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|Thousands of Muslims ...|
|07/29/01 at 13:14:11|
|Hijri date: Sunday 8 Jumaada al-awal 1422 A.H.|
Thousands of Muslims thwart Jewish attempts to lay corner stone for temple
at Haram al-Sharif
Occupied Jerusalem: 29 July, 2001 (IAP News) - Thousands of Muslims who
converged at Al-quds' haram al Sharif this morning thwarted an attempt by
an extremist Jewish group to lay the corner stone for a Jewish temple at
the Aqsa Mosque' esplanade, Islam's third holiest shrine.
Thanks to the presence of Muslims, and due to stern warnings from Muslim
leaders in Palestine and abroad, the messianic Jewish group conducted its
"cornerstone-laying ceremony" outside the old town of Alquds.
Jewish extremists said the ceremony was meant to demonstrate their
determination to "rebuild the third temple on the ruins of al-Masjidul
Earlier, thousands of Muslims from al-Quds itself and from 1948-Palestine
arrived at the Haram al Sharif to prevent extremist Jews from desecrating
the holy places.
Islamist leaders in Palestine had warned that Muslims would under no
circumstances allow the Jews to desecrate their holy places.
"The Jews know that any aggression at Islam's third holiest place will
lead to grave consequences including bloodshed," said a statement released
last night by the Muslim Ulema League.
Egypt, Jordan and a number of other Arab states also protested the Jewish
extremists' plan to build a temple at the Haram al Sharif.
The strong Muslim stance to that effect prompted the Zionist regime to
assure Muslims that "the matter is blown out of proportion."
The Israeli state-run radio quoted several Israeli officials as saying
that "the police will not allow the Temple Mount Faithful to enter the old
However, PA information minister Yasser Abed Rabbo didn't give the
Zionists the benefit of the doubt, accusing them of deception.
Abed Rabbo said the Zionists were only trying to gain time and seize
Islamic holy places "step by step."
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|Re: Thousands of Muslims ...|
|07/29/01 at 19:55:29|
In no way am I trying to equate what just happened (the above) with the following. I just wanted to remind everyone including myself about the signs of the Day of Judgement.
[center][u]Christian & Jewish Beliefs Regarding
The Return Of The Messiah and Plots Against Masjid Al-Aqsa [/u]
AlJumuah Vol 11 Issue 9 [Excerpted]
© al-Muntada al-Islami [/center]
Islam, Christianity, and Judaism all believe in the coming of the
leader of the great and final battle whom they all call the Messiah.
The Jews are looking forward to his coming because they claim he will bring
about God's kingdom on Earth, after the establishment of a Jewish nation in
Palestine. They await a leader from among the children of Prophet Dawud,
alayhes salam. According to Imam Ibnul Qayyim, when this leader "moves his
lips in prayers all the nations will die." They claim that he is the promised
Messiah, and call him the 'Prince of Peace'. Believing that he will make all
mankind subservient to the state of Israel, they are preparing for his arrival by
gathering in Palestine. According to their beliefs, he will come to rule the Earth
and reside in Jerusalem, which he will take as his capital. The person they are
waiting for is the Dajjal, whom the Christians call the Antichrist. This is why the
majority of the Dajjal's followers will be from the Jews.
The Christians and the Muslims agree that this promised Messiah leader is Eesa
who will descend from heaven and return to Earth to lead the great battle. This
battle will be led by Eesa against the Dajjal and his followers.
The Christians believe that before the second coming of Eesa, those who believe
in Eesa as the son of God will experience 'the rapture' when they will be raised
up into the heavens to meet their Lord, and thereby will be saved from the
Antichrist. They base their belief on the corrupted text of the Bible: "For the
Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an
archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ [i.e., the dead
Christians] will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up
together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall
always be with the Lord." (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17). The rest of the people will
be left to perish with the king of darkness, son of Satan.
