Friday, May 11, 2012

Why do the Muslims bow down to the Ka'aba in Their Prayer?


Psalm 84:4-7

Psalm 84:4-7
4(A) Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever(B) singing your praise! (they are ever praising you) Selah 5Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
(C) in whose heart are the highways to Zion (Pilgrimage). (Who have set their hearts on pilgrimage)
[a] 6As they go through the Valley of Baca (Bakkah means valley of weeping in Hebrew) they make it a place of springs; (D) the early rain also covers it with(E) pools.(The autumn RAINS also covers it with POOLS (Pool is Zamzam ) 7They go(F) from strength to strength; each one(G) appears before God in Zion<<<<<<SHOCKING EVIDENCE in the Hebrew Bible - 
Five Key words in the Bible:
1)    “Your House”
2)    “Pilgrimage”
3)    “Rains”
4)    “Pools”
5)    “Valley of Bakkah”
Kabah in Macca is known for “The House of worship”.
Makkah is best known for pilgrimage.
Rains and Pools is the well of ZamZam. Bakkah means the valley of weeping. It is known that muslims crying on their way home after pilgrimage.
3:96. The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at BAKKA (BACA): Full of blessing and of guidance for all kinds of beings:
3:97. In it are Signs Manifest; (for example), the Station of Abraham; whoever enters it attains security; Pilgrimage thereto is a duty men owe to Allah,- those who can afford the journey; but if any deny faith, Allah stands not in need of any of His creatures.
49:22. If the Unbelievers should fight you, they would certainly turn their backs; then would they find neither protector nor helper.
49:23. (Such has been) the practice (approved) of Allah already in the past: no change wilt thou find in the practice (approved) of Allah.
49:24. And it is He Who has restrained their hands from you and your hands from them in the midst of MAKKA (MACCA), after that He gave you the victory over them. And Allah sees well all that ye do.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:                       
1) SELAH is exactly the same in arabic which ALL MUSLIMS PERFORM 5 TIMES A DAY 
2) BACA is another old name of Macca, Baca is mostly called Baca at the time of Haj i.e. Pilgrimage.

Matthew 21:42 - Verse 42; When Jesus talks about the stone, he is describing the Kaabah in Makkah. The builders (children of Israel) are those who built the temple in Jerusalem, and rejected the Kaabah built by Abraham and Ishmael. 

Jesus also says that God will raise the Kaabah as the head of the corner (glorify) above the other stones (temples of God). Jesus is asking these followers why they haven't read this in the Scriptures, as mentioned in Malachi 2:6-7, Psalm 84: 1-7, Isaiah 60:1-12, and Haggai 2:7-9.

why do the Muslims bow down to the Ka'aba in Their Prayer?

When Islam is against idol worship why do the Muslims bow down to the Ka'abah in Their Prayer Kabah is the cubical structure in the city of Mecca, which Muslims face at the time of their prayers. Ka'abah is the Qiblah i.e. the direction Muslims face during their prayers. It is important to note that though Muslims face the Ka'abah during prayers, they do not worship the Ka'abah. Muslims worship and bow to none but Allah. It is mentioned in Surah Baqarah: "We see the turning of thy face (for guidance) to the heavens: now shall We turn thee to a Qiblah that shall please thee. Turn then thy face in the direction of the Sacred Mosque: wherever ye are, turn your faces in that direction." [Al-Qur'ân 2:144] 

1. Islam believes in fostering unity For instance, if Muslims want to offer Salaah (Prayer), it is possible that some may wish to face north, while some may wish to face south. In order to unite Muslims in their worship of the One True God, Muslims, wherever they may be, are asked to face in only one direction i.e. towards the Ka'abah. If some Muslims live towards the west of the Ka'abah they face the east. Similarly if they live towards the east of the Ka'abah they face the west. 

2. Ka'abah is at the Center of the World Map The Muslims were the first people to draw the map of the world. They drew the map with the south facing upwards and north downwards. The Kaaba was at the center. Later, western cartographers drew the map upside down with the north facing upwards and south downwards. Yet, Alhamdullilah the Ka'abah is at the center of the world map. 

3. Tawaf around Ka'abah for indicating one God When the Muslims go to Masjid-e-Haram in Makkah, they perform tawaf or circumambulation round the Ka'abah. This act symbolizes the belief and worship of One God, since, just as every circle has one centre, so also there is only one Allah (swt) worthy of worship. 

4. Hadith of Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) Regarding the black stone, hajr-e-aswad, there is a Hadeeth (tradition), attributed to the illustrious companion of the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh), Umar (may Allah be pleased with him). According to Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, book of Hajj, chapter 56, H.No. 675. Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said, "I know that you are a stone and can neither benefit nor harm. Had I not seen the Prophet (pbuh) touching (and kissing) you, I would never have touched (and kissed) you". 

Ibn Qutayba said: "And with reference to the stone that is kissed, Isaiah says: 'Thus spoke the Lord God: Verily, I am setting up in Zion -- which is the house of God -- a stone in a venerated corner (zawiya mukarrama)' (Isaiah 28:16). This stone is now in the corner of the House and to touch or kiss it is a mark of respect." (Ibn Qutayba's Dala'h Al-Nubuwwa quoted by Ibn al-Jawzi)

5. People stood on Ka'abah and gave the adhaan At the time of the Prophet, people even stood on the Ka'abah and gave the ‘adhaan’ or the call to prayer. One may ask those who allege that Muslims worship the Ka'abah; which idol worshipper stands on the idol he worships? 

6. Which direction is Kabah? Muslims try to find out which direction the Kabah is, in order to face while performing their prayers. Yet if they were not sure which direction is it then they should pray to the direction where they would suppose to be the correct one. Had they been worshipping Kabah itself, it would be unrealistic that they would be allowed to do their prayers any way even though they are not facing the correct direction of Kabah. But because they worship God and not the Kabah, they are allowed to worship even if they did not know to which direction to turn, because there will always be…God; "It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces towards East or West; but it is righteousness- to believe in God and the Last Day, and…" The Holy Quran (2.177)


GENESIS 21:17-21.

Hebrew is only a dialect of old Arabic. Most of the words are the same or similar since they share a common root in Haber. The fifth grandfather of Prophet Abraham (pbuh) was Haber. Abraham, Ishmael, and Isaac (pbuh) must have surely spoken the same language.

Ishmael (pbuh) lived in Paran, which today is the city of Makkah, The descendants of Ishmael (pbuh) live in Hejaz which is located on the west side of Saudi Arabia, Sura 21:126-129. 

The Hebrew word Paran (Arabic Faran) means "two people, Ishmael and Hagar (pbut) leaving their family."

In Arabic, Faran means two persons that run away. In Arabic, this does not mean leaving because of fear. It means separating yourself from the others.

The word Faran in Arabic in this case means "Running to Allah," but is better understood to mean immigration.

Prophet Ishmael and his mother Hagar were following the plan of God. They were sent to the wilderness of Makkah (Genesis 21:21) to start a new nation on land that no one owned or permanently occupied. When Ishmael was still a baby, Abraham and Hagar (pbut) arrived in Makkah together. Hagar asked Abraham (pbuh) if it was God's will that he leaves them there alone. Abraham (pbuh) responded yes. Hagar then said if it was God's will, then God would take care of them.

If Ishmael was fifteen years old, Hagar would certainly not be able to carry him (according to the writer of the Bible). God provided water for them. God also made Makkah a holy place so people would travel there for religious purposes Prophet Ishmael (pbuh) and his children would always be the leaders of this area. God promised Ishmael a great nation and twelve sons who will be princes (Genesis 17:20). This promise has been fulfilled. God raised a great prophet from this area to bring people from all over the world to visit Makkah everyday. This great prophet is Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Thus the promise from God to Abraham (pbuh) as in Gen 12:2-3, that those who follow Abraham will be blessed and those who reject the prophets the children of Abraham (Zechariah, John the Baptist, Jesus and Muhammad (pbut) will be cursed, Gen 18:18-19.

All the nations cannot be blessed unless they follow all the Prophets including Prophet Muhammad the last messenger and repent for the forgiveness from Allah. There is no such place in the world for worshipping Allah like Makkah.

As in Genesis 12:2-3, God promised Abraham that all the nations will be blessed by him, which would be fulfilled through his Children and those who follow them. Already God blessed Ishmael as in Gen, 17:20 and made him a great nation, which was and still is blessed by Allah. This blessing of the great nation began by the Prophet Muhammad, as we mentioned before that the Children of Keturah followed the Children of Ishmael (Prophet Muhammad). Now there are two lines left, the Children of Ishmael (Prophet Muhammad), and the Children of Isaac.

No nation followed Judaism in all History, because the Jews consider themselves above the rest of the world (The chosen Nation). Then it is obvious that the promise of Allah to Abraham of blessed nations by his Children was fulfilled by Muhammad the last prophet (Islam).

The Islamic belief is that it is for all humans, which means that everyone is equal. The proof of these blessed nations through Abraham and Ishmael is when they gather everyday in Makkah the center for worshipping Allah and receive blessings from Him. All you who consider yourselves faithful to God (Allah) don't lose this blessing, but attain it by becoming Muslims. The rough life of the desert made the Muslims move powerfully, independently and fearlessly to spread the word of Allah (Islam), With the coming of one of them, the prince of the world, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), the children of Ishmael have always ruled the Islamic nation of this area according to John 16: 11.

Ishmael lived in Paran which is the city of Makkah. Gen 21: 17-21.

17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her: 'What aileth I hee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him fast by thy hand; for I will make him a great nation.' 

19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

20 And God was with the lad, and he grew; and he dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer. 
21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran; and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt. 

Those who follow Abraham will be blessed and those who reject the Prophets (Zechariah, John the Baptist, Jesus and Muhammad will be cursed.
Gen 12: 1-3 and Gen 18: 18-19.

Genesis 12: 1-3
1 Now the LORD said unto Abram: 'Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto the land that I will show thee.
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing.
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and him that curseth thee will I curse; and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.'

Genesis 18: 18, 19
18 seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed ill him?
19 For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice; to the end that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which He hath spoken of him.'

The descendants of Ishmael live in Hejaz which is the west part of Saudi Arabia
Sura 2:126-129.

Sura 2:126. And remember Abraham said: "My Lord, make this a City of Peace, and feed its people with fruits.-such ofthem as believe in Allah and the Last Day." He said: "(Yea), and such as reject Faith,-for a while will I grant them their pleasure, but will soon drive them to the torment of Fire.- an evil destination (indeed)!" 127. And remember Abraham and lsma'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. 128. "Our Lord! make of us Muslims, bowing to Thy (Will), and of our progeny a people Muslim, bowing to Thy (will); and show us our pJace for the celebration of (due) rites; and turn unto us (in Mercy); for Thou art the Oft-Returning, Most Merciful. 129. "Our Lord! send amongst them an Messenger of their own, who shall rehearse Thy Signs to them and instruct them in scripture and wisdom, and sanctify them: For Thou art the Exalted in Might, the Wise." 

PSALM 84: 1-7.

Some religious scholars say that the contents of the Psalms are for David. While other scholars say the Psalms are for other prophets and their followers and poets.

In this chapter 84: 1-7, David says that his soul longs to go to the House of God, outside his city of Jerusalem (verse2). David was saying this while he was in Jerusalem.
It would appear that he wants to go somewhere else to the House of God. That House is in Baca. In both the Bible and QURAN, the word "Baca" is mentioned only once (Sura 3:95-97).
In Arabic and Hebrew "Baca" comes from the word Bucca which means crying. When mentioned in this verse, it is describing a place, a valley (Psalm 84:6) means "crying valley" (some Bibles translate it as weeping valley), which refers to the crying of Ishmael and Hagar (pbuh). It has become a tradition that during the pilgrimage (Hajj), Muslims cry and plead to Allah for forgiveness of their sins. Allah makes their wishes true and let them enter Paradise. When Ishmael and Hagar (pbuh) became thirsty, God created a spring of water for them to drink from. 

