Understanding the Israel-Palestine Conflict History and the Solution 

Israel-Palestine Conflict A PEACE MESSAGE

If on one side there are the Children of Israel, on the other side there are the Children of Ishmael. Both are descendants of the same prophet, that is, they are the offspring of Abraham. The Children of Israel are descendants of Isaac, and the Children of Ishmael are descendants of Ishmael, the son of Abraham.

If observed closely, there is a cousin relationship between them. It is as if one cousin is ruthlessly killing the other cousin without any remorse. Do cousins kill each other or are they supposed to be good and true friends to each other? Examples of cousin relationships are given in the world. But one powerful cousin is killing the other weaker cousin. 


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In the Torah, Prophet Ishmael (Ismail) is mentioned several times. One notable verse is in the Book of Genesis:

Genesis 16:15:

“So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram named his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.”

This verse indicates that Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram (later named Abraham), making Ishmael the son of Abraham. However, those who killed the Jews during the Great War were not Muslims. That is the Jews who mention the Holocaust

If the Jewish nation believes that they have suffered much oppression in ancient times, it was not inflicted by Muslims but by Pharaohs. Jews have experienced and seen oppression upon themselves in the past, Was the Pharaoh of Egypt a Muslim? Was this cruelty done by Muslims? 

Two-State Solution

The two-state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict proposes to resolve the conflict by establishing two nation-states in former Mandatory Palestine. The implementation of a two-state solution would involve the establishment of an independent State of Palestine alongside the State of Israel. It should be based on population.

Prophet Isaac (peace be upon him) was the second son of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him). Prophet Abraham dedicated his entire life to the path of Allah and to the propagation of religion, making numerous sacrifices along the way. His life was consumed by migration and struggle in the path of Allah. However, an extraordinary fact is that until the age of 88, Prophet Abraham did not have a son.

Finally, Prophet Ishmael was born. Immediately after his birth, Prophet Abraham was commanded to leave him and his mother ‘Hajra’ (Hagar) in a desolate place where there was no population, food, or water. Consequently, he left both mother and son in the barren valley of Mecca, where only wild animals roamed.

It is mentioned in the Quran, “All praise and thanks are Allah’s Who has given me in old age, Ismail (Ishmael) and Ishaq (Isaac). Verily, my Lord is indeed the All-Hearer of invocations. [Quran: 14:39: Surah Ibrahim, Prophet Ibrahim].

After this heartrending sacrifice and a long period of devotion, when the son became able to walk, another test of love arrived. Prophet Abraham was commanded to sacrifice his only beloved son. In a state of ecstatic love for Allah, he was ready to fulfill this command as well. It is Allah’s practice that whatever is sacrificed for His pleasure, He bestows it in greater abundance and blesses it immensely.

When the elderly lover (Prophet Abraham) resolved to sacrifice his only son in the way of Allah, not only was that sacrifice blessed, but Allah also granted him another son. This son was Prophet Isaac (peace be upon him), as mentioned in the Quran.

Quran, 19:49: So when he had turned away from them and from those whom they worshipped besides Allah. We (Allah Almighty) gave him Ishaq (Isaaq) and Ya’qub (Jacob), and each one of them, We made a Prophet. [Quran Chapter: 19:49-Surah Maryam (Mary)].

Prophet Jacob (peace be upon him) was the son of Prophet Isaac (peace be upon him). He is also known as Israel. From him descended a great lineage of humanity, which included numerous prophets and righteous people. The descendants of Israel are called the Children of Israel (Bani Israel).

Quran: 17:1 [Glorified (and Exalted) is He (Allah) [above all that (evil) they associate with Him]. Who took His slave Mohmmad (PBUH) for a journey by night from Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah) to Al-Masjid-al-Aqsa (in Jerusalem), the neighboured whereof We have blessed, in order that We might show him (Mohammad, PBUH) of Our Ayat (proofs, evidence, lessons, signs, etc.). verily, He is the All-hearer, the All-Seer. (Quran chapter, 17:1, Surah Isra, The Journey by Night)].

In the Torah, which is the central reference of the religious Judaic tradition and comprises the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, both Prophet Ishmael (Ismail) and Prophet Isaac (Ishaq) are mentioned primarily in the Book of Genesis.

Prophet Ishmael (Ismail)

Ishmael is mentioned in several verses in Genesis:

Genesis 16:1-16 – The birth of Ishmael is foretold, and his story begins. This chapter describes Hagar, Sarah’s maidservant, conceiving Ishmael through Abraham.

Genesis 16:11: “The angel of the Lord also said to her: ‘You are now pregnant and you will give birth to a son. You shall name him Ishmael, for the Lord has heard of your misery.'”

Genesis 17:18-20 – God blesses Ishmael, promising that he will become a great nation.

Genesis 17:20: “And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation.”

Genesis 21:8-21 – The story of Ishmael being sent away with his mother Hagar.

Genesis 21:17-18: “God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, ‘What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.'”

Genesis 25:12-18 – The descendants of Ishmael.

Genesis 25:13: “These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, listed in the order of their birth: Nebaioth the firstborn of Ishmael, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam…”

Prophet Isaac (Ishaq)

Isaac is a central figure in Genesis and is mentioned extensively:

Genesis 17:19-21 – God promises Sarah that she will bear a son, Isaac, through whom the covenant will be established.

Genesis 17:19: “Then God said, ‘Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.'”

Genesis 21:1-7 – The birth of Isaac.

Genesis 21:3: “Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him.”

Genesis 22:1-19 – The Binding of Isaac (the Akedah), where God tests Abraham by asking him to sacrifice Isaac.

Genesis 22:2: “Then God said, ‘Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.'”

Genesis 24 – The story of finding a wife for Isaac, Rebekah.

Genesis 24:67: “Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.”

Genesis 25:19-28 – The birth of Isaac’s sons, Esau and Jacob.

Genesis 25:26: “After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau’s heel; so he was named Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them.”

Genesis 26 – God’s reaffirmation of the covenant with Isaac and various events in Isaac’s life.

Genesis 26:24: “That night the Lord appeared to him and said, ‘I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.'”

Both Ishmael and Isaac are significant figures in the Torah, each playing vital roles in the narratives of their father Abraham, and in the broader context of the Abrahamic traditions.

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