The significance of Islamicjerusalem in Islam : Quranic and Hadith perspectives
This study is concerned with the significance of Islamicjerusalem to Islam and Muslims. It is an attempt to establish and develop a new framework based on evidences and academic debate concerning Islamicjerusalem from the Qur’ān and Hadīth perspectives. The study seeks to investigate evidences from these two core sources in Islam and thus discuss the significance of the region from these two main perspectives. Indeed, historical evidences have an important role in dealing with Islamicjerusalem, and therefore are greatly utilised in discussing this topic. The manifestation of the study can be from two main points: firstly, it deals with the Quranic verses and a number of Ahadīth that imply the meaning and necessitate reference to Islamicjerusalem. Secondly, it shows why Islamicjerusalem is intrinsically important and so central to Muslims belief, mind and heart. From these evidences, this study has taken a thematical approach in dividing the topics. Most importantly, this study discusses the new terminology for a new concept, which is Islamicjerusalem. This terminology has attracted a number of young scholars to engage in debates concerning the definition and the meaning of Islamicjerusalem. This study then furthers the discussion on Islamicjerusalem as the centre of barakah, the land of hope, the land of the Night Journey and Ascension, the land of the prophets and the future status of the region from Quranic and Hadīth perspectives. To reiterate, this study explores the Quranic and Hadīth references which are the core foundation of Muslims perspectives on Islamicjerusalem, and therefore, endeavours to present a new theoretical and conceptual framework in order to understand the Muslims concern towards Islamicjerusalem.