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Does the Qur'an imply the rebuilding of Solomon's temple?

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Salam,

As is known in Surah al-isra, an unidentified force will enter an unknown Masjid on the height of the second corruption. It is assumed based on the historicity of the Jewish issue, the Qur'an is referring to some sort of mosque or temple in Jerusalem. 

What I find interesting is that the verse in question ( 17:7) states this temple or mosque has been conquered before.

Solomon's temple seems to be the only candidate for this scenario as the Dome of the Rock and the now known Masjid Al-Aqsa are both relics that post date Islam. 

So assuming the verse in question is a reference to a future event, is the Qur'an then implying the rebuilding of Solomon's temple? 

Share your thoughts but please substantiate with evidence.

Salam

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Muslims and many historians don’t believe what is now called the Western Wall is part of Solomans Temple. This wall was labeled as that in order to give the Zionists an excuse to steal Jerusalem.

The Jewish community had never previously shown any particular interest in this portion of the wall. Though they consider it to be the only surviving remnant of the Second Temple, the Wall was never actually part of the Temple as such, but rather the western wall of a retaining structure built under Herod the Great to support the plaza above. In Herod’s day, the place had been a part of a shopping centre and had no religious significance...

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https://www.islamiclandmarks.com/palestine-masjid-al-aqsa/buraq-wall

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22 minutes ago, Abu Hadi said:

Muslims and many historians don’t believe what is now called the Western Wall is part of Solomans Temple. This wall was labeled as that in order to give the Zionists an excuse to steal Jerusalem.

The Jewish community had never previously shown any particular interest in this portion of the wall. Though they consider it to be the only surviving remnant of the Second Temple, the Wall was never actually part of the Temple as such, but rather the western wall of a retaining structure built under Herod the Great to support the plaza above. In Herod’s day, the place had been a part of a shopping centre and had no religious significance...

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https://www.islamiclandmarks.com/palestine-masjid-al-aqsa/buraq-wall

Salam,

I agree that the original Solomon's temple is not necessarily situated inside the western wall, it is more likely the western wall was an outer perimeter of a Roman military compound.

However, that doesn't exclude the rebuilding of such temple even if the size and location does not correspond to the orginal construction. 

But given the current climate, it's far more likely the Dome of the Rock will be leveled and a temple built in its place or vicinity. The destruction of the Dome of the Rock wouldn't strictly be a religious decision rather a political one to finally erase Muslim presence and or claims to Jerusalem and potentially the demographics in the long term. 

But in my assessment,  rebuilding such temple symbolizes dominance of Jewish control over Jerusalem. The location wouldn't really matter much.

More to your point though, many Jews are against building such temple from what I vaguely recall, but I doubt that is why it hasn't happened yet. 

 

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The Zionist Government, commonly referred to as 'Israel' has been talking about doing this since the 1950s. If they rebuild this temple in West Jerusalem, in an area with a mostly Jewish population, I don't think it would be very news worthy and probably nothing would happen. If they built it on the site of Masjid Al Aqsa (this is what Muslims call the 'Temple Mount') or the site of the Western Wall and the construction ended up causing the damage or destruction of Masjid Al Aqsa, then the Zionist government would have succeeded in uniting the Entire 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide against them. This is why I don't think they would ever do it, they don't want the Muslim world united. The modus operendi of the Zionist government is to work night and day to cause splits and divisions in the Muslim world, Shia/Sunni, Saudi/ Iranian, Arab/Persian, etc. The old 'divide and conquer' strategy. They have been very consistent in this. 

The Qur'an does not even tell us where the original temple was specifically, although we know from other verses that it was in the area of Palestine. The archaeologists and historians who say it was at the site of the Western Wall are employed and paid by the Zionist government or Christian Zionist groups, so their research is already 'pre baked' to support this conclusion. I don't think there has been much serious, unbiased research done on the subject. 

BTW, there are sites in that area that are connected to other Prophets that are revered by Muslims, such as the Tomb of Prophet Abraham((عليه السلام)) and the site where Prophet Issa((عليه السلام)), Jesus did the miracle of the feeding of the 5000 (which is in South Lebanon in a city called Kaana). But you don't normally hear about these because there is no controversy surrounding them. 

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Salam,

After the Night of al-Isra wal Miraj didn't Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) described the place succesfully to the merchants who visited it regularly?

And where was that place?

And is that the same place where al-Aqsa is located 2day?

 

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