Fatwaa ID: 1079
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Masjid Al-Aqsa – The Place Where Allah’s Revelation Descended
39, Abu Umama (ra) reports that the Prophet (saw) said, “Prophethood descended upon me in three places: Makkah, Madinah and Al-Sham. Once it is brought out from any of them, it shall never return to it”. (Abu Dawud) In another narration it states, “The Quran was revealed in three places – Makkah, Madinah and Al-Sham”. (Tabarani) Ibn Kathir, the great scholar of Islam, said, “Al-Sham here means Bayt Al-Maqdis (Jerusalem). (Abu Dawud, Tabarani)
My question is… what were the aayaat that were revealed in al-shaam?
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
At the outset, I was unable to locate the Hadith in some of the sources quoted above. The authenticity of the Hadith in question debated. Nevertheless, Imaam Zarkashi (R), in his Burhan, suggests that verse 45 of Surah Az-Zukhruf was revealed in Bayt al-Maqdis on the night of Israa. Bayt al-Maqdis is part of the Levant.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
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