Mecca

ENGLISH - The Sacred City:

The Sacred City presents compelling evidence that suggests the holy city of Mecca is in the wrong location & the worlds 1.6 billion Muslims are praying in the direction of the wrong city. …

Archaeology and Islam #01 - Petra Mosques:

Click below to watch the video Archeology and Islam #1 The Petra Mosques. Mosques from the first century of Islam pointed to Petra Transcript Video #1 This is a general transcript of a Dan …

The Sacred City - in multiple languages:

(17 articles) This 90 minute full-feature documentary film explores the founding of Islam. (2016) Dan Gibson introduces new discoveries about the origins of Islam. This film is available in over a dozen languages …

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 …

Archaeology and Islam #02 - The Between Mosques:

Click below to watch the video Archeology and Islam #2 The Between Mosques do not face Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Who built them and why? Transcript Video #2 This is a general transcript of a Dan …

ALBANIAN - QYTETI I SHENJTË Arabisht me titra shqip :

Sacred City - Arabic with Albanian subtitles QYTETI I SHENJTË Zbulimi i vendlindjes së vërtetë të Islamit. Një film dokumentar 90 minutësh. Arabisht me titra shqip. Direct Download: You may down …

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 …

Talking with Dan Gibson #03 Qur'anic Geography:

Dan Gibson discusses his book: Qur’anic Geography, published in 2011

Archaeology and Islam #03 - The Ka'ba:

Click below to view video Who built the original Ka’ba? Where was it? When was it destroyed and rebuilt? Can we find the original Ka’ba? Transcript Video #3 This is a general …

AMHARIC - The Sacred City:

ቅድስቲቱ ከተማ - አማርኛ - የ 85 ደቂቃ ዘጋቢ ፊልም። የአዘጋጁ መብት በሕግ የተጠበቀ ነው። ይዘቱ እስካልተለወጠ ድረስ ኮፒ ማድረግና ማሰራጨት የተፈቀደ ነው። The Sacred City - Amharic - Please do not change the contents of this film. It is copyrighted. …

Archeology and Islam:

(30 articles) This series of over 20 videos explores many topics relating to the founding of Islam. Dan Gibson visits the focal point of the first Qibla and discovers the original Ka’ba. He then explores …

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 …

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 …

Questions and Answers:

(22 articles) Dan Gibson answers questions from viewers related to Archeology and Islam.

ARABIC - المدينة المقدسة :

The Sacred City - In Arabic - 85 minutes - Documentary film Please do not change the content of this film. But it can be copied and re-posted without any changes. Direct Download: You may down this …

Archaeology and Islam #04 - Measuring Ka'ba:

Click below to watch the video: Do the ancient measurements of the Ka’ba match Mecca or Petra? Details of the inscription in Saudi Arabia dating the building of Masjid al-Haraam Transcript …

Talking with Dan Gibson #04 Early Islamic Qiblas:

Dan Gibson introduces his book: Early Islamic Qiblas, and explains what is in the book.

Navigation and the Qibla #5 The Indian Circle:

An introduction to the Indian Circle, used by early Muslims to find Qibla directions. This is described to us by al-Battānī, Khwārazm, Ḥabash al-Ḥāsib and others.

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 …

Archaeology and Islam #05 - Petra in The Qur'an:

Click below to watch the video: Who built the original Ka’ba? Where was it? When was it destroyed and rebuilt? Can we find the original Ka’ba? Transcript Video #5 This is a general …

Archaeology and Islam #06 - Mecca on Ancient Maps:

Click below to watch the video: Dan Gibson addresses the question of Macorba and other locations being the city of Mecca on ancient maps. Transcript Video #6 This is a general transcript of a …

BENGALI - সেই পবিত্র শহর :

সেই পবিত্র শহর” হল ইসলাম প্রতিষ্ঠা বিষয়ক একটি প্রামাণ্যচিত্র। ফিল্মটি দেখতে বা ডাউনলোড করতে ক্লিক করুন: The Sacred City (in Bangla language) Please do not change the contents of this film. It …

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 …

Talking with Dan Gibson #07 Interview:

Dan Gibson answers questions about: the change of Qibla; Who was first, you or Patricia Crone; what do you think of the book by Andy Bannister, how did the Ka’ba move from Petra to Mecca, what …

