The founder of Islam, who was a distant descendent of shemitic Heber’s son Joktan, the muslim prophet Muhammed, passed away in 632 a.d., yet Jerusalem was not overtaken by the Muslims until 638 a.d. so how can it reasonably be said that Muhammed’s “farthest mosque,” ostensibly the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, was even there when he supposedly traveled to the Holy Land miraculously?
Jerusalem is not even mentioned in the Koran, and because the Al Aqsa mosque was not begun to be built until after Muhammed’s death, it’s clear that the reason for the naming Al Quds for Jerusalem by the Muslims is derived from another ancient jewish name for it, Yerushalim ha Qodishah, which was written on one side of jewish coins from the era of Roman occupation, just after the time of Jesus’ death then resurrection.
Qodishah means righteous in the hebrew language, so why would the Muslims call Jerusalem righteous, al Quds, when but their cities Mecca and Medina should ostensibly be preeminent in that virtue? The reason clearly is that they co-opted a jewish name for the city, contracted that name, neither appearing in the Koran.
The name Palestine which the Muslims have given to the Holy Land is named after the Philistines, courtesy of Alexander the Great, in mocking tone against the Hebrews in that land, yet the Philistines never controlled more than the region of Gaza, still just a narrow strip of land along the Mediterranean coast, so obviously the revisionist history through the millennia against Israel goes on even to this day. Read more about real ancient history here http://genesisveracityfoundation.com.