My response to muslim propaganda “the kabah in the valley of mecca”

Here is another example of Islamist propaganda that attacks the Torah and Jewish Traditions:

“(*Tabernacle lit. dictionary meaning; a place or house of worship, esp. one designated for a large congregation.)  “


Here is their propaganda:

“PSALM 84:1-7”

“(1) How lovely is Thy Tabernacle, O Lord of hosts!”

“(2) My soul yearneth, yea, even pineth for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh sing for joy unto the living God,”

“(3) Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young; at Thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.*”

“(4) Happy are they that dwell in Thy house, they are ever singing Thy praise. (Selah – interlude) “

“(5) Happy are those whose strength is in Thee; in whose heart are the highways.”

“(6) As they pass through the valley of Baca** they make it to a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools. ***”

“(7) They go from strength to strength, every one of them appeareth before the God of gods.**** “

“*The wordings of praises mentioned in the above verses do conform with the invocation called talbiyah, incessantly recited by the millions of Muslims, during the circumambulation of the Ka’bah. “

“** The Psalms were written prior to the Babylonian captivity (586 B.C.). The ancient city of Bacca (mentioned in the Arabic text of the Qur’an verse 3: 96, text quoted below), was on the trade route of Caravans before the Kingdom of Nabataeans, see map below.  “

“*** This refers to the Springs of Zam-Zam outside of the Ka’bah. “

“**** Some versions of the Bible have the phrase “to Zion” added at the end. Revised versions and the Hebrew Text lacks that ending. Ref. NRSV 1990, Commentary to verse 84:5.  “

“إِنَّ أَوَّلَ بَيْتٍ وُضِعَ لِلنَّاسِ لَلَّذِي بِبَكَّةَ مُبَارَكًا وَهُدًى لِّلْعَالَمِينَ”

“Transliteration:”

“’Inna ‘Awwala Bay-tinm-wudi-‘a linnasi lallazee bi-Bakkata mubarakanw-wa hudal-lil-‘alameen.”

“Translation:”

“The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka: “

“Full of blessing and of guidance for all kinds of beings: Qur’an 3: 96.”

“Note: This House of Worship was built by Prophet Abraham and his son Ishmael and hence it was built long before ‘Temple of Solomon’. Those interested to learn further may read verses 3: 97-98 and 99.    “

http://www.mostmerciful.com/Kabah-identified-as-Godofgods-Tabernacle-in-Psalm-and-Quran.htm

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Ok you saw the above Islamic propaganda now here is my answer:

Lets start with the definition of Tabernacle:

“Main Entry: 1tab·er·na·cle  “

“Pronunciation: \ˈta-bər-ˌna-kəl\ “

“Function: noun “

“Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin tabernaculum, from Latin, tent, from taberna hut “

“Date: 13th century “

“1 a often capitalized : a tent sanctuary used by the Israelites during the Exodus barchaic : a dwelling place carchaic : a temporary shelter : tent”

“2: a receptacle for the consecrated elements of the Eucharist ; especially : an ornamental locked box used for reserving the Communion hosts”

“3: a house of worship ; specifically : a large building or tent used for evangelistic services”

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tabernacle

Ok a Temporary shelter, Tent, or House of worship for those in the JEWISH Religion.

OK…

Muslims donot ‘worship’ at the Kabah. Nor has there been many archeological digs there to truly ANSWER the claim that Abraham and Ishmael built it. Muslims pray TOWARDS the kabah so their god allah will hear them.

See here:

“How to Find the Qibla for Prayer”

“Muslims consider prayer a central and daily part of the Islam religion. Significant is the Qibla (also known as Qiblah, Kibla or Kiblah) or the direction to face during prayer. All Muslims in the world pray toward Kaaba, the sacred shrine in Mecca.”

http://www.ehow.com/how_2251996_find-qibla-prayer.html)

As for the muslim propagandist trying to quote Psalms 84:1-12 he or she NEGLECTED the word Zion. This word Zion has been typically associated with Jerusalem in Israel.

See Here:

“Zion   /ˈzaɪən/  Show Spelled Pronunciation [zahy-uhn]  Show IPA “

“–noun 1. a hill in Jerusalem, on which the Temple was built (used to symbolize the city itself, esp. as a religious or spiritual center). “

“2. the Jewish people. “

“3. Palestine as the Jewish homeland and symbol of Judaism. “

“4. heaven as the final gathering place of true believers. “

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Zion

The following links are written by Christian scholars who have investigated the subjects of the Kabah, Valley of Bacca and more…

“Abraham, Mecca and the Qibla”

http://www.answering-islam.org/Shamoun/incomplete_mecca.htm

“Psalm 84:6 “

http://bible.cc/psalms/84-6.htm

“Baca – is it Mecca?”

http://answering-islam.org/BibleCom/baca.html

The old Jewish Temple was the place they (The Jews) prayed inside, did their sin sacrifices in and was a important place in their community. Not so for the Kaabah in Mecca.

Jewish Temple links:

http://www.templeinstitute.org/tabernacle.htm

http://www.templeinstitute.org/solomons_temple.htm

The Temple

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/The_Temple.html

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem

Where were the First and Second Jewish Temples Located?

http://www.templemount.org/

According to this news story. Muslims KNOW they built their mosque on the site of the old Jewish Temple:

“Al Aqsa official: Jewish Temples existed”

 

“Says Al Aqsa custodians passed down stories for centuries indicating mosque was built at site of former Jewish Temples “

 

“Aaron Klein, WorldNetDaily Published:  06.14.06, 10:13 / “

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3262733,00.html

These are many hundreds or perhaps thousands of examples that Islam is not the latest ‘revelation ‘from God. Most know that Mecca was once a pagan place of worship and yet the God of Israel went there instead of keeping his promises to the Children of Moses?

Even worse for the muslims imagine millions of Jews taking Mecca and the Kaabah by force because that is their ‘new’ Temple at least according to this propaganda piece.

That would literally cause World War 3 not just in Israel but Arabia and elsewhere.

No I doubt Mecca and it’s kaaba are meant for non muslims. Even their own laws clarify their position about the Jewish faith and the Christian faith.

See my post on:

“Ever wonder if a Christian or Jew can visit or work in Mecca?”

“It is the fundamental assumption of the policy of Saudi Arabia that the Holy Qur’an is more suitable for Saudi Muslims than any secular constitution. This assumption must be viewed in the context of a nation which is completely Islamic. Hence, no churches, synagogues, temples or shrines of other religions exist. No proselytizing by other faiths is allowed.”

“The entire Saudi population is Muslim; the only non-Muslims in the country are expatriates engaged in diplomacy, technical assistance or international commerce.”

http://www.saudinf.com/main/c4.htm

“Forbidden items include alcohol, narcotics, weapons, ammunition, pork and pornography. Prescription drugs must be documented. Makkah and Madinah hold special religious significance and only persons of the Islamic faith are allowed entry.”

http://www.saudiembassy.net/Travel/Travel.asp

If Jews and Christians are not welcome in Makkah (Mecca) then it is obvious that unless you convert to Islam those places aren’t meant for us.

This amateur answer of mine is not meant to be the last word on this subject. However as more muslims write propaganda in order to draw more Jews and Christians into islam and into a waiting jihad of bloody warfare against all other religions.

More of us who are believers in Christ and God must counter thier claims and continue to study to find the real truth behind islam which of course is contrary to Gods revelations to both Jew and Gentile.

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