QuestionsCategory: Hajj & UmrahHistory of Kaabah & Mecca
Nafiz asked 2 years ago

1) Was the Kaabah built by the prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) and Ismail (Ishmael) or was it built by a pre-Islamic pagan leader (who worshipped the MOON goddess “ALLAT”), Asad Abu Karb in the 400 A.D. as claimed by many other sources?
2) And why did Allah “changed his mind” about the kiblat, from Masjid Al-Aqsa (Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem) to the Kaabah in Mecca (read: Israj Miraj) which was previously used to house pagan idols?
3) While “Mecca” was never mentioned in the Quran, “Bakka” was (Quran 3:96). Was “Bakka” really modern day “Mecca”? Modern day Muslims claimed it to be. On the other hand, the biblical “Becca” was a place located near Jerusalem.
4) Was Mecca really chosen as an Islamic epicentre because of it’s commercial value? Note that even during pre-islamic times before Muhammad conquered Mecca in 630 A.D., Mecca was already known to be a prominent place of worship for pagan pilgrims. Now Saudi Arabia pocket billions yearly from pilgrimage tourism alone.
5) If Mecca or the Kaabah existed during Abraham’s era and has been a prominent house of worship since, why was there no mention of Mecca or Kaabah in the writings of classical writers (Greeks and Romans who visited Arabia during those times) until after the 400 A.D.? (google this fact)
6) And why is Saudi Arabia destroying historical monuments? Are they trying to erase history? Are there something they do not want us to know?