The worst is yet to come

Posted: February 12, 2007 in mi vida loca, Our World

Teasing and provoking one another and hell would break loose! One need not look too far, with the scenario in Israel of the excavation on the holy site which is still going on. The renovation may have been halted but the Palestinians are still angered by the actions taken by the Israelis to continue the excavation. So, with both groups unable to control their hatred for one another, will there ever be peace in that region? I often question my self, when will the volcano erupt? Will the eruption lead to the extinction of these two groups at war? Will this lead to a chain reaction of more wars to come? Will Iran be the next country at war? Having been accused of supplying ammunitions to the Iraqi Militants or for pursuing her nuclear programme? So, as you can see, the worst is yet to come.

After watching the news on CNN, BBC or Al-Jazeera English, have you ever wondered if there are any news aside from war reports or bombings, fightings etc? Yes, global warming. However, are we passionate enough to heal this world as we are in making profit? I guess not. If we were, there wouldn’t have been such extreme weather we are facing at the moment. The torrential rain, flooding, extreme heat wave etc. The signs are there, but we are blinded by the dollar signs. We are extremely vulnerable when it is flashed in front of us. We would kill and lie and cheat even back stab those around us or in our way. We are weak and full of hatred. No wonder, buildings collapse, poor infrastructure, killings and kidnappings, poor management all due to corruption! Our own doing will lead to the destruction of mother nature and in the end, what’s left for our future generation, nothing, zilch but an unfurtile land full of skeletons in the closet!

I wouldn’t want to see that day arrive, for I believe it is all in our own hands to help change this world into a better place. Yes, I am a dreamer, but dreams do come true if we work together hand in hand & get rid of the jealousy in us. For no one else could help us but ourselves!

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  1. Craig says:

    Hi Red,

    Since we are talking about religious Holy Sites, can I ask how and why an Islamic Holy Site came to be built in Jerusalem? That’s the center (the Holy Land) of Christianity and Judaism. Not of Islam. Muslims came there as invaders, long after the time of the Prophet. In fact, that Al Aqsa mosque was built on the site of the Second Temple, aka the Temple of God, which was destroyed by the Roman sin 70 AD. That temple is mentioned in the New Testament many times. In fact, that site is suppose to be raised into heaven before the End of Days, and is where the Angels of God reside during the last battle. It is from there that they issue forth. And on Judgment day, the temple re-appears in New Jerusalem, which rises from the ashes of destroyed Jerusalem. I could go on at great length about the importance of that site to Jews and Christians. I cannot understand how a site became “Holy” to Muslims so long after the death of the Prophet. It seems wrong to me. Like a theft.

    From a religious perspective, I’d like to see the Al Aqsa mosque destroyed, and the temple rebuilt. Or at least. excavated. I know that’s not what will happen, but as Christian, it is what I believe SHOULD happen. Somebody doesn’t get to steal your Holy sites just because they invaded. That’s morally wrong. How about the US invades Saudi Arabia and declare Mecca to be a Christian Holy Site? How would that fly?

  2. redenclave says:

    Craig
    No Holy sites should be destroyed no matter if it’s Christian, Judaism, Buddhist, Hindu @ Islamic Holy site.

    And as you’ve said Masjid Al Aqsa was built on the site of the Second Temple, aka the Temple of God, which was destroyed by the Roman sin 70 AD. It wasn’t destroyed by Muslims.

    1. Masjid-al-Aqsa is one of the holiest sites in Islam because, it is where, according to Muslims, Abraham (the patriarch of the Abrahamic faiths) established his covenant with God and spread the teaching of monotheism. Muslims respect all the Prophets revered by Judaism and Christianity and their venerated places are also central to the ethos of Islam. Solomon was a prophet and revered by Muslims.
    2. Judaism belief in the Temple of Solomon (Haykal Sulaiman) as the Noble Sanctuary is coherent with the Islam believe in Masjid al-Aqsa because the literal meaning of masjid does not mean a building or any specific place. The word Masjid derived from the root word “Saa” “Jaa” “Daa” in arabic which means (to prostrate) (act of worship). In this case not only the Mosque of Umar is considered as Masjid al-Aqsa but the entire precinct too. Muslims belief that the Temple of Solomon meant by the Jews was a Masjid and not a temple because Islam believe that all prophet conveyed the same message and prostrated to God during prayers.
    3. It was the site where Muhammad ascended to heaven during Isra and Mi’raj. (The main place, however, where Muhammad received most revelations, including the first, was in the cave of Hira where he meditated frequently during the first forty years of his life.)
    4. The Mosque of Umar reminds all about the atrocity and devastation suffered by the inhabitant of Jerusalem during the Roman occupation. It also signifies freedom of religion achieved by Jews, Christians and Muslims a long time before.
    5. It was the first qibla, the second house of God after Kaabah in Mecca, and the third holiest site in Islam.
    source: Wiki

  3. Craig says:

    Some notes about the importance of the Temple here:

    http://www.bible-prophecy.com/templenotes.htm

    And that doesn’t even scratch the surface!

    Book of Revelation 11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

    Most of the eleventh Chapter is about the Temple of God and it’s ascent into Heaven.

    In Revelation 15 the angels of God issue forth from the Temple to execute God’s judgment upon the anti-Christ and his followers. This is the beginning of the last battle.

    I looked up the so-called importance of this site in Islam and it apparently stems from a dream the Prophet had that he was transported from Mecca to Jerusalem? Even though he was never even in Jerusalem? Our claim pre-dates yours and the significance Christians and Jews place on that site is many orders of magnitude greater than that of Muslims. For Christians, that site is the focal point of Judgment Day and the second coming of Christ.