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 …

Archaeology and Islam #07 - Zamzam:

Click below to watch the video Where was the original ZamZam well? In Mecca or in Petra? Transcript Video #7 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and …

CHINESE - 神聖之城 :

一部85分鐘的紀錄片。 有關伊斯蘭教成立的新發現。The Sacred City An 85 minute documentary film. New discoveries about the founding of Islam. French with Chinese Subtitles 伊斯蘭教聖地起源-新發現-佩特拉 Direct Download: You may down this …

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? …

Archaeology and Islam #08 - Historical Muhammad:

Click below to watch the video Was Muhammad a real historical figure? Dan Gibson explains why he thinks Muhammad was a real person. Transcript Video #8 This is a general transcript of a Dan …

CHITTAGONG - পবিত্র শর:

পবিত্র শর পবিত্র শর: ইসলাম আর কিবলা লই চিটাইংগা ভাষাত ৮৫ মিনিটর উগ্গ তইত্তচিত্র। ফেট্রা কি ইসলামর ফইলা পবিত্র শর আছিল না? Direct Download: You may down this video directly for your personal use, …

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 …

Archaeology and Islam #09 - Muhammad in Petra:

Click below to watch the video Did the Prophet Muhammad live in Petra or Mecca? Was he surrounded by Idols? Did he worship idols in his early life? Transcript Video #9 This is a general …

FARSI - فیلم مستند:

فیلم مستند 90 دقیقه ای موسیقی متن فیلم فارسی کشفیات جدید در مورد سالهای بنیادین اسلام. دوبله فارسی Direct Download: You may down this video directly for your personal use, showing to audiences, and …

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 …

FRENCH - La ville sacrée:

A la decouverte du lieu de naissance reel de I’Islam Gratuit pour copier, afficher, publier en ligne, mais ne pas modifier ou modifier le contenu. Direct Download: You may down this video …

Archaeology and Islam #10 - Battle of Badr:

Click below to watch the video: Where did the Battle of Badr take place? In Saudi Arabia or in Jordan? What historical evidence backs up the two suggested locations? Does this prove or disprove …

The Qibla Story # 1 Introducton:

Part 1/7 What is a Qibla? Where did the first mosques of Islam face? Transcript Hello. I’m Dan Gibson and this is the first video in a short series about the Qibla. I thought I would go …

HINDI पवित्र शहर:

पवित्र शहर। 90 मिनट की डॉक्यूमेंट्री फिल्म। इस्लाम की स्थापना के बारे में नई खोजों A 90 minute documentary film on the founding of Islam. Dubbed into Hindi.

Unpacking the Controversy - Qibla Dilemma EP. 2:

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 …

INDONESIAN - The Sacred City :

The Sacred City - A 90 minute documentary film on the founding of Islam - Dubbed into Indonesian Coming Soon

Not 100 Qiblas, but 4 - Qibla Controversy EP.3:

KOREAN - The Sacred City 제목:

제목: 신성한 도시 이슬람 태동에 대한 다큐멘터리 - 90분 이슬람 태동의 도시 페트라? The Sacred City - English with Korean Subtitles

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 …

RUSSIAN - The Sacred City:

The Sacred City documentary film - In RUSSIAN language, 85 minutes. About the founding of Islam Direct Download: You may down this video directly for your personal use, showing to audiences, and …

Petra In The Qur'an (Paper):

\\*This page no longer exists. Dan Gibson has rewritten this research information into an academic paper which is in the process of peer review to be published in a journal. Once that paper has been …

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, …

TURKISH - Kutsal Şehir:

The Sacred City - Turkish dub - İslam ve Kibla hakkında 85 dakikalık bir belgesel film. Petra ve Mekke. An 85 minute documentary film on Islam and the Qibla. Petra and Mecca. Direct Download: You …

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 …

Urdu مقدس شہر:

ڈین گبسن کی طرف سے ایک 90 منٹ کی دستاویزی فلم. اسلام کے بانی سال کے بارے میں ۔ The Sacred City - dubbed into URDU.

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 #21 The Hadiths:

Dan Gibson explains his view of hadith, and why he uses them in his research.

