Yazar : Erkan Aydın
Yayın Evi : DİB
Basım Dili : İngilizce
ISBN : 9786257137874


Erkan Aydın


Jerusalem: It is the holy land which is the dwelling place of Miraj (ascension to heavens), and the land of the prophets, which is cherishing Masjid al-Aqsa (al-Aqsa Mosque), our first qibla, second mosque and third haram (the third holiest city) in its bosom. So many passed through this blessed land: Adam, Abraham, David, Solomon, Zechariah, John the Baptist (Yahya), Mary, Jesus, Muhammad Mustafa (saw), Omar, Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub, Selim I, and many others… Jerusalem is the apple of the world’s eye, the key to peace, and the land attributed holiness by the divine revelation with the statement, “bâraknâ havlehû / whose surroundings we have blessed”, and where Solomon submitted his supplication to Allah, “Oh Lord! Whoever comes to al-Aqsa Mosque to perform prayer and does so, let them be as pure as the day they were born, if they have an illness let them be healed, and if they are in affliction let them find the means”. Describing Jerusalem, the apple of the world and the key to peace İt is beyond our depth, but we just tried to express our feelings wishing that at least our names would be mentioned among the lovers of Jerusalem. We make efforts as much as we can but success comes only from Allah. The only book with no deficiencies or contradictions in itself is the Qur’an. If we have contributed to the true understanding of Jerusalem even in the least bit, happy are we.