Sunday, September 25, 2011

What Goes for Freedom of Religion in Jerusalem


Jew Arrested for Praying on Temple Mount

Police on Sunday arrested a Jewish man whom they accused of trying to pray on the Temple Mount. The man was taken in for questioning, and was being held by police Sunday afternoon. Police also arrested an Arab who shouted at a Jewish group that was visiting the site. He, too, was being questioned by police.

But I think there's a possible solution. We call Judaism a form of Islam and then go according to the principle of worship at this mosque:

The historic Ulu Mosque in Diyarbakır is often referred to as another Temple Mount for Muslims due to its square dome and monumental structure. The oldest and biggest mosque in Anatolia, the Ulu Mosque, which has been used simultaneously by the followers of the four schools if Islamic law within Sunni Islam -- Hanafi, Shafi’i, Hanbali and Maliki -- is undergoing restoration by the Diyarbakır Regional Directorate of Foundations.

...Metin Evsen said: “The Ulu Mosque is a very important structure for Turkey and the world because this mosque was used together by people following the four schools of Islamic law within Sunni Islam for the first time in history. Four different imams were on duty in the mosque and each led the prayers according to the school of law he followed. They prayed in separate parts of the mosque at the same time. It was this way throughout Islamic history. More than 5,000 people can pray in the mosque at the same time. Today, Hanafis and Shafi’is still perform their prayers in the Ulu Mosque. Right now the section for Shafi’is at the north of the mosque is open. We are planning to open the part that belongs to Hanafis before Eid al-Adha [the Feast of the Sacrifice].”

Maybe something like Yahudi?



He was a 76-year-old Jewish man who had recited a brief blessing over a bottle of water while touring Jerusalem's Temple Mount, Yosef Hacohen.  He was part of a group of religious Jews visiting the most holy site in Judaism when he began to feel ill. Being religious, he wanted to say a quiet blessing before drinking his water in hopes that both the prayer and the refreshment would help him feel better.


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