Bismillahir rahmanir Rahim
A transfer of US Embassy to Jerussalem and recognition Jerussalem as Israel’s Capital by US President Donald Trump
Alhamdulillaahi Rabbi Al-‘Aalamin. Wa Ash-Shalaatu Wa As-Salaamu ‘alaa An-Nabiyyi Al-Kariim. International Aqsa Institute (IAI) as an institution that concentrates in defending Al-Aqsa Mosque, Al-Quds, and Palestine. Included in it are dai, khatib, researchers, and scholars who actively educate people to defend the first direction of Islam.
Following and observing the current state of affairs, in relation to the statement of US President Donald Trump who made The Holy City of Al-Quds the capital of the Jewish state of Israel and will move the US embassy to Al-Quds city, we together with the elements of the Ummah Islam states,
That the desire of the US to move its embassy to the city of Al-Quds, and make it as the capital of the Jewish state, Israel, is a form of arrogance and form of hostility towards the Muslim world. Because the city of Al-Quds is the official capital of Palestine, there is in it the Holy Mosque of Al-Aqsa, the third mosque glorified in Islam, after the Grand Mosque and the Nabawi Mosque. Al Quds is also a Place of Isra ‘and Mi’raj Prophet Muhammad Saw. and the First Mecca of the Muslims.
The transfer of the US embassy to the holy city of Al-Quds will extend the episode of Palestinian problems, creating serious tensions in the East and West, even threatening world peace that has been diligently campaigned by the United States. Because the transfer is political, Al-Quds city hegemony strategy in total, to serve as the eternal capital for Jews.
The rejection of the transfer of the US embassy to Al-Quds does not mean recognizing the existence of the US embassy in Tel Aviv (Tel Rabe) which is the occupied Palestinian land of Israel, but this refusal is more of an attitude of US arrogance and hostility. In addition, the existence of US embassies and other countries, including Arab and Islamic states within the Zionist entity, is unacceptable, as it means recognizing and legalizing the Israeli occupation of Palestine, violating Sharia law and international law.
The transfer of the US embassy to Al-Quds and making it the Jewish capital, has clearly blasphemed the Muslim holy land, the first place to pray five prayers, and the wakaf land belonging to Muslims until the Day of Resurrection.
Call upon all elements of the Muslim ummah to unite the ranks, giving continuous attention and support to the holy Mosque of Al-Aqsa, with all its capabilities and means, to stop the hostility and defamation of the holy city of Ummah, Al-Quds.
Urge the leaders of the world to express their firm stance, condemn and stop the arrogance of the US and its hostility towards the sanctity of Muslims.
Bandung, 18 Rabiul Awwal 1439/6 December 2017
INTERNATIONAL AQSA INSTITUTE