The people who say the Qur’an is the only way of guidance for Muslims, are very misguided. Here is proof from the Qur’an that they have disobeyed their Messenger, and by disobeying their messenger they have disobeyed their lord.
In Islam, the Qibla(direction of Prayer) is Mecca. Before being Mecca, it was Jerusalem. The Qur’an, never mentions Jerusalem as the original Qibla. Allah SWT says in the Qur’an:
“Thus we have made You [true Muslims – real believers of Islâmic Monotheism, true followers of Prophet Muhammad and his Sunnah (legal ways)], a Wasat (just) (and the best) nation, that You be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger (Muhammad) be a witness over you. and we made the Qiblah (prayer direction towards Jerusalem) which You used to face, Only to test those who followed the Messenger (Muhammad) from those who would turn on their heels (i.e. disobey the Messenger). indeed it was great (heavy) except for those whom Allâh guided. and Allâh would never make Your faith (prayers) to be lost (i.e. Your prayers offered towards Jerusalem). Truly, Allâh is full of kindness, the Most Merciful towards mankind. Verily! we have seen the turning of Your (Muhammad’s ) face towards the heaven. surely, we shall turn You to a Qiblah (prayer direction) that shall please you, so turn Your face In the direction of Al-Masjid- al-Harâm (at Makkah). and wheresoever You people are, turn Your faces (in prayer) In that direction. Certainly, the people who were given the Scriptures is the Truth from their Lord. and Allâh is not unaware of what they do.”
SubhanAllah, Allah was just testing those who obey Muhammad, when he said to pray to Jerusalem. Its so sad that when the people 1400 years ago learned their lesson, people today still have not learned the lesson.
InshAllah, I will post another chalange in the future. For the mean time, find a verses that says the Qibla was in Jerusalem(hint: does not exist). Credit goes to Allah all mighty and Sheykh Taqi Uthmani Hafidhullah, from whose book(The Authority of the Sunnah) where I got this information.