Anonymous asked in Society & CultureHolidaysRamadan · 2 years ago

Is it haram for me to believe that Israel and Palestine should have the right to exist?


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  • 2 years ago
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    No it is not haram if you have the opinion like that because both states have the right to exist or mergeed an one country and respect each other

  • Robert
    Lv 6
    2 years ago


    I assume that if the Asker is a Muslim, he or she would be best advised to obtain definitive answers to questions on Haram (things that are forbidden in Islamic law for Muslims), from an Islamic cleric.

    While I tend not to disclose my religion and ethnicity, I thought I would respond anyway, on why it would be un-Islamic to oppose Israel's right to exist:

    The right of the Jewish People to their ancestral homeland of Israel is recognised in the Holy Quran. There are references within the Quran to the Jewish Holy Scriptures (aka “Old” Testament), being connections usually overlooked by Muslims because Muslims do not recognise nor study those Scriptures.

    Pro-Palestinian contributors falsely allege the Jewish People are not linked to their Judean / Israelite heritage, and also falsely-claim Jewish ancestry, to dishonestly evade the Holy Quran’s recognition (see below) that the Land of Israel is given by Allah / God to the Jewish People.

    Referring to the Bible where it talks about the Jewish People being given the land of Canaan by Allah / God, the Holy Quran recognizes that the Land of Israel is given by Allah / God to the Jewish People, saying:

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    Sura (chapter) “Al-Maaida” ["The Table" or "The Table Spread with Food"] 5:21:

    “O my people! Enter the holy land which Allah hath assigned unto you,

    and turn not back ignominiously, for then will ye be overthrown, to your own ruin.”

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    The context from which the extract from the Quran is taken supports that recognition; and if someone alleges that it does not, then the reader should expect them to be able to explain that !

    The Quran also mentions kings of Israel (see examples further down below).

    The Jewish Temple built at the Temple Mount / Haram al-Sharif, is mentioned in the Holy Quran, and is also described by it as a “Masjid” meaning “Mosque”:

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    Surah Al-Isra (The Journey by Night) 17:1:

    “Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al-Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing.”

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    In Surah Al-Isra (The Journey by Night) 17, the Islamic Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was miraculously transported overnight, from the “al-Masjid al-Haram” (the Sacred Mosque) in the vicinity of the Ka’ba Mecca, to the Al–Masjid-al–Aqsâ (the Farthest Mosque) identified in Islamic teaching as the Haram al-Sharif / Temple Mount Jerusalem.

    However, during the Prophet’s lifetime there was NO mosque in Jerusalem, as the Islamic conquest of Jerusalem did not take place until 637 CE / 16 AH, which was after the Prophet’s death in 632 CE / 11 AH.

    Therefore the “Masjid” at the Al–Masjid-al–Aqsâ (the Farthest Mosque) to which the above verse refers, can only be the Jewish Temple:

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    In “The Glorious Qurán: Translation and Commentary”, Abdullah Yusuf Ali in his commentary for Surah Al-Isra (The Journey by Night) 17:1, says at footnote 2168:

    “The Farthest Mosque must refer to the site of the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem on the hill of Moriah, ...”

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    The reader can learn about King Solomon's Temple, (King of the Jewish Kingdom of Israel), here:

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    Kings of Israel mentioned in the Holy Quran - examples:

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    Surah Al-Baqarah (The Cow) 2:251:

    Imam Iskender Ali Mihr:

    “So they routed them by Allah’s Leave and David (Dâvûd) killed Goliath and Allah gave him (David) the kingdom (after the death of Saul) and the Wisdom, and taught him of that which He willed. And were it not for Allah’s repelling some men with others, the earth would indeed be full of mischief but Allah is full of Virtues upon the worlds.”

    Surah Saad [ص] [This is the name of the eighteenth letter of the Arabic alphabet]:


    “And We bestowed on David, his son Solomon. How excellent servant! Surely he was Evvâb (He had reached Allah).”


    38. Surah Saad [ص] continued:


    “(34) And certainly We tried Solomon, and We made him reach on his throne as a (mere) body, then he turned (departed).

    (35) He said: “My Lord! Forgive me and bestow upon me a dominion which cannot be attained by anyone else after me. Verily, you are All-Forgiving.

    (36) Upon that We made the wind subservient to him. By his command, it would go where ever he desired blowing gently.

    (37) And also all the devils that they are the builders and divers.

    (38) And the others (too) fettered in chains (given to his command).

    (39) These are Our gifts. So bestow freely or withhold, without reckoning.

    (40) And most surely he has a high rank in Our Presence and an excellent refuge (resort).”

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    Obviously there is room here only for quoting the relevant verses. Regarding those who automatically respond with a standard claim that I have quoted "out of context", the reader should be aware that there is nothing within the "context" to contradict what I have put here. If there were, then those making such claims would explain it.

    Palestinians (and their anti-Semitic supporters) are obliged to claim fantasy-propaganda that both denies the Judean heritage of the Jewish People, and also falsely claims the Palestinians are descendants of Jews. This is to dishonestly evade the Holy Quran’s recognition that the Land of Israel is given by Allah / God to the Jewish People (Holy Quran: Sura “Al-Maaida” 5:21, see above).

    The intention is to perpetrate a hoax that Jewish Israelis are foreign invaders. This is to attempt to justify taking the land, in which the Jewish community has had unbroken presence since from Biblical times, from before the Arab invasion and occupation!

    However, there is no credible evidence to support any of such fantasy-propaganda.

    Pro-Palestinian contributors falsely allege Israeli Jews all came from Europe: The Jewish People have had unbroken presence in their ancestral homeland of Israel since Biblical times - See “Demographic history of [Israel] Palestine”:

    Why then do we refer to a “Return” of Jews? This is because although there was an unbroken Jewish presence in the land going back to biblical times, some Jewish exiles wished to Return to their homeland. The clue is in the name: “Jew” refers to the citizens of “Judah” (aka “Judea”) / Israel.

    The Jewish People have had an unbroken presence in their ancestral homeland of Israel since Biblical times, and also previous sovereign states in the land for example the Jewish Hasmonean Kingdom of Judea (including the West Bank and Gaza) with its capital of (what is now East) Jerusalem, and independent as at 110 BCE / 753 BH–752 BH:

    I hope this helps.


  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Why should Israel exist? They are Europeans who were thrown into Palestine because white people felt sorry for them coz of the holocaust. I don’t mind Israel existing in Europe. Why are they in the Middle East? I don’t get it. It’s not their home and they’ve not been living there for 2000 years. What right do they or you or anyone have, coming into a piece of land that was already populated by a group of people, pushing them out and making a country for themselves then whining about having the right to exist. I do not understand that.

  • Anders
    Lv 5
    2 years ago


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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Well I haven't seen any evidence that you're Muslim at all (not even a little) so I will answer the question assuming you are an unknown as of now, more so for the audience of this question who will be reading my answer (I will use your question to further my cause basically).

    Anyone "Muslim" that thinks Israel or any of these democratic nations have a right to exist are not only not a Muslim at all whatsoever, they are hypocrites for claiming to be Muslim while supporting other laws besides Allah, and not only are people who believe Israel has a right to exist while claiming to be Muslim a hypocrite, but they are a different type of hypocrite because they are also overlooking the oppression that the Jews are doing to the Muslims in that area as well.

    So yes it's haram.

    • Robert
      Lv 6
      2 years agoReport

      See also discussion at:

  • Rick B
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    You are free to believe what you wish.

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