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A statement on Recognizing Jerusalem as Capital of the Israeli Entity

Author : The General Iftaa` Department

Date Added : 07-12-2017


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of The Worlds and may His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all of his family and companions.

The General Iftaa' Department strongly condemns the resolution taken by the US administration in which it recognized Jerusalem as capital of the Israeli occupation and  decided moving the US Embassy there. This act constitutes a flagrant violation against Muslims' creed.

On its part, the Dept. reminds the world of the UNISCO's World Heritage Center`s resolution which ascertains that Israel has no sovereignty over Jerusalem. Accordingly, the U.S resolution is invalid in all forms and defies the international law and all related resolutions. Moreover, issuing such resolution incites conflicts and crises in a region that is already suffering the scourge of  war.

Almighty Allah has privileged Al-Aqsa Mosque with a special place in the hearts of all Muslims emanating from  the essence of their belief since it (Al-Aqsa Mosque) is the first of the two Qiblahs(Al-Aqsa Mosque and Al-Masjid Al-Haraam of Makkah), the second of the two Holy Mosques(The sacred mosques of Makkah and Medeenah) ,the third of the Harams as well as the place from where the Messenger (PBUH) embarked on his nocturnal journey(Al-Israa`wal Mi`raaj). Al-Aqsa Mosque is a sacred destination to which hearts of Muslims yarn  and rewards  are multiplied .The Prophet (PBUH) said , “ You should not undertake a special journey to visit any place other than the three mosques : the Sacred Mosque of Makkah , this Mosque of mine and Al-Aqsa Mosque ( of Jerusalem ). {Al-Bukhari and Muslim}.

We ,The Jordan Iftaa` Department, who are privileged with a wise Hashemite leadership that spares no effort in restoring and defending Al-Aqsa Mosque based on deeply-rooted Islamic belief that tightly bonds all Muslims, stress our rejection to all the provocative acts undertaken by the oppressive Israeli enemy against Muslims with the purpose of dividing as well as  judaizing  the mosque. Almighty Allah says in the Holy Quran: “And who does greater evil than he who bars God's places of worship, so that His Name be not invoked in them, and strives to ruin them?; such men might never enter them, save in fear; for them in this world is degradation; and in the Hereafter a mighty chastisement.”{Al-Baqarah : 114}.

We highly value the steadfastness of our Palestinian brothers  and commend their heroic defense of Jerusalem and the holy places.We ask Allah The Exalted to bestow victory upon them  and keep them strong.

In this era, it is the religious duty of  all Muslims: people, leaderships, governments, and intellectuals to defend Al-Aqsa Mosque against all dangers and violations. We confirm that the guardianship over Al-Aqsa Mosque is the right of all Muslims represented by the Hashemite leadership which enjoyed that privilege by virtue of its historic legacy and the guardianship agreement signed with the Palestinian Authority, and not with the Israeli occupation authorities whose acts aren`t recognized as far as this matter is concerned. We also confirm that it is impermissible to undermine this guardianship over the holy places, or abdicate it.

We pray that Allah, The Exalted, protects Jerusalem, the Islamic sanctities and the Muslim nation. And All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of The Worlds.

The General Iftaa' Dept.

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