    We need our Temple of God built there. The mosque can be moved to Saudi Arabia brick by brick. The Saudis can afford that. The time for being sensitive to Muslims when they are not sensitive to any other religion, is done. That’s our Holy Site. Sorry, Red, but that’s the way it is. That’s a Christian and a Jewish Holy Site. It’s up to Christians and Jews what happens to it. You want us to launch another Crusade over that one? We’ll do it. Believe me 🙂

  4. Craig says:

    Hi again, Red 🙂

    You’re online!

    1. Masjid-al-Aqsa is one of the holiest sites in Islam because, it is where, according to Muslims, Abraham (the patriarch of the Abrahamic faiths) established his covenant with God and spread the teaching of monotheism. Muslims respect all the Prophets revered by Judaism and Christianity and their venerated places are also central to the ethos of Islam. Solomon was a prophet and revered by Muslims.

    Solomon was Jew. The Temple of Solomon was a Jewish temple. If Muslims want to *share* Jewish and Christian holy sites, that’s fine with me. But it’s not fine with me to take them over, which is what has been done. And not only was the site taken over, a Mosque was built on the site of the Temple. That’s not OK.

    2. Judaism belief in the Temple of Solomon (Haykal Sulaiman) as the Noble Sanctuary is coherent with the Islam believe in Masjid al-Aqsa because the literal meaning of masjid does not mean a building or any specific place. The word Masjid derived from the root word “Saa” “Jaa” “Daa” in arabic which means (to prostrate) (act of worship). In this case not only the Mosque of Umar is considered as Masjid al-Aqsa but the entire precinct too. Muslims belief that the Temple of Solomon meant by the Jews was a Masjid and not a temple because Islam believe that all prophet conveyed the same message and prostrated to God during prayers.

    If all houses of worship are the same, the mosque can be removed and a temple built in it’s place, and Muslims can still revere it as a Holy Site. That’s what you expect Christians and Jews to be “OK” with, so Muslims should be willing to do what they expect others to do, right?

    3. It was the site where Muhammad ascended to heaven during Isra and Mi’raj. (The main place, however, where Muhammad received most revelations, including the first, was in the cave of Hira where he meditated frequently during the first forty years of his life.)

    Muhammad was never in Jerusalem. This occurred in a dream, not in real life.

    4. The Mosque of Umar reminds all about the atrocity and devastation suffered by the inhabitant of Jerusalem during the Roman occupation. It also signifies freedom of religion achieved by Jews, Christians and Muslims a long time before.

    I don’t understand this comment. The Temple was destroyed 600 years before the time of the Prophet.

    5. It was the first qibla, the second house of God after Kaabah in Mecca, and the third holiest site in Islam.

    And you also consider teh Kaabah to be an exclusively Muslim Holy Site. Only Muslims can even go there.

    From wiki:

    The Kaaba is the holiest place in Islam. For the Muslim community, the Kaaba holds a place analogous to that held by the former temple in Jerusalem for Jews

    You see? Muslims won’t allow anybody but Muslims to visit the Kaaba. Would it not be “fair” if only Christians and Jews could visit the site of the former temple in Jerusalem?

    Of course it would. Lets play by the same rules for everybody. It’s not only Islamic sites that matter, and it’s not only the rights of Muslims that matter. That’s a Christian and Jewish Holy Site. It belongs to us. If you (Muslims) want to share it, that’s OK with me – even though Muslims don’t share their Holy Sites with others. But this claiming that it’s an Islamic Holy Site has to end. That Mosque should have never been built there.

  5. umerjatt says:

    ASALAM A ALIKIUM
    hi there

    The Kaaba is the holiest place in Islam. For the Muslim community, the Kaaba holds a place analogous to that held by the former temple in Jerusalem for Jews

    You see? Muslims won’t allow anybody but Muslims to visit the Kaaba. Would it not be “fair” if only Christians and Jews could visit the site of the former temple in Jerusalem?

    the point which you are trying to make by saying this is just not strong enough i mean grow up man
    christians and jews they dont consider mekkah to be holy place man so should they be allowed to visit it ??No :)but on the other hand muslims do consider the holy sites of jews and christians to be holy so yea they should be allowed to visit the holy sites in jerasulem and so on.

    Solomon was Jew. The Temple of Solomon was a Jewish temple. If Muslims want to *share* Jewish and Christian holy sites, that’s fine with me. But it’s not fine with me to take them over, which is what has been done. And not only was the site taken over, a Mosque was built on the site of the Temple. That’s not OK.

    solomon was a prophet of god not a jew as you claimed there 🙂 but thats another story and furthermore non muslims are not allowed to visit only one holy site which is the harm (Kebba) in mekkah apart from that you are welcomed to visit all our holy sites mate and no would say nothing man.

    If all houses of worship are the same, the mosque can be removed and a temple built in it’s place, and Muslims can still revere it as a Holy Site. That’s what you expect Christians and Jews to be “OK” with, so Muslims should be willing to do what they expect others to do, right?

    well who told you that all places of worship are same are you trying to tell me a that a place where you worship idols is the same as the place where you worship one God and by the way dont assume here that i am saying that jews worship idols in the temple of solomon No i aint saying that . what i am saying is that all places of worship are not the same.

    SAY THAT GOD IS ONE.HE IS ABSOLUTE AND ETERNAL.HE BEGETS NOT NOR WAS HE BEGOTTEN.AND THERE IS NON CO-EQUAL OR COMPARABLE UNTO HIM.

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