The Bible’s holy stones. They even get anointed with oil. Let us look at the Bible’s sacred black stones

The Bible’s holy stones. They even get anointed with oil. Let us look at the Bible’s sacred black stones

Genesis 28:18

When Jacob got up early the next morning, he took the rock that he had used for a pillow and stood it up for a place of worship. Then he poured olive oil on the rock to dedicate it to God.

So here we clearly see that the rock that Jacob, peace be upon him, used for sleeping and resting became a holy object of worship that needed to be anointed by having oil being poured on it.

We further read from the Bible about holy stones that GOD Almighty supposedly forbade the believers from even edging or trimming:

Exodus 20:25

25 If you ever build an altar for me out of stones, do not use any tools to chisel the stones, because that would make the altar unfit.

Isaiah 29:12 mentions the first Quran-Revelation upon Prophet Muhammad in Cave Hira by the name. The Quran’s first revelation upon Prophet Muhammad inside cave Hira.

Black stone and Qibla is in the Bible too

Jacob set a stone (black stone) and called it HOUSE OF GOD. (Genesis 28:10-22).

God reminded Jacob about the black stone he set to be God’s house (Genesis 35:1-3)

Jesus confirmed the Black stone in the book of Matthew 21:42-43

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We Muslims are gifted with 5 times Salaat=Prayer to touch our heads down i.e., 92 Sajdahs every day.

Gen.28:22 And this ” Stone ” which I have set for a pillar, shall be ” God’s House “

Genesis 28:18

When Jacob got up early the next morning, he took the rock that he had used for a pillow and stood it up for a place of worship. Then he poured olive oil on the rock to dedicate it to God,

{“I will bow down toward your holy temple NIV Bible, Psalm 138:2)”

Exodus:20.25

If you make an altar of stones for me

Exodus 20:25

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

25 If you make an altar of stone for Me, you shall not build it of cut stones, for if you wield your tool on it, you will profane it.

2 Kings 20:2 ►(NIV)

Hezekiah turned HIS FACE TO THE WALL and prayed to the LORD….

Exodus 24:4

4 Then Moses wrote down what the Lord had said. The next morning Moses got up early. He built an altar at the foot of the mountain and set up a large stone for each of the twelve tribes of Israel.

Exodus 25:1-9

The Sacred Tent

1) The Lord said to Moses:

2) Tell everyone in Israel who wants to give gifts that they must bring them to you.

3) Here is a list of what you are to collect: Gold, silver, and bronze.

4) blue, purple, and red wool; fine linen; goat hair.

5) tanned ram skins; fine leather; acacia wood.

6) olive oil for the lamp; sweet-smelling spices to mix with the oil for dedicating the tent and ordaining the priests.

7 and onyx stones for the sacred vest and the breast piece.

8) I also want them to build a special place where I can live among my people.

9)  Make it and its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you.

Psalm 5:7

David said

IWORSHIP TOWARD THY HOLY TEMPLE.”

Who passes through the valley of Baca (Makkah) make it a well (zam zam); the rain also filleth the pools?

(From the NIV Bible, Psalms 84:5-6)”

1 Kings 8

from verse 1 the whole chapter talk about facing the Holly house or city 

Mecca existed before Christianity:

They say that the history of Arabia has no evidence for the existence of Makkah before the advent of Christianity.

In fact, there are references to the city and sanctuary of Makkah even in the Old Testament. But in the following lines I will not bask upon references from the Bible but instead share a secular historical evidence to refute the lie.

Diodorus Siculus, a first century B.C. Greek historian while discussing Arabia writes.

“The people that inhabit these parts are called Bizomenians and live upon wild beasts taken in hunting. Here is a sacred temple in high veneration among all the Arabians.” (The Historical Library of the Diodorus the Sicilian, Translated by G. Booth, Esq., J. Davis Military Chronicle Office, London 1814 vol.1 p.184)

This certainly is a reference to Makkah. Georgi Zaidan (d. 1914 C.E.), a Christian Arab from Beirut writes in his book Al- ‘Arab Qabl al-Islam (Arabs before Islam).

“There is no mention of Makkah or Ka’ba in the books of the Greeks of antiquity except what is found in the book of Diodorus Siculus of the first century before Christ in his discussion about the Nabateans. In that he refers to Makkah and he writes, ‘And beyond the land of the Nabateans is the region of Bizomenians. And there is a sacred temple in high veneration among all the Arabs.’”

And he does not just stop here, he even explains as to whom Diodorus refers to by using the word, “Bizomenians.” He writes (Arabic wording is given in the image above).

“As to the ‘Bizomenians’; sometimes by it are intended the Jurhamites or other Arabian tribes who were the custodians of Makkah.” (Al-‘Arab Qabl al-Islam, Al-Hilal publishers Cairo, second ed. vol.1 p.244)

So, we find a Christian testifying for and expounding a historical evidence for Makkah from pre-Christian times.

Similarly, another Arab Christian, Jesuit Louis Cheikho (d. 1927 C.E.) in his work titled, ‘al-Nasaraniyah wa adaabuha bayn ‘Arab al-Jahaliyyah’ (The Christianity and Its Literature amongst the Arabs of Pre-Islamic Times) also refers to the same quotation from Diodorus Siculus and takes it like Zaidan.

(See al-Nasaraniyah wa adaabuha bayn ‘Arab al-Jahaliyya, Darul Mashriq, Beirut second ed. 1989 p.14)

Hopefully, objective readers will find this piece useful. So, it’s a clear fact that Muslims do not worship the stone, but we are following our prophet  peace be upon him who said that stone will be a witness on the day of Judgement.

Christian Hypocrisy and the Black Stone in Mecca

Let’s compare between the black stone in Islam and Bible stone -Joshua 24:26-27 it shall be a witness against us, it has heard all the words the Lord said, Isaiah 6:5-7 it KISSED someone and forgave his sins –

We Muslim kiss the black stone, but according to Bible stone itself kissed someone, Christians don’t talk about that, how can a stone kiss others?

-Christians should educate themselves and learn what idolatry is? None of the prophets of Bible practiced Christianity nor worshipped the false TRIUNE God, nor Jesus did that!!! –

Christians are false WORSHIPPERS and false FOLLOWERS of Jesus (John 4:22-24)

Christian hypocrisy regarding Muslims praying facing Mecca.

Black stone in Mecca worship Refutation

Malicious Allegations About the Black Stone and Their Refutations

Physical Description of the Black Stone (al-Hajar al-Aswad)

Black stone in Mecca worship Refutation

Kissing Stone and forgiveness of sins from the Bible!

Idol Worship, the Unforgivable Sin in Islam (if maintained until death)

Does Surah 53:19-23 in the Qur’an tell Muslims to worship al-Lat, al-Uzza, and Manat?

No Paganism in Islam or Hajj=Pligrimage to Mecca

Allah Knows Best

Almighty Allah is the highest and most knowledgeable, and the attribution of knowledge to him is the safest.

Right from Almighty Allah and wrong from me and Satan

Prepared by Mohamad Mostafa Nassar- Australia.

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