The well was named Zam-Zam because Hagar told Ishmael to move away (Zam-Zam) from the water coming up at his feet (verse6). This water spring, till today, provides clean water lot the people of Makkah, and for those who come for Hajj. The pool that is fed by the spring water is mentioned in verse6, as the pool Zam-Zam,

The Zam-Zam well was closed and never used for many generations. At the time of Prophet Muhammad's birth his grandfather, Abdul Mutalib was guided by Allah through a dream to the location of the Zam-Zam well. The next day he followed the dream along with his son Al-Harith and found the well. They became in charge of it, besides being the caretaker of Kaabah.
The grandfather of Prophet Muhammad promised God that he would sacrifice one of his sons if God gave him ten sons.
He played a common game of chance (Gambling) which told him to sacrifice his son Abdullah. The people of Makkah did not want him to set a precedent for sacrificing their children. They convinced him to play another game until the game told him ten times in arrow to sacrifice one hundred camels instead of his son Abdullah.  A hundred camels were sacrificed (i.e. They made a big Feast of it. And this was a great celebration historically.)
 and Abdullah was saved, who was the father of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
Just as before them when the same thing happened to Abraham and his son Ishmael (pbuh). God told Abraham to sacrifice his first born son, Ishmael. This happened J 3 years before the birth ofIsaac and before the birth of Keturah's six children. Keturah was Abraham's third wife. Since this event, the people of Makkalh made an annual sacrifice of animals before Islam.
When Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) opened Makkah 630 A.D, he found the horns of the ram which Abraham sacrificed instead of Ishmael inside the Kaabah. The Arabs were very proud to follow the tradition and part of the religion for all the Muslims all over the world, especially during Hajj, for those who are financially able.
Ishmael (pbuh) is directly related to the Israeli lineage through Abraham (pbuh) Ishmael (pbuh) and his descendants developed a different dialogue. Historical facts show that Ishmael (pbuh) traveled to and lived in Paran (Makkah --- Arabia). He learned the pure Arabic from the tribes who were scattered all over that area. Verse 7 shows that the Muslims, after they finished their pilgrimage (hajj) in Makkah, continued to Zion (Jerusalem). This was a tradition of Muslims. This practice stopped in 1967 when Israelis occupied Jerusalem by force and without any right. They stopped the Muslims who follow the great Prophets Abraham, Isaac, etc. (pbuh). All the children and prophets from Abraham followed this tradition until the Babylonians captured the Israelis(586 B.C) Sura 3: 113-115. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) revived this tradition when he traveled to Jerusalem (Isra and Miraj) and lead all the prophets in prayer in the temple (Aqsa Mosque) before he ascended to the heaven (621 A.D) as in Malachi 3:1-4.

In 632 A.D, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) did not go to Jerusalem during his pilgrimage (hajj) because it was under the rule of Romans who worshipped idols. In his prophecies he told the Muslims that they will open Syria (Al Sham), including Jerusalem. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) told the Muslims that in their pilgrimage they should go to Makkah, and he encouraged them to go to Mosque in Medina and Jerusalem. Makkah was twice as valuable as visiting Jerusalem. He also told them that praying in Masjid Al Aqsa (Jerusalem) was fifty times more valuable than praying in his Mosque in Medina. When they completed the pilgrimage in this way, They would have a very strong relationship with God as mentioned in Psalm 84:7.

David says: his soul longeth to go to the house of God outside his city of Jerusalem, that house in Baca (Makkah). Verse 6
Psalm 84: 1-8
1 For the Leader; upon the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. 
2 How lovely are Thy tabernacles, 0 LORD of hosts!
3 My soul yearneth, yea, even pineth for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh sing for joy unto the living
4 Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, and the swallow a nest
for herself, where she may lay her young;
Thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God--.
5 Happy are they that dwell in Thy house, they are ever praising Thee. Selah
6 Happy is the man whose strength is in Thee; in whose heart are the highways.
7 Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; yea, the early rain clotheth it with blessings.
8 They go from strength to strength, everyone of them appeareth before God in Zion
In both the Bible and the Qur'an the word Baca is mentioned only once, which is the city of Makkah. Sura 3: 95-97.

Sura 3
95. Say: "(Allah) speaketh the Truth: follow the religion of Abraham, the sane in faith; he was not of the Pagans." 96. The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka: Full of blessing and of guidance for all kinds of beings: 97. In it are Signs Manifest; (for example), the Station of Abraham; whoever enters it attains security; Pilgrimage thereto is a duty men owe to Allah,- those who can afford the journey; but if any deny faith, Allah stands not in need of any of His creatures,

The very first construction of the Kaba was done by Prophet Adam (peace be upon him). Allah says in the Quran that this was the first house that was built for humanity to worship Allah. After this, Prophet Ibrahim and Ismail (peace be upon them) rebuilt the Kaba.

All the children and Prophets from Abraham followed him until the Babylonians captured the Israelis as mentioned in the Qur'an
Sura 3:113-115

Sura 3
113. Not all of them are alike: Of the People of the Book are a portion that stand (For the right): They rehearse the Signs of Allah all night long, and they prostrate themselves in adoration. 114. They believe in Allah and the Last Day; they enjoin what is right, and forbid what is wrong; and they hasten (in emulation) in (all) good works: They are in the ranks of the righteous. 115. Of the good that they do, nothing will be rejected ofthem; for Allah knoweth well those that do right.

Well of Zam-Zam OR Well of Seven in Wilderness Beersheba in the Bible 
The spring that feeds this well started at Ishmael's feet when Allah (God) heard the cries of Ishmael (pbuh) and his mother, Hagar. Psalm 84 (6) mentions this well in the city of Baca (Makkah) .

Traditionally Muslims pilgrimage (Hajj) to Makkah and then travel to Jerusalem Psalm 84 (7), Pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
The prophet and King Solomon (Sulaiman), the son of Prophet David wanted the areas surrounding Palestine to worship God as he did. Solomon, as David did, went to Makkah for pilgrimage (Hajj).
Solomon is related to the Makkans through Ishmael and Isaac (pbuh) who are the sons of Abraham (pbuh), Solomon married the Queen or Sheba and the people of Sheba agreed and followed Solomon's belief in God, to forsake their earlier practice of sun worship. As shown in this Bible map, Solomon would go to the pilgrimage in Makkah on his way to Sheba. Solomon controlled Sheba but never ruled Makkah because he knew that Ishmael held a higher position than he did. Well of Seven in the Wilderness of Beersheba 
Genesis 21:17-20"God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, "What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation." Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink." 

And Quran mention those two mountains/hills that Hagar mother of Ismael ran seven times back and forth
Quran 2:158 " Verily! As-Safâ and Al-Marwah (two mountains in Makkah) are of the Symbols of Allâh. So it is not a sin on him who perform Hajj or 'Umrah (pilgrimage) of the House (the Ka'bah at Makkah) to perform the going (Tawâf) between them (As-Safâ and Al-Marwah). And whoever does good voluntarily, then verily, Allâh is All-Recogniser, All-Knower."

Details of Bible's actual location map of Moriah/ Marwah : read here Also in this link the actual location Bible's Havilah and Shur and Paran and Beersheba (Wilderness of Beersheba i.e. The well of Seven in Macca as opposed to the Well of Oaths at Beersheba near Hebron which is a beautiful valley. 
This Beersheba of Hagar and Ishma ‘el was, in true sense of word, a ‘wilderness’: being a desolate, mountainous, sandy, sterile, uneven, and uncultivated land; whereas the ‘well of Oath’ was a beautiful valley with thick green pastures where human settlements have been traced by the archaeologists as ancient as the fourth millennium BC, and where the very Bible asserts the existence of a ‘city’ in Isaac’s times (Gen. 26:33).
As such it could not have been the place where Abraham had settled Hagar and her son Ishma‘el, which had been a Midbar, i.e., a desolate, uneven, mountainous, sandy, sterile, and uncultivated ‘wilderness’ in true sense of hebrew word.

The Hajj of Eesa i.e. Jesus Son of Mary (PBUH)

Abu Hurayrah (May God be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said,

"By the One in Whose Hand is my soul, the son of Maryam will certainly enter Ihraam in the valley of Al-Rawha', as a pilgrim performing Hajj or 'Umrah, or both. "(1)

Meaning, 'Eesa i.e. Jesus son of Mary (PBUH) will enter Ihram for Hajj from the valley of AI- Rawha', which is a road between Makkah and Madeenah; hisIhram will be for either for Tamattu', 'Umrah and Hajj, exiting Ihram between them, or he will do both together (Qiraan).

According to another narration from Abu Hurayrah (May God be pleased with him) who related that the Prophet said,

"'Eesa ibn Maryam will come down as a fair judge and a just ruler; he will travel through a valley as a pilgrim for Hajj or 'Umrah, or both. He will come to my grave and greet me with Salaam, and I shall return his greeting." Abu Hurayrah said, "Son of my brother, if you see him, say, 'Abu Hurayrah (May God be pleased with him) sends you his Salaams. ' "(2)

 (1) Recorded by Muslim
(2) Recorded by Al-Haakim, who said, "This Hadeeth has a Saheeh lsnaad although they (AI-Bukhaari and Muslim) did not narrate it."
Above passage is Excerpt from the book THE END OF THE WORLD Signs of the hour Major and Minor by Dr. Muhammad Al-Areefi

Further Prophecies about the coming of the holy prophet of God , Muhammad(SAW), and pilgrimage in Bible.
Isaiah 60
60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
60:4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.
60:5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.
60:6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD.
60:7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, 
and I will glorify the house of my glory.
In Isaiah 60:1-7, A prophecy about a Holy man (prophet) bringing the light of God to the world.  This holy man would appear in a time of darkness filling the world and covering the earth, He would appear to eliminate the darkness and spread the light of God and his praises.
In Isaiah 60:3 we read "And the Gentiles shall come to thy light ", and that means this Holy Prophet would arise among the Gentiles and his Light would fill his place where the nations would come and visit.
In Isaiah 60:4, we find the people would come from far, the sons and daughters, all would come together for the Light.
In Isaiah 60:5-6 it keeps telling us about the coming of the people from all over the world to the Light.
In Isaiah 60:7, is the clear meaning, it's Kedar (Mekka) , Where its flocks and tribes would be gathered together under the light of God, "they would come up with acceptance on mine altar" (Note: Muslims during the Hajj "pilgrimage" they slaughter the sacrifices as one of the ceremonies and Muslims all over the world share that from their places which is called Eid Al Adha (also note that It is recorded in the Bible that the Lord asked Abraham to offer his ‘only son’ as a burnt offering. It is quite clear that it was only Ishma’el who could have been called the ‘only son’, because it was only he who remained the ‘only son’ of Abraham for fourteen years, until Isaac was born. The Jewish scholars thought it an honour to be offered before the Lord; and they did not like it to be attributed to the actual ‘only son’, Ishma’el, who was not their ‘real ancestor’, but was their ‘uncle ancestor’. So they managed to manipulate it in favour of their ‘real ancestor’, Isaac. Read details here ).
"And I Will glorify the house of my glory", and it refers to the Ka'ba in Mekka , the Sacred House for God's glory."
And this prophecy is mentioned in Qur'an :
Surah Al Hajj (the pilgrimage) 22,
26. Behold! We gave the site, to Abraham, of the (Sacred) House, (saying): "Associate not anything (in worship) with Me; and sanctify My House for those who compass it round, or stand up, or bow, or prostrate themselves (therein in prayer).
27. "And proclaim the Pilgrimage among men: they will come to thee on foot and (mounted) on every kind of camel, lean on account of journeys through deep and distant mountain highways; " (The Noble Quran, 22:26-27)
About "Prophet like unto Moses":
In Deuteronomy 18:18 We find God said to Moses the following:
"I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him."
Regarding this verse, Christians used to interpret it as a prophecy about the coming of the Messiah, and Christian missionaries used to invent so many things to prove the similarity between Jesus and Moses (peace be upon them),but it's self-refuting claim, as it can be refuted by a single verse from Deuteronomy, let's read..
Deuteronomy 34:10 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,

So this verse from Deuteronomy refutes the claim of "Prophet like unto Moses" to be Jesus (peace be upon them) as Jesus was one of the Prophets of Israel.

Paran in the Bible is Mecca today:
The sections of this article are:
1-  Paran in the Bible is Mecca today.
2-  Abraham peace be upon him sent Hagar and Ishmael to Paran.
3-  Mecca, Bacca and Paran.
4-  More Verses on Paran.
5-  Kaabah (the cube black building in Mecca) and Mecca.
6-  Paul in the book of Galatians and the most recent Archeological Discoveries
      suggest that Mount Sinai is in Saudi Arabia and NOT in Egypt's Sinai desert.

7-  Christian Archeologists prove from the Bible that Mount Sinai is in "Saudi Arabia" today.
8-  Muhammad in the Bible, (Isaiah 60), Pilgrimage to Mecca..!
9-  References/Links.
In this article I will prove that "Paran" in the Bible is indeed referring to the city or the region of Mecca in Saudi Arabia today, where Prophet Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was born
and received the Divine Revelations of Islam.

Abraham peace be upon him sent Hagar and Ishmael to Paran:
Let us look at the following Verses: "Then God opened her [Hagar] eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink.  God was with the boy as he grew up.  He lived in the desert and became an archer.  While he was living in the Desert of Paran, his mother got a wife for him from Egypt.  At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his forces said to Abraham, "God is with you in everything you do.   (From the NIV Bible, Genesis 21:19-22)"
Hagar was an Arab.  Abraham peace be upon him had Ishmael from her, who was 13 years older than Issac.  After Sarah, Abraham's wife gave birth to Issac, Abraham decided to let Hagar and her son Ishmael go.  He sent to the desert of Arabia in the region of Paran. 
Then GOD Almighty promised Ishmael that from him, He will increase his numbers and make from him a great nation, the Arab nation; "And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation.  (From the NIV Bible, Genesis 17:20)"
The Bible clearly says that Paran is south of Sinai in Egypt; "He said: 'The LORD came from Sinai and dawned over them from Seir; he shone forth from Mount Paran. He came with myriads of holy ones from the south, from his mountain slopes.'  (From the NIV Bible, Deuteronomy 33:2)"
Kedar came from Ishmael; "These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, listed in the order of their birth: Nebaioth the firstborn of Ishmael, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, and Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:  These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations. Kedar and Ancient Arabs (From the NIV Bible, Genesis 25:13)"  The Arabian desert region was named after Kedar.   See the second map below.

