Does Quran mention about anything called Palestine? Yesterday I was interviewed by Mike Wagenheim, Senior US Correspondent of the i24 News. During this interview, giving specific reference to the Holy Quran [also spelled as Qur’an or Koran], I said, there is really no existence of anything named Palestinian territory. Instead, Quran clearly says, Israel is the blessed land gifted by God to the children of Israel (Isaac) – meaning Jews. Nowhere in the Quran, there is anything stating, the blessed land – Israel was for the children of Ishmael. Meaning, for any Muslim, demanding anything named Palestine within the land of Israel is direct violation of Quran and can also be deemed as blasphemy.
Here is the link to the part of the interview.
The Quran in 5:20-21 verse says that Allah gave Holy Land (Israel) to the Jews.
The Quran did not talk about future land for Palestinian. The Quran was written in two sections, one in Mecca and the other was in Medina.
And King David built the city of Jerusalem and he made it to be the capital of Israel.
Actually, the Quran mentions quite unequivocally that Allah gave the Jews their land as a promised inheritance i.e. the land of Israel. This is a very disquieting fact which Muslims will never address because all the anti-Israel propaganda is that the Jews are interpolators or “colonialists” who have invaded and stolen the land of the “Palestinians”.
The Bani Isra’il (Children of Israel, a term connoting the Jewish people) are mentioned 20 times in the Quran. In other words, in every instance in the Quran in which the word “Israel” occurs, it is in only in this specific context, proving that Islam deems Israel the indigenous territory of the Jewish people—their rightful inheritance and property, sacrosanct.
Palestine is not mentioned in the Quran, because the term “Palestine” is a construct of the Romans to humiliate the vanquished Jews, whose land, the renamed Land of Israel, they stole.
There never was a sovereign Arab state known as “Palestine.” It was just the Land of Israel, stolen by others, and tagged with a name intended to rob the Jews of their indelible heritage and connection to the land.
Sheikh Ahmad Adwan, a Muslim scholar who lives in Jordan, said on his personal Facebook page that there is no such thing as “Palestine” in the Koran. Allah has assigned the Holy Land to the Children of Israel until the Day of Judgment (Koran, Sura 5 – “The Sura of the Table”, Verse 21), and “We made the Children of Israel the inheritors (of the land)” (Koran, Sura 26 – “The Sura of the Poets”, Verse 59).
Italian Muslim scholar Sheikh Prof. Abdul Hadi Palazzi said, God granted the Land of Israel to the Children of Israel and ordered them to settle there. In addition, it is predicted that before the end of days, God will bring the Children of Israel to retake possession of the Land, gathering them from the different countries and nations (Sura 17:104).
Should there be anything named ‘Palestine’, the Prophet of Islam would have definitely told this to his early followers. None of the Muslim scholars of early times had also uttered anything named ‘Palestine’ or ‘Falestine’. This ridiculous theory was created by several anti-Semite elements only when some thuggish refugees from Jordan and Egypt entered the Jewish State.
Recently, Saudi Arabia’s representative to the United Nations, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi in an interview said, The “entire Muslim world” will normalize relations with Israel once it withdraws to the ’67 boundary.
He said, “The official and latest Saudi position is that we are prepared to normalize relations with Israel as soon as Israel implements the elements of the Saudi peace initiative that was presented in 2002.
The Saudi representative not only makes this demand, he also wants “establishment of an independent Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital”.
In this case, may I humbly ask the Saudi representative to show me any reference from the Holy Quran proving the existence of anything named Palestine?
Not long after the Abraham Accords were announced in 2020, Saudi Foreign Ministry Prince Faisal bin Farhan stated that, “Israel will take its place in the region – but in order for that to happen and for that to be sustainable, we need for the Palestinians to get their state and settle that situation”.
I will ask the same question to the Saudi Foreign Ministry Prince Faisal bin Farhan and request him to bring a single reference from the Holy Quran on this matter. In fact, they cannot do so, as the Holy Quran does not recognize even the existence of anything named Palestine or Palestinians.
Israel is the homeland of Jews. It is indeed a blessed land. And I would like to make appeal to every Muslim nation in the world to come out of the influence of poisonous propaganda and conspiracy of the anti-Semitic forces and immediately recognize the State of Israel. Normalizing relations with the Jewish State can effectively help Arab nations in combating religious extremism, radical Islamic jihad and nefarious conspiracy of Iran and its proxies, such as Hezbollah, Houthis, and Hamas. At the same time, sophisticated and advanced Israeli technology can significantly help in various fields.