Shared Perspectives: Pact of Umar


Sughra and Diana are staying in Jerusalem at the moment with the Shared Perspectives team. This is their fourth message.

"We could all follow the example of Caliph Umar, who when invited to pray in the Church of Holy Sepulchre  prayed outside to prevent future generations mistaking the holy spot for a mosque. Today his mosque stands across the plaza with the Pact of Umar displayed, detailing the rights of others."

Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra, who is co-leading the trip with Bishop Richard Cheetham, adds on Twitter, "Not mistaking, but rather claiming it for themselves and throwing out the Christians."

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