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The Ishmaelites were Arabs and not Egyptians.  They came from the Arabian desert; "As they sat down to eat their meal, they looked up and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead.  Their camels were loaded with spices, balm and myrrh, and they were on their way to take them down to Egypt.   (From the NIV Bible, Genesis 37:25)"  "take them down to Egypt" means taking them to the land of Egypt.  It doesn't mean taking them toward the south direction.  When for instance you say "my house is right down the street", it doesn't mean the house is south of the street.  The house could be on the north side.  The sentence means that the house is on the street, or will be found if the person walks in the path that you lead him to.
The point however in the above Verse is that the Ishmaelites were not from Egypt.  They came from another land.  They had loaded camels and they were heading to Egypt.  Arabs used to rely heavily on camels for traveling.  And as we've seen from the above Verses regarding Ishmael and his Mother (Hagar) living in the desert of Paran in the South, this clearly proves to us that the desert of Paran is located in Arabia and not in Egypt, since the Ishmaelites are not Egyptians.

Mecca, Bacca and Paran:

"Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.  Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.  (From the NIV Bible, Psalms 84:5-6)"
"The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka full of blessing and of guidance for all kinds of beings: In it are signs manifest; (for example) the Station of Abraham; whoever enters it attains security; pilgrimage thereto is a duty men owe to Allah those who can afford the journey; but if any deny faith Allah stands not in need of any of his creatures.  (The Noble Quran, 3:96-97)"
"And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.  And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.   And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.  And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.  (From the NIV Bible, Genesis 21:17-21)"

More Verses on Paran:
"Then the Israelites set out from the Desert of Sinai and traveled from place to place until the cloud came to rest in the Desert of Paran.  (From the NIV Bible, Numbers 10:12)"   Here the desert of Paran means the region of Paran, which would be either at or near Mecca.
"After that, the people left Hazeroth and encamped in the Desert of Paran.  (From the NIV Bible, Numbers 12:16)"  Here the desert of Paran means the region of Paran, which would be either at or near Mecca.
"So at the LORD's command Moses sent them out from the Desert of Paran. All of them were leaders of the Israelites.  (From the NIV Bible, Numbers 13:3)"
"These are the words Moses spoke to all Israel in the desert east of the Jordan--that is, in the Arabah--opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth and Dizahab.  (From the NIV Bible, Deuteronomy 1:1)"

Kaabah (the cube black building in Mecca) and Mecca:
Atharva Veda X, 2, Mantras 28 and 31
28. Whether it is built high, its walls are in a straight line or not, but God is seen in every corner of it. He who knows the House of God, knows it because God is remembered there.
31. This abode of the angels has eight circuits and nine gates. It is unconquerable, there is eternal life in it and it is resplendent with Divine light.

The Ka'bah is not exactly cubical and its sides are not of the same length.  The Holy Sanctuary (Haram) of which Ka'abah is at the center remains open day and night throughout the year and it is always filled with people praying and supplicating to Allah (the One True God). Muslims face toward it during prayer forming circle in the Haram (Holy House) and the circle extends out in this manner throughout the planet Earth. 
The holy sanctuary (Haram) has remained unconquerable. Abraha al-Ashram, the Abbysinian viceroy of Yemen, tried to demolish it in 570 CE with a strong army and hordes of elephants but was prevented from entering the city (Holy precinct). The people of Makkah had decided not to defend the Ka'bah, fled the city and took refuge in nearby hills overlooking Ka'bah. By Allah's Command, the 'Abaabeel' (flying creatures, birds) pelted stones at Abraha's army and decimated it, leaving them like green crops devoured by cattle.
This incident is described in the Surah (chapter) 105 of the Qur'an. The year 570 CE is popularly known by the Arabs as 'The year of the Elephant,' and Prophet Muhammad was born in that year.
Paul in the book of Galatians and the most recent Archeological Discoveries suggest that Mount Sinai is in Saudi Arabia and NOT in Egypt's Sinai desert:
Recent archeological discoveries along with Paul's own words in Galatians 4:25 clearly suggest that Mount Sinai is located in Saudi Arabia.  This means that Paran being south of Mount Sinai clearly means that it is the Holy City of Mecca as I showed above:
The Bible clearly says that Paran is south of Sinai in Egypt; "He said: 'The LORD came from Sinai and dawned over them from Seir; he shone forth from Mount Paran. He came with myriads of holy ones from the south, from his mountain slopes.'  (From the NIV Bible, Deuteronomy 33:2)"
This verse is elaborated on further above.  Now, let us first look at Galatians 4:25, then the archeological evidence:
"Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children.  (From the NIV Bible, Galatians 4:25)"

We muslims worship GOD Almighty in the direction of His Grand Temple/House.  We never worship the Temple/House itself.  The Bible's Prophets in the Bible also had a "House of GOD Almighty" that they worshiped Him in. The Bible says: "I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.  (From the NIV Bible, Psalm 138:2)"

GOD Almighty's Holy Temple in Islam is the Kaaba in Mecca.


The fourth pillar of Islam is Hajj. Every Adult Muslim who has the means to perform Hajj, that is pilgrimage to the Holy city of Makkah, should at least do it once in his life time. And I say that the Hajj is the best practical example in the world, of Universal brotherhood -There is not a better example. In Hajj, there are 2.5 million Muslims who gather in Mecca. In Mina, in Arafat… the holy land, 2.5 million Muslims from various part of the world, from America, England, Japan, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore and various part of the world. And the men, they dress up in two pieces of unsewen cloth preferably white -so that the person standing next to you, when he is performing the pilgrimage, you cannot make out whether the person standing in front of you is a king or a popper. You cannot come to know, whether he is rich or poor. All of the Muslims from various parts of the world …they collect -It is the biggest annual gathering of the world. 2.5 million Muslims, 25 lakhs Muslims, they gather there and they perform their pilgrimage, and they are dressed in the same simple unsewen pieces of cloth -Best example of Universal brotherhood. Surah Hujurah, Ch.49, Verse 13, which says... ... ‘O human kind, We have created you from a single pair of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye shall recognize one another, and not that you shall despise one another’. And the most honoured in the sight of Allah (SWT) is the one who has taqwaa, who has righteousness, who has God-consciousness, who has piety. The Holy Qur’an says that... ‘The whole of the human kind, has been created from a single pair of a male and a female’. And God Almighty has divided them into nations and tribes, so that they shall recognise each other not that they shall despise each other -That I am superior to you… or you are superior to me. And the Prophet said that... ‘No Arab is superior to a Non-Arab, neither a Non-Arab superior to an Arab, neither a White superior to a Black, nor a Black superior to a White’. The Qur’an says -the only criteria for judgement in Surah Hujrat, Ch. 49, Verse 13... ‘The only criteria for judgement in the sight of Allah (SWT) is not sex, it is not caste, it is not colour, it is not wealth, it is not age, it is taqwaa, it is God-consciousness, it is peity, it is righteousness, it is by God-consciousness… not by wealth, colour or nobility’. These are the guidance given by the Holy Qur’an, for Universal brotherhood.

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

144. We see the turning of thy face (for guidance to the heavens: now Shall We turn thee to a Qibla that shall please thee. Turn then Thy face in the direction of the sacred Mosque: Wherever ye are, turn your faces in that direction. The people of the Book know well that that is the truth from their Lord. Nor is Allah unmindful of what they do. 145. Even if thou wert to bring to the people of the Book all the Signs (together), they would not follow Thy Qibla; nor art thou going to follow their Qibla; nor indeed will they follow each other's Qibla. If thou after the knowledge hath reached thee, Wert to follow their (vain) desires,-then wert thou Indeed (clearly) in the wrong. 146. The people of the Book know this as they know their own sons; but some of them conceal the truth which they themselves know. 147. The Truth is from thy Lord; so be not at all in doubt. 148. To each is a goal to which Allah turns him; then strive together (as in a race) Towards all that is good. Wheresoever ye are, Allah will bring you Together. For Allah Hath power over all things. 149. From whencesoever Thou startest forth, turn Thy face in the direction of the sacred Mosque; that is indeed the truth from the Lord. And Allah is not unmindful of what ye do. 150. So from whencesoever Thou startest forth, turn Thy face in the direction of the sacred Mosque; and wheresoever ye are, Turn your face thither: that there be no ground of dispute against you among the people, except those of them that are bent on wickedness; so fear them not, but fear Me; and that I may complete My favours on you, and ye May (consent to) be guided; 151. A similar (favour have ye already received) in that We have sent among you an Messenger of your own, rehearsing to you Our Signs, and sanctifying you, and instructing you in Scripture and Wisdom, and in new knowledge. 152. Then do ye remember Me; I will remember you. Be grateful to Me, and reject not Faith. 153. O ye who believe! seek help with patient perseverance and prayer; for Allah is with those who patiently persevere.

We shall now see a few verses from the Psalms of David (pbuh) : 
1Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. 
2Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King. 
3God is known in her palaces for a refuge (psalms 48:1-3) 

Here these verses say: that lord is great and the city of god is greatly to be praised. Then in the mountain of his holiness beautifully situated is mount Zion, on the sides of north is the city of the great king. God is known in this city in her (city’s) palaces for having taken refuge. Firstly Zion means: a holy place or any far of land that you dearly wish to visit. In addition to its literal geographical meaning, the term Zion has often been used as a metaphor for the Land of Israel, any other Promised Land, or any other distant but much wanted goal.(From wikipedia) You must be aware that the city of Madinah was previously called Yathrib. The name Yathrib was changed to Madinah Tun Nabawi, meaning the 'City of the Prophet' soon after he migrated there. The use of only the first word in that name (i.e., Madinah) became popular later. Now see the above verses in this context taking the Zion to mean Mecca and then see how it fits together so well. Firstly the lord is great, the city of god (the word is elohim, has been used many times to mean one or more gods, normal men, prophet, angel etc) is to be praised. In the next verse it says, in the mountain of holiness is situated Mecca on the north is the city of the prophet. The prophet is known in this city to have taken refuge. 
Please just tell me again is this just a mere coincidence that the migration of the prophet to a city to the north of Mecca which is called the city of the prophet is mentioned here just like the above verses of Isaiah? I am not saying that Zion always means Mecca, but one might still feel now, as to why on earth should anyone take Zion to mean Mecca? 
For that see the following verse again from the psalms: 
4Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah. 
5Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them. 
6Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools. 
7They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God. (Psalms 84:4-7) 
Here a certain valley of Baca is mentioned, through which the pilgrims are said to travel and reach Zion. Now Baca in Hebrew means, weeping, so it means “the valley of weeping”. There are other meanings as well as to mean a valley of balsam trees. Now you must be aware that the previous name of Mecca was bakkah. And the meaning of bakkah is “to cry” or “crying”. 

Qur'an 3:96-97 96 The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakkah full of blessing and of guidance for all kinds of beings: 97 In it are signs manifest; (for example) the Station of Abraham; whoever enters it attains security; pilgrimage thereto is a duty men owe to Allah those who can afford the journey; but if any deny faith Allah stands not in need of any of his creatures. See how well it fits the above verse’s meaning. If one says that it could also mean a valley of balsam trees, then let me tell you that there is a certain kind of balsam tree (a certain species) that is even named as “balsam of Mecca” because it is found there and in surrounding areas of southern Arabia in great abundance. Now see again how this meaning as well, fits to mean Mecca. You shall also be aware that Mecca was a place of worship and pilgrimage for centuries even before prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was born. If it is not this Baca valley and not this pilgrimage that is being referred to then what is it? Is it AGAIN a coincidence?

Now as we all know that prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was born in the city of Mecca. Now, keeping this in mind, read the following verses: 
1His foundation is in the holy mountains. 
2The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. 
3Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah. 
4I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there. 
5And of Zion it shall be said, this and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her. 
6The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah. 
7As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee. (Psalms 87:1-7) 

We shall now see one by one what these verses mean: Firstly the foundation of a man is said to be in certain holy mountains. It is further said that lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob, you must of course know that Jacob (Israel) was to be the father of the twelve tribes of Israel. And it is no doubt referring to these twelve tribes that lord loves this city of Zion more than their places. He (David (pbuh)) then is calling the attention of all the cities those he knows and others as well, to tell that this man (a certain man) is born in this city of Zion, and, that about Zion, it will be said, “this man was born here”, that is to say it will become famous as the birth place of this man. And that Lord shall count when he is taking accounts of all men that this person was born here. Now tell me if it is not prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his birth at Mecca that is meant here then what is it? Could not be anything near to the places of Jews for it clearly says that this Zion is dearer to Lord than the dwellings or places of Jacob. If you still have any doubt, then please proceed further. 

We shall read further in the same chapter of psalms 48: 1Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. 
2Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King. 
3God is known in her palaces for a refuge. 
4For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together. 
5They saw it, and so they marveled; they were troubled, and hasted away. 
6Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail. 
7Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind. 
8As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah. 9We have thought of thy loving kindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple. 
10According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness. 
11Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments. 
12Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof. 
13Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following. 
14For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death. 

