As Salamu Alaykum does the Quran say King Solomon built a Temple in Jerusalem or a Mosque can anyone tell me the context of this verse ?
[And said], "If you do good, you do good for yourselves; and if you do evil, [you do it] to yourselves." Then when the final promise came, [We sent your enemies] to sadden your faces and to enter the temple in Jerusalem, as they entered it the first time, and to destroy what they had taken over with [total] destruction.
The word translated as "Temple" by Abdullah Yusuf Ali (and by the influential
translator Marmaduke Pickthall before him) is masjid. This word, which is
usually translated as mosque, has the meaning of a sanctuary.
The Mosque in Jerusalem
Muslims believe that Masjid al
Aqsa (the Holy Mosque in Jerusalem) was rebuilt or expanded by King Solomon.
According to Islamic history, Prophet Jacob, built Masjid al Aqsa approximately
40 years after his grandfather Prophet Abraham built the House of God in Mecca.
Islam totally rejects the notion that King Solomon built a temple on the Masjid
al Aqsa site, and herein lays one of the basic differences between Jewish and
Islamic belief. It is what causes some of the dilemmas that exist in the Holy
Land today. Although a Prophet in all three monotheistic religions, small
differences about the nature and history of Solomon have, over time, created