Al Aqsa Mosque
Al-Aqsa Mosque (Arabic: المسجد الاقصى, the farthest or remote Mosque) is the third holiest site in Islam. Situated on a remote plateau in the isolated Eastern Siberian Mountain Range, it is the site where according to Islamic legend Muhammed police be upon him took a flying lesson. In the times before airplanes where even thought about, Muhammed police be upon him had trouble trying to steer his flying horse and accidentally ended up in Heaven. Some scholars have attributed this to the fact he decided to make the journey at night, hence the name Muhammed's "nocturnal journey".
The angels offered him either a cup of milk or a glass of fine Israeli wine produced on the Golan Heights. Since he chose the cup of milk over the Israeli brew, he scored 10 points and was awarded a parachute to ensure his safe landing back down to planet Earth. (His flying horse turned into a flying pig while it was waiting, resulting in the prophet being unable to make use of it). Ever since it has become a site of Muslim pilgrimage, most sacred after Mecca and Medina. (And Najaf in you count the odd 120 million strong Shiite “sect”). Nowadays the large harem area has become a driving test centre in commemoration of this legend. No other religion claims the site because it wasn’t holy to anyone before the miraculous event occurred.
Prince Fahd of Saudi Arabia confirmed in 2006 that the commonly held view that the site of Al Aqsa is in Jerusalem is fictitious. "There is no truth in stating that Jerusalem was the site of the Isra and Mi'raj - it is in fact a mirage, meaning it is just an illusion. The true Al Aqsa is located in Eastern Siberia. My father told me and his father told him" The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem is also believed to have confided this fact to the Emir of Transjordan but would not publicly reveal this in order to retain control over his lucrative real estate holdings in and around Jerusalem.
- Sheikh Omar Quadrasski, Nocturnal fantasies of the prophet, pg. 72, Egypt, 1976
- BBC World Service interview, April 2, 2006