Shared Perspectives: Pact of Umar
- Created on Tuesday, 15 March 2016
"We could all follow the example of Caliph Umar, who when invited to pray in the Church of Holy Sepulchre prayed outside to prevent future generations mistaking the holy spot for a mosque. Today his mosque stands across the plaza with the Pact of Umar displayed, detailing the rights of others."
Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra, who is co-leading the trip with Bishop Richard Cheetham, adds on Twitter, "Not mistaking, but rather claiming it for themselves and throwing out the Christians."