Sunday, 2 January 2011

Response to comment- correcting a correction!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In my 'correction' post on which prophet first built Masjid Al Aqsa I originally typed Ismael (as) by accident.  I meant to type Ishaq (as) as this was the response from the muhaddith, which is how it reads now, but I ended up typing Ismael (as) the first time round.  Pure human error.  InshaAllah that clears up the issue once and for all. 

Like I mentioned in the correction post itself, there are different opinions on who was the first prophet to build Masjid Al Aqsa.  I've posted the strongest according to what I could find, but Allah alone knows best.  The scholars are in agreement that Sulayman (Solomon) was the prophet to re-build/expand Masjid Al Aqsa and this is something we will cover when we get onto Prophet Sulayman (as).  Before that the next post will cover his father, Prophet Dawood (as), inshaAllah.

Also, just to take this opportunity to point out something else: the current series of posts on prophets are not meant to be detailed biographies.  Rather the purpose behind them is to outline which well-known prophets lived/spent time in Al Quds and the surrounding areas.  I mentioned in another post what I intend to cover after mentioning the key prophets (link to post).