Tuesday, December 31, 2013

That Figure of 6 Million

No, not the Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

But a tragedy in any case.

Six million.  6,000,000.

That's the amount of Jordanian Dinars being invested in Jerusalem:

The story here (via Google Translate and my redaction):

6 million Jordanian dinars cost of projects
The Minister of Waqf Affairs and Islamic Sacred Endowments, Dr. Hale [Haj?] Abdul Hafeez [
Dr. Abdul Salam Al-Abbadi], announced that the cost of projects for the Al-Aqsa Mosque amounted to 6 million dinars [that's almost $10 million] during the years 2011 to 2013...while attending a meeting of the Committee on Palestine parliamentary, held yesterday [Monday, December 9] under the chairmanship of MP Yahya Saud and in the presence of members of the Committee he relayed that one of the projects that have been implemented is to provide the Al-Aqsa Mosque with electric generators at a cost of 250 thousand dinars, and rehabilitation of the lighting network of the mosque at a cost of 750 thousand dinars, in addition to the Marwani carpeting at 140 thousand dinars.  He added that...the occupation forces want to be able to implement this project, but that Jordan categorically refused..."There is no communication between the Jordanian Ministry of Awqaf and the Israeli occupation forces, except through the Jordanian Foreign Ministry", he added.

The minister pointed out that there is the Directorate of Endowments in Jerusalem linked financially with the Jordanian Ministry of Awqaf, and is managed by the Directorate of Awqaf Council is the owner of the state, headed by Sheikh Abdel Azim Salhab.

He emphasized that there is a restructuring of the Directorate of Awqaf Jerusalem, and the development and functions of the service, in addition to the appointment of 30 staff, including 14 guards through advertisements for jobs in newspapers, were selected, through a committee formed by the Ministry of Awqaf and the Directorate of Awqaf Jerusalem, provided that the employee applicant of the population of Jerusalem.

In response to inquiries Chairman of the Committee and its members on the position of the government of serious Israeli measures in Jerusalem, he said "Guardianship of Jordan is a historical, religious, and political tutelage of the Palestinian Authority are".

He urged the international community to assume its responsibilities regarding the protection of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa from repeated Israeli aggressions, entry of occupation forces in uniform and settlers to al-Aqsa mosque...pointing out that Israel is seeking to divide Jerusalem spatially and temporally, in addition to changing the parameters of the city.

...Chairman Saud stressed that the Commission condemns and deplores the Judaization of holy places by the Israeli authorities, demanding the same time members of the Committee and of international organizations and the United Nations to do its duty towards these dangerous practices.  Saud explained that the committee will hold a conference in Jerusalem Arabic means through next March during which it would invite international organizations and human rights to discuss this matter.

Vice Chairman of the Committee T Attia minister demanded the need to redress the staff in the Directorate of Jerusalem, calling on the government to take action regarding the measures occupation forces Judaization of Jerusalem...

BTW, a parallel item notes that

...the Al-Aqsa Mosque is in urgent need of more than 100 million dollars for reconstruction...to keep it firm with a staff of Islamic Endowments in Jerusalem of 560 employees paid by the Jordanian government with a budget of up to six million dinars annually.

What?  560 employees?

I never see more than 20 at a time unless they count all those Wicked Women of the Waqf and the 'Tablet' Men sitting around all day.

You want 'proof' of that Judaization?


...Mahmoud Abu Atta...said...The excavations on the bottom of the Haram [show] that there are other fossils reached within the boundaries of the mosque from the bottom, and demonstrates that there are many clues, including the occurrence of cracks inside the squares and buildings of the mosque , and the loss of a large number of old trees sequentially...'We counted the presence of 15 sites along the western side of the Al-Aqsa mosque used synagogues each for men and another for women , inside the tunnel section and the western section last Exposed above the ground'.

The Al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage revealed Monday that the implementation of the Israeli occupation of new fossils and in-depth bottom -Aqsa Mosque in recent times , specifically down the door of the chain , located in the western side of the mosque, up to a depth of 8 meters.  According to the institution that the new digs comes within the tunnel excavation in the west and extends down along the western wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque .

Other beliefs:

Masjid Al Aqsa was the second Masjid on earthIt was built 40 years after the Ka'ba in MakkahMost scholars are of the opinion that Masjid Al Aqsa was first built by Prophet Adam.Ibrahim (as) rebuilt the Masjid Al Aqsa in Jerusalem as he and Ismail rebuilt the Ka'ba in Makkah.Prophet Daud (as) began the rebuilding of Masjid Al Aqsa.It was Prophet Sulayman (as) who finally completed the building of Masjid Al Aqsa.The Jews call this same Masjid Al Aqsa built by Sulayman as their Temple.The site of Masjid Al Aqsa remained barren and was used as a rubbish tip for nearly 600 years until the Great Khalifah Umar bin Khattab liberated Jerusalem in 637/8 AD.The Khalifah Umar bin Khattab began the foundation of Masjid Al Aqsa and a timber mosque was built.The Umayyad Khalifah, Abd' al Malik ibn Marwan in 691/2 [72/73 AH] began the construction of, Dome of the Rock - today this is the Golden Domed Mosque.The al Buraq wall or Western Wall where Prophet Muhammad tied his animal the Buraq on the night journey of al Isra is what the Jews call the wailing wall.To Muslims it is the land or the Haram Sharif area which is most holy and important.The Haram area of Al Aqsa has within it the Masjid Al Aqsa [Black Domed Mosque] and Dome of the Rock [the Golden Domed Mosque].Israel occupied Masjid Al Aqsa in 1967.That, the fundamentalist Jews have made 100's of attempts to destroy Al Aqsa since 1967 when they occupied it. A fire in 1967 started by their help destroyed the 900 year old Mimbar installed by Slaudeen Ayub, the Great Muslim Hero.That, the fundamentalist want to blow up and destroy Masjidul Al Aqsa and replace it with a Jewish Temple.

And more:

When Prophet Muhammad ﷺ received the command from God to lead the Muslim community in five daily prayers, their prayers were directed towards the holy city of Jerusalem. For Muslims, the city of Jerusalem is an important site. As the home of numerous prophets of Islam such as Dawud (David), Sulayman (Solomon), and ‘Isa (Jesus), the city was a symbol of Islam’s past prophets. When Prophet Muhammad ﷺ made the miraculous Night Journey from Makkah to Jerusalem and the Ascent into Heaven that night (known as the Isra’ wal-Mi’raj), it acquired an added importance as the place where the Prophet ﷺ led all the earlier prophets in prayer and then ascended to Heaven.
For Muslims, however, Jerusalem would remain a far-off symbol during the life of the Prophet ﷺ and the years immediately after his death. As Muslims came to control Iraq and then Syria in the 630s, however, Jerusalem would become a Muslim city, and the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem would become one of the most important pieces of land in the Muslim empire.


1 comment:

Bill said...

Here's a suggestion: use those six million dinars to move the two mosques to Amman.