Where Prophet Muhammad (P) lived?

by amirabbas, Iran, Thursday, October 10, 2013, 15:23 (2055 days ago) @ vazir

You say, "The point I want to make is that our current understanding of geographic dimension is not supporting the topography mentioned in Qur'an. Something is missing there.

The verses, I quoted in my post, makes it clear that Prophet SAW lived in the region where mother of town was located and surrounded by many towns where many messengers were sent by Allah SWT. Out of them many were destroyed and their ruins were left as a signs for primary audience of Prophet SAW and others."

QXP says:

Ismail = Ishmael resided permanently in Makkah, while his father kept traveling between Hagar (Haajirah) in Makkah and Sarah in Can’aan (Palestine). Ishmael married a woman from the Qahtani Tribe of Jurham and became the ancestor of Musta Ribah (Arabianized tribes or the early Arabs). So the Arabs are, interestingly, descendants of a Hebrew father, Ishmael and a Qahtani Jurham mother from the Arabian Peninsula. They had twelve sons in their long and happy married life. The Qahtanis are still abundantly found in Arabia. They were a wandering tribe in Southern Arabia who had settled in Makkah before Ishmael, because of the (contrary to popular legend) pre-existing well of Zam-Zam. The “Wilderness of Beer-Sheba” of Genesis 21:14, embraces the Southern Palestine, and Hijaz (the mid-western Arabia). Therefore, the Bible and the Qur’an are in agreement concerning where Ishmael and his mother Hagar had settled after moving from Can’aan.

Here is a glimpse of history about Hagar and Ishmael as found in the Bible.

Genesis 17:20 - As for Ishmael, I have heard you (O Abraham); behold, I will bless him and make him fruitful and multiply him exceedingly; he shall be the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.

Genesis 21:17 - And God heard the voice of the lad (Ishmael); and the angel of God called to Hagar from the Heights, and said to her, "What troubles you, Hagar? Fear not; for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is. Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him fast with your hand; for I will make him a great nation.

Genesis 21:20 - And God was with the lad, and he grew up; he lived in the wilderness, and became an expert with the bow. He lived in the wilderness of Paran (Faran, Makkah).

This history also explains why the Qur’an repeatedly asserts that the Arabs had not received any scripture before the Qur’an. The Arabs, being the descendants of Ishmael, could only become a community long after Ishmael had passed on and when his progeny had multiplied with time. Note: The Valley was a barren land, but Abraham settled his family in the town of Makkah, near the soon to be built Ka’bah. So, contrary to popular legends, Abraham never left his family in the isolation of a desert]

Well, people don't multiply overnights! The Arabs, at the time of Muhammad (S), were a separated community from the two superpowers of their times: Rome, and Persia!

They were always held in lower esteem by the Persians because they had no civilization, higher forms of art/culture or any evidence showing they had been sent a messenger; and it was the Qur'an that gave them power. Had they any messengers before Islam, they would have some customs, relics, literature, etc. leftover from those messengers.

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