Chorazin Ruins

Depopulated in 1947–1948 Civil War by Israeli forces, this village was once inhabited by idolaters who didn’t believed in the message of Tawhid (oneness of Allah) of Hz. Isa عليه اسلام and than it was eventually cursed

Chorazim, Israel Occupied Palestine

Coordinates: 32.912252, 35.564908

Chorazin (Khirbat Karraza) was an ancient village in the Roman and Byzantine periods, best known from the Christian Gospels.

It stood on the Korazim Plateau in the Galilee on a hill above the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee.

Chorazin, along with Bethsaida and Capernaum, was named in the biblical texts as “cities” (more likely just villages) in which Hz. Isa عليه اسلام performed mighty works (miracles).

However, because these towns rejected his work (“they had not changed their ways”), they were subsequently cursed.

The gospels make no other mention of Chorazin or what works had occurred there. Due to the condemnation of Hz. Isa عليه اسلام.

Khirbat Karraza and it’s depopulation

Khirbat Karraza was populated by the Zanghariyya Bedouin tribe and the village contained a shrine for a local Muslim saint, al-Shaykh Ramadan. The villagers used to store grain close to the shrine, certain that nobody would steal it and thereby violate the sanctity of the shrine.

But during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on May 4, 1948, it was depopulated by the Palmach’s First Battalion during Operation Yiftach.

Note: Some of the information in this article comes from Christians sources.