"Then the king [Dajjal] shall do according to his own will: He shall exalt and
magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of
gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been
determined shall be done" (Daniel 11:36).
The Christians believe that the Armageddon will take place in a small valley
called Meggido in Palestine. They claim that the battle which will be led by Eesa
against the Dajjal and his followers, will be crowned by victory for the Christians
and the complete destruction of the non-Christians who will all drown in a lake
of fire burning with brimstone. This is based on the corrupted text of the Bible:
"Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying
to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, 'Come and gather together for the
supper of the great God, that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of
captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses, and of those who sit on
them, and the flesh of all people both free and slave, both small and great.' And I
saw the beast, the kings of the Earth, and their armies gathered together to
make war against him that sat on the horse against his army. Then the beast
was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence,
by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast, and those who
worshipped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning
with brimstone. And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from
the mouth of him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their
flesh." (Revelation 19:17-21)
Why the Judeo-Christian Alliance in Palestine?
Allah the Exalted said: "O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the
Christians for friends. They are but friends of one another" [5:51]. Although
they differ in their theories of the outcome of al-Malhamah, the Jews and
Christians have become allied against the Muslims in Palestine. Al-Aqsa masjid
is located in Jerusalem and is the third holiest site for Muslims. According to the
corrupted text of the Old Testament, all of the Jews must return to Palestine
and establish a Temple in the exact location of al-Aqsa before the Messiah will
come. It is from this perspective that both the Jews and the Christians agree on
the establishment of the state of Israel, and the immigration of all the Jews to
Palestine. The Christians believe that the Messiah will come at the end of the
Gregorian millennium, and rule on Earth for one thousand years. Allah says:
"Each [one of us, for the outcome of this] is waiting, so wait, and assuredly you
shall know who are the travelers on the even path, and who is guided." [20:135].
Al-Aqsa Masjid is in Danger
The Christians, specially the evangelicals, believe that Eesa will kill the Dajjal
who would be a Jew as well as his followers. But they believe that all of the Jews
will convert to Christianity after the defeat of the Dajjal. Therefore the
Christians do not object to the gathering of the Jews in Jerusalem. The Jews,
however, believe that their victory and the re-establishment of their state will
not take place until the 'Temple' has been rebuilt. This temple will have to be
built in the same spot on which al-Aqsa exists today. They are waiting for signs
that cause this to happen but because they believe that they can (and should)
hasten their occurrence, they would like very much see al-Aqsa masjid be
destroyed sooner than later. They are, however, ready to rebuild the temple
anytime now because they have taken all the necessary steps to prepare for
that. Some are mentioned in the following:
'The temple' is an ancient name for the chosen place of worship before Islam.
The temple that existed two millenniums ago in Jerusalem represented the
steps of Al-Aqsa mosque before Islam. The Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wa sallam,
was asked about the first masjid ever built. He said: "Al-Masjid al-Haram (in
Makkah)," and when asked about the second masjid, he said: "Al-masjid
al-Aqsa," then he added that between the two were forty years (Bukhari). Both
were built by prophet Ibrahim, alayhes salaam. The first temple that was built
was destroyed around 587 BC at the hands of the king of Babylon, and the
second temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE and was not rebuilt since.
At the advent of Islam the great event of al-Israa (The night journey of the
Prophet from Makkah to Jerusalem) was an indication that the area has become
the heritage of the Muslims, and that such a sacred place should not stay at the
hands of disbelievers. Therefore freeing the land from them was the Muslims'
immediate goal after uniting the Arabian Peninsula (hence the battle of Tabuk).
