Monday, November 27, 2006

Hexagram on Jesus’ Minaret in Damascus

Picture of Solomon’s seal on Jesus’ Minaret in Damascus is courtesy of "D Jabi" who published it on Flickr and wrote in the caption:
Legend (and some Hadeeth) has it that on Judgment Day, Jesus will descend from the Heavens on this very spot… 

The Minaret is part of the Omayad Mosque which stands at the old city of Damascus, Syria. It was built by the Omayad Caliph al-Walid ibn Abdul Malek in 705 A.D.


Diana Jabi said...

I wanted just to point out that the mosque was submited to a long history of conversions and that before being the mosque we know today it was Aramean temple, Roman temple, Christian church and then housed both until bought by Marwan. The mosque we know today (mostly) is what we have left of the Omayad legacy. The towe is the longest standing of the old temple and the oldest of the 3 minarets. The mosque was "founded" by Marwan, but I would use the term converted, as the main building was there for more than a milenia when it suffered it's last transformation.

zb said...

It's the truth and not some legend..Not on the day of judgment but towards it's coming.

"..He will descend to the minaret in the east of Damascus. The believers and true servants of Allaah will gather to support him, and the Messiah Jesus son of Mary will lead them against the Dajjaal[anti Christ], who at that time will be heading for Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem).."
[4] Tirmidhee, Abwaab al-Fitan (Hadeeth 2345), 6/513, 514. Checker's Note: Saheeh, Saheeh at-Tirmidhee: 1829.

"..When they come to Syria, the Dajjaal will appear, while they are preparing for battle and drawing up the ranks. When the time for prayer comes, Jesus the son of Mary will descend and lead them in prayer.."
[3] Muslim, Kitaab al-Fitan, 8 - 175, 176. Al-A'mash is a place outside the city, and Dabeeq is a market-place in the city. "The city" refers to Aleppo (some say Damascus).

They did not kill him nor crucify him.