The first three verses I have already discussed above to mean Mecca and Madinah. Now to proceed further, the verses 4-7 speak of the nobles and chiefs of Mecca who when they saw the effects and influences and the spread of Islam were amazed and were in terror and in pain. In the next verses till the end of the song this god (i.e. prophet) is being addressed and is being talked about. The verse 9 says that we have thought of thy loving kindness O prophet! In the midst of your temple (that is his kindness in the city of his mosque, that is in Madinah which has the masjid un Nabawi or mosque of the prophet). The next verse is very interesting as it says; "according to your name", O prophet so is your praise to the end of this earth, and your right hand is righteous. Now we all know that the name “Muhammad” (pbuh) means “the praiseworthy
The next verse is very interesting as it says; "according to your name", O prophet so is your praise to the end of this earth, and your right hand is righteous. Now we all know that the name “Muhammad” (pbuh) means “the praiseworthy” and hence it perfectly fits when David (pbuh) says “according to your name you shall be praised”. His judgments are praised next. And now is another interesting verse, (12) it says: “walk about Zion and go round about her”. Just tell me do you know any other “Zion” or place of worship were people go around it? There may be a few in the world but then they do not fit the other things stated above, but the Kaaba in Mecca fits. For those who pray there, go round about it, circumambulate it. Next it says to speak highly to the future generations of the homes or buildings therein. The word “bulwarks” means any architectural thing, a building. It then says that this prophet is our prophet (the word is again elohim) who is to guide us for ever and ever till death. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was the last prophet to be followed till the end of this world. Tell me now is this all that fits him so well, AGAIN a coincidence?

Isaiah 35 Joy of the Redeemed
The desert and the parched land will be glad; 
the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus,
2 it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the LORD, the splendor of our God.
3 Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way;
4 say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”
5 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
6 Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams 
in the desert.
7 The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs. In the haunts where jackals once lay, grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.
And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness; it will be for those who walk on that Way. The unclean will not journey on it; wicked fools will not go about on it.
9 No lion will be there, nor any ravenous beast; they will not be found there. But only the redeemed will walk there,
10 and those the LORD has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
Few points to notice here:
1-  We have already seen that the Bible has countless metaphors and allegories in it, in my analysis on Isaiah 34, above.
2-  If Isaiah 35:1 is a metaphor and not a literal, then the prosperity and the bloom that the verse is talking about, for Arabia, could be a spiritual one, and not a worldly and materialistic one.
3-  If this is the case, then this prosperity has got to be Islam!  This is further seen in the "Way of Holiness" (Isaiah 35:8) that Arabia will have in it, that no unclean person is allowed to take.  This would, without a doubt, then be referring to the Muslims' yearly pilgrimage to Mecca, today.
4-  This interpretation of mine is further proven in the following verses from the Glorious Quran and the Bible:
"Behold! We gave the site, To Abraham, of the (Sacred) House [That is the Kaaba that he built], (Saying): 'Associate not anything (In worship) with Me; And sanctify My House For those who compass it round, Or stand up, Or bow, or prostrate themselves (Therein in prayer). And proclaim the Pilgrimage among men: they will come to thee on foot and (mounted) on every kind of camel, lean on account of journeys through deep and distant mountain highways; (The Noble Quran, 22:26-27)"
Isaiah 6060:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
60:4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.
60:5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.
60:6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD.
60:7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, 
and I will glorify the house of my glory.

Genesis 28:10-22
When Jacob was on his way to Padan Aram and saw the vision of that wonderful ladder, he erected a stone there, upon which he poured oil and called it Bethel, i.e. "the house of God"; and twenty years later he again visited that stone, upon which he poured oil as recorded in Genesis 28:10-22; xxxv. A special stone was erected as a monument by Jacob and his father-in-law upon a heap of stones called Gal'ead in Hebrew, and Yaghar sahduthaby Laban in his Aramaic language, which means "a heap of witness." But the proper noun they gave to the erected stone was Mispa (Genesis 31:45-55), which I prefer to write in its exact Arabic form, Misphawhich will be explained below in detail.

It was Worship of God at a specially consecrated stone meant for that purpose which they inherited from Abraham (Peace and blessings of Allah be on him), their great progenitor was:
a)     instituted at Mecca by that Patriarch and his son Ishmael;
b)     in the land of Canaan by Isaac and Jacob;
c)     and in Moab and elsewhere by the other descendants of Abraham (Peace and blessings of Allah be on him).

Note that In those days of yore, when the chosen family was leading a nomadic and pastoral life, it had no settled habitation where to build a house, especially dedicated to the worship of God; it used to erect a particular stone around which it used to make a hajj; that is to say, to turn round seven times in the form of a dancing-ring. The word hajj might frighten the Christian readers and they might shrink at its sight because of its Arabic form and because of its being at present a Muslim religious performance. The word hajj is exactly identical in meaning and etymology with the same in the Hebrew and other Semitic languages. The Hebrew verb hagag is the same as the Arabic hajaj, the difference being only in the pronunciation of the third letter of the Semitic alphabet gamal, which the Arabs pronounce as j. The Law of Moses (Peace and blessings of Allah be on him) uses this very word hagag or haghagh,l when it orders the festival ceremonies to be performedThe word signifies to compass a building, an altar or a stone by running round it at a regular and trained pace with the purpose of performing a religious festival of rejoicing and fhanting. In the East the Christians still practise what they call higga either during their festival days or at weddings. Consequently, this word has nothing to do with pilgrimage, which is derived from the Italian pellegrino, and this also from the Latin peregrinus-meaning a "foreigner."
Abraham (Peace and blessings of Allah be on him) during his sojourns frequently used to build an altar for worship and sacrifice at different places and on particular occasions.

Now this Mispha became later on the most important place of worship, and a centre of the national assemblies in the history of the people of Israel.
a)     It was here that Naphthah=-a Jewish hero-made a vow "before the Lord," and after beating the Ammonites, he is supposed to have offered his only daughter as a burnt offering (Judges xi).
b)     It was at Mispha that four hundred thousand swordsmen from the eleven tribes of Israel assembled and "swore before the Lord" to exterminate the tribe of Benjamin for an abominable crime committed by the Benjamites of Geba' and succeeded (Judges xx,xxi).
c)     At Mispha all the people were summoned by the Prophet Samuel, where they "swore before the Lord" to destroy all their idols and images, and then were saved from the hands of the Philistines (I Samuel vii).
d)     It was here that the nation assembled and Saul was appointed king over Israel (l Samuel x). In short, every national question of great moment was decided at this Mispha or at Bethel.

It seems that these shrines were built upon high places or upon a raised platform, often called Ramoth, which signifies a "high place." Even after the building of the gorgeous Temple of Solomon, the Misphas were held in great reverence. But, like the Ka'ba at Mecca earlier, these Misphas were often filled with idols and images. After the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple by the Chaldeans, the Mispha still maintained its sacred character as late as the time of the Maccabees during the reign of King Antiochus.'

Meaning of Mispa = Watch-Tower or Where Stone (Sapha/Safa/kipa) (Hajar Aswad/Black Stone) is fixed & set i.e. Kaaba and the surrounding place

Now, what does the word Mispa mean? It is generally translated into a "watch-tower." It belongs to that class of Semitic nouns-Asma' Z"arf-which take or drive their name from the thing that they enclose or contain.
Mispa is the place or building which derives its name from sapha, an archaic word for "stone." The usual word for stone
a)     in Hebrew is iben, and
b)     in Arabic hajar. 
c)     In Syriac for stone is kipa. 

But safa or sapha seems to be common to them all for some particular object or person when designated as a "stone."
Hence the real meaning of Mispa is the locality or place in which a sapha or stone is set and fixed. It will be seen that when this name, Mispa, was first given to the stone erected upon a heap of stone blocks, there was no edifice built around it. It is the spot upon which a sapha rests, that is called Mispa.

Before explaining the signification of the noun sapha I have to tax again the patience of those of my readers who are not acquainted with the Hebrew. The Arabic language lacks the p sound in its alphabet just as much as do the Hebrew and other Semitic languages, in which the letter p, like g, is sometimes soft and is pronounced like f or ph. In English, as a rule, the Semitic and Greek words containing f sound are transliterated and written by the insertion of "ph" instead of "f," e.g. Seraph, Mustapha, and Philosophy. It is in accordance with this rule that I prefer to write this word sapha to safa.

The stone was selected as the best suitable material upon which a travelling devotee offered his sacrifice, poured his pure oil and performed his religious services around it. It was more than this; this stone was erected to commemorate the vows and certain promises which a prophet or righteous man made to his Creator, and the revelation he received from God.

Consequently, it was a sacred monument to perpetuate the memory and the sacred character or a great religious event. For such a purpose no other material could surpass the stone. Not only does the solidity and durability of the stone make it suitable for that purpose, but its mere simplicity, cheapness, worthlessness in a lonely place would guarantee it against any attraction of human avarice or enmity to steal or destroy it.

As is well known, Like Islamic Shariah, the Law (Sharia) of Moses (Peace and blessings of Allah be on him) as well strictly forbids to hew or carve the stones of the altar. The stone called Sapha was to be absolutely left natural; no images, inscriptions, or engravings were to be wrought upon it, lest anyone of these should be worshipped in time to come by the ignorant people. Gold, iron silver, or any other metal, could not answer all these qualities required in the simple stone. It will be understood, therefore, that the purest, the most durable, eligible, and the safest material for a religious and sacred monument could be none other than the stone.

The molten bronze statue of the Jupiter worshipped by the heathen Roman Pontifex Maximus, was taken away from the Pantheon and recast into the image of St. Peter by order of a Christian Sovereign Pontiff; and indeed, the wisdom embodied in the Sapha (Stone) is admirable and worthy of all those who worship no other object besides God.

It should also be remembered that not only is the erected Sapha (Stone) a sacred monument, but the very spot and the circuit in which it is situated as well. And it is for this reason that the Muslim hajj, like the Hebrew higga, is performed round the building where the Sacred Stone is fixed. It is known fact that the Karamatians who carried the Black Stone from the Ka'ba and kept it in their own country for some twenty years, were obliged to bring and put it back in its former place because they could not draw the pilgrims from Mecca. If it had been gold or other precious object, it could not have existed, at least, for some five thousand years; or even if it had had on it some carvings or images of art, it would have been destroyed by the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be on him) himself.

Ibn Qutayba said: "And with reference to the stone that is kissed, Isaiah says: 'Thus spoke the Lord God: Verily, I am setting up in Zion -- which is the house of God -- a stone in a venerated corner (zawiya mukarrama)' (Isaiah 28:16). This stone is now in the corner of the House and to touch or kiss it is a mark of respect." (Ibn Qutayba's Dala'h Al-Nubuwwa quoted by Ibn al-Jawzi)

All PROPHETS of ALLAH (God) prayed as Muslims pray today around the Globe as All Prophets were Muslims.

"O you who believe! Bow down and prostrate yourselves and serve your Lord, and do good that you may prosper."-(HOLY QURAN 22:77).

MATTHEW 26:39  "And he (Jesus) went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed..."

Mark 14:32  “And they went to a place which was called Gethsemane; and he [Jesus] said to his disciples, ‘Sit here, while I pray.’ ”

Luke 5:16  “But he withdrew to the wilderness and prayed.”  - also see Luke 6:12

Psalm 95:6  Come, let us bow down in worship….

Psalm 22:29 …. Bow before him…..

Judges 13:20 … Manoah and his wife fell with their faces to the ground.

1Kings 18:39 When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, "The LORD, He is God; the LORD, He is God."

Revelations 7:11 All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,

1 Kings 18:42 So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground

1 Samuel 20:41 … David rose from beside the stone heap and fell on his face to the ground and bowed three times. ………

Joshua 5:14 …… And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped…..

Genesis 24:52 When Abraham's servant heard their answer, he bowed down to the ground and worshiped the LORD.

Nehemiah 8:6 Ezra praised the LORD, the great God; and all the people lifted their hands and responded, "Amen! Amen!" Then they bowed down and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

Matthew 17:6 When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified.

2 Chronicles 7:3 they bowed down with their faces to the ground on the pavement and worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD …..

Joshua 7:6 Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell facedown to the ground before the ark of the LORD, remaining there till evening. The elders of Israel did the same

Numbers 20:6 Then Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the doorway of the tent of meeting. They fell down with their faces to the ground …….

2 Samuel 12:20 Then David arose from the ground, and washed and anointed himself: and when he had changed his apparel, he went into the house of the Lord: and worshipped

Exodus 30:21 They must always wash their hands and feet, or they will die. This is a permanent law for Aaron and his descendants, to be observed from generation to generation."

Exodus 40:31 And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet

Psalm 63:4 I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer.

Genesis 17:3
At this, Abram fell face down on the ground…..

