Of course not. Muslim tradition place Arabs only in the peninsula and nowhere else. To drive far away from all the influences of Biblical stuff.
As Arabs did adhere to their story as son of Ishmael long before Islam, I was here asking if within those traditions arose the belief among Arabs that the Temple Mount has any significance to them but history tell us no.
637 is the first time Arabs are in charge- alone. Before, they were submitted to Romans and Persians. As sons of Ishmael, therefore Abraham, they have (for me...) heard necessarily stories about what was become their history therefore it is perfectly rationale that one way or another the Temple Mount had significance as such.
Their cult practice only focused on Abraham and his whereabouts in the Sinai.
They were taught by Jews to "worship" Abraham, without knowing what he was, did , etc.? Without knowing its history? And you want to be credible here?
I know that but as you said you owed your rationale to Gallez,
In fact I had totally forgotten Gallez idea. I got the same one (link between 2:127 and 637) I arrived to this by a (totally) different way and at this moment it made me remember that Gallez had more or less the same idea. I checked and I realize that, putting aside the rest of his thesis, we had had the same idea about the link. And the rest (of my work...) corroborate this link; it would have not, I would have abandoned it. I abandoned some stuff that I thought, I'm not like you...
I thought firmly that Muhammad existed.I have abandoned this story.
I just wanted to highlight that his attempt at proving something has no more solid ground than yours. They are just opinions not facts.
Nope. You have opinions.You. Do not project on others what you are.
What I have are sources and logical deductions from them. It is the difference between someone who is trained, and someone who is not. Me and you.
I don't think you read nor understood the full quotation of Hoyland
I read them. I consider that he is not convincing on this, as he is not on many things; all in all, Hoyland (for me...) is a mediocre scholar.
but you are stuck with your thesis so I understand you don't want to change it after buying it for so long.
Do not project on others what you are. Contrary to you I'm able to change my views, I did it many times. For this, I need arguments.
You do not have them yet. And view these years, I'm rather pessimist that you have ones one day. But one never knows...