Was Jerusalem (ever) a capital of an Arab state or province?
From the time it was founded until the Crusades' conquest in 1099 AD (almost for 400 years), al-Ramla was the Provincial Capitol of Israel
- LupinesLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
No it was never a capital of an Arab they always had their capital somewhere else. In the old Greater Syrian Empire it is not contested that they hadn't had dominion over the whole land, not just Jerusalem, as that was the Roman period.
Concerning the Holy Land, the chairman of the Syrian Delegation at the Paris Peace Conference in February 1919 stated:
"The only Arab domination since the Conquest in the year 635 hardly lasted, as such, 22 years."
As far as Jewish capital, we've always maintained a presence in Jerusalem even when the majority was in diaspora and that is actually how we communicated with each other via messenger. The diaspora also prayed three times a day facing East towards Jerusalem, and while in Jerusalem, everyone prayed facing HaKotel.
In contrast, the Muslims prayed to Mecca and oftentimes have their backs to Jerusalem not giving it any thought at all.
Why the Wall is Holy
1) Site of the Holy Temple
"The Western Wall is a surviving remnant of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE. The Temple was the center of the spiritual world, the main conduit for the flow of Godliness. When the Temple stood, the world was filled with awe of God and appreciation for the genius of the Torah.
Jewish tradition teaches that all of creation began in Jerusalem. The epicenter is Mount Moriah, known by mystics as "the watering stone." The name "Moriah" is actually a play on words: "Moriah is the place from which Torah instruction (horah) goes forth; from where fear of heaven (yirah) goes forth; from where light (orah) goes forth."
It is here, on Mount Moriah, that Isaac was bound for sacrifice. And it is here that his son Jacob dreamed of the ladder ascending to heaven.
Although other parts of the Temple Mount retaining wall remain standing, the Western Wall is especially dear, as it is the spot closest to the Holy of Holies, the central focus of the Temple."
- northcuttLv 44 years ago
Jerusalem became into conquered in the seventh century via the Muslims as they prolonged their caliphate. on the time, Jerusalem became into below Persian administration. After the conquest, Jerusalem stayed below Muslim administration till the Crusades. even nevertheless Jerusalem became into in no way a capital of an Arab State or province, that's considered the third holiest city in Islam in the back of Mecca and Medina, to no longer point out became into an substantial commerce and way of existence middle perfect up till the Ottoman Turks administration of it from the 1500s to 1917.
- bruiserkc2Lv 61 decade ago
Jerusalem was conquered in the 7th century by the Muslims as they extended their caliphate. At the time, Jerusalem was under Persian control. After the conquest, Jerusalem stayed under Muslim control until the Crusades. Even though Jerusalem was never a capital of an Arab State or province, it is considered the third holiest city in Islam behind Mecca and Medina, not to mention was an important trade and culture center right up until the Ottoman Turks control of it from the 1500s to 1917.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Don't think so.
Look in the real world.
Decode this lyrics " My home town"
Just a place of worship
That was run by our Father's son and the other by our Mother's son.
Who went separate ways back in the twilight zone and was lost with time.
The blunders and slip-ups with human errors created from a woman's kitchen back in the past without being aware of getting kick on the butts by the dead Mummy with hear-say from the twilight zone that crumble into dust in different time zone in time.
Luke 12. 51-53
What do you think?Source(s): decoded from the missing x-files.
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- WhatBrain?Lv 71 decade ago
Yes (since technically Jews are Arabs) but also since the ruling dynasty was the same family that currently rules Jordon and used to rule Iraq. I am referring to the Herodian period (Herod the Great, etc) ultimately who came under Roman rule. After that, it was usually ruled from either Damascus or Alexandria/Cairo (Egypt). In Ottoman times, Jerusulem was an independent Sanjak and only ruled Jerusalem.
- LinkLv 51 decade ago
Yes, for Palestine.