2 Samuel 12:20, Exodus 30:21, Exodus 40:31, Psalm 63:4, Psalm 48:1, Genesis 17:3, Numbers 20:6, Joshua 7:6, 2 Chronicles 7:3, Nehemiah 8:6, Mathew 26:39, Luke 6:12, Matthew 17:6, 1 Kings 18:42, Revelations 7:11, Psalm 95:6, Psalm 22:29, Judges 13:20, 1Kings 18:39, Ezekiel 19:8, 1 Samuel 20:41, Joshua 5:14, Genesis 24:52, Last Testament Quran Surah Baqarah 2:45




God has said that he spoke with Moses (pbuh) in Sinai, Sura 28:43-46, and then a prophet will rise from Seir (Jesus) (pbuh), and another prophet will rise from Mount Paran, Never has Sinai or Seir been called Paran, Sura 95:1-3 and no Prophet from Israel has ever come from Paran .
All the prophets from the children of Israel were from either Palestine or from Babylon while they were enslaved there. Never did they come from Arabia or from any Arabic tribes. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is the only prophet from Arabia as mentioned in Isaiah 21:13-17. 

In Deuteronomy 33:2, God describes how he gave us His holy words like the sun rising and shining on all people. At first God gave his word to Prophet Moses (pbuh) in Sinai which is depicted as the first light of dawn, Sura 28:43-46. Then he sent Prophet Jesus (pbuh) who came from Mount Paran and "shined forth" like the sun at its highest point in the sky to give light (The Islamic Religion) throughout the entire world.

This last Prophet came from Baca (Makkah) which is inside the larger area called Paran. Ishmael (pbuh) lived in Makkah. The names Sinai and Seir are still used today, but the name Paran is no longer used. The word Paran is a Hebrew word, and since this area was never under the rule of the children of Israel, the Arab inhabitants used their own word (Hejaz) to name this area.

God also tells us through this verse that the last and most important prophet will enter Makkah with ten thousand Saints. The new law was sent from God to be used by people. These saints were people and not angles because angels do not require written law. Historical record shows that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) entered Makkah in 630 A.D with ten thousand companions.

The Bible also states that this prophet will receive a new law. God's law, revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), was spread by his preaching and teaching without force, and Islam always calls for peace and the welfare of the people. But sometimes the Muslims were compelled to use the sword to defend themselves and protect the religion. When you read the Islamic History, that's what you will find.

That's why this prophet was made to enter numerous battles. We know that Moses (pbuh) never entered Palestine, Sura 5: 19-26, and that neither Moses nor Jesus (pbuh) had ten thousand companions or were ever involved in a war as the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was.

The night before, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his companions entered Makkah, and each one set his own fire. This showed the Makkhans how many followers had accompanied Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). When God gave Moses (pbuh) the commandments, he told Moses to choose seventy of the best people form the twelve tribes of Israel. These seventy men were to witness the covenant that God had just made with them, Sura 7: 155. These witnesses were to be responsible for carrying the teaching of the twelve tribes and following the law of God for all generations to come, Sura 5: 12. Also, they were supposed to follow Prophets Jesus and Muhammad (pbuh) as part of this covenant. Most of these seventy, eventually, went against the guidance of Moses, Sura 7:46. Prophet Jesus (pbuh) had only eleven close and faithful followers. Jesus (pbuh) was sent to the Israelis children only to reaffirm the law that God had given to Moses.

'Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) entered Makkah with 10,000 companions, Sura 48:27-29. They were so devout thai God called them saints. These saints were the best people from all of Arabia and they were given the responsibility to spread the word of God throughout the world. Sura 48:27-29. They never disobeyed Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). This verse proves that the last Prophet (Muhammad) brought the law of God from Medina from where "he came" to the people of Makkah, "for them". Prophet Moses (pbuh) received God's law in Sinai and gave the law to the children of Israel in Sinai, Sura 5:44. Prophet Moses (pbuh) never entered Palestine. Seir, where Prophet Jesus (pbuh) was born is in the eastern half of Palestine, and Prophet Moses (pbuh) never entered that area.

When this verse Deut 33:2, was translated from Hebrew to English, the Phrase "10,000 Saints" was kept the same. But when this verse was translated from Hebrew to Arabie the phrase 1 0,000 saints was intentionally changed to "holy valley" why?

God first spoke to Moses in Sinai. Jesus was born in an area called Seir. The Light of God shone forth from Paran (Makkah) and Muhammad came with Icn-thousand Saints.
Deut 33: 1-2
1 And this is the blessing wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.
2 And he said: The LORD came from Sinai, and rose from Scir unto them; He shined forth from mount Paran, and He came with ten thousands saints-(from the myriads holy), at His right hand was a fiery law unto them.

The Qur'an mentions three Prophets: Moses in Sinai, Jesus from Seir and Prophet Muhammad from Makkah.
Sura 95:1-3.
Sura 95
I. By the Fig and the Olive, 2. And the Mount of Sinai, 3. And this City of security>

God has said that He spoke with Moses (pbuh) in Sinai.
Sura 28:43-46
Sura 28
43. We did reveal to Moses the Book after We had destroyed the earlier generations, (to give) Insight to men, and guidance and Mercy, that they might receive admonition. 44. Thou wast not on the Western side when We decreed the Commission to Moses, nor wast thou a witness (of those events). 45. But We raised up (new) generations, and long were the ages that passed over them; but thou wast not a dweller among the people of Madyan, rehearsing Our Signs to them; but it is We Who send apostles (with inspiration). 46. Nor wast thou at the side of (the Mountain of) Tur when we called (to Moses). Yet (art thou sent) as Mercy from thy Lord, to give warning to a people to whom no warner had come before thee: in order that they may receive admonition.

We know that Moses (pbuh) Never entered Palestine Sura 5: 19-26
Sura 5
19. warner (from evil)": O People of the Book! Now hath come unto you, making (things) clear unto you, Our Messenger, after the break in (the series of) our apostles, lest ye should say: "There came unto us no bringer of glad tidings and no But now hath come unto you a bringer of glad tidings and a warner (from evil). And Allah hath power over all things. 20. Remember Moses said to his people: "0 my people! Call in remembrance the favour of Allah unto you, when He produced prophets among you, made you kings, and gave you what He had not given to any other among the peoples. 21. "0 my people! Enter the holy land which Allah hath assigned unto you, and turn not back ignominiously, for (hen will ye be overthrown, to your own ruin." 22. They said: "0 Moses! In this land are a people of exceeding strength: Never shall we enter it until they leave it: if (once) they leave, (hen shall we enter." 23. (But) among (their) Allah.fearing men were two on whom Allah had bestowed His grace: They said: "Assault them at the (proper) Gate: when once ye are in, victory will be yours; But on Allah put your trust ifye have faith." 24. They said: "0 Moses! while they remain there, never shall we be able to enter, to the end of time. Go thou, and thy Lord, and fight ye two, while we sit here (and watch)." 25. He said: "0 my Lord! I have power only over myself and my brother: so separate us from this rebellious people!" 26. Allah said: "Therefore will the land be out of their reach for forty years: In distraction will they wander through the land: But son-ow thou not over these rebellious people.

Prophet Moses chose seventy men from the tribes of Israel to be witnesses of the covenant that God had just made with them.
Sura 7:155.
Sura 7
155. And Moses chose seventy of his people for Our place of meeting: when they were seized with violent quaking, he prayed: "O my Lord! If it had been Thy will Thou couldst have destroyed, long before, both them and me: wouldst Thou destroy us for the deeds of the foolish ones among us? this is IlO more than Thy trial: by it Thou causest whom Thou wilt to stray, and Thou leadest whom Thou wilt into the right path. Thou art our Protector: so forgive us and give us Thy mercy; for Thou art the best of those who forgive.

The twelve tribes of Israel were to be taught and I follow the law of God for all generations as stated in the Qur'an.
Sura 5: 12.

Sura 5

J 2. Allah did aforetime take a covenant from the Children of Israel, and we appointed twelve captains among them. And Allah said: "I am with you: if ye (but) establish regular prayers, practise regular charity, believe in my apostles, honour and assist them, and loan to Allah a beautiful loan, verily r will wipe out from you your evils, and admit you to gardens with rivers flowing beneath; but if any of you, after this, resisteth faith, he hath truly wandered from the path or rectitude. "

Prophet Muhammad was the only Prophet who had the best people as companions, and they were given the responsibility to spread the word of God throughout the world as mentioned in Qur'an.
Sura 48: 27-29

Sura 48:27. Truly did Allah fulfil the vision for His Messenger. ye shall enter the Sacred Mosque, if Allah wills, with minds secure, heads shaved, hair cut short, and without fear. For He knew what ye knew not, and He granted, besides this, a speedy victory. 28. It is He Who has sent His Messenger with Guidance and the Religion of Truth, to proclaim it over all religion: and enough is Allah for a Witness. 29. Muhammad is the apostle of Allah. and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other. Thou wilt see them bow and prostrate themselves (in prayer), seeking Grace from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. On their faces are their marks, (being) the traces of their prostration. This is their similitude in the Taurat; and their similitude in the Gospel is: like a seed which sends forth its blade, then makes it strong; it then becomes thick, and it stands on its own stem, (filling) the sowers with wonder and delight. As a result, it fills the Unbelievers with rage at them. Allah has promised those among them who believe and do righteous deeds forgiveness, and a great Reward.

Samaritan Jews praying. These Jews claim that the way they pray is the way that Prophet Moses (pbuh) taught his people to pray. They prostrate themselves the same way Muslims do to show their submission to God. The Samaritan priests prostrate themselves on rugs, Oriental style, while saying their prayers on their major holiday festival: the Passover. The Samaritans live only according to the laws of the ancient and traditional Five Books of Moses. Prophet Muhammad was similar to Moses (pbut), Isaiah 51:4 and Deut 18:18-19.

HABAKKUK 3:1-16.

Prophet Habakkuk (pbuh) says that a prophet will come from Teman, in the near future, and he will be the last prophet from the children of Israel (Jesus). Teman is a large area in the south of Palestine which includes the areas of Seir and Sinai. Teman is the son of Esau, Gen 36:1-13 the brother of Jacob. Teman is now called Addum. Bethlehem is inside Teman; the place where Prophet Jesus (pbuh) was born. He also states that the Holy One, another great prophet will come from Mount Paran (verse 3).

When Habakkuk says in verse 3 that the Holy One will come from Mount Paran, he is stating that this prophet will be from outside the children of Israel. This Holy One is so described as to be the last Great prophet. God will give him support from both the angels in heaven, and his followers from all over the world.

We know that prophet Muhammad (pbuh) lived in Makkah and he received his prophethood while in the Mount near Makkah, Mount Paran (Hera). Starting in 628 A.D., the people from the area around Makkah and Medina embraced Islam, Sura 60:7. From there it spread throughout the world.
Prophet Habakkuk came after Prophet Moses; therefore, he was describing the two prophets that will come after Him, Who are, Jesus and Muhammad.
In Verse 4, the light is describing God's law (QURAN) and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has been given the authority to practice and spread Islam.
In verse 5, the "pestilence" is describing those who opposed Islam and were pushed aside, and the "burning coals" describes that anywhere Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) walked would come under his control (Genesis 15(18-21,13(15-17).
In verse 6, the land which belongs to the children of Ishmael through Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is described (Genesis 13:15-17, Genesis 15:18-21, and Daniel 2 (44). As in Haggai 2: 7-9, he will shake all the nations, and change them to God's religion forever.
In verse 7, Cushan are the tribes of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Beluchistan. Some tribes in Afghanistan were from the children Of Israel, and when they accepted Islam, they spread it throughout the Indian subcontinent (7th century). Midian (north-west Saudi Arabia) was once under the rule of Romans, Persians, Babylonians, and Egyptians, but no longer came under any other rule after Islam.
In verse, 8, the people of the land of the rivers, the Nile, Tigris, Euphrates, and the rivers of India as well as all the seas spread the word of Allah (Islam). The Muslims loaded horses inside the ships and crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Spread Islam (711.A.D) to the countries of Spain, Cyprus, Malta, etc.
In verse 15, Bahrain used to belong to Persia. Abu Al Ala Al Hathramy, a companion of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
He and his soldiers had no ships to cross the sea to enter Bahrain. Abu Al Ala prayed and asked God to help them. The Muslim soldiers were able to cross the sea on their horses without any harm. This can not be related to Moses and his people because they did not use horses. This verse also describes soldiers, not ordinary people who would have been carrying all their belongings. The crossing of the sea by Moses was on dry land of the Passage formed in the sea by the use of his (Assa) staff bestowed upon him by Allah. This verse describes a crossing of water by horses. Abu Hurierah, one of these soldiers, related this story from his won eyewitncss experience.
This prophecy was fulfilled in 633 A.D by Abu AL Ala Al Hathramy and his soldiers. No one else has ever used horses to cross the sea. Neither Jewish nor Christian history describes such an event.

