Noble Sanctuary Online Guide
Islam and the Noble
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Islam's Prophetic Heritage
Say: We believe in God and
In part because of its recognition of common roots and principles, the centuries of governance under the rule of Islam have been characterised by harmony and respect between the different religious communities living together within Jerusalem. These principles, derived from the revelation of the Qur'an and the sayings and practices of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, include the belief in One God (whose name in Arabic is Allah), His angels, His books (specifically including those revealed to Jesus and Moses), His messengers, the Day of Judgement, and divine destiny.
While these basic beliefs may be have been shared by all of the prophets, they each brought a methodology for realising them appropriate for their time and place. The way of Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, was for the last phase of history, for all people and all places, and is based on simple but effective practices for maintaining the remembrance of God in the face of the myriad distractions of this age.
excerpt from The Noble Sanctuary: Al-Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem
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