Palestine was /is/ and will remain a Muslim land forever
Fatwa No: 88185

  • Fatwa Date:5-7-2004 - Jumaadaa Al-Oula 18, 1425
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Question

Jews claim that Allah gave them the Holy Land forever. So, Muslims don't have any right over Palestine. Please explain in details. If promise of Allah is true, then how can we deny the claim of Jews?

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

Palestine is a Muslim land. It is the land of the prophets. So, no disbeliever (Jew, Christian or atheist) has any right in ruling it or governing it with disbelief and atheism.

The Jewish claim that Allah promised them the Holy land is baseless. It is only a falsity. In fact Allah prescribed this land for Muslims in all times. He prescribed it for believers (Muslims) in the era of Prophet Musa (Moses),may Allah exalt his mention), who was himself a Muslim as were all the prophets. Allah Says (interpretation of meaning) that: "Musa said to his people: "O my people! If you have believed in Allah, then put your trust in Him if you are Muslims (those who submit to Allah's Will)." (Yunus 10:84)

Allah ordered Prophet Musa and those who followed him to enter the sacred land and expel the giants (animists who used to live in Palestine) away from the Bayt Al Maqdis which these giants took over earlier- Allah says that Musa said to his people: "And (remember) when Musa (Moses) said to his people: "O my people! Remember the Favour of Allah to you, when He made Prophets among you, made you kings, and gave you what He had not given to any other among the 'Alamîn (mankind and jinns, in the past). "O my people! Enter the holy land (Palestine) which Allah has assigned to you, and turn not back (in flight) for then you will be returned as losers." (Al-Ma'idah 5: 20-21)

Allaah ordered them to invade this Holy land because it is a Muslim land that should not be ruled by the giant disbelievers who ruled with polytheist and Kufr judgments.

The same thing applies to the contemporary era. The Jews who did not believe in the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and indeed in Musa, as disbelieving in one prophet means disbelieving in all the prophets, these Jews have no right to rule Palestine. And Allah never promised it to them. Indeed the contemporary Jews are no better than the giant people whom Musa expelled from Palestine.

Palestine was a Muslim land and will remain as such forever.

Allah knows best.

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