Habakkuk 3:1-16 
1 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet. Upon Shigionoth. 
2 O LORD, I have heard the report of Thee, and am afraid; O LORD, revive Thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember compassion.
3 God cometh from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah His glory covereth the heavens, and the earth is full of His praise.  
4 And a brightness appeareth as the light; rays hath He at His side; and there is the hiding of His power.
5 Before him goeth the pestilence, and fiery bolts go forth at His feet.
6 He standeth, and shaketh the earth, He beholdeth, and maketh the nations to tremble; and the everlasting mountains are dashed in pieces, the ancient hills do bow; His goings are as of old.
7 I see the tents of Cushan in affliction; the curtains of the land of Midian do tremble.
8 Is it, O LORD, that against the rivers, is it that Thine anger is kindled against the rivers, or Thy wrath against the sea? that Tholl dost ride upon Thy horses, upon Thy chariots of victory?
9 Thy bow is made quite bare; sworn are the rods of the word. Selah Thou dost cleave the earth with rivers.
10 The mountains have seen Thee, and they tremble; the tempest of waters floweth over; the deep uttereth its voice, and lifteth up its hands on high.
11 The sun and moon stand still in their habitation; at the light of Thine arrows as they go, at the shining of Thy glittering spear.
12 Thou marchest through the earth in indignation, Thou threshest the nations in anger. 
13 Thou art come forth for the deliverance of Thy people, for the deliverance of Thine anointed; Thou woundest the head out ofthe house of the wicked, uncovering the foundation even unto the neck. Selah
14 Thou hast stricken through with his own rods the head of his rulers, that come as a whirlwind to scatter me; whose rejoicing is as to devour the poor secretly. 
15 Thou hast trodden the sea with Thy horses, the foaming of mighty waters.
16 When I heard, mine inward parts trembled, my lips quivered at the voice; rottenness entereth into my bones, and I tremble where I stand; that I should wait for the day of trouble, when he cometh up against the people that he invadeth. 

The people of Makkah and Median and the surrounding area embraced Islam.
Sura 60: 7.
 7. It may be that Allah will grant love (and friendship) between you and those whom ye (now) hold as enemies. For Allah has power (over all things); And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

--In the Cave at Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in the 1940s. It was also found that there were more chapters in Habakkuk and one additional Pslam.

This map shows the area Kushan and its people will become Muslims, who some of them are from the tribes of' Israel, Habakkuk 3:7 .

Centuries ago, ten of the twelve tribes of Israel were lost. Through my deep studies of the Bible, I found that these tribes had traveled east into the region of Pakistan and Afghanistan, and were known as the Bishton. Many of their cultural values and practices are still with-held in their society (this includes language and dress). They quickly accepted Islam when it reached their area in the 8th century, and spread the message passionately. We have hope that the other three tribes will follow their brothers' example with the support of God. Habakkuk 3:7.


ISAIAH 60: 1-12

Verse 1: God is referring to Makkah, The people of Makkah worshipped God from the time of Abraham (pbuh) until the time of Omro Bin Luhay who started idol worshipping there. Omro Bin Luhay traveled north to Dumah Al Jundel, there he found the people of Dumah (see map) worshipping idols. Dumah was the sixth son of Prophet Ishmael (pbuh). Omro carried some idols back with him to Makkah, This darkness stayed over Makkah until Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) went to mount Hera, which is the place where Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) received his prophethood (the Iight),from God in 610 A.D.

After Muhammad (pbuh) saw the Angel Gabriel on mount Hera, the people of Makkah called it An Noor (the light versel) (Isaiah 29: 12). This place cannot be Jerusalem, because Jerusalem always had some children of Israel who worshipped God.
Verse 2 describes how most of the people on Earth were in darkness they had not been sent a prophet since Jesus (pbuh). Once the light had been sent to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in Makkah, and the people of Makkah returned to glorifying God, and started spreading his word (Isaiah 42).

Verse 3 describes how people from different nations shall become Muslims. Traditionally, kings or rulers of the Islamic nations during the lime of Hajj (pilgrimage) go to Makkah to worship together, resolve, differences, and work towards unity.

Only one place in the world "Makkah" does such an event occur every year.

Verse 5 means that only Gentiles (Muslims) can enter Makkah for the Hajj (pilgrimage). No Christian, Jews, or a member of any other religions except Islam can enter Makkah. Makkah grew in size and wealth to the point where today the Mosque can hold more than 2 million pilgrims at a time "The abundance of the sea" refers to the wealth that Petroleum has given to Arabia (Saudi Arabia).

[Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 28:O you who have believed, the ‘mushriks’ (polytheists) are ‘unclean’; therefore, let them not come near the Sacred Mosque (of Mecca) after this year.  ] So non muslims were banned entering (not allowed to enter) both Holy Cities of Makkah and Madina w.e.f. 9 AH.
The city (Zion (Makkah)) from which non believers are banned from entering as per the Bible cannot be Jerusalem because the gentiles i.e. the muslims live and pray in Jerusalem (Darussalam) Palestine. The only place where non believers (Non muslims) are forbidden (BANNED ENTRY) is ONLY the City of Makkah and Madina.

Verse 6 describes the area where the children of Keturah (the third wife of Abraham (pbuh) lived. The people living in that area became Muslims and brought charity and made their pilgrimage to Makkah. The children of Keturah had never gone to Jerusalem for pilgrimage. They have traditionally been going to Makkah, even before the coming ofIslam. Muslims, as Islam requires, must journey to Makkah at least once in their life time to perform (Hajj) if they can afford it. They perform pilgrimage as free people to show forth the praises of the Lord (Allah), Sura 2:197 and Sura 3:96-97.

Verse 7 explains how the children of Kedar (Makkans) will be the devoted companions of Prophet will be the devoted companions of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). "The Rams" (leaders) of Nebajoth (the descendants of Nebajoth, the first son of Ishmael who lived in Medina) Genesis 25:13-17 shall serve and accept Prophet Muhammad and his companions (Makkans immigrants Muhajareen) when they immigrated to Medina (622 A.D). The Medians shall become Muslims. Prophet Muhammad asked the People of Medina to become united (Taahki) with the Makkan immigrants in the house of Ans Bin Malik,( 36 The story of this event in the Book "Zad Al Mead". ) Sura 59:8-10. The Muslims of Medina shared their homes, farms, businesses, and other properties with their new brothers in Islamfrom Makkah, This unity established a very strong foundation for Islam. We have never seen an event such as this accomplished by any other prophet before Muhammad.

Traditionally, Arabs sacrifice animals during the pilgrimage. Before these people became Muslims, their sacrifices were not accepted by God because they worshipped and sacrificed for idols. After they beeame Muslims, their sacrifices were again accepted by God as in the time of Abraham (pbuh). Because these people returned to worshiping God (Allah), He bestowed enormous wealth and beauty upon Makkah.

Verse 8; in the time of Muhammad, people used camels to make the journey to Makkah (verse6). Verse 8; shows that in the future, pilgrims will use airplanes for the journey to Makkah and to return to their homes.

Verse 9; even the barbarians of Tarshish (Spanish and Portages) waited for the coming of the religion of Islam. After they became Muslims they traveled to Makkah and brought many offerings (silver and gold) as charity. They converted to Islam in 711 A.D.

Verse 10, the capital of the Islamic State (12th century) was Baghdad. The Mongols and Tartars from China and Russia captured and destroyed Baghdad. After many years, they embraced Islam when they realized the truth and fruit of the Islamic religion, and regretted their actions of destructions, which made them return back to their countries and left every thing to the Children of Ishmael to take over. In the 12th century the Turkish people, who are Muslims, ruled all the Islamic nations, and many parts of Eastern Europe.

Verse 10, explains about the Muslim Turkish rulers, who were not of Ishmael descendant people of the city built a wall around Kaabah (end of the 17th  century) and were caretakers of Makkah until 1919A.D.

Verse 11; this verse states that the gates of Makkah shall never be closed. Muslims from all over the world, from the common man to kings will go to Makkah for Hajj. Since Prophet Muhammad again made Makkah a place to worship God, till today, Makkah has always been open for Muslims to pray. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) opened Makkah in 630 A.D., with the forces of the Gentiles. This allowed all Muslims during and after the time of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to come to Makkah and pray to Allah.

Verse 12, this verse tells how any nation that does not accept Islam will be destroyed (Daniel 2:44). After Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) opened Makkah, all the kingdoms of that area that did not accept Islam were ended by the Islamic forces.

Muslims, as Islam requires, must journey to Makkah if they can afford it, at least once in their life time to perform Hajj as free people to show forth the praises of the Lord (Allah). The Muslims of Medina shared their homes, farms, businesses, and other properties with their brothers in Islam from Makkah. We have never seen any even such as this accomplished by any other prophet before Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
Isaiah 60
1 Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
2 For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but upon thee the LORD will arise, and His glory shall be seen upon thee.
3 And nations shall walk at thy light, and kings at the brightness of thy rising.
4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: they all are gathered together, and come to thee; thy sons come from far, and thy daughters are borne on the side.
5 Then thou shalt see and be radiant, and thy heart shall throb and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be turned unto thee, the wealth of the nations shall come unto thee.
6 The caravan of camels shall cover thee, and of the young camels of Midian and Ephah, all coming from Sheba; they shall bring gold and incense, and shall proclaim the praises of the LORD.
7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee; they shall come up with acceptance on Mine altar, and I will glorify My glorious house .
8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their cotes?
9 Surely the isles shall wait for Me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, for the name of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One ofIsrael, because He hath glorified thee. 
10 And aliens shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee; for in My wrath I smote thee, but in My favour have I had compassion on thee.
11 Thy gates also shall be open continually, day and night, they shall not be shut; that men may bring unto thee the wealth of the nations, and their kings in procession.
12 For that nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.

Muslims, as Islam requires, must journey to Makkah if they can afford it, at least once in their life time to perform Hajj as free people to show forth the praises of the Lord (Allah).
Sura 3: 96-97 and Sura 2: 197-199.

Sura 3
96. The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka: Full of blessing and of guidance for all kinds of beings: 97. In it are Signs Manifest; (for example), the Station of Abraham; whoever enters it attains security; Pilgrimage thereto is a duty men owe to Allah,- those who can afford the journey; but if any deny faith, Allah stands not in need of any of His creatures.

Sura 2
197. For Hajj are the months well known. If anyone undertakes that duty therein, Let there be no obscenity, nor wickedness, nor wrangling in the Hajj. And whatever good ye do, (be sure) Allah knoweth it. And take a provision (With you) for the journey, but the best of provisions is right conduct. So fear Me, 0 ye that are wise. 198. It is no crime in you if ye seek of the bounty of your Lord (during pilgrimage). Then when ye pour down from (Mount) Arafat, celebrate the praises of Allah at the Sacred Monument, and celebrate His praises as He has directed you, even though, before this, ye went astray. 199. Then pass on at a quick pace from the place whence it is usual for the multitude so to do, and ask for Allah’s forgiveness. For Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

The Muslims of Medina shared their homes, farms, businesses, and other properties with their brothers in Islam from Makkah. We have never seen any even such as this accomplished by any other prophet before Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
Sura 59
8. (Some part is due) to the indigent Muhajirs, those who were expelled from their homes and their property, while seeking Grace from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure, and aiding Allah and His Messenger. such are indeed the sincere ones.- 9. But those who before them, had homes (in Medina) and had adopted the Faith,- show their affection to such as came to them for refuge, and entertain no desire in their hearts for things given to the (latter), but give them preference over themselves, even though poverty was their (own lot). And those saved from the covetousness of their own souls,- they are the ones that achieve prosperity. 10. And those who came after them say: "Our Lord! Forgive us, and our brethren who carne before us into the Faith, and leave not, in our hearts, rancour (or sense of injury) against those who have believed. Our Lord! Thou art indeed Full of Kindness, Most Merciful."

Throne of Sheba: this queen converted to Islam through the influence of' Prophet Solomon who was making the Pilgrimage to Makkah at the time. This is according to Psalm 84:1-7. Traditionally, Muslims visit three mosques during their Pilgrimage (Hajj) they are in Makkah, Madina, and Jerusalem.

    • كَانَ النَّاسُ أُمَّةً وَاحِدَةً فَبَعَثَ اللَّهُ النَّبِيِّينَ مُبَشِّرِينَ وَمُنْذِرِينَ وَأَنْـزَلَ مَعَهُمُ الْكِتَابَ بِالْحَقِّ لِيَحْكُمَ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ فِيمَا اخْتَلَفُوا فِيهِ وَمَا اخْتَلَفَ فِيهِ إِلا الَّذِينَ أُوتُوهُ مِنْ بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَتْهُمُ الْبَيِّنَاتُ بَغْيًا بَيْنَهُمْ فَهَدَى اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لِمَا اخْتَلَفُوا فِيهِ مِنَ الْحَقِّ بِإِذْنِهِ وَاللَّهُ يَهْدِي مَنْ يَشَاءُ إِلَى صِرَاطٍ مُسْتَقِيمٍ

      Al Baqara 213

    • " All people were but a single nation, then Allah sent Prophets, givers of glad tidings and warners. And He sent down with them the Scripture with the truth, so that it might be the judge between people as to that in which they have differed and disputed. And non did differ and dispute therein, save those unto whom it ( the knowledge of the Scripture ) was disclosed, after the clear manifestations have reached them, because of injustice amongst them. Then Allah guided those who believe unto all of which they used to differ and dispute therein, regarding the truth, by His leave and permission. For Allah does guide whomsoever He wills unto a path that is straight."

