Location of 105:1-5

by Jose Rizalino Sarmiento @, saudi arabia, Monday, September 16, 2013, 14:36 (1496 days ago) @ jawaid ahmed,uk

> Petra was the capital of the Nabataeans and the center of their caravan trade.


The Arabs were traders who frequented the well known caravan routes.

Thus, Arabs passed by this important caravan centre “day and night”.

When the Quran says something it does not always use the straight forward literal sense which means you may not take the passing by it day and night as meaning the people of the Messenger lived near to the area of the events described.

Salam..I beg to disagree with you..the caravan route starts from Arabia Felix (Yemen):

Frankincense and myrrh, higly prized in antiquity as fragrances, could only be obtained from trees growing in Arabia Felix (Yemen), Ethiopia, and Somalia. Arab merchants brought these goods to Roman markets by means of camel caravans along what is known as the Incense Route. The Incense Route originally commenced at Shabwa in Hadramaut, the easternmost kingdom of Yemen, South Arabia, and ended at Gaza, a port north of the Sinai Peninsula on the Mediterranean Sea. Both the camel caravan routes across the deserts of Arabia and the ports along the coast of south Arabia (e.g. al Mukha, Aden, al Mukalla) were part of a vast trade network covering most of the world then known to Greco-Roman geographers as Arabia Felix. South Arabian merchants utilized the Incense Route to transport not only frankincense and myrrh but also spices, gold, ivory, pearls, precious stones, and textiles--all of which arrived at the local ports from Africa, India, and the Far East. The geographer Strabo compared the immense traffic along the desert routes to that of an army. The Incense Route ran along the western edge of Arabia's central desert about 100 miles inland from the Red Sea coast; Pliny the elder stated that the journey consisted of sixty five stages divided by halts for the camels. Both the Nabataeans and the South Arabians grew tremendously wealthy through the transport of goods destined for lands beyond the Arabian Peninsula.
Now, when the Qur'an speaks of a certain place or the whereabouts of a place it doesn't use allegories..what is meant is what is meant..
Salam


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