Asked in IslamJerusalem
What does Islam have to do with Jerusalem?
September 14, 2011 12:43AM
Islam spread all over the Middle East following the death of Muhammad in 632 AD
First Arabic Muslim Period in Jerusalem started at 638 CE conquered by Caliph Omar and ended with the crusaders at 1099 CE.
1187 CE the Ayyubid Period started , Egyptian Islamic people Lead by Salah al-Din (Sladin) and ended in 1516 CE which was conquered by the Turkish Ottoman empire.
The Ottoman Period was the last Islamic Period.
In all this Periods there where deferent leaders,wars and conquers .Some Muslims others not.
Within these time lines Islamic people lived and that has the connection with Islam and Jerusalem.
From the Islamic Quran Some Scholars believe the Qur'an verse 17:1 is interpreted by Islamic tarsiers as referring to the "The farthest place" (al-aqsa) which is identified in Islamic tradition with Jerusalem, but there is still no mention of Jerusalem in that verse or in any other Qur'anic verse