Petra (jordan), all you've heard is wrong the true ancient history of petra forbidden archaeology the true ancient history of petra forbidden archaeology forbidden archaeology. Written and collected by zia h shah md, chief editor of the muslim times thamud or the nabataeans were known for hewing houses in mountains madain salih and petra are ruins of their civilization madain salih (dedan) is in saudi arabia and is known in the european literature as hegra derived from al-hijr it was once inhabited.
How can the answer be improved. In 629 ad, the armies of islam came out of arabia and clashed with the byzantine army at mu'tah in south jordan they were initially repulsed, but attacked again, and the byzantines were defeated at the battle of yarmuk in august 636 the islamic generals marched on to damascus and established the umayyad caliphate in 661 ad. Most of the deities in nabataean religion were part of the pre-islamic arab pantheon, with the addition of foreign deities such as isis and atargatis dushara, a nabataean deity whose name means, lord of the mountain, he was widely worshiped in petra.
Jerusalem or petra did the original qibla point to jerusalem or to petra the traditional view is that jerusalem was the original focus of muhammad’s prayers, and that later he changed his direction of prayer towards mecca here are the arguments. Islam didn’t arise in mecca but in the jordanian city of petra the arab conquests came first, and only then the muslims in his new book the arab conquests came first, and only then the muslims in his new book the fourth beast, british historian tom holland makes some shocking claims the dutch version is out now, even before the english.
The city of petra, capital of the nabataean arabs, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, it is located 240 km south of the capital amman and 120 km north of the red sea town of aqaba, petra the world wonder is undoubtedly jordan's most valuable treasure and greatest tourist. Petra is a unique example of an astonishing ancient civilization more than 2,000 years ago, the nabatean arabs perfectly carved this nabatean city of petra into the mountains, rendering it now one of the seven wonders of the world.
Petra today petra park is petra the holy city of islam is petra the holy city of islam in 2011 nabataea researcher dan gibson proposed that the city of petra was actually the original holy city of islam his theory was advanced and defended in the book: qur'anic geography which is described below you may order this book by following the links. Al bayḍā , the lost town near mecca ancient manuscripts speak of a town, names bayḍā near mecca none of the early geographers could identify the location of this town however, al bayḍā only five kilometers from petra in 7 ah the muslim armies from medina marched north. The history of petra is a remarkable study petra, which lies in the southern area of jordan, is rich in history and beauty petra was a settlement primarily inhabited by an ancient people called nabataens these people grew rich from taking advantage of petra’s location because it was along a major trade route petra’s earliest name was.
Refuting the claim petra was the qibla before mecca the revisionist theory of petra being an earlier qibla (prayer direction) for muslims prior to mecca is essentially part of a larger conspiracy theory amongst revisionists who posit islam developed over a period of time after the prophet.
A great informative and educational site about islam, allah, muhammad,quran and muslim,an islamic perspective of scientific issues and information about muslim scholarships, and many other islam and science related resources. After the islamic conquest of 629–632 christianity in petra, as of most of arabia, gave way to islam during the first crusade petra was occupied by baldwin i of the kingdom of jerusalem and formed the second fief of the barony of al karak (in the lordship of oultrejordain) with the title château de la valée de moyse or sela.
The articles on this website may be reproduced freely as long as the following source reference is provided: joseph a islam wwwquransmessagecom salamun alaikum (peace be upon you) petra, jordon. The people of petra are known to muslims as the people of al-hijr these people are mentioned twice in the islamic holy book, the qur'an: [salih said to his people,] remember when he appointed you successors to 'ad and settled you in the land. Here is a satellite view of the great mosque of guangzhou which was built in 630 ad, and whose qibla points muslims to pray towards petra the qibla of the humeima mosque in southwestern jordan points toward petra.