Saturday, June 11, 2011

LESSON 11: “The qiblah is Mecca” (my thoughts)

LESSON 11: “The qiblah is Mecca

The Qur’an was written in Arabic, and Muhammad was an Arabian (41:44). “His people” were therefore Arabs.

He was an Arab and was turned to a qiblah (direction of salaat) that he would like (2:144). The Jews and Christians would NEVER agree with this qiblah (2:145).

We know the Arab Muslims settled near the Sacred Mosque (9:28). If the Sacred Mosque were in Jerusalem, there would be so many “idolaters” around that they could not be kept away from it (since it was their place!).

Also, the place where the Muslims settled was the place that they were expelled from (9:13). Their flight is in 9:100. Therefore the qiblah should be in Mecca.

The Kaaba is referred to as the “sacred House” in 5:2 and other places. The Quraish (an Arabian tribe) were to serve the Lord of THIS House (106:3).

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