Documentary Film based on Gibson's book: Qur'anic Geography
 

 

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Job's Tomb

Salalah, Oman

There is a small mosque and memorial building near Salalah where locals claim that Job was buried. The photo above was taken inside the building. Outside of this building (right) is an older mosque that has crumbed over the years and is now disused. Below this disused mosque is the foundation of a still older mosque, built during or just after the time of the prophet Muhammad. Locals say that this mosque points to Jerusalem. Some claim this mosque points to ancient Petra, but since the direction is very close to that of Jerusalem (100 miles) it is impossible to determine if this is so.

Above and below: Beside the modern mosque is a hole in the ground with what looks like a footprint at the bottom. This is claimed to be Job's footprint. On carefull examination of enlarged photos it seems that this footprint has been created in modern cement.

Above: The chandalier in Job's tomb.
 

Pre-Islamic Arabia Menu The People of 'Ud
Pre-Islamic Gods in Arabia Arabia before Muhammad
Salalah, Al Baleel, Zofar?  The Kingdom of Tham'ud
Shisr (Ubar?) Job's Tomb, Salalah
Khor Rori, Sumhuram  Sacred Direction