The Quran does not mention either the Temple of Solomon or Jerusalem by name. The myth that the Masjid al Aqsa (the Furthest Mosque) is a reference to the Temple of Solomon appears only in the Ahadith.
It is extremely important to point out, that in the days of Muhammad,there was no Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem since it had already been destroyed 550 years earlier (70 AD) by the Romans.
In the days of Muhammad, the Temple Precinct (Mount) had a CHURCH on it.
It was Muhammad and his later followers who created this myth, to associate the newly established cult with solid foundations, both religious and historical, so that it gives itself a respectable ancestry and legitimacy.
In the days of Muhammad, as shown in the Ahadith, Jerusalem was called Ilya (in reference to the name given to it after its destruction by Hadrian, who built the temple of Jupiter over the ruins of the Jewish Second Temple, and renamed the city Ilya Capitolina, in honour of his wife).
Muhammad's alleged descriptions of the Temple are as imaginary, deceptive and as unreal as any mirage in the Arabian desert.
Sahih Muslim HadithHadith 328Narrated byAbuHurayrah
The Messenger of Allah, (peace be upon him) said: I found myself in Hijr and the Quraysh were asking me about my night journey. I was asked about things pertaining to Bayt al-Maqdis, which I could not preserve (in my mind). I was very much vexed, so vexed as I had never been before. Then Allah raised it (Bayt al-Maqdis) before my eyes. I looked towards it, and I gave them the information about whatever they questioned me. I also saw myself among the group of apostles. I saw Moses saying a prayer and found him to be a well-built man as if he were a man of the tribe of Shanu'ah. I saw Jesus, son of Mary, (peace be upon him) offering prayer; of all men he had the closet resemblance to Urwah ibn Mas'ud ath-Thaqafi. I saw Ibrahim (peace be upon him) offering prayer; he had the closet resemblance to your companion (the Prophet himself) amongst people. When the time of prayer came I led them. When I completed the prayer, someone said: Here is Malik, the keeper of the Hell; give him salutation. I turned to him, but he preceded me in salutation.
*** Muhammad, the alleged greatest of all the prophets, who had just returned from his imaginary but otherwise glorious and incredible night journey to the- non existent- Temple of Solomon, FORGOT what it looked like and needed a very convenient and miraculous but totally DECEPTIVE reminder from Allah.
Since in reality the TEMPLE did not exist in the days of Muhammad, then it is obvious that Muhammad was deliberately and with aforethought, lying and deceiving his ignorant and superstitious followers ***
Ibn Sa'd, Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir, Vol. 1, p. 248
I stood at al-Hijr, visualised Bayt al-Muqaddas and described its signs. Some of them said: How many doors are there in that mosque? I had not counted them so I began to look at it and counted them one by one and gave them information concerning them.
*** Muhammad was definitely being DECEITFUL when he described a structure that did not exist. Such IGNOBLE behaviour cannot be attributed to any of the prophets of the God of Israel.
On the other hand, such deception can easily be expected from the prophet ofAllah,sinceAllahis ONLYtheNAME of the pagan supreme rock god of the Ka'ba, called the BLACK STONE.