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Wow! See Viral Photo Of Catholic Christian Man Praying With Muslims In Public

Christian man praying with muslims

The photo that has been circulating shows a Catholic Christian man praying alongside Muslims in the Wadi el-Joz neighbourhood, outside the Old City of Jerusalem.

According to CNN, the man identified as Nidal Aboud stood out as one among many. As the men around him bowed, he made the sign of the cross. As they chanted their prayers, he read the Bible to himself. And as they said “Allahu Akbar” — God is greatest — he stood silently and respectfully.

 

He was the only Christian among thousands of Muslims at the Friday prayers.

The photo has been widely shared on social network sites as a touching example of cooperation in a time of conflict.

The prayers took place after Israel restricted access to Al-Aqsa mosque, which sits on the holiest site in the Old City, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount.

The heightened tensions began last week when three Arab citizens of Israel stormed the central area of Jerusalem known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif the holiest site for both Jews and Muslims in Jerusalem, and the second-holiest place in Islam killing two Israeli police officers. The assailants were shot on site.

On Sunday, they installed security cameras, a move that is likely to further inflame tensions.

The security measures are seen by Palestinians and Arab countries as a unilateral attempt by Israel to control the site considered holy by both the Muslim and Jewish communities and they have triggered widespread demonstrations and violent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces.

Speaking to CNN, why he joined the midday Muslim prayers, the 24-year-old Palestinian said: “I had a dream since I was a child. I wanted to spread the world with love. I wanted to be the one who plants love in people’s hearts,”

Holding a Bible with a cross draped around his neck, the courageous man said he didn’t feel out of place.

“I asked my Muslim friends for their permission to pray between them. They were asking me to stand beside them,” he said.

“My motivation was to stand in solidarity with my Muslim brothers and in solidarity with our Palestinian issue against the (Israeli) occupation and its policies against our holy sites, whether it’s the mosque or the church.”

Aboud says he would refuse to walk through a metal detector if one were placed outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City, the biblical site of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

He also urged all Christians to unite with Muslims against what he says is blatant unfairness, and even urged Jews to stand against Israeli occupation.

The Catholic Christian man sees his small act of inclusiveness as a way of bridging the gap between the region’s religions. “I see it as a sign from God that my dream came true to be the ambassador of goodwill between religions.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Linda Ikeji at 24/07/2017 11:40 AM
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Onyema E. Morgan about 6 hours ago

With due respect to all Muslims, the guy took a very big risk.

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Vivian Reginalds about 2 hours ago

hmm -D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

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shadelle about 57 minutes ago

I totally agree with you, veeeery risky but loving act I must say…

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Alloy Chikezie about 5 hours ago

Wow! He’s such a brave man. I can’t do that, in the middle of Muslims in an Arab country? No No No. Your comment will be visible after approval

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Applelipx about 5 hours ago

What sort of blunder is “catholic Christian” are Catholics not Christians??? I dnt knw how he managed to pray around pple who inchant all the tym

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Olybenny about 2 hours ago

moreover not everyone that wear chaplet is Catholic Olybekee Amawbia ugbo ogiriga

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Joe about 5 hours ago

If only the world would love another without intention

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NaijaDeltaBabe about 5 hours ago

I see nothing wrong … Merited happiness

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Season arukwe about 5 hours ago

Publicity stunt Linda go try am first make body tell you how far.

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charles about 5 hours ago

probably, he was saying the Angelius

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Itama oseghae about 5 hours ago

He doesn’t want to live long

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Itama oseghae about 5 hours ago

He doesn’t want to live long

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Beauty Osas about 5 hours ago

The self-centered ones we have here in Nigeria will not allow such they will call it “haram”. They will not even allow you to stand in their midst while praying not to talk praying and holding the Bible.

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Zoe Linda about 5 hours ago

Nice one,we should live in peace

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Jimmy about 5 hours ago

we are one in sight of GOD , so probably it should be allow but on your own safety

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THE BLUNT about 5 hours ago

A clear indication that we can still be one irrespective of religion. It’s only our mindset that deceive us.

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OSINANL about 5 hours ago

THIS GUY TOOK A VERY BIG RISK… I PRAY THEY DON’T KILL HIM BEFORE THAT PRAYER SESSION ENDS…

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Don about 5 hours ago

Christians and Muslims are meant to co-exist peacefully if not for few radical imams that twists the teachings of the holy koran for their selfish gains.

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Ifeanyi Harrison about 4 hours ago

All na worship, so let him be…

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Cherishgood igwe about 4 hours ago

Bravery

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Michael Clean about 4 hours ago

if only dem go gree na

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‘tsalz about 4 hours ago

All na one God

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chenybaby about 3 hours ago

ok

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Omoni Henry. about 3 hours ago

Wooow..only if this was real.

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AJAH DAVID about 3 hours ago

There is no two heaven…We are one in the sight of God almighty

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AJAH DAVID about 3 hours ago

we are one in the sight of God almighty

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Zainab Mohammed about 3 hours ago

Which new style come be that…

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onyility about 3 hours ago

that is the unity we want to see, God created us equal, we can praise and worship in different ways but must be ethical in his eyes and that of man

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David Vincent Manjei about 2 hours ago

I salute his courage.

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Elomma about 1 hour ago

God bless your heart How did you know he is a catholic? I guess its cause of the rosary on his neck… Abi media want to tell me una no know what it is ni? Kai!!

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oliverrQuin about 15 minutes ago

peace.

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