Jews Missed the Third Temple by 1,000 Years

This video, "Jews Missed the Third Temple by 1,000 Years" by Shaykh Hamza Karamali discusses the prophecy of Isaiah regarding the rebuilding of the Temple of Solomon and the visit of the Arabians.

He explains that according to the Bible, Isaiah warned the Jewish people to repent and foretold the destruction of their Temple. After its destruction, Isaiah predicted that the temple would be rebuilt, and people from all over the world, including the Arabs, would visit it.

He references the Quran and the Bible to illustrate that the prophecy came true after the death of Prophet Muhammad when Muslim armies peacefully took control of Jerusalem, and Omar, a Muslim converting Jew, sought out the Temple of Solomon's location and found it in ruins. The speaker emphasizes that the site of the Temple of Solomon, which is not significant for Christians as they focus on the sacrifice of Jesus, contrasts with the Muslim respect for the holy site.

Shaykh Hamza discusses the historical significance of the Holy Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem for Muslims. Solomon's temple, which had been in ruins for 500 years, was important to Muslims because the Prophet Muhammad encouraged Muslims to visit it and pray there, as it was the direction of prayer for the prophets of the Children of Israel. Muslims believed that great saints and prophets had guided people from this place. The first Muslims who came to Jerusalem in 500 years, the most powerful man among them, got down on his hands and knees to clean the area of the temple, which was littered with rubbish.

The Jews had returned to their ancestors' religion through the Prophet Muhammad and suggested placing the sight of the Temple of Solomon between Muslims when they faced the Temple of Abraham for prayer. However, the Prophet Muhammad had received a revelation from God commanding Muslims to face the Temple of Abraham instead. The Dome of the Rock, the first magnificent monument built by Muslims on the Temple Mount, was constructed about 50 years later.

Shaykh Hamza discusses the historical significance of the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. According to Muslim tradition, the prophet Muhammad was taken to the holiest part of the Temple of Solomon, where the Ark of the Covenant was kept, and then ascended to heaven. After this event, the Muslims built the Dome of the Rock on the site of the former temple to honor and venerate it.

He argues that this is the Third Temple mentioned in the Bible, as it is for all people who submit to God. The Dome of the Rock has been a place of worship for Muslims from various ethnicities since its construction, fulfilling the prophecy of all nations coming to honor the Temple of Jerusalem. The speaker emphasizes that Muslims do not distinguish between the prophets of God and that they believe in and submit to all of them equally.

Shaykh Hamza discusses the Jewish belief regarding the location of the Third Temple and the Dome of the Rock. Despite clear evidence, such as biblical verses indicating submission to God at the site of the Dome of the Rock, the Jewish narrative persists that the Temple has not been rebuilt and the Dome is not its location. This belief leads some Jews to desire the destruction of the Dome of the Rock, which the speaker suggests could potentially lead to an apocalypse.

Shaykh Hamza Karamali is the founder of Why Islam is True.

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