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The True Location of the Kaaba

Why do we say that the true Kaaba is not in Hijaz?

The Kaaba is considered by Muslims to be the House of God in which prayer is performed five times a day towards it’s direction. The ones who laid its foundation were two great Prophets, a father and his son, Abraham and Ishmael (pbut). However, many generations later the Kaaba would later be littered with 360 different idols.

Imam Ahmed al-Hassan pbuh reveals the true location of the Kaaba

Although most people pray towards the Kaaba located in the city of Mecca in present-day Saudi Arabia, Imam Ahmed al-Hassan pbuh had declared “The Kaaba that you know is not the one that is called the sacred house of Allah.“ He would later reveal that the true and original location of this sacred building was in present-day Jordan in the city of Petra.

Petra or “Mecca”

Petra was filled with Idols on land and mountian, but in Hijaz there is no proof of the existence for the various idols that had existed during the Advent of Islam.

Mecca was known as the Mother of Cities, and according to Muslims it used to be a great trading center which had visitors from many tribes and nations, a land with a massive influx of people annually. However the land of Hijaz today has no Archeological sites to back up such claims that Muslim Historians hold about this city… not a single trace. If Mecca were a blockbuster trade route then it would have been mentioned on ancient maps of Arabia, there isn’t a single mention. You cannot find any mention of such a city in the Arabian Peninsula anywhere, there is no evidence of such a place in the Old and New Testament.

The Conspiracy

During the second Islamic civil war (75 years after Hijrah), Abdullah ibn Zubayr changed the station of the Kaaba. He destroyed the original Kaaba and rebuilt it in Hejaz.

According to Muḥammad ibn ’Umar al-Wāqidī – Ibrāhīm ibn Mūsā Ikrimah ibn Khālid: Ibn al-Zubayr demolished the sanctuary (Ka’ba) until he had leveled it to the ground, and he dug out its foundation …. He placed the Black Cornerstone by it in an ark [tabut] in a strip of silk. -Tabari XX, page 123, 64 AH


“He causes to grow for you thereby the crops, olives, palm trees, grapevines, and of all the fruits. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who give thought.”

– Quran 16:11

Many Muslims believe this Chapter was revealed in Mecca, however you will not find the aforementioned fruits other than palm trees in what is now believed to be the city of Mecca.

Some Mosques located in Spain, North Africa, Syria, and Iraq do not face the Kaaba in Mecca.

Currently there are 11 Mosques that are still standing, these 11 were created between the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad pbuhahf until 125 years after the Migration to Medina. These Mosques that were built a century after the death of Prophet Muhammad pbuhahf and which are still standing all point towards Petra.

It was only after a hundred years later that most Mosques started to face the direction of what is now known as Mecca.

And there are Mosques that were built between the years 115-252 AH that do not point towards Hijaz.

Petra was known for its high-traffic trading routes, while Mecca has no trace of such a supposed annual occurrence despite popular claims found today concerning the supposed home of Islam.

Petra on the other has fields and soils that can be cultivated, within this city you will find fruits and fruit-trees mentioned in the Quran which has been discovered by archeologists in this ancient forgotten city as opposed to the barren city in modern-Hijaz.

Petra has plenty of rainfall and evidences of five aqueducts with an overall length of 55,000 meters and an irrigation system, water was easily available and plenty, while Mecca only receives around 4 inches of rain annually, how could such a city provide its inhabitants and traders from across the world food an drink in such a scarce and dry land such as Mecca.

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