Here is More Truth on the Real History of Mecca

June 19, 2013 at 7:08 PM 2 comments

In my last article on Mecca, I spoke of a number of things and mainly dealt with one question. Did Hagar go to Paran with Ishmael after she left Abraham’s house? Coupled with that, is Paran and Mecca in the same geographical location?

I believe I showed – based on Scripture references and commentary from Dr. Rafat Amari – that Paran is near Mt. Sinai and is actually closer to the lower portion of Israel. This would make it about 1,000 kilometers north of where Mecca is, in Saudi Arabia.

Apparently, there was some confusion as my Muslim friend tweeted a number of tweets that proved he did not really understand what I was attempting to do.

As you can see, he included a photo of one of the verses I pointed to in Scripture from Numbers 10:12, which shows that Paran is in the area of Sinai. The main point of discrepancy is that he does not really understand my point, but apparently thinks he does. I can appreciate his frustration, which is due in part to his failure to fully comprehend what I wrote because of his English skills.

He forcefully noted that for the Muslim, Paran has nothing to do with anything. It is Bakkah (or Becca) in the Bible that Muslims believe relates to Mecca. Unfortunately, for him, this may be true. However, there are Muslims who believe that the Wilderness of Paran is where Mecca is today. Here is one website that obviously believes that Paran and Mecca are one in the same.

My point in my last article was to show that Paran and Mecca are not the same area and I believe based on the Scripture I used, I did that. I will also prove that Bakkah (Becca) and Mecca are not the same places either. Obviously, I cannot go over all the factors involved in proving these things, but I do want to show some of the main points that I believe are pertinent to show the history of Mecca and whether or not Abraham was involved there at all.

To recap – before moving forward – Genesis 21:20-21 says, “God was with the boy as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became an archer. While he was living in the Desert of Paran, his mother got a wife for him from Egypt.”

The boy here is Ishmael and it shows that he lived in the desert and the desert was Paran. When I referenced the Scripture in Numbers 10:12, which says, “and the sons of Israel set out on their journeys from the wilderness of Sinai. Then the cloud settled down in the wilderness of Paran,” the purpose in using that Scripture in Numbers was simply to show the connection between the wilderness of Paran (or the desert of Paran) and the area of Mt. Sinai. Mt. Sinai is in the Sinai Peninsula near Egypt, about a 1,000 kilometers north of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

Next time, we will compare Bakkah (Becca) with Mecca and determine whether or not these two locations are in fact the same. Join me then!

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What is the Real History of Mecca? What About Mecca? When Was It Built?

2 Comments

  • 1. Stephen Pennlowe  |  June 19, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    You have stepped into a bottomless pit. To argue over such meaningless points is a deception of the powers of darkness. Mt. Sinai is the giving of the law, where three-thousand died due to the worship of the Golden Calf–or the works of men. On the other hand Mt. Zion–at the coming of the Holy Spirit, three thousand people were saved. The law kills. The Grace of God through the Gospel of Christ Jesus saves.

    • 2. modres  |  June 20, 2013 at 12:05 PM

      It seems as though you are making two points. Yes, 3,000 died under the law for worshiping the golden calve and on the Day of Pentecost, 3,000 were brought into the newly formed church. I agree.

      At the same time, it appears as though you are saying that clarification regarding points made by Islam should not be discussed. My point in presenting these articles is simply to educate believers. If the Lord uses them to open the eyes of Muslims, that’s great too, but too many Christians know little to nothing about Islam.

      To me, it is no different from what Philip did with the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8. Philip simply explained to the eunuch what he was reading because while he understood the words, he did not comprehend the meaning.

      Islam makes it a point to claim that Abraham (along with Ishmael) went to Mecca and started the first (Islamic) temple there. In proving that this could not possibly have been the case, it places a huge question mark over these claims by Muslims. Should the Lord choose to use this information to open their eyes, so be it.

      While I don’t believe arguing over things serves the purpose of opening a person’s eyes to the truth, Jesus Himself stated the truth and corrected those who were wrong. This should hardly be considered “a deception of the powers of the darkness.” In fact, by offering information that proves a claim erroneous, we are ultimately helping to set a person free should the Lord choose to do that.

      Maybe I’ve misunderstood you though, Stephen, but my intent is to educate, not to argue meaningless points.


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