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Top Muslim Cleric in Jerusalem: Al-Aqsa Has Been Islamic ‘Since the Creation of the World’
Top Muslim Cleric in Jerusalem: Al-Aqsa Has Been Islamic ?Since the Creation of the World? | TheBlaze.com
Casting aside extensive historical documentation — including information found in Islamic texts — the top Muslim cleric in Jerusalem made the claim over the weekend that the Temple Mount has been the site of a mosque
“since the creation of the world” and was never a Jewish worship site.
“The Al-Aqsa mosque is an Islamic mosque since the creation of the world,” Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein told Israel’s Channel 2.
Asked if the Temple Mount was ever a Jewish worship site, Hussein said, “It was never, [it was] only a mosque.”
The Muslim cleric was loose in dating the construction of the mosque, which he said stood “3,000 years ago and 30,000 years ago.”
“This is the Al-Aqsa mosque that Adam, peace be upon him, or during his time, the angels built,” the mufti said.
The Al-Aqsa mosque was built in the eighth century. The Prophet Muhammad was born in 570 A.D., a full thousand years after the construction of the Jewish Second Temple.
Preceding the Second Temple, Solomon’s Temple, which is described extensively in the Bible, stood at the Jerusalem site.