it is not by coincidence that the Al-Aqsa mosque stands where it does today. It is the Third Temple referred to in the Scriptures, Islam being the direct continuation of the Abrahamic tradition, despite the providential inability of the Jewish people to see that. Islam arose from the line of Ishmael and consciously roots itself in the primordial religion of Abraham. There is so much in common between Islam and Judaism, both in terms of sacred history but also doctrinal foundations. It is a shame that there is not more searching for common ground here rather than for sparks of conflict.
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from the article: Dreaming of the Third Temple in a conflicted Land of Israel