Al-Masjid al-‘Aqsā (the Farthest Mosque) also known as Bayt al-Muqaddas, is the third holiest site in Islam and is in the Old City of Jerusalem. Whilst the entire site on which the silver-domed mosque sits, along with the Dome of the Rock, seventeen gates, and four minarets, was itself historically known as the Al-Aqsa Mosque, today a narrower definition prevails, and the wider compound is usually referred to as al-Haram ash-Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary). Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad was transported from the Sacred Mosque in Mecca to al-Aqsa during the Miraj Night (Night of Journey). Islamic tradition holds that Prophet Muhammad led prayers towards this site until the seventeenth month after the emigration, when Allah Ta’ala directed him to turn towards the Kaaba.

The mosque was originally a small prayer house built by Hazrat Umar-e-Farooq-e-Azam, the second caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate, but was rebuilt and expanded by the Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik and finished by his son al-Walid in 705 CE. FORMERLY THERE WAS NO ISRAEL!

During the periodic renovations undertaken, the various ruling dynasties of the Islamic Caliphate constructed additions to the mosque and its precincts, such as its dome, facade, its minbar, minarets and the interior structure. When the Crusaders captured Jerusalem in 1099, they used the mosque as a palace and the Dome of the Rock as a church, but its function as a mosque was restored after its recapture by Hazrat Salahuddin in 1187.

Source: Salahuddin Saifullah (Urdu)

The Islamic Research Faculty of the Al-Azhar University demanded to ban the Hebrew translation of the Holy Qur’aan and is also setting up a commission of enquiry comprising of teachers of Egyptian universities, those who are specialising in the Hebrew language, to examine this Hebrew translation which is misinterpreting the meaning of the verses of the Holy Qur’aan. Hakam Yakub bin Israel have prepared this translation.

Source: Manar-ul-Huda, Beirut

The Jews are actively working to promote Zionism throughout the world and promoting studies by means of scholarships awarded to individuals to falsify historical events and distort holy scriptures or bend them to serve their aims. Some studies concentrated on the necessity of modernizing Arabic by changing its letters to Latin ones or by adding new letters. Recent studies have confirmed that Zionism made those endeavours to weaken the language of the Holy Qur’aan and to deepen confessionalism and disunion in the Arab world by destroying the most crucial element of Arab unity.

The Holy Qur’aan says: "Thou will find the most intense of mankind in hostility to those who believe (to be) Jews and the idolaters." (5:82) Ever since the Holy Prophet called for Islam, the Jews have also resisted Islam, using every possible material and moral means to undermine and doubt Islam, or to shake the solid society which the Prophet had built. They are collaborating with Orientalists, those who study Islamic religion and civilization with a view of destroying it and to replace it with the western material alternative. While we also know that the Church has always been hostile to Jews, since they believed that the Jews conspired to "kill" Hazrat Isa (alaihis salām), the Jews and Zionists have worked on this factor for years to wipe out the enmity the Christians feel against the Jews. Today, even the Vatican has become loyal to their cause.

The Jews have known how to control and manipulate the international mass media to serve their case and to influence international public opinion, especially the western, guaranteeing greater public support for their schemes and greater domination over the destinies of people. In a speech delivered in New York, 1937, Adrian Arcand said: "Through international mass media, the Jews wash your brains, imposing whatever they like, the world events to be integrated, not as they actually are."

Source: Psychological War, Al-Omma Magazine, June 1985

Today, the Zionists have succeeded in wiping out all consequences of enmity felt before by the western world. They are easily meeting with the western thought which is hostile to Arabs and Muslims. They have adopted all the Orientalist studies characterized by enmity to Islam.

Shi’ism and Wahhabism, both false sects that aim to destroy Islam from within, have proved to have a links with Zionism. South Africa has always been an ideal ground for Zionism as well. Muslims are advised to study these false movements so that they will reach a clearer picture of the conspiracy schemes against Arabs and Muslims which seek to eliminate and exterminate them. It is stated in the Holy Qur’aan: "O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for friends. They are friends one to another." (5:51)

Masjid al-Aqsa