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04-13-2013, 06:00 AM
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 ?

Quran 17:7

[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
great divides.


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04-13-2013, 06:34 AM
It's just a play of words, they were muslims who made prostration (sujud) at the place of sujud (masjid in Arabic).
Calling it different names won't change the actual use - but only confuse the issue.

The term used in the Specific verse is "Masjid" - meaning: place of prostration.

Assalamu Alaikum,

Have you read verse 7 of chapter 17. الإسراء in the Holy Quran?

إِن أَحسَنتُم أَحسَنتُم لِأَنفُسِكُم ۖ وَإِن أَسَأتُم فَلَها ۚ فَإِذا جاءَ وَعدُ الءاخِرَةِ لِيَسۥـٔوا وُجوهَكُم وَلِيَدخُلُوا المَسجِدَ كَما دَخَلوهُ أَوَّلَ مَرَّةٍ وَلِيُتَبِّروا ما عَلَوا تَتبيرًا

In ahsantum ahsantum lianfusikum wain asatum falaha faitha jaa waAAdu alakhirati liyasoooo wujoohakum waliyadkhuloo almasjida kama dakhaloohu awwala marratin waliyutabbiroo ma AAalaw tatbeeran

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The bible also clarifies in various places that they would prostrate, and there are videos of Jews prostrating in prayer,
maybe the author just wanted to make the distinction since the term masjid is usually translated as mosque, which is usually identified as the house of prayer for the ummah of Muhammad pbuh.


04-13-2013, 08:06 AM
(1) Ibrahim b. Yazid al-Tayml reported: I used to read the Qur'an with my father in the vestibule (before the door of the mosque). When I recited the ayat (verses) concerning prostration, he prostrated himself. I said to him: Father, do you prostrate yourself in the path? He said: I heard Abu Dharr saying: I asked the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) about the mosque that was first set up on the earth. He said: Masjid Harim. I said: Then which next? He said: The Masjid Al-Aqsa. I said: How long is the space of time between the two? He said: Forty years. He (then) further said: The earth is a mosque for you, so wherever you are at the time of prayer, pray there. (Book #004, Hadith #1057)


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