The Solomon's Masjid
The ongoing incidents in Masjid al-Aqsa, which have intensified in recent months, occur due to the provocations and under the guidance of various centers aiming to ignite clashes between Muslims and Jews. The major goal of these centers is to strive to spread atheism, Darwinism and materialism to the entire world. Not being deceived by these provocations, and dragged by such misdirection is of great importance for all devout Muslims and devout Jews.
A Jew can surely go to a mosque whenever he wishes; he can pray and worship there. Indeed the honorable rabbis who visited Turkey as Mr. Adnan Oktar’s guests also visited a great Ottoman mosque and performed regular prayer (salat) there together with Muslims. During this visit not a single undesirable incident occurred. On the contrary, Muslims greeted and met their Jewish guests in a brotherly spirit with sincerity and love. Mosque, which is a reflection of all beauties of Islam, which is a religion of love, is the masjid of Allah and the gates of this holy place are wide open to anyone who sincerely loves Allah and desires to worship and remembers our Lord.
Likewise a Muslim can go to a synagogue and watch those Jews worshipping there, pray together with them and remember Allah. These acts of worship performed in tranquility are, no doubt, profoundly beautiful. It is a beauty and a blessing for Muslims and Jews, the sons of Prophet Abraham (as), who believe in one Allah, have faith in the Judgment Day, the life of the Hereafter, prophets and angels, to worship together and remain side by side in their houses of prayers. However, it would surely be more appropriate to visit all places of worship in small groups, without disturbing peace and tranquility there and giving rise to any disorder. While visiting places of worship, it is best to be in a silent, peaceful and brotherly spirit that would not hinder the worships of the devout who stand in awe.
The declarations and incitements intended to ignite disorder at certain times particularly in Haram al-Sharif, the holy center of the three Abrahamic religions, is a great tribulation (fitnah) and a plot specially designed to cause disagreement among believers. The existence of people who have no relation whatsoever with the real morality of religion but who have infiltrated into the community of the devout and live among them harboring racist, communist and socialist views is probable. It is no doubt difficult to discern those people within these groups willing to stir tribulation (fitnah) and uproar. Taking advantage of such environments which are vulnerable to such disorder, they aim to weaken the devout and strengthen their own ideologies by using the religious delicacies. Consequently, a dark plot designed to set the sons of the Prophet Abraham (as) against one another is in question here.
In order to give no way to these artificial conflicts and ruin all the plots hatched to distance believers from one another, genuine devout should assume rational and corrective attitudes and keep their composure. It is obvious that such artificial tensions will harm the sincerity between genuine Jews and genuine Muslims, both the sons of the Prophet Abraham (as), and disrupt the existence of a peaceful and secure environment essential for a worship performed in awe. In order not to give rise to provocation, prevent unnecessary tension between relations and prevent the rupture of bonds of brotherhood, it is the best to perform our worship to our All-Mighty Lord in compliance with the religion of the Prophet Abraham (as), a man of natural pure belief.
We should keep in mind that it is the atheist circles that try to disrupt the peace and set believers against one another. As the sons of the Prophet Abraham (as), sincere Muslims and sincere Jews, share the same ideals and advocate the same view. What we all advocate in common is, in compliance with Allah’s approval, brotherhood, love, compassion, peace and friendship. Those spreading the news that there will be an attack to Haram al-Sharif, Masjid al-Aqsa, strive to stir fitnah, unrest and bring about artificial tension are the insidious enemies of Allah under the influence of the system of dajjal. Those having sincere faith in Allah should see and recognize the insidious plots of these dark centers that serve to irreligion and embark on an ideological work that will ruin their plots.
Genuine Jews and genuine Muslims, should not forget that such artificial events ignited particularly in Masjid al-Aqsa are specially planned to distance believers from one another. It is of great importance for sincere believers not to believe in such provocateurs’ inculcations but consolidate brotherhood and friendship among one another. Once the feelings of brotherhood and spirit of unity is strengthened among believers, this dajjalic scheme will be averted and genuine faith will grow among people like avalanche. For this reason devout Jews and devout Muslims should join forces in an ideological struggle against atheism and unite to spread the faith in Allah to the entire world.
In the Time of Hazrat Mahdi (as) All the Demolished Masjids Will Be Rebuilt; Sincere Believers Will Worship in these Masjids in Security
The blessed period when all the people in the world will attain peace and security, the members of the three blessed religions will worship in peace and ease is the period when the Prophet Jesus (as) and Hazrat Mahdi (as) will appear. By our all-Mighty Allah’s leave, in this period of peace, justice, security and abundance promised in all holy books, people will be guided and turn to Allah and all the genuine devout will worship together in masjids in peace and security.
In the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as), PROPHET SOLOMON’S (AS) MASJID BEING THE FOREMOST, ALL MASJIDS WILL BE REPAIRED, RECONSTRUCTED AND THEY WILL BE THE PLACES OF WORSHIP OF ALL GENUINE DEVOUT.
Some heresays suggested by some insidious centers regarding the demolishing of Qubbat as-Sahra and Masjid al-Aqsa during the reconstruction of the Solomon Masjid is an extremely irrational claim and is contrary to the peace and love message of Islam. In the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as) not only the Solomon Masjid but also ALL MASJIDS WILL BE REBUILT AND BY ALLAH’S LEAVE AND THEY WILL REMAIN TO EXIST UNTIL DOOMSDAY.
As is related in the verse, “All masjids belong to Allah so do not call on anyone else besides Allah.” (Surat al-Jinn, 18) all masjids belong to Allah and, by Allah’s leave, they will remain to exist as long as the world exists.