Talking with Dan Gibson #21 Interview: Cross and Crescent Discussion Group:

On August 30th, 2020 The Cross and the Crescent Discussion Group interviewed Dan Gibson. The original can be seen on their website:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYAcN…The quality of this …

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 …

Talking with Dan Gibson #23 Epic Archaeology:

Epic Archeology YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9RY…​View this video on YouTube at:https://youtu.be/ya4GD7V6PNk​ What can archaeology, history and historical geography teach …

Talking with Dan Gibson #24 Indonesian Interview:

An Interview with Dan Gibson, translated live into Indonesia

Talking with Dan Gibson #25 Repository:

Dan Gibson’s database is now available in an academic repository for others to access. The online graphical Qibla Tool can be found at:https://nabataea.net/explore/founding…​. The …

Archaeology and Islam #25 Islamic Graveyards and the Qibla #1:

Click below to watch the video: This is the first video of several videos that will examine the Qiblas of early graveyards in Islam. In this video Dan Gibson looks at the Baqi graveyard in Medina …

Talking with Dan Gibson #26 Cross & Crescent Discussion Group:

On August 30th, 2020 The Cross and the Crescent Discussion Group interviewed Dan Gibson. The original can be seen on their website:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYAcN…​The quality of this …

Talking with Dan Gibson #27 Petra Context: Qur’an 16:103:

Dan Gibson explains how a Petra context would affect the interpretation of Sura 16:102.

Archaeology and Islam #28 Evidence Suppressed #2:

Click below to watch the video: When truth is forced underground, it takes several generations before it emerges. Discover the secret sects and suppressed teachings from the second,third and fourth …

Archaeology and Islam #29 Umayyad Qasrs :

Click below to watch the video: Transcript While writing the book: Early Islamic Qiblas, it became increasingly evident that the original Qiblas of Umayyad mosques faced either to the city of …

Archaeology and Islam #30 - The Origin of the Mihrab:

Did the prophet Muhammad initiate the use of the Mihrab or did it come later? Why do the first mosques have no mihrab? What was used to indicate the direction of prayer before the Mihrab was invented, …

Petra Mosques:

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

The Between Mosques:

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

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. Measuring the Ka’ba Hello, and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and Islam. My name is …

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. Mecca on Ancient Maps Hello, and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and Islam. My name …

ZamZam:

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

Muhammad in Petra:

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

Was Muḥammad a real historical figure?:

Video #8 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. Was Muhammad a Historical figure video Hello, and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and …

Battle of Badr:

Video #10 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. [Battle of Badr …

Islamic Graveyards, and the Qibla #1:

Video #25 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. Islamic Graveyards Video 1 Hello, I am Dan Gibson and this is another video in the series Archeology …

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.

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 …

Where was Ta'if?:

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&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. …

The Rahat Mosque:

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 …

Where was Al Aqsa?:

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 …

Where was Shi’b Abi Talib?:

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 …

Where was Ghadir Khumm?:

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 …

Where was Paran?:

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 straight. Hello, I am Dan Gibson …

Qasr Al-Hallabat:

Mosque Name: Qasr Al-Hallabat Country: Jordan City: Desert Castle Year of construction (AH): 212 AH Year of construction (AD): 827 AD GPS: 32° 5’35.51"N 36°19’40.96"E Original …

Amman Umayyad Mosque:

Mosque Name: Amman Umayyad Mosque Country: Jordan City: Amman Year of construction (AH): 82 AH Year of construction (AD): 710 AD GPS: 31°57’16.48"N 35°56’4.53"E Original Qibla: …

Um Al Walid:

Mosque Name: Um Al Walid Country: Jordan City: Um Walid Year of construction (AH): 93 AH Year of construction (AD): 712 AD GPS: 31.646872 35.899798 Original Qibla: Between Rebuilt facing Mecca: never …

Aleppo Mosque:

Mosque Name: Jami’a al Umawi al Kabir Country: Syria City: Aleppo Year of construction (AH): 96 AH Year of construction (AD): 715 AD GPS: 36.199492°N 37.156911°E ArchNet: …

Banbhore Mosque:

Mosque Name: Banbhore Mosque Country: Pakistan City: Banbhore Year of construction (AH): 109 AH Year of construction (AD): 727 AD GPS: 24°45’8.64"N 67°31’21.11"E ArchNet: …

Amman Umayyad Palace and Mosque:

