Is there a narration about Quds being the gathering place (mahshar)?
Is the narration that Quds will be the Gathering Place, that Allah will expand Quds and that everybody will be called to account there sound?
Submitted by on Wed, 20/12/2017 - 09:39
Dear Brother / Sister,
We can explain the issue that Quds (Jerusalem) is the Gathering Place as follows:
"But verily, it will be but a single (Compelling) Cry, When, behold, they will be in the (full) awakening (to Judgment)..” (an-Naziat, 79/13-14) The original word translated as awakening in the verse is “sahira”. Scholars hold different views about the meaning of that word.
Sahira also means “soil” and “Damascus region”. Damascus region is a large region that includes Quds too.
- Acting upon the expression in the Quran that people will gather in “Sahira” when they come out of their graves, scholars interpreted this word as “land, a high hill of soil, a place in Damascus, a mountain in Quds near Bayt al-Maqdis (and even HELL since the previous verses are about the unbelievers who deny resurrection as an answer to them) (se Tabari, Mawardi, the interpretation of the relevant verse)
- There are also some scholars who say that Sahira is a place in Makkah. (Nasafi, the relevant place)
- SAHIRA, which is the first place where people who are resurrected will gather, lexically means flat and white soil. (see Razi, Baydawi, the interpretation of the relevant verse)
- According to Ibn Kathir, the most appropriate interpretation is the interpretation of the scholars who say “Sahira is the whole earth”. (see Ibn Kathir, the relevant place)
- We have not been able to find any marfu hadith narration attributed to the Prophet. The information included in hadith resources is the same information in tafsir books. (see Ibn Hajar, Fathul-Bari, 6/294; Umdatul-Qari, 15/113)
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