Navigation and Sailing:
The Nabataeans were at home in the deserts with their camel caravans, but they also developed their sailing skills and traded with far off countries and empires.
Navigation and the Qibla:
How did the early Muslims set the Qibla direction for their mosques? This video series explores some of the knowledge and abilities that were available at the time.
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.
Navigation and the Qibla #6 Indian Circle Issues:
The Indian Circle method of establishing ancient Qiblas did not take into account the curvature of the earth. How badly did this affect the Qiblas set with this method? This is the last video in a …
Navigation and the Qibla #7 Possible Solutions:
Dan Gibson interviews three men who are suggesting solutions for how the early Muslims navigated, and how they set the first Qiblas. In this video you are listening in to a discussion. These men do …
No Solstices or Equinoxes, just a ‘Kamal’ wooden block - Qibla Controversy EP.5:
Book Review: 1421 The Year China Discovered the World:
Book Review: 1421, The Year China Discovered the World, by Gavin Menzies, Bantam Press, 2002
Review By Dan Gibson
This book puts forward the claim that Chinese admirals traveled around the world …
Nabataeans in Antarctica?:
It has been suggested by some of our readers, that the Nabataeans may have reached Antarctica, and even South America. This amazing claim is based on a theory that revolves around Piri Re’is map …
The Nabataeans maintained two ports that we know about. The first was Aila at the northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba. The Nabataeans also maintained a port on the Red Sea known as Leuce Come (meaning …