Over the last 20 years, new discoveries are pointing to the founding of Islam taking place in the ancient city of Petra. Check the evidence for yourself and make your own decision.

Qibla Tool:

This tool requires a large screen to view the Qibla direction of over 100 mosques from the earliest days of Islam. Choose by mosque name, time category or by Qibla direction. Does not display well on …

Four Ka'bas:

After releasing the documentary film, The Sacred City, a number of viewers asked me about the Ka’ba and its history. From my research of early Islamic Qiblas, it appears that the first Ka’ba was built …

Ptolemy and Mecca:

Suggested Solutions for Issues Concerning the Arabian Maps in Ptolemy’s Geography Some Muslim scholars have taken issue with my study of the geography of the Qur’an to make two rather conflicting …

Early Dhows in Pre-Islamic Petroglyphs:

Do ancient petrogyph drawings along the south coast of the Arabian Peninsula, provide us with clues that help us understand the history of the development of the dhow? In this article the author …

Islamic Places in Petra Link:

This tool will introduce you to the places in Petra that Dan Gibson identifies as being Islamic places. Please note that almost all of the names for places and monuments in Petra today are not ancient …

Petra In The Qur'an (Paper):

Muslims point to a wealth of names and identifiers used for the city of Mecca in Islamic literature and they use this to object to my hypothesis that Petra is the original Holy City of Islam. In this …

How Accurately Could Early (622-900 C.E.) Muslims Determine the Direction of Prayers (Qibla)?:

Walter R. Schumm School of Family Studies and Human Services, College of Health and Human Sciences Kansas State University, 1700 Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66506-1403, USA; schumm@ksu.edu …

Petra Mosques:

Video #1 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. Hello, and welcome to the video series Archeology and Islam. My name is Dan Gibson. Now, over the …

The Between Mosques:

Video #2 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. Hello, and welcome to another video is the series Archeology and Islam. During my studies of Early …

The Ka'ba:

Who built the first Ka’ba? Why was it rebuilt when Muhammad was a young man? Was it ever destroyed? How many times was the Ka’ba rebuilt after that time? Was the Ka’ba always …

Measuring the Ka'ba:

#4 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. Hello, and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and Islam. My name is Dan Gibson… This …

Petra In The Qur'an (Video Script):

#5 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam.

Mecca NOT on Ancient Maps:

Video #6 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. Hello, and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and Islam. My name is Dan Gibson. In the …

ZamZam:

Video #7 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. Hello and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and Islam. In this program we are going to …

Was Muḥammad a real historical figure?:

Video #8 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. Hello, and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and Islam. My name is Dan Gibson and today …

Muhammad in Petra:

Video #9 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. Hello, and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and Islam. My name is Dan Gibson and …

Battle of Badr:

Video #10 *This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam.* Hello, and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and Islam. My name is Dan Gibson and …

Hubal:

Video #11 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: \*Archeology and Islam.\* Hello, and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and Islam. My name is Dan Gibson …

PreIslamic Gods:

Video #12 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. Hello, and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and Islam. My name is Dan Gibson and in …

PreIslamic Worship:

Video #13 *This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam.* Hello, and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and Islam. My name is Dan Gibson and in …

Petra Pilgrimage:

Video #14 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. Hello, and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and Islam. My name is Dan Gibson and …

Nomads and Archeology:

Video #15 *This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam.* Hello, and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and Islam. My name is Dan Gibson and …

Abraham and Job:

Video #16 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. Hello, and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and Islam. My name is Dan Gibson and …

The Prophet Moses:

Video #17 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. Hello, I am Dan Gibson and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and Islam. In this video …

Prophets David and Solomon:

Video #18 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. Hello, I am Dan Gibson and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and Islam. In this video …

The Prophet Isaiah:

Video #19 \*This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam.\* Hello, and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and Islam. My name is Dan Gibson and …

Hud and Saleh:

Video #20 *This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam.* Hello, and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and Islam. My name is Dan Gibson and in …

Pre-Islamic Altars & Sacrifice:

Video #21 \*This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam.\* Hello, and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and Islam. My name is Dan Gibson and …

One Religion?:

Video #22 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. Hello, and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and Islam. My name is Dan Gibson and …

The Petra Scrolls:

Video #23 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. Hello, I’m Dan Gibson, and this video is about the Petra Scrolls. These old scrolls were found in the …

Islamic Places in Petra Video Script:

Video #24 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. USE THIS LINK …

Islamic Graveyards, and the Qibla #1:

Video #25 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. Hello, I am Dan Gibson and this is another video in the series Archeology and Islam. In this video I …

Islamic Graveyards, and the Qibla #2:

Video #26 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. Hello, I am Dan Gibson, and this is the second video in a two video series about Islamic Graveyards …

Silencing Objections #1:

Video #27 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. Hello, I am Dan Gibson, and this is another video in the series Archeology and Islam. As we have …

Evidence Suppressed #2:

#28 This is a general transcript of Dan Gibson’s final video in the series: Archeology and Islam. This is a script and is not a published academic paper.

Where Were Romans? Q&A01 :

Video #29 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video. Hello, and welcome to the first video in the series Q&A. My name is Dan Gibson and today we want to examine a question that viewers …

What About Medina? Q&A02:

Video #30 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video. Hello, and welcome to another video in the series Q&A, Questions and Answers. Over the last six months I have received a number of …

Moving the Black Stone Q&A03:

Video #31 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video. Hello, I am Dan Gibson, and this is another Question and Answer Video. One of our viewers, Khalifa has asked a question. The question is: …

Ta'if Q&A04:

Q&A Video #32 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video. Hello, I am Dan Gibson, and this is another Question and Answer Video. Recently, Salman wrote to us: How do you explain Prophet …

Why a Cube? Q&A05:

Q&A Video #33 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video. Hello, I am Dan Gibson, and this is another Question and Answer Video. Today’s question has been asked by several people. …

Abraha Q&A06:

Video #34 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video. Hello, I am Dan Gibson, and this is another Question and Answer video. This week’s question comes from Ahmed, who asks about the story of …

The Rahat Mosque Q&A07:

Video #35 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video. Hello, I am Dan Gibson, and this is another video in the Question and Answer series. Over the last couple of months, I have received at …

Al Aqsa Q&A08:

Video #36 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video. Hello, I’m Dan Gibson, and this is another Question and Answer video. Today’s question comes from Munir, but I have received similar …

Was Adam a Muslim? Q&A09:

Video #37 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video. Hello, I’m Dan Gibson, and this is another Question and Answer Video. Today’s question is about the historicity of the religion of Islam. …

Where was Shi’b Abi Talib? Q&A10:

Video #38 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video. Hello, I am Dan Gibson and this is another Question and Answer Video. Today’s question is asked by Ali, who wonders: If Petra was the …

Was the Ka’ba a Shiva Temple? Q&A11:

Video #39 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video. Hello, I am Dan Gibson, and this is another Question and Answer Video. In this video we want to answer two similar questions: First, …

Ghadir Khumm Q&A12:

Video #40 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video. Hello, I am Dan Gibson, and this is another video in the Question and Answer Video series. Today’s question comes from several viewers …