Dan Gibson's Research into Islamic Qiblas
Copyright 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Dan R. Gibson


This book contains 50 further evidences that Petra is the original location of Mashjid al-Haraam, plus locations in Petra that fit the various places associated with the original pilgrimage.

Early Islamic Qiblas
New archeological evidence clearly demonstrates that early Islamic mosques were not erroneously oriented as previously thought. Using modern technology and satellite imaging, Canadian historian Dan Gibson has discovered that early Islamic mosques were oriented to four different places. And they are not where Islam expects them to be.
For the first time in history Dan Gibson has undertaken a comprehensive survey of Islamic mosques from the first two centuries of Islam. Using this data, Gibson demonstrates that Muhammad and the first four caliphs all prayed towards a different place! This location was also the focus of their pilgrimage. Gibson believes that Muslims are disobeying their prophet by focusing their prayers on a Black Stone in Saudi Arabia, when the Quran commands them to face the original location.
This book contains all of the data behind the documentary film The Sacred City. Viewers of this film can now check the background data for themselves and investigate further arguments that were not included in the film. Complete with hundreds of images, charts, maps and footnotes, this volume clearly challenges traditionally held Islamic history.
Hardcover Full color, 308 pages,
Independent Scholars Press - 2017
ISBN: 978-1-927581-22-3

Qu'anic Geography
A survey and evaluation of the geographical references in the Qur'an with suggested solutions for various problems and issues. This reference book examines the various geographical references made in the Qur'an. It looks extensively at "the people of 'Ad," the people of Thamud," the Midianites, Medina and Mecca. This is the is the book that first suggested that the Holy City of Islam is really Petra in Jordan rather than Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
Over 450 pages in length
Independant Scholars Press - 2011
ISBN: 978-0-9733642-8-6

The Nabataeans, Builders of Petra
A fascinating look at the ancient Nabataean Kingdom! During the time of the Greek and Roman Empires, this small Arabian empire built spectacular cities in the Arabian Desert. Their ships and camel caravans traveled to far off exotic places to bring luxury goods to European markets. Most of all they are remembered for building the exotic ancient city of Petra.
E-Book available from smashwords.com - 2003
ISBN: 9781927581100

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