    • Al Baqara: 213.

    • Abd Er Razzaaq said: Ma3amar narrated that Sulaiman Al A3mash narrated that Abi Saale7 narrated what Abu Hurairah said concerning His ( i.e. Allah's ) words: " Then Allah guided those who believe unto all of which they used to differ and dispute therein, regarding the truth, by His leave and permission. " He said: The Prophet PBUH said: " We are the later that shall preceed on the Day of Resurrection. We are the first to enter the Garden ( Paradise ), although the knowledge of the Scripture has been disclosed to them before us, and the same has been disclosed to us after them. Then Allah guided us unto all of which they used to differ and dispute therein, regarding the truth, So Allah has guided us unto it. Hence people are to follow us in that respect. Morrow is the Jews' and the day after is the Christians'.

      Then Abdur Razzak, narrated this of Ma3amar, who narrated it of Ibn Tawous, who narrated it of his father, who narrated it of Abu Hurairah..

      " Ibn Wahab said: Abdur Rahman ibn Zaid ibn Aslam narrated of his father concerning His ( i.e. Allah's ) words: " Then Allah guided those who believe unto all of which they used to differ and dispute therein, regarding the truth, by His leave and permission.", So they differed and disputed concerning Friday, So the Jews made it Saturday, whereas the Christians made it Sunday. Then Allah guided the nation of Mohammad unto Friday. And they differed and disputed concerning the Quibla, the direction in which one is to face during prayer, so the Christians faced the east, whereas the Jews faced Jerusalem, Ar. Baitul Maqdis, literally: the House of Sanctity or Sanctuary. Then Allah guided the nation of Mohammad unto the Quibla ( i.e. Mecca ). And they differed and disputed concerning Praying, where some of them kneel, genuflect, or bow, but do not prostrate, whereas some of them prostrate, but do not kneel, and some of them pray while talking, and some pray while walking. So Allah guided the nation of Mohammad unto the truth thereof. And they differed and disputed concerning fasting, where some of them fast part of the day, and some of them fast by abstaining from some ( but not all ) food. So Allah guided the nation of Mohammad unto the truth thereof. And they differed and disputed concerning Abraham PBUH, where the Jews consider him a Jew, whereas the Christians consider him a Christian. But Allah considered him a Muslim deviating away from all stray and crookedness. So Allah guided the nation of Mohammad unto the truth thereof. And they differed and disputed concerning Jesus PBUH, so the Jews belied him, and accused his mother of a grave false-accusation. Whereas the Christians made him a god and a child ( begotten son ). But Allah considered him a spirit ( a great prophet ) issuing from Him, and His Word ( a created Expression of His Will). So Allah guided the nation of Mohammad PBUH unto the truth thereof. "

      All the above is quoted from Tafsir Ibn Katheer.

  • وقال عبد الرزاق: حدثنا مَعْمَر، عن سليمان الأعمش، عن أبي صالح، عن أبي هريرة في قوله: ( فَهَدَى اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لِمَا اخْتَلَفُوا فِيهِ مِنَ الْحَقِّ بِإِذْنِهِ ) قال: قال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: "نحن الآخرون الأولون يوم القيامة، نحن أوّلُ الناس دخولا الجنة، بيد أنهم أوتوا الكتاب من قبلنا وأوتيناه من بعدهم، فهدانا الله لما اختلفوا فيه من الحق، فهذا اليوم الذي اختلفوا فيه، فهدانا له فالناس لنا فيه تبع، فغدًا لليهود، وبعد غد للنصارى".

    ثم رواه عبد الرزاق، عن معمر، عن ابن طاوس، عن أبيه، عن أبي هريرة .

    وقال ابن وهب، عن عبد الرحمن بن زيد بن أسلم، عن أبيه في قوله: ( فَهَدَى اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لِمَا اخْتَلَفُوا فِيهِ مِنَ الْحَقِّ بِإِذْنِهِ ) فاختلفوا في يوم الجمعة، فاتخذ اليهود يوم السبت، والنصارى يوم الأحد. فهدى الله أمة محمد ليوم الجمعة. واختلفوا في القبلة؛ فاستقبلت النصارى المشرق، واليهود بيت المقدس، فهدى الله أمة محمد للقبلة. واختلفوا في الصلاة؛ فمنهم من يركع ولا يسجد، ومنهم من يسجد ولا يركع، ومنهم من يصلي وهو يتكلم، ومنهم من يصلي وهو يمشي، فهدى الله أمة محمد للحق من ذلك. واختلفوا في الصيام، فمنهم من يصوم بعض النهار، ومنهم من يصوم عن بعض الطعام، فهدى الله أمة محمد للحق من ذلك. واختلفوا في إبراهيم، عليه السلام، فقالت اليهود: كان يهوديًا، وقالت النصارى: كان نصرانيًا، وجعله الله حنيفًا مسلمًا، فهدى الله أمة محمد للحق من ذلك. واختلفوا في عيسى، عليه السلام، فكذّبت به اليهود، وقالوا لأمه بهتانًا عظيمًا، وجعلته النصارى إلهًا وولدًا، وجعله الله روحه، وكلمته، فهدى الله أمة محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم للحق من ذلك
تفسير ابن كثير

Testimony of Another Jew regarding the Prophetic Office of Mohammad PBUH: " Saeed ibn Hassan of Alexandria "
From the book: The Pathways of Consideration regarding the Prophetic Office of the Master of Humanity (peace be upon him) by Saeed ibn Hassan Al Iskandarani ( of Alexandria )
According to the book "The pathways of consideration regarding the prophetic office of the Master of humanity" (peace be upon him) by Saeed ibn Hassan Al Iskandarani ( of Alexandria ): And among the proofs of the universality of his call ( i.e. Mohammad's ) PBUH , is a plain text, : " adonai ... qdzsh..) .. The Hebrew people agreed that the mountains of Paran: are the mountains of Mecca. And the Myriads of his Holy are: the household of the House of Prophetic Office..And no one became prominent from there, but Muhammad peace be upon him .. It said also: and still the Prophets of Israel peace be upon them preached the appearance and success of Muhammad, peace be upon him, swearing by his love, hoping they may be in his time. And when the hidden was revealed to them they would see his nation lined up in prayer as rows of angels. And indeed  the Prophet Samuel peace be upon him, gave a parable of this  saying: " wafara wadhib.." and the meaning of this: is that the king and the poor shall be made equal in the rows of prayers .. As well as the fact that the scholars of the children of Israel and their prophets arranged for them prayers begging therein to Allah the Elevated by Muhammad peace be upon him, wishing they may be in his time and see his days ..

The realization of that is the Holy Qur'an saying: ".. and before, they used to ask Allah to Send them Assistance through the Appointment of the Prophet ( Ar. yastaftihooun, literally: Plea earnestly for Assistance ) against those who disbelieve, then when what they knew came to pass, they denied therein, so let the curse of of Allah be upon those who deny."
 ( yastaftihooun: to ask for al fat-h, which is Victory and Assistance..through Mohammad PBUH.)
Courtesy : Abu Dajana Muhammad Moukhtar

There are some narrations about "The Very First Kaaba" was landed down on Mecca from the Sky before or after Adam, also it is a projection of the "Kaaba in the Sky" that angels are congregating around its to glorify and magnify Our Eternal Almighty Lord and also turning around above 7th sky under the Arch. The Kaaba, which is similar to "Kaaba in the Sky" and its projection, was established on center of the earth, Mecca. It is stated in the Qur'an and hadiths, which "Holy House in Mecca" is "The Ancient House". Thus, while in the verse HAJJ(22)/33 refers to the Kaaba as The Ancient House; in another verse is stated that the first house that was settled for mankind is the Kaaba.
The first House that was appointed (settled) for men was that at Bakka (Mecca): Full of blessing and of guidance for all kinds of beings.
[AL IMRAN(3)/96]
According to a narration within the book Al-Jaami' al-Saghir, Al Suyuti; The Prosperous House(Beytü'l-Mamur) is a Fane (Kaaba) in the Sky and this masjid's (Kaaba in the Sky) projection is the Kaaba in Mecca. In the same narration states that angels circumambulate that Prosperous House in the Sky, glorify Our Almighty Lord; its reputation in the Sky is as the reputation of the Kaaba in theGround. Thus, in the verse TUR(52)/4 of Qur'an, Our Eternal Almighty Lord has sworn upon The Prosperous House (The Built-Up House), which is considerably meaningful oath.
In Al-Muj'am Al-Kabir of Al-Tabarani, a narration from Ibn Al-As states that:
When Allah descended Adam to the earth, He say that: "I shall descend a House(Kaaba) with thou, which will being circumambulated its as My Arch was being."
As another hadith from Ibn Abbas, when Adam circumambulated Kaaba, concluded Hajj duty, then, angels encountered him and told him: "O Adam! May be accepted your Hajj!"
At the time Kaaba was descended from the Sky, al-Hajar al-Aswad (The Black Stone) was a lightened Heaven stone. It is mentioned in both hadiths and the apocrypha and pseudepigrapha, which Adam was frequently visiting the Kaaba to fulfill Heaven's longing. It is also stated in "Adam and Eve"apocrypha, which AdamEve and their child Seth were frequently"going to the Garden of Heaven" which place is the Kaaba so as to see the Heaven and supplicating to Eternal Almighty Allah. So, the lightened bright stone that was connecting to the Heaven is a kind of television or video telephone. We may say that Adam and hisposterity saw the Heaven via this lightened Heaven ruby, which is "al-Hajar al-Aswad", particularlyAdam was fulfilling his own Heaven's longing. It is articulated afterwards aforesaid stonedarkened and lost that function due to mankind's association partners with Allah.
According to Tabari's narration, after Adam his son Seth became khalif prophet in the ground. Adam had 40.000 children upon his death. Seth indwelled in Mecca, and completed his life in South Arabia centered on Mecca. He was circumambulating and constructing Kaaba, be honored.
Furthermore, Mecca is a "center" accordance with "the golden ratio" in terms of geography, latitude, longitude and distance to poles"Mother-center of cities" expression in the verse of Qur'an AL-AN'AM(6)/92 is a meaningful and significant trace. With this notion the Qur'an refers to "central position of Mecca" and "the beginning of mankind". Hence, Prof. Dr. Zağlul an-Naccar said about the matter:
"The West does not like evidences that display Mecca is the center of our planet. But, in spite of everything, we will maintain our research. And, we will prove that is the fact. While Prof. Dr. Husein Kemaleddin was trying to determine directions of kiblah in the world's primary cities; he revealed that Mecca is at the center of a circle which skirting around all the seven continents that are generating the earth."
Eventually, since Adam, particularly Abraham, the "center" preserved its own characteristic that there is protected,illicit (haram) and "secure land", also in case of failing association, "angels" surround there. However, such as present, everywhere and every society center that full with "association(shirk)" – "ignorance" is neither secure nor protected and far away from Eternal Almighty Lord's punishment.
Evidences we have indicated above make a major contribution to our thesis that "beginning point" of the life story of mankind in planet earth is "South Arabia centered on Mecca"

Golden Ratio Number and Ka'ba (in Mecca)

The Number 7 and the Pilgrimage to Mecca
As is well known by Muslims, the last of the five pillars of Islam is ‘Hajj’, or the pilgrimage to Mecca, which takes place once a year during the Islamic month of “Dhu Al-Hijjah”.   Interestingly enough, many of the rituals involved in Hajj take the number 7 into consideration.  For example, during ‘tawaf’, Muslims circumambulate (i.e. walk around) the Ka’aba 7 times.  They also walk and hurdle between the two hills of Safa and Marwa 7 times . In addition, this number has been mentioned in the only Qur’anic Verse that speaks of both Hajj and Umra (a non-obligatory pilgrimage to Mecca) at the same time.  God Almighty says: 

And complete the Hajj or 'umra in the service of God. But if ye are prevented (From completing it), send an offering for sacrifice, such as ye may find, and do not shave your heads until the offering reaches the place of sacrifice. And if any of you is ill, or has an ailment in his scalp, (Necessitating shaving), (He should) in compensation either fast, or feed the poor, or offer sacrifice; and when ye are in peaceful conditions (again), if any one wishes to continue the 'umra on to the hajj, He must make an offering, such as he can afford, but if he cannot afford it, He should fast three days during the hajj and seven days on his return, Making ten days in all. This is for those whose household is not in (the precincts of) the Sacred Mosque. And fear God, and know that God Is strict in punishment.   [Al-Baqarah, 2:196] 

What is beautiful about this Verse is the fact that God Almighty has placed it as the 196th Verse of Surat Al-Baqarah (Chapter: The Cow).  To be more specific, this number – 196 – is a multiple of 7 twice: 196 = 4 x 7 x 7 This example may naturally be met by scepticism (as was the case with me) because it is only the first we have presented so far.  We, of course, now believe that it is no coincidence, simply because after extensively long research, we have discovered that the Holy Quran, to put it briefly, is absolutely flooded with similar and more intricate examples that emanate the wonders of the number 7.  As mentioned earlier, these examples, as we will see later on, involve everything from the numbers of Chapters and Verses to the numbers of letters and words. 

