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The Muslim Perspective of Jerusalem

2006 Vol. 2: Mar/Apr

Without question, one of the greatest controversies in the world rages over Jerusalem, a city held sacred by the three monotheistic faiths—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Most Christians understand why Jerusalem is important to them and Jews, but they question the Muslims’ claim to the holy city. Since Muhammad ministered in Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia, what connection do Muslims have with this city in Israel? There are three major reasons why Muslims feel connected, not only to Jerusalem, but also to Palestine.

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