SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING THE HOLY SEPULCHURE
Very few Christians outside of Palestine are aware that for
over 1,400 years a MUSLIM FAMILY IN PALESTINE has been
in charge of opening and closing this very important
institution of the Christians. The same family has for
generations after generation been the Custodians of the keys to
the “CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHURE”. In fact since
the time of Caliph Omar, which is approx 1,400 years ago. The
reason for this is that nightly, the different Christian sects
would murder the person of the sect that had the keys, as it
was an honour for that particular sect to open and close this
sanctuary. When the Muslims conquered Palestine, and Caliph
Omar became aware of these needless murders that were
taking place nightly, he immediately took steps to quell the
murders by appointing this family who lived close to the Holy
Sepulture to open and close its doors. This was acceptable to
all the warring Christian sects. This arrangement continues till
Surah - Chapter.
Ayat or Ayaat - Verse / Verses. (Also means “Signs of Allah”.)
C. or c. - Christian
M. or m.
PBUH: Peace be upon him /her.
PBUT: Peace be upon them.