ISLAMIC SCHOLAR - ISRAEL BELONGS TO THE JEWS
An Islamic scholar in Italy and another in the United States state that the Quran teaches that Israel belongs to the Jews. Several months ago I read about an Islamic scholar who believed that Israel belonged to the Jews. Now a scholar in America is saying the same thing
The scholar in Italy and Khaleel Mohammad, an assistant professor of religions studies at San Diego State University have caused quite a stir with their comments that according to the Quran, Islam’s holiest book, Moses was told that Israel belonged to the Jews.
In the Quran Moses is a central figure. According to Khaleel theQuran pants Moses as "God’s Revolutionary" who "leads a people despised and tormented for no other reason than that they worshipped God out of bondage to the Promised Holy Land."
Quoting from the Quran Chapter 5:20 - 21, Moses said, "O my people! Remember the bounty of God upon you when He bestowed upon you, and made you kings and gave you that which had not been given to anyone before you amongst the nations. O my people! Enter the Holy Land which God has written for you, and do not turn tail, other wise you will be losers."
As Mohammad points out the reference to the Holy Land is a place where God has "written: for the Israelites. This term carries the idea of. "finality, decisiveness, and immutability."
Professor Mohammad comments, "If God has written Israel for the people of Moses who can change it?"
Both scholars have publicly stated that Israel belongs to the Jews and that the idea that Israel is not a Jewish state is a more modern concept.
It appears this concept began after Israel was reformed as a nation in 1948. Up to that point the land was called Palestine, a name dating back to the Roman period when Rome occupied much of the Middle East. Palestine continued to be the name of the land located between Syria and the Negev Desert of Egypt. Palestine was the home to Arab Christians, Muslims and a minority of Jews for many centuries. All three groups got along well, until 1948, when Palestine was annexed by the United Nations and became Israel. From that moment the Islamic perception of Palestine changed. It became viewed as an Islamic country that was being occupied by Jews. Since the Jews considered Jerusalem as their historic capitol the fire of controversy raged and Jerusalem was the wood for the fuel. Resting on the Mountain the Jews callMoriah, is a 1200 year old Islamic mosque. Having Jews and Christians surround the sacred compound became a thorn in the sides of the Islamists.
When the Israeli army re-united Jerusalem as the undisputed capitol of Israel, the surrounding Islamic nations began a united effort to destroy the Jewish state and the Jewish people. Israel has fought five wars since 1948 and been a victor in all five.
It will be interesting to see the reaction to this statement in theQuran, since Muslims believe the Quran is the final word from God and had no errors.
"Quran explicitly refers to the return of the Jews to the Land of Israel before the Last Judgment""Palazzi believes that Israel exists by divine right and that the Koran clearly states (Sura 5:21) that God granted the Land of Israel to the Children of Israel and ordered them to settle there. In addition, it is predicted that before the end of days, God will bring the Children of Israel to retake possession of the Land, gathering them from the different countries and nations (Sura 17:104).
Oddly enough, Palazzi's reading of the Koran is backed up by, of all sources, Al Qaida."The Holy Qur'anTo Moses We did give Nine Clear Signs:
As the Children of Israel: when he came to them, Pharaoh said to him:
"O Moses! I consider thee, indeed, to have been worked upon by sorcery! Moses said,
"Thou knowest well that these things have been sent down by none,
But the Lord of the heavens and the earth as eye-opening evidence:
And I consider thee indeed, O Pharaoh, to be one doomed to destruction!"
So he resolved to remove them from the face of the earth:
But We did drown him and all who were with him.
And We said thereafter to the Children of Israel,
"Dwell securely in the land (of promise)":
But when the second of the warnings came to pass,
We gather you together in a mingled crowd. (2314)
surah 17:101-104 Al Isra' (The Night Journey)
"2314. Some commentators understand the second warning to be the Day of Judgment, the Promise of the Hereafter."
Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'an, p. 703.
"Quran explicitly refers to the return of the Jews to the Land of Israel before the Last Judgment"
"Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel was never abolished. Moreover, the Quran explicitly refers to the return of the Jews to the Land of Israel before the Last Judgment when it says in the Surah of the Children of Israel, verse 104:
And thereafter We [God] said to the Children of Israel: `Dwell securely in the Promised Land. And when the last warning will come to pass, we will gather you together in a mingled crowd.'
Therefore, from an Islamic point of view, Israel is the legitimate owner of the land God deeded to her and whose borders were defined by Abraham in Genesis.
All recent claims according to which the "assignment of the Land of Israel to the Jewish people was withdrawn or abrogated" are bereft of scriptural or traditional evidence. The Quran mentions the territory that God assigned to the Jewish people, but neither it nor the traditional Islamic sources mention a supposed withdrawal.
Imam al-Qurtubi explains in al-Jami that the last promise concerning the return of the Jewish people "together in a mingled crowd" after the destruction of the Second Temple will be a sign that precedes the coming of the Messiah.
The Quran only mentions a double period of mischief and a double punishment with exile from the Land. God says:
We warned the Children of Israel in the Book, that TWICE would they do mischief on the earth and TWICE be elated with mighty arrogance.
According to this Quranic proof, the contemporary Zionist rebuilding of the State of Israel—the third entry of the Jews to their divinely appointed land—is not mischief but rather a fulfillment of what Imam az-Zamakshari reminds the Jews: "God swore it and wrote in the Divine Tablets of Predestination: that it is yours, belongs to your people and do not turn back from it."