This book is a comparative study of the place of al-Quds (Jerusalem)
in the classic Judaic and Islamic traditions. Al-Quds functions as an
important holy place and as a central religious symbol within three
great religious traditions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In the
western world the Christian and Jewish sacred histories of Jerusalem are
well known but the Islamic sacred history is less well known.
studying al-Quds comparatively with respect to the Judaic and Islamic
traditions, the author brings to light the Islamic traditions
perspective. He concludes that only the Muslims have acted as guardians
of al-Quds for all mankind irrespective creed, and that only the Muslims
are capable of assuming that role again, so that it will be again, as
it is meant to be, a City of Peace.