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Birthplace of Islam


السلام عليكم

My question is about the stuff coming out now about non muslim talking about petra is the real birthplace of islam and not mecca. I know that this is not true and they are lying and fabricating, but nonmuslims keep posting that there are different kind of proves, I believe that this should be refuted and this lie and “shobha” should be rebutteled so people can reply to this bad accusation.

Thank you please help.

May allah forgive us all


Wa Alaykumussalam

Thank you for your question

Dan Gibson, a Canadian amateur archaeologist, is the latest of a number of revisionist historians of early Islam who are desperate to show that Islam did not start in Mecca, and hence that early Islamic history was forged.

Using media techniques and some seemingly scientific arguments, this documentary tries to suggest that the main place of birth, growth and prophecy of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w) was the city of Petra, and later people destroyed the Kaaba in Petra and built it in Mecca. This claim is so baseless that no Muslim is willing to accept it; Perhaps the audience of the documentary is mostly non-Muslims.

There is a lot of detail on this topic and has been answered by many Muslims to the baseless opinions and accusations by Gibson.

Some of the responses to Dan Gibson’s claim that Petra Not Mecca was the Birthplace of Islam is as follows in written and video form:

Answering to the propaganda video in the name of “The Sacred City” of Dan Gibson

Was the Qiblah in Petra? Response to Dan Gibson | Dr. Shabir Ally

Response to some topics of Dan Gibson:

1) Mecca Did Not Exist Before 7th Century:

2) Mecca Described as Center of International Trade Route:

3) Mecca is Mother of All Cities, But No Antiquities!:

4) Mecca should be Next to Sodom the City of Lot (as):

5) Trees, Fruits & Olives Do Not Grow in Mecca:

6) Quraysh in Humaymah, Large Armies & Ibrahim (as) Travel to Mecca:

7) First Century Mosques were Oriented Toward Petra Not Mecca!:

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider