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Qods has always been a matter of conflict between the followers of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The present paper, using a contrastive methodology, attempts to investigate the place of Qods in the Qur'an, the Old Testament and the New Testament. The paper first presents an etymological analysis of the word Qods and its other names; then it describes Qods from the perspectives of the Qur'an, the Old Testament and the New Testament and finally compares and contrasts these views to reach a conclusion. The Old Testament has a relatively positive attitude towards Qods (Jerusalem), the New Testament a negative attitude and the Holy Qur'an a quite positive attitude and in comparison to the Old Testament, with more descriptions. In Quranic teachings, Qods is described as the land of fortunes, land of prosperity, the direction faced in prayer, the place of verity and the land of ascension.