The Al Aqsa Mosque: Architectural Supremacism and Insult Against Christianity
With the kind indulgence of the blog owners here at 1389 Counterjihad, I’m going to start a series where I dip into the hundreds of files on Islam I have collected for the past decade.
These files exist either as Word files, or as links in my Favorites. I can’t remember where I got most of them, as they span so many years, and have been collecting dust all this time. Sometimes, luckily I preserved a link, which I will provide when this is the case.
My intention is to publish them one by one over the coming months — perhaps once or twice per week. There are so many, it may well take me years to finish! And because there is so much to sift through, I am not going to expend much time or effort editing them. As a result, some of them may appear somewhat rough around the edges.
My first installment concerns the inscriptions which are carved into the various facades of the second most holy mosque in all Islam — the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. These inscriptions all around the mosque in prominent placements are blatant attacks on Christian theology — specifically, on Christology and on the Trinity.
What other religion would have outside one of its major churches messages carved in stone directly and specifically attacking the central tenet of the theology of any other religion? Certainly it would be unthinkable for any Christian church today anywhere in the world to have such messages condemning the very heart of Islamic doctrine. But here stands this Islamic mosque, and nobody seems to call Muslims on their brazenly supremacist hypocrisy and chutzpah.
You can bet if the sandal were on the other foot, Muslim terrorists would have plotted to blow up such a Christian church, and/or would have issued death threats, likely backed up by mass demonstrations in various cities around the world seething with hatred. But when Muslims do it against Christians — nothing happens.
Without further ado, then, I present my first installment:
Inner Face: South Wall. In the name of God the Merciful the Compassionate. There is no God but God alone; He has no co-partner. He is the Kingship and His the praise. He giveth life and He causeth to die, and He hath power over everything.
South-East Wall. Verily God and His angels pronounce blessing upon the Prophet. O ye who have pronounced blessings upon Him and give Him the salutation of peace. O, People of the Book [i.e. the Jews and Christians, always referred to as such by the Muslims -Ed.] do not go beyond the bounds in your religion and do not say about Allah anything but the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, is a messenger of God and His word which he cast upon Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe only in God and of his messenger, but do not say “Three” (Trinity) and it will be better for you. God is only one God. Far be it from His glory that he should have a son.
North Wall. The Messiah will not deny to be in the service of God nor will the angels who stand in his presence. O God; pray upon Thy messenger “the servant Jesus – [Northwest Wall] the son of Mary and peace be upon him the day of his birth, the day of his death and the day of his being raised alive.” That is Jesus, son of Mary – a statement concerning which YOU are in doubt. It is not for God to take for Himself any offspring, glory be to Him.
West Wall. God bears witness that there is no God but Him, likewise the angels and the people possessed of knowledge
Southwest Wall. Upholding justice. There is no God but He, the Almighty and All wise. Verily, the religion in God’s sight is Islam.
Outer Face: West and Northwest Walls. In the name of God the Merciful and Compassionate. There is no God but God alone. Praise be to God who hath not taken to himself offspring. To Him there has never been any person in the sovereignty. Mohammed is the messenger of God, may God pray upon Him and accept his intercession.
Praise be God who has not taken unto himself a son and who has no partner in sovereignty nor has He any protector on account of weakness.