Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān

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The holy city sacred to Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Jerusalem (Īliyāʾ, bayt al-maqdis, Ūrīshalayim, al-Quds) is not mentioned by name in the Qurʾān. As Islam is, however, deeply rooted in Judaism and Christianity (see jews and judaism; christians and christianity), many stories with a biblical background are undoubtedly situated in Jerusalem and some of these stories have been included in the holy book of the Muslims (see narratives ). Further, one must bear in mind that the designation bayt al-maqdis (lit. “house of the holy,” from Heb. Bēt ha-miqdāsh, the Temple), has three …

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Busse, Heribert, “Jerusalem”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 29 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQSIM_00235>

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