Ans.List of questions for MUQ then.
Point form so each can be dealt with.
• Did Tuba'h write the original 'book of rules' for the Arabs with Jewish collaboration ?
This should do a starters.
Q13. Did the British test the black rock in the 1920's and find it was common fiekdspar, ie not of meteoric origin ?
MUQ: I am not aware of any British Testing of Black Stone in 1920 s. To my knowledge, no Non Muslim was ever allowed to visit Makkah in past 1400 years.
What is the construction of Black Stone, in immaterial, because it is not an object of worship for Muslims.
It is only a sign post to begin and end TAWAF of Kaaba.
Q14. Does the hajj ritual (which predates Muhammad) come from Sabian and way back originally Vedic origins ?
MUQ: According to Quran and sayings of Our Prophet, peace be on him, Hajj and its rituals were initiated by Prophet Abraham. They have no link with either Vedic or Sabians.
Q15. Why did Muhammad and other eminent Muslims insist on ascending via Jerusalem even though the earth heaven portal had moved to Mecca.
MUQ: Even though Muslims have stopped facing Jerusalem during their prayers and now face towards Makkah, we still have strong affinity towards the Jerusalem.
It was the place to which our prophet was carried during the "blessed night" and it was the place where he led the prayers and all past prophets joined him.
And it was the place, from where he ascended into heavens to see "Signs of his Lord"!!
And it is birth place and living place and burial place of many of Allah's prophet and as their "rightful heir", Muslims are more justified as "keepers and guardians" of holy sites.
Muslims have taken well care of Jerusalem during their 1400 years rule and it still holds a very spiritual aroma to this day.