Now after two thousand years of the destruction of the temple and 1344 years
of the building of al-Aqsa mosque the Jews want to destroy the mosque and
rebuild a third temple at its place. Unfortunately they have made great steps
toward this goal:
Occupation of al-Quds by the Jews:
Al-Quds (Jerusalem), the town where al-Aqsa masjid was built, has been half
eaten by the Jews when they annexed its Western part after the 1948 war. Now
they have a plan (called Jerusalem 2000) to swallow the Eastern part, where
Muslims are. First, Jewish settlers invaded the area which was 100% inhabited
by Palestinians, to the point that the town became 'a stronghold of the radical
Jews' (Newsweek 9/5/96). Their goal is to assure a strong Jewish majority in
the Eastern town. Second, urban sprawl is allowed for the Jewish settlers all
around the town to isolate it from the rest of the Palestinian land and hence its
annexation would become easier.
Collecting holy stones to build the temple:
On 1989 the Jews claimed that they found a 'holy' stone weighing more than five
tons which they put as the foundation stone for the third temple near al-Aqsa
masjid. Since then, they went on a frenzy looking for holy stones everywhere,
even uprooting the city's pavements to look for them. The radical Jews
prepared everything according to their rituals to build the temple. They brought
stones from the Neguev desert to be cut and polished in Jerusalem. They will
need six million stones. 'It is no more a secret that the temple has been designed
in the USA by American Jewish architects. The blueprints are at the disposition
of the Israeli government.' (France Agence Press, August 1997).
Other preparations are underway to revive the rituals that were practiced in
the temple. The altar is now ready. Rabbis are preparing whole generations to
attend to the execution of the rituals. All utensils, such as recipients and even
prayer rugs that would be needed once the temple is built are now ready.
The menorah, the tabut, and the sacred cow:
For the Jews, the sacredness of the temple is not complete without the
menorah, their religious symbol. The Jews believe that the menorah which was
in the first temple still exists, and was saved from fire when this later was
burned down, but it has been missed since then. They are incessantly looking for
it. Meanwhile, a huge menorah costing three million dollars was made of gold to
be put in the temple.
The Jews are also looking for the tabut (the Ark of the Covenant) a wooden box
containing a remnant of what Musa and Harun left behind (Muslims believe that
this tabut was given to the people of Israel as a sign of the kingship of Saul as
stated in the Qur'an 2:248). They believe that exists buried under the rubbles of
the first temple. To search for it, they are undertaking extensive excavations
under al-Aqsa masjid!
In summary, the Jews have got everything ready before even the temple is
built. But they cannot start building until they get a sign from God as they
believe. This sign is a red cow that should fulfill the description mentioned in
their book. This cow would be slaughtered and burned and its ashes would be
used to 'purify' the people of Israel, for you see none can enter the temple
without being purified, and the Jews believe that they all are impure now until
they are cleaned by the cow's remains! Well this cow they claim was born in
1997. "The ritual slaughter of the red cow will take place three years after its
birth; the count down to the great return of the Jews to their original place of
worship, and the glad tidings of he coming of the savior, the Messiah. The
attempt to accomplish this return will lead to an unforgettable beginning of the
third millennium." (The Observer, 9/7/97) Excavations under the masjid
This perhaps is the most dangerous and most malicious plot to destroy the
mosque. These excavations have been going on for decades and are still
underway. The goal is: to empty the ground under the two mosques, al-Aqsa
and the Dome of the Rock, leaving them standing on hollow foundations so that
they are vulnerable to collapse at the slightest natural or man-made tremor. Of
course the Israeli government does not reveal this goal, but claims that the only
purpose of the excavations is archeological; to find the remains of the second
temple and other artifacts.
Digging tunnels under al-Aqsa:
These operations not only contribute to threatening the foundations of the
mosque but also will facilitate and complement the project of the temple in
future phases. In September 1996 a tunnel has been officially inaugurated, an
indication that the steps to turn the mosque into a Jewish temple has officially
started. Other tunnels are being dug under the masjid, which means that now
the Jews share the area with the Muslims. These tunnels can be used
temporarily for worship, while the Israeli government has put electronic screens
inside them showing al-Quds (Jerusalem), and at the place of al-Aqsa masjid
and the Dome of the Rock, the Jewish temple is shown surrounded by new
buildings of Jewish architecture.
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