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Top Pakistani Cleric Boldly Declares That Israel Belongs To The Jewish People

Many Islamic leaders seem to be waking up to the fact that Israel is not just considered the Jewish Homeland by the Torah, but the Koran clearly states it as well!

Calling on Muslims around the world to accept the Jewish state, Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani announced before Christmas that the historic land of Israel “belongs only to the Jews.”

Sherani’s background includes serving as chairman of Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology, which advises the Pakistani government and parliament on Islamic law. Until 2018, he was also a lawmaker in the National Assembly for the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party, a Sunni Deobandi political party in Pakistan. His credentials give the announcement even greater weight as they are rooted in Islamic theology.

“Educated Muslims need to understand that the Quran and history prove to us that the Land of Israel belongs only to the Jews. King David built the house of God in Jerusalem for the Israelis and not for the Palestinians.” – Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani

He went to support what sounds like a blurred two-state solution without outlining boundaries, saying, “There should be an Israeli state in the western part and a Palestinian state in the eastern part.”

The emphasis on education and the need to understand theology and the historic backbone that the theology is carried on is a critical message for Muslims – one that speaks to the evolving nature of Islam and the awareness that Islam is what Muslims do with it.

Islam in the 21st century is no different than any other period in Islamic history; it is still being carved and etched into human understanding.

The marriage between theology and history is crucial to an understanding of Islam. Reinforcement for Sherani’s announcement goes beyond the Quran (where mention of a Jewish homeland is slim to non-existent) and to where a precedent for recognizing Israel can be found. That precedent lies in the second Islamic caliphate that offers not only recognition of Israel but an example to embrace a sovereign Jewish homeland in Israel. (Site)

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