Mosque Name: Amman Umayyad Palace and Mosque Country: Jordan City: Amman Year of construction (AH): 112 AH Year of construction (AD): 730 AD GPS: 31°57’16.48"N 35°56’4.53"E …

Qasr Bayir:

Mosque Name: Qasr Bayir Country: Jordan City: Deasert Castle Year of construction (AH): 125 AH Year of construction (AD): 743 AD GPS: 30°45’43.33"N 36°40’45.58"E Original Qibla: …

Mansur Mosque:

Mosque Name: Mosque of Mansur Country: Iraq City: Baghdad Year of construction (AH): 145 AH Year of construction (AD): 762 AD GPS: unknown location ArchNet: http://archnet.org/sites/5374 Original …

Ukhaydir Mosque:

Mosque Name: Qasr Ukhaydir Country: Iraq City: Kufa Year of construction (AH): 146 AH Year of construction (AD): 764 AD GPS: 32°26’25.91"N 43°36’13.39"E ArchNet: …

Qasr Aseikhin Mosque:

Mosque Name: Qasr Aseikhin Mosque Country: Jordan City: Desert Castle Year of construction (AH): unknown Year of construction (AD): 8th century GPS: 31°56’46.14"N 36°57’6.91"E …

Samarra Mosque:

Mosque Name: Great Mosque of Samarra Country: Iraq City: Samarra Year of construction (AH): 232 AH Year of construction (AD): 847 AD GPS: 34°11’56.26"N 43°52’24.76"E ArchNet: …

Ibn Tulun Mosque:

Mosque Name: Ibn Tulun Mosque Country: Egypt City: Cairo Year of construction (AH): 263 AH Year of construction (AD): 876 AD GPS: 30°01’44"N 31°14’58"E ArchNet: …

Asnaq Mosque:

Mosque Name: Friday Mosque Country: Iran City: Asnaq Year of construction (AH): unknown Year of construction (AD): unknown GPS: 38° 3’42.97"N 47°11’20.90"E ArchNet: …

Nine Domed Mosque:

Mosque Name: Nine Domed Mosque Country: Afghanistan City: Balkh Year of construction (AH): unknown Year of construction (AD): 9th century GPS: 36°43’47.1"N 66°53’7.1"E ArchNet: …

Ar-Rabadha:

This site is an early Islamic city situated on the pilgrimage route running between Al-Kufa in Iraq and Mecca. It lies about 200 km east of Medina. Twenty years of excavation on the site have revealed …

Siraf Congregational Mosque:

Mosque Name: Siraf Friday Mosque Country: Iran Year of construction (AD): 9th century GPS: 27.667298 52.335089 ArchNet: https://archnet.org/sites/3856 Original Qibla: Mecca For a Link to the Qibla …

Malek Mosque, Zoozan Iran:

Mosque Name: Malek Mosque Country: Iran City: ZooZan Year of construction (AH): 780 Year of construction (AD): 160 GPS: 34.355441 59.876897 Original Qibla: Petra Rebuilt facing Mecca: For a Link to …

The Ka'ba:

The Ka’ba The Ka’ba in the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia is the center of the Islamic world today. It’s roots go far back into Islamic history. So why do all of the earliest mosques …

Odigram Mosque:

Mosque Name: Odigram Mosque Country: Pakistan City: Raja Gir Year of construction (AH): 440 Year of construction (AD): 1048 GPS: 34.743141 72.314213 Qibla Direction: 273 Original Qibla: Petra Rebuilt …

Nimes Graveyard:

Mosque Name: Nimes Graveyard Country: France City: Nimes Year of Burials: 800 - 900: GPS: 43.833353 4.351409 Original Qibla: Parallel For a Link to the Qibla Tool Click Here Description: Street …

Khirbet Burz Mosque:

Mosque Name: Khirbet Burz Mosque Country: Jordan City: Sama Rusan Year of construction (AH): 800-899 GPS: 32.623889, 35.799861 Original Qibla: 141.11 Rebuilt facing Mecca: never Description: This …

Wadi Shireh:

Mosque Name: Wadi Shireh Open Air Mosque Country: Jordan City: Wadi Rum Year of construction (AH): 728 Year of construction (AD): 109 GPS: 29.777571, 35.609588 Original Qibla: Unknown Rebuilt facing …