Questions and Answers

Dan Gibson answers questions from viewers related to Archeology and Islam.

Q&A #01 Where were the Romans?:

Click below to watch the video If Petra is the original Holy City of Islam, why did the Roman army not get involved earlier. Dan Gibson traces the whereabouts of the Byzantine Roman army and …

Q&A #02 What About Medina?:

Click below to watch video If Petra was the original Holy City of Islam, then what about the city of Medina? Was it also in a different Place? Dan Gibson traces out the history of Medina and the …

Q&A #03 Moving the Black Rock:

Click below to watch the video: How did Ibn Zubayr pick today’s Mecca as a place to move the Black Rock? How did he get so many people to move from Petra? How did they feed them? Dan Gibson …

Q&A #04 Where was Ta'if:

Click below to watch the video Do descriptions of ancient Ta’if fit the current Ta’if in Saudi? Where was the city wall? Where was the temple of Allat? Dan Gibson suggests a location in …

Q&A #05 Why a Cube?:

Click below to watch the video What is the origin of the Ka’ba? Who was King Tubba? Why was a cube shape used for the Ka’ba? Why is the cube shape special in ancient Petra? Why is it …

Q&A #06 Abraha and the Elephant:

Click below to watch the video: The Prophet Muhammad was born in the Year of the Elephant. Is this ancient story myth or could it have happened? What do the earliest records tell us? Was Abraha a …

Q&A #07 The Rahat Mosque:

Click below to view the video Are media reports true that say the Rahat mosque is perhaps the oldest mosque in the world? Dan Gibson demonstrates that the Rahat mosque is not the oldest in the …

Q&A #08 Al-Aqsa:

Click below to watch the video: The Qur’an speaks of Al Aqsa over a hundred years before it was built in Jerusalem. So where was the original Al Aqsa described as being in Jiranah? …

Q&A #09 Was Adam a Muslim?:

Click below to watch the video Several viewers have asked this question. Dan Gibson turns aside from his usual archeology study to address the issue of the existence of Islam before the prophet …

Q&A #10 Where was Shib Abi Talib?:

Click below to watch the video If Petra is the original city of Islam, then where was Shib Abi Talib? Muhammad’s home was there, and the Muslims were trapped there during the persecution of …

Q&A #11 Is the Ka'ba a Shiva Temple?:

Click below to view video Dan Gibson examines the claim that the Ka’ba is actually a Hindu Shiva temple. Why do Hindus see such similarities with Islamic rites? Transcript Video #39 This …

Q&A #12 Where was Ghadir Khumm?:

Click below to watch the video: If Petra is the actual Holy City of Islam, then where was Ghadir Khumm located? Dan Gibson explores the history and significance of Ghadir Khumm, and the possible …

Q&A #13 Umayyad Qasrs?:

Click below to watch the video: Dan Gibson examines over 20 Umayyad Qasrs. Does the Qibla affect their orientation? Why do some Qasrs not have mosques? Why are some Qasrs aligned differently than …

Q&A #14 Where was Paran?:

Click below to watch the video The ancient records tell us that the city of Mecca was located in the Paran wilderness.So where was Paran? Dan Gibson examines ancient manuscripts to set the record …

Q&A #15 Where was Becca:

Click below to view video Most Christians assume that Becca was somewhere close to Jerusalem, as the Bible speaks of pilgrimage, and the only pilgrimage they think of was to Jerusalem. However, …

Q&A #16 Where was Abwa?:

Muhammad’s mother was buried in Al-Abwa’, which was between Medina and ‘Mecca’. Is this location in Saudi Arabia or in Jordan? Dan Gibson investigates what the early records say, and makes …

Q&A #17 Khadijah:

What do the ancient sources tell us about Khadijah. Was she a pagan or a Christian before she converted to Islam? Transcript Hello, I am Dan Gibson and this is another video in the Question and …

Q&A #18 Khadijah's House:

Some claim that there is an old ruin in Mecca that was Khadijah’s house? How does this building compare with the earliest records of Islam. Transcript Hello, I am Dan Gibson and this is the …

Q&A #19 Approaches to Islam:

Fred Donner described four approaches to early Islamic history. Which one does Dan Gibson feel fits himself best? Transcript Which Approach to Islam? Hello, I am Dan Gibson, and in this video we are …

Q&A #20 Religion of Abraham:

Did Muhammad bring a new religion or did he try to restore the religion of Abraham? And did he succeed. And what was it called? Dan Gibson shares his opinions. Transcript Hello, I am Dan Gibson, and …

Q&A #21 The Hadiths:

Dan Gibson explains his view of hadith, and why he uses them in his research. Transcript Are the Hadiths Trustworthy or even Useful? Hello, I am Dan Gibson, and this is another video in the series …

Q&A #22 Petra Earthquakes:

When did Petra become a ruined city Dan Gibson provides a survey of earthquakes in Petra, until the end of the city. TRANSCRIPTS \ Hello I am a Dan Gibson, and today’s video will answer the objection …