Muslim Call for a Temple



In a rather unusual development, a Turkish Muslim has called for the Jews to rebuild the Temple:

What? Muslim leader wants Temple rebuilt
Jewish Sanhedrin rabbis unite with Turk on common cause

Posted: August 05, 2009
9:08 pm Eastern

© 2009 WorldNetDaily With the Middle East still in chaos and rumors of war in the air, the idea of rebuilding the Jerusalem Temple on a foundation occupied and administered by Islamic militants might seem fanciful – even preposterous…

Adnan Oktar, who uses the pen name of Harun Yahya, is a controversial but highly influential Muslim intellectual and author with more than 65 million of his books in circulation worldwide. Oktar recently met with three representatives from the re-established Jewish Sanhedrin, a group of 71 Orthodox rabbis and scholars from Israel, to discuss how religious Muslims, Jews and Christians can work together on the project .

“The objectives of the alliance include waging a joint intellectual and spiritual battle against the worldwide growing tide of irreligiousness, unbelief and immorality,” explains Richardson, who met in Turkey with Oktar. “But even more unusual is their agreement with regard to the need to rebuild the Jewish Temple, a structure that Mr. Oktar refers to as the ‘Masjid (Mosque)’ or the ‘Palace of Solomon.'”

While some few Muslims may support this, this certainly seems to be a minority position.  I would also suspect that few, if any, Muslims, will be supportive of the resumption of sacrifices by the Jews which is biblically prophesied (cf. Daniel 9:27, 11:31).  However, as a temple is not strictly required for those sacifices to resume (cf. Ezra 3:6) it does not seem likely that an actual temple will be allowed to be rebuilt in the presumed original location (near the Islamic Dome of the Rock).

Speaking of the Temple, there was another story related to it:

World’s Largest Temple Model Inaugurated next to Temple Mount
Israel National News – Aug 5, 2009
The world’s largest model of the Holy Temple was inaugurated Wednesday only a few hundred meters away from the Temple Mount, the site where the Temple existed up until 70 CE.

The model, built at a scale of 1:60, was built by Michael Osanis for the Aish HaTorah Yeshiva in Jerusalem’s old city, and is displayed on the roof of its new museum, which at seven stories above the Western Wall plaza has a breathtaking view of the Temple Mount.

Those who want to view a different representation of the Temple may wish to go to Solomon’s Temple (this is a a 5 minute animated film that shows one artist’s understanding of the details about Solomon’s temple).

An article of possibly related interest may include:

Why is a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem Not Required? Although people like Timothy LaHaye teach a third Jewish temple is required, who is ‘the temple of God” in the New Testament?  What does the Bible teach about the temple in the end-times?

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