Why the Tawaf (Revolving) around the Ka’aba is “Anticlockwise” ?

Modern Science has proved many things that confirms the importance of Tawaaf around the Ka’aba “Anticlockwise. ”

1) The Blood inside the human body begins its circulation “Anticlockwise”

2) The electrons of an atom revolve around its nucleus in the same manner as making Tawaf, in an anti-clockwise direction. Considering the globe as a whole, you will notice that:

3) That the moon revolves around the earth anti-clockwise.

4) The earth rotates around its own axis in an anti-clockwise direction.

5) The earth revolves around the sun in an anti-clockwise direction.

6) The planets of the Solar system revolve around the sun in an anti-clockwise direction.

7) The Sun along with its whole Solar system orbit in the galaxy in an anti-clockwise direction.

8) All the galaxies orbit in the space in an anti-clockwise direction.

That is: When we revolve around the Ka’aba we are orbiting in the same direction as the whole universe, Worshipping Allah in one direction, Praising Allah in one direction.

And all the creations of Allah from the tiniest particles, to the largest galaxies, along with the human race unite in praise of Allah.

When we tour around the Ka’aba, we are travelling in the land travelled by all the prophets of Allah from the prophet Adam (PBUH) to the prophet Mohamed (PBUH).

The Ka’aba in Makkah is never free from circumbulators.



The day when Jesus Christ predicted the transformation, transmission, shifting of:

1-Prophet hood
3-Scripture (the Book of Revelation)
4-Qibla (the direction toward which one should face during prayer)
5-The Ownership of the Holy (Sacred) Land (Terra Santa)
6-The Worldly Kingdom ( The Authorship and Rule )
7-Spiritual (Religious) & Political Leadership

From the Children of Israel (Bani Isra`eel), the Israelite, to the Children of Ishmael (Bani Isma`eel), the Ishmaelite (the Muslims).
The Roots of the Judeo-Christian Schism and it's Consequence

Jesus confronted the Children of Israel with the truth, a true Divine Prediction or Prophecy ( ..the truth I tell you; the Kingdom of God shall be taken from you and shall be given to a nation which will bear it's fruits..)

Jesus also gave them glad tidings of a Prophet that will come after him, and described him as "the Spirit of Truth", and named him : The Comforter, The Consoler, The Counselor, The Advocate, The Helper, The Standby ( different translations of the Greek word: Paraclytos). But the word Paraclytos is an alteration of the Greek word: Periclytos, which means: a person who is worthy of being praised, the praiseworthy, the praised one, which in Arabic is : Ahmed. ( Notice that each one of the different translations of the altered Greek word, namely Paraclytos, have miraculously preserved an attribute of Prophet Mohammad ( May Allah's Mercy and Peace be upon him ), fitting him like a glove..! This, undoubtedly, is An Act of God..

He also informed them that he will not be the son of David, not a descendant of the Children of Israel to that matter. And adding salt to the wound, he added that he will be sent among the Gentiles!

Confronted with such knowledge, the Children of Israel, to their shock, were simply hearing the worst.. The Kingdom of God ( Prophet hood and Scripture ) was to part the Israelite for the first time..but also forever..!

They thought both were confined to them, unconditionally and forever..!

Furthermore, Jesus was confirming an earlier Biblical prophecy concerning the coming of Shiloh..which will mark the diminishing religious and political leadership of the Jews, where the Staff disappears or vanishes from Judah…, in a clear implication of the shifting and transmission of religious and political guardianship, and leadership from the Jews..

The Jews ( remember it was God who called them a " stiff-necked nation ", because of their rebellion against His Plan & Will ) in their arrogance, haughtiness and prejudice, not only refused and rejected their fate and destiny..?! But they also thought they could change that by persecuting, then killing another prophet..!

They did it before, and their hands were still stained with the blood of John the Baptist..!

So the Jews decided to kill Jesus and took measures to that effect more than once.
( John 7:1, 11:53-54, 10:39, 8:59 )

They Plotted against the Plan and Will of God, but God Plotted to execute His Plan and Will, and God is the Best to Plot..

So, God was with Jesus, sending him the necessary Angels, and the Spirit of God to preserve him, exactly as predicted beforehand in the Scriptures. "

For it is written in the Scripture, that I shall send my angels before you to preserve and protect you…etc."
The matter is clearly mentioned in ( John 11: 53,54 ).

Jesus also predicted the change of " the Qibla "; the direction toward which one should face during prayer. This he did when a Samaritan woman came to him and posed to him the question : " Some face the East and and some face the West when praying..Then which is the correct direction..?! Jesus replied: Believe me when I tell that soon a time shall come when people will neither face the East nor will they face the West.., (but they will face a different direction..) (John 4:19-21)

The Book of Revelations of John ( named Apocalypse, by the Roman Catholics ) gives clear and distinct description of a city where all Faiths are barred from entering it except one Faith. Obviously this Prophecy has never been fulfilled for any City from the time of Jesus up till now, neither for Jerusalem nor for Rome, except for Mecca..!

It has never been fulfilled for Jerusalem, and never will, despite the deadly attempts and trials of the Last State of Israel, imposing restrictions and obstacles to prevent Muslims from reaching and praying in the Third Holiest Shrine in Islam, namely El-Masjid Al-Aqsa, The Farthest Mosque in Jerusalem and building their alleged security wall..etc..

Prophet Mohammad also Predicted that a portion of his Ummah will remain sincere, clinging to Faith steadfastly unto the Truth, declaring that these Faithful people will be in the House of Sanctity ( Baitul Maqdiss ), which is the Arabic name referring to Jerusalem,..and in the vicinities of Baitul Maqdiss..This Prediction stands true to this day and will stand forever, bearing witness to the truth of Prophet Mohammad and the sincerity of his mission, as well as of Allah's Unfailing Support to those who Support and Defend His Religion ( Deenul Islam ), which is the total submission and the humble surrendering to the Will and Plan of Allah..

Al-Masjid al-Aqsa (in Jerusalem) was the first of the two qiblahs, and is one of the three mosques to which people may travel for the purpose of worship. And it was said that it was built by Sulaymaan (peace be upon him), as stated in Sunan al-Nasaa’I (693) and classed as Saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Nasaa’i. And it was said that it existed before Sulaymaan (peace be upon him) and that Sulaymaan rebuilt it; this is based on the evidence narrated in al-Saheehayn from Abu Dharr (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said: “I said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, which mosque was built on earth first?’ He said, ‘Al-Masjid al-Haraam [in Makkah].’ I said, ‘Then which?’ He said, ‘Al-Masjid al-Aqsa.’ I said, ‘How much time was there between them?’ He said, ‘Forty years. So wherever you are when the time for prayer comes, pray, for that is the best thing to do.’” 
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3366; Muslim, 520. 

The word Islam, which literally means submitting one's will and surrendering oneself to Allah, which would apply to anyone who did or does the same form Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammad, and Allah have made the Queen of Sheba, and the disciples of Jesus, describe their acceptance and adherence to the faith brought by their respective prophets, as Muslims, as reported in the Qur'an ..Even Abraham and Ishmael are reported to have prayed Allah, while raising the Foundations of the Ka'aba, that Allah make them Submissive unto Him, i.e. Muslims, and that he would let there be of their offspring a Nation Submissive unto Him, which is literally: Um'mat(um) Muslimat(ul) Lak..which is the Islamic Ummah.. Of course the word Islam and Muslim, have gained another additional meaning, if not different but more specific after Allah Ordained His Final Revelation to the Seal of His Prophets and Messengers, namely Mohammad PBUH..

Similarly, the word Masjid, designates a place of worship, for the word, sajada, has the broader meaning of worship..Words that are derived from this root word s - j - d .. include Sajda, which means a prayer, but it could mean a prostration, bowing, genuflection, falling on one's face in worship .. both ( a prayer
and a prostration)
 being acts of worship..
So the word Masjid, could designate as well, a place where people establish their prayers, or a place where people prostrate..
It is obvious that there is no great difference at that, since worship includes praying and prayers include prostrating ..
But the word Masjid, like the word Islam, have gained another additional meaning, if not different but more specific after Allah Ordained His Final Revelation to the Seal of His Prophets and Messengers, namely Mohammad PBUH.., that is the House of Worship of the Muslims ..which is called a Masjid/Mosque ..
But let us not forget that the Prophet PBUH has said that one of the Peculiarities and Specialties or Characteristics of Islam, is that Allah Has Rendered each and every place, any place where a Muslim establishes his prayers in, Masjida(n) , i.e. a place of worship, wa tahoura ..i.e. a pure place ..
Another thing to bear in mind is that when the Prophet PBUH has experienced the Night Travel ( Al Israa' ) from Mecca to Jerusalem and then the Ascension therefrom into Heaven ( Al Mi'raaj ).. Allah (God) Has stated in the Qur'an reporting and recording this wonderful event: opening verse of Sura Isra 17:1
سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي أَسْرَى بِعَبْدِهِ لَيْلا مِنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الأَقْصَى الَّذِي بَارَكْنَا حَوْلَهُ لِنُرِيَهُ مِنْ آيَاتِنَا إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْبَصِيرُ
الاسراء: 1
" Most Glorious is He Who Took His Servant by night on a night journey from the Sacred Mosque ( i.e. the Ka'ba in Mecca ) to the Farthermost Mosque ( i.e. the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem ) which We Have Blessed its vicinity, in order that We Might Let him Experience some of the Signs of Our Might. Indeed He Himself is All-Hearing, All-Seeing. "
Al Israa', The Night Journey or Bani Israa'eel, The Children of Israel or The Israelite:1
But at that time there wasn't any built structure representing Al Aqsa mosque, and the Prophet PBUH, but prayed in the place where only it's ruins existed..Nevertheless, Allah referred to it because it has been there previously..He also mentioned it as a prophecy of its approaching construction, which took place latter in the reign of the Calif Abdul Malik ibn Marawaan.

Proof from Glorious Qur’aan that earth is a Masjid for Muslims!

Surah Ar-Ra'd 15
وَلِلَّهِ يَسْجُدُ مَنْ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ طَوْعًا وَكَرْهًا وَظِلَالُهُمْ بِالْغُدُوِّ وَالْآصَالِ
And unto Allâh (Alone) falls in prostration whoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and so do their shadows in the mornings and in the afternoons.
Surah An-Nahl 49
وَلِلَّهِ يَسْجُدُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ مِنْ دَابَّةٍ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ وَهُمْ لَا يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ
And to Allâh prostrate all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, of the moving (living) creatures and the angels, and they are not proud (i.e. they worship their Lord (Allâh) with humility).

Masjid and Sajda
Sajda means prostration/bow to one God ALLAH alone which all prophets of ALLAH did including Jesus, Moses and Muhammad (PBUThem all) by surrendering themselves to Allah (God) alone. The place where Sajda is done is called Masjid. Original name of the place of doing Sajda and worship is indeed Masjid which we call in english Mosque.
Synagogue etymologically means place of assembly, meeting, to gather and it has nothing specifically to do with religious prayer.
Church Vatican existed during the roman empire which was a place of pagan worship and has no semetic roots whatsoever.  Latin word Vaticanus (before 1BC i.e. before Jesus) a Deus Vaticanus orVagitanus, was a Roman deity, word Vatican is applied to the hill, and the deity who presides over it, from the vaticinia, or prophecies, which took place there by the power and inspiration of the god and this Vatica or Vaticum, located in the general area the Romans called vaticanus ager, "Vatican territory". This article is not for Church histories but just to let you know it is basically a place for pagan public place of idol worship as per its etymology.
Aramaic and arabic are sister languages. Sajda in arabic is similar in aramaic as well which Jesus used to do Luke 6:12, Matthew 26:39.
So All jews and Christians should embrace Islam and should follow the way of all of Allah’s Prophets as they used to do Sajda in Masjid they should embrace Islam and start doing Sajda in Masjid Luke 6:12 Matthew 26:39. I invite you all to embrace Islam. 

Courtesy : Abu Dajana Muhammad Moukhtar

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1 comment :

  1. Strong’s Dictionary tells:



    From H6286; ornamental; Paran, a desert of Arabia: – Paran.
    Targum Onkelos when telling Genesis 22, gave some interesting issues:

    And Abraham lifted up his eyes after these (words), and saw, and behold, one ram, holden in the bush by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him for a burnt offering instead of his son. And Abraham worshipped and prayed there in that place, and said before the Lord, Here shall generations worship: wherefore it shall be paid in that day, In this mountain Abraham worshipped before the Lord.[26]

    This part in bold is not included in other Bible translations, it’s between verses 14 and 15. Here it talks about a place where Abraham offered his son, and this place was a place that generations shall worship God in. According to my knowledge, I don’t know a place Jews or Christians celebrate Abraham’s sacrifice and worship God in. But actually in Islam, we have a major feast which is Eid al Adha which can be translated to feast of sacrifice, where we believe that this place is in Mecca. Not only that, but Muslims go to Kaaba for pilgrimage in Eid al Adha.