1/I don't see how it's artificial... since Q 2:127 could have been existed in 637 as you say yourself !!!
Artificial because it doesn't make any link between the arabs and Jerusalem ;and no tradition of Ishmael having been to Jerusalem (or the place where Jerusalem was built later).
Abraham>> Ishmael >> Arabs.
Arabs were designed by Jews and Christians as sons of Ishmael therefore sons of Abraham many times before Islam. They have absorbed/interiorised this design. So when you say that there is no link, I think that something goes wrong somewhere...
there is no historical tradition of Arabs pilgrimage to Jerusalem
So what? Why it would need historical tradition of Arabs pilgrimage to Jerusalem to see Arabs in Jerusalem in 637? An historical tradition is needed to enter Jerusalem?
Pompey got a tradition, Titus maybe?
637 is the taking over by Arabs of Jerusalem it is not a pilgrimage...
And what they do? they build a house competing with the Jews.
Who told them to do so? It comes from where?
As Q 2:127 is showing what their fathers did, ( And remember Abraham and Isma'il raised the foundations of the House) they felt legitimate to do so...as there was nothing anymore on the Mount.
-125- Remember We made the House a place of assembly for men and a place of safety; and take ye the Station of Abraham as a place of prayer; and We covenanted with Abraham and Isma'il, that they should sanctify My House for those who compass it round, or use it as a retreat, or bow, or prostrate themselves (therein in Prayer)
-127- And remember Abraham and Isma'il raised the foundations of the House (with this prayer): "Our Lord! accept (this service) from us: for Thou art the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing.
I just quoted this extract on the Dome of Rock to highlight that muslim tradition was forced to acknowledge that Jerusalem was a hajj destination ; I highlighted it but you didn't pick it up.
I'm not worried, you're used to know that I'm pick up nothing... Of course they was forced. Why Jerusalem was a hajj destination? Because there was no Mecca/Medina/Zem zem/Kaba...
So, according to you, Zubayr had to invent all this stuff in order to sit their symbolic power vs Abd al Malik ? Really ?
You twist what I say (as usual...) He never "had to". He just invent a narrative about the "prophet"' saying that he is the one who hold the place where he lived. Hoping to gather many Iraqi around his opposition to Abd al Malik . Your " invent all this stuff " is two phrases of propaganda... Not so difficult to invent with the literati he has around him.
Thank you for giving me the summary of AJ...