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:

(21 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 twenty 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 …

02 The Discovery:

Dan Gibson explains how he uncovered the long lost history of Islamic Qiblas. This discovery is providing solid archaeological evidence that is rewriting the founding years of Islam.

Qura'nic Geography:

Qur'anic Geography THIS BOOK IS NOW OUT OF PRINT This was Gibson’s original book (2010) that introduce the topic of Islamic Qiblas, among many other topics. Gibson’s research on …

Qura'nic Geography:

Qur'anic Geography THIS BOOK IS NOW OUT OF PRINT This was Gibson’s original book (2010) that introduce the topic of Islamic Qiblas, among many other topics. Gibson’s research on …

03 Petra Facing Mosques:

Dan Gibson examines early Islamic mosques from the first three centuries of Islam, focusing on mosques that faced ancient Petra in Jordan. The very earliest mosques were oriented in this direction.

04 Between Facing Mosques:

Al-Ḥajjāj began this practice and for 66 years many mosques were built facing an empty spot in Arabia that was ‘between’ Petra and Mecca. This practice fell out of popularity soon after …

Questions and Answers:

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

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 …

Talking with Dan Gibson #04 Early Islamic Qiblas:

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

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 …

05 Parallel Facing Mosques:

The surviving early mosques of North Africa and Spain all faced a unique direction. None of them faced Mecca, or Petra, or the Between position.

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. Transcript Navigation and the Qibla: …

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 …

06 Mecca Facing Mosques:

Chapter 6 2 May 2022 Chad Doell & Dan Gibson Abstract The earliest Mecca facing qibla that Gibson located is found at Jebels Says (or Usays) in a qasr built by Caliph Walid. This Qibla was used …

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 …

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 …

09 The Names of Petra:

Chapter 9 Harremoes/Gibson/Hannon 2022 Abstract This chapter identifies the names of the ancient city of Petra as used in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, Latin and Arabic sources, and compares these names …

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 …

10 Mecca not on Ancient Maps:

Chapter 10 Chad Doell & Dan Gibson April 1, 2022 Abstract Gibson’s research in Qibla geography has raised objections from some scholars. One common objection is that in the early years of Islam …

ITALIAN - The Sacred City - COMING SOON:

Coming soon.

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 …

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 …

HAUSA - The Sacred City:

Ganowar Ainihin Wurin Kafuwar Musulunci (Dubbed in Hausa language)

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:

13 The Petra 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 …

KOREAN - The Sacred City 제목:

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

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 …

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 …

14 The Religion of Abraham:

Chapter 14 Chad Doell & Dan Gibson May 2022 Abstract There is a term in Islam which was a fundamental part of the religion in its dawning years, and which is seldom used today— Ḥanīfiyyah. The …

SWAHILI - The Sacred City:

Kugundua mahali halisi kulikozaliwa Uisilamu The Sacred City dubbed into Swahili 90 minute documentary film

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 …

16 Evidence Supressed :

Chapter 16 Chad Doell & Dan Gibson 17 May 2022 Abstract How could Muslims allow their sacred Qibla direction to be changed? This chapter examines little known Islamic history, revealing how …

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 …

18 Comparing the Theories of David King and Dan Gibson Statistically:

Chapter 18 By Dr. Walter R. Schumm and Zvi Goldstein Abstract Dan Gibson has argued that the first holy city of Islam was Petra. David King has disputed Gibson’s conclusions. Using data from Gibson’s …

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 …

20 The Battle of Badr and other Locations:

Chapter 20 The Battle of Badr and other Locations Gibson & Doell 2022 Abstract Muslims have argued that the Battle of Badr took place in Saudi Arabia during an early period of Islamic history. …

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 …

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, …

A1 Qibla Tool Notes:

Learn how to use the Qibla Tool. What is it and when was it developed, and where scholars can access the database.

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 Gibson …

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: 31.646810 35.899799 West Qasr: Gibson Classification: Between East Qasr: …

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 Gibson …

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 Gibson …

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 (AD): 8th century GPS: 31°56’46.14"N 36°57’6.91"E Gibson Classification: Mecca For a …

Samarra Mosque:

Mosque Name: Great Mosque of Samarra Sāmarrāʾ 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 …

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 (AD): 800-899 GPS: 38° 3’42.97"N 47°11’20.90"E ArchNet: http://archnet.org/sites/5436 Gibson …

Nine Domed Mosque:

Mosque Name: Nine Domed Mosque Country: Afghanistan City: Haji-Piyada, Balkh Year of construction (AH): unknown Year of construction (AD): 9th century GPS: 36°43’47.1"N …

Rabadha:

Mosque Name: Rabadha Town and Mosque Country: Saudi Arabia City: Rabadha Year of construction (AD): 800-899 Rabadha Mosque 1 GPS: 24.631142 41.290238 Gibson Classification: Between Rabadha Mosque Area …

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 Gibson Classification: Mecca For a Link to the …

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 Gibson Classification: Petra Rebuilt facing Mecca: Never For …

Ulugh Beg Madrasa:

Mosque Name: Ulugh Beg Madrasa Country: Uzbekistan City: Samarqand Year of construction (AH): 1420 GPS: 39.654781° 66.975731° ArchNet: https://archnet.org/sites/2123 Gibson Classification: Petra …

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 back into the early days of Islamic history. Despite this the very …

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 Gibson Classification: Petra …

Nimes Graveyard:

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

Be'er Karkom:

Mosque Name: Be’er Karkom - Two Open-Air Mosques Country: Negev City: Rural, Negev Highlands Year of construction (AD): 700-799 Be’er Karkom1 GPS: 30.289766 34.766608 Gibson …

Khirbet Burz Mosque:

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

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 Gibson Classification: Unknown Rebuilt …

Azraq Qasr:

Name: Qasr Azraq Country: Jordan City: Azraq GPS: 31.880208 36.827282 Gibson Classification: Petra Rebuilt facing Mecca: Never Mosque: The mosque faces the Between Qibla For a Link to the Qibla Tool …

Kharab Sayyar:

Mosque Name: Kharāb Sayyār Country: Syria City: Sayyār Year of construction 185 AH Year of construction: 801 CE GPS: 36.589464 39.561229 Gibson Classification: Mecca Rebuilt facing Mecca: Never …

Resafa Syria:

Earliest Mecca facing mosque found so far. Resafa is in northern Syria and the city where Caliph Hisham ruled from.

Merida Mosque:

Mosque Name: Merida Fortress Mosque Country: Spain City: Merida Year of construction (AH): 220 Year of construction (AD): 835 GPS: 38.914912 -6.346902 Gibson Classification: Parallel Rebuilt facing …