regime
demonstrated, they call it terrorism.
They call the whole world for some reason, doesn't see the Palestinian side.
There are intellectuals, journalist politician, they can comfortably fly from Tel Aviv to London, they can attend all these Sky News, BBC interviews, but there is no one from the Palestinian side and the ones who are coming to represent the personal side or not even from Gaza. They are on the other side, on the west bank.
So this is a very, very unfair, unjust situation. Israel took Jerusalem in 1967. From the Arabs. There was another war because the plan was to do that. The plan was to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel, okay, which Donald Trump not long ago, confirmed and, you know, approved, even though he has nothing to do with Palestine for some reason, these people, they just keep endorsing actions that have no direct relevance to their lives, and they have no connection with it. What about the Palestinian people, people who own the land, so why are the Palestinians dying?
Why are they not giving up? Why don't they why are they not giving away this land?
Because they feel the connection.
Which is spiritual, physical connections can be broken. You can take away people from land you can combine them you can
Put them in concentration camps. You can take away their ambitions and aspirations. You can block them. You can block medicine, you can block food, you can block water, you can block basic necessities like nappies. And, like, you know, basic food items, like what's been happening to us over the last 1617 years. But you cannot take away that spirit. You cannot, it is impossible. This is why this project called Israel is very, very foolish. It's a futile project. You cannot take away spiritual values of people. You cannot destroy them. You cannot compete even if the State of Israel wants to nuke Reza
Reza is not going anywhere.
The claim of Islam and Muslims over this land is not going anywhere. Are you going to New 2 billion people?
Are you going to convince them to give up their their rights over this land? They claim over this land to be able to go and worship their in peace? Absolutely not. That's not going to happen. So how we got here brothers and sisters, to summarize very quickly, is looking at the history. This is how we got here. Okay, injustice, tyranny, oppression, apartheid, racism, and genocide, massacres. And lo and behold, Gaza 2023 This is what we call
it. The details are far too many for me to discuss and indulgent. I'm going to leave them for another time. And we can do a series of lectures on how we got here. But this is a very short, chronological summary I presented in front of you Zacco locker and relisting. Thank you for your patience. It was a long lecture. I understand that but it's very important to mention some of these things I mentioned are Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah hamdulillah without me