Tag: Qibla

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The Role of Religion in the Development of Mathematical Sciences in Medieval Islamic Civilization

by Nuh Aydin Published on: 18th January 2021

The rise of Islamic Civilization was one of the major events in world history. An important aspect of the medieval Islamic Civilization was the development of a remarkable scientific tradition in a relatively short period…

The Petra Fallacy: Early Mosques do face the Sacred Kaaba in Mecca

by David A King Published on: 15th September 2020

Dan Gibson, a Canadian amateur archaeologist, is the latest of a number of revisionist historians of early Islam who are desperate to show that Islam did not start in Mecca, and hence that early Islamic…

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Islamic Sacred Geography and Finding the Qibla by the Sun and Stars

by David A King Published on: 24th February 2020

A survey of the historical sources with an appendix on some recent fallacies about mosque orientations

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From Petra back to Makka – From “Pibla” back to Qibla

by David A King Published on: 22nd August 2017

A critique of Dan Gibson, Early Islamic Qiblas: A Survey of mosques built between 1AH/622 C.E. and 263 AH/876 C.E. (with maps, charts and photographs), 296 pp., Vancouver BC: Independent Scholars Press, 2017