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Signs of Mount Sinai's Qur'anic Surah

Surat At-Tur is the 52nd surah of the Holy Qur’an with 49 verses (ayat). This Meccan surah opens with the oath of the Divine One swearing by the Mount of Sinai which is located in Egypt, where the Torah was revealed to Prophet Moses.

What Did Umar ibn al-Khattab Do after Conquering Jerusalem?

Jerusalem is a city holy to the three largest monotheistic faiths – Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Because of its history that spans thousands of years, it goes by many names: Jerusalem, al-Quds, Yerushaláyim, Aelia, and more, all reflecting its diverse heritage. It is a city that numerous Muslim prophets called home, from Sulayman and Dawood to Isa (Jesus), …

Holy lands

Holy Land - The Facts and the Friction

Before science introduced the concept of facts, religion had already instituted the power of faith. Faith that the prophecies of God will come to pass by observing, not breaking his laws. Faith that nothing is impossible for God.  Faith that  pragmatic and practical attempts at understanding the facts and the frictions surrounding the Holy Land …

Hejaz region

'The Lord Will Protect His House'

Hejaz region is situated in an area known for being highly unstable both geologically and ecologically. However, recent geological studies have upheld the belief that Allah has protected this region from natural disasters. This belief goes all the way back to pre-Islamic times. Abdul Muttalib, the grandfather of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH), showed this belief in the …

Al-Quds and Jerusalem: One City or Two?

Al-Quds and Jerusalem: One City or Two?

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Jerusalem is another name for the city of Al-Quds. The English name is probably taken from the Hebrew name of the city Yerushalyim, while the Arabic name of the city was always Al-Quds (the Abode of Holiness). Probably the Hebrew name was …

Are Jews Entitled by God to Have Israel?

Are Jews Entitled by God to Have Israel?

Salam Dear Questioner, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. In fact, the Bible and the Quran agree very much on this question you ask. First of all, from the Christian perspective, it is the view of the mainstream Christian Churches that the Covenant made with the people of Israel was, …

A Holy Land for Whom?

A Holy Land for Whom?

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your interesting question that touches on one of the most important and critical issues of the present day: Jews and the Holy Land. Let’s first agree that Allah is Just and He does not treat people according to their color, language, tribal loyalty, race, or geographical locations. Allah treats …

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