Mr. Adnan Oktar explained in his interviews that in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as) all masjids will be constructed:
From Mr. Adnan Oktar’s Interview on 27 October, 2009
In summary, sometimes people advocate the same idea but somehow they get in quarrel all of a sudden. I see similar incidents on television when they are in favor of the same opinion but unexpectedly get into dispute. However, we as the Islamic world are in support of the same values with Israel which is brotherhood, love, peace and friendship. Would it ever be possible to inflict any harm to children or people there? Also, our Muslim brothers are restless there due to a possible attack or conquest of Haram al-Sharif or Masjid al-Aqsa. No such thing can or may happen, Allah knows the truth. Sometimes a very small group of a few in three or five people groupings may get into such feverish acts, but there is no need to take these seriously since nothing like that may happen. But by all means the enormous need for appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (as) in the Islamic world is better understood in every aspect. See that Hazrat Mahdi’s (as) advent is a great necessity for Israel, as well as for Palestine, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Kirkuk, Turkic Republics, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and the entire Turkish States. Because in an overnight there will be an atmosphere of friendship where a compassionate, merciful, and just person will achieve results straight away and there will be no bureaucratic barriers. Since at the moment in order to just say that you are our friend and we love you, there is requisite for official correspondence. There are bureaucratic barriers for this message to go from one place to another.
From Mr. Adnan Oktar’s Interview on 22 October, 2009
Why should Masjid al-Aqsa be demolished? Masjid al-Aqsa will remain for all eternity. Why should it be destroyed? There is enough place there. There is a vacant land, it is a vast land. Prophet Solomon’s (as) masjid can be rebuilt there in a form faithful to its original. This is a beauty; for instance Prophet Abraham’s (as) place and the locations he had been, the regions where Prophet Ishmael (as), Isaac (as), Jacob (as) and all other prophets should be built. Mosques can be built there. If he performed salat (regular prayer) somewhere, if it is said that he performed salat at a certain place, then a masjid should be constructed there. From then on, that place is a masjid. If it is known that he performed salat there, then that place should be considered as a masjid. And the demolished, old masjids. They will be rebuilt. Of course, by Allah’s leave, we aspire for this. We want it; this is, surely, one of the first things we will accomplish once the Turkish-Islamic Union is established. To rebuild Prophet Solomon’s (as) masjid. This is quite a distortion, and indeed a very remorseless distortion. Can I ever say, “Let’s demolish it?”
By Allah’s leave, we will turn graves, masjids and the places where all holy people, Allah’s beloved servants, prophets performed their salat, into heaven. Insha’Allah, they will be places full of gardens and vineyards. And when the Turkish-Islamic Union is established we will accomplish it in a very short time insha’Allah. Insha’Allah all humanity will experience the beauty of that civilization, the depth of that love and that insane bliss. And let me say that no power can hinder this. I do not say, “It will happen”, I say, “It has just happened and people will see it.” I do not say something that I am not sure by a hundred percent. All-Mighty Allah has never embarrassed me, since I tell all these based on the hadith of our Prophet (saas). Everywhere will be prosperous insha’Allah.
Verses from the Qur’an About Reconstruction of the Masjids
The masjids of Allah should only be frequented by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day and establish prayer and pay alms, and fear no one but Allah. They are the ones most likely to be guided. (Surat at-Tawba, 18)
It is not for the associaters to frequent the masjids of Allah, bearing witness against themselves of their disbelief. They are the ones whose actions will come to nothing. They will be in the Fire timelessly, for ever. (Surat at-Tawba, 17)
Who could do greater wrong than someone who bars access to the masjids of Allah, preventing His name from being remembered in them, and goes about destroying them? Such people will never be able to enter them – except in fear. They will have disgrace in this world and in the Hereafter they will have a terrible punishment. (Surat al-Baqara, 114)
Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem
Hadith narrated the Prophet Muhammad (saas) related to the rebuilding of all the masjids during the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as)
The Prophet Muhammad (saas) said these about Masjid al-Aqsa:
“Solomon (as), son of David asked three things from Allah as he completes the building of Bayt al-Maqdis:
1- The ability to make judgment in accordance with the divine judgment.
2- To be granted property and reign that have never been and will be given to anyone
3- Let everyone who comes to perform prayer (salat) alone to Masjid al-Aqsa, return as cleansed from all his sins like the day he was born from his mother.
The first two were given to him, I wish the third one was given. (Ibh Majah)
Hazrat Uthman (ra) narrates: The Messenger of Allah (saas) said: “Who builds a mosque in demand of the approval of Allah, Allah will build a house for him in the Paradise.” (Sahih Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi)
Amr Ibn Abasa (ra) narrates: The Messenger of Allah (saas) said: “Whoever builds a mossque in demand of the remembrance of Allah, Allah will build a house for him in the Paradise.” (Nasai)
Hazrat Jabir Ibn Adillah (ra) narrates: “The Messenger of Allah (saas) said: “Whoever builds a small mosque or a mosque smaller than a grouse bird’s nest, Allah will build him a house in Paradise.” (Sunan Ibn Majah)
Abdullah Ibn Omar (ra) narrates: “Mosque was constructed out of mud brick during the time of the Messenger of Allah (saas). Its ceiling was covered with date branches. Date logs consisted its stakes... Hazrat Uthman (ra) reconstructed the mosque by increasing its width and length in the same form as it was in the time of the Messenger (saas) with mud brick and date branches. Hazrat Uthman (ra) modified it thoroughly and made a lot of extensions. He constructed the walls with embroidered stones and mud brick. He constructed the stakes with embroidered stones. He also made the ceiling with a very valuable tree of East Indian oak. (Bukhari, Abu Dawud)