THE KHANA KAABA OF MUSLIMS AND THE TABERNACLE OF JEWS,
A LOT IN COMMON IN VISUAL IMPETUS AS WELL AS IN MEANING
Yahwah, the proclaimed God of the Jews, spoke to Prophet Moses, and instructed for a house to be built for Him. As the Jews were not permanently settled, it was to be a mobile home, and it was called as the House of God. Complete details of same are available in the Hebrew Bible, and we need not recite the obvious. Suffice that Prophet Ibraheem (Blessings of Allah) was also asked to construct a House of Allah, and was a fixed one and called the Khana Kaaba. Destroyed many times with time, as well as fires and floods and other factors, it has a lot in common with the Tabernacle of the Jews.
A TENT OF MEANING and a HOUSE OF ALLAH speak of similar background. The Quran is full of praise for Prophet Moses (Blessings of Allah) and we respect him as one of our own Prophets. It is strange that our illustrious brothers, the Jews, do not consider our version of same. For them the PROMISED LAND is the one they want to force themselves on, and to build the Temple of Solomon. Hazrat Sulaiman is of course our Prophet too. In historical accounts a lot of Jews embraced Islam and even those who did not, co-existed with Muslims happily for centuries. A word of advise for our Jew friends. Perhaps the Promised land would be there’s after all, when they finally realize that Islamic way of life is that of Allahs (and Ell their name for God). They do not realize that one day they will too become Muslims. It would be the start of a new ERA for humankind. Ameen!