Middle – East Tour – JORDAN
This presentation gives a pictorial record of holy Islamic sites we visited during trips to the Middle-East.
It is intended to raise more awareness among muslims of our history and heritage. The locations of graves of Prophets and Sahabah are shown only for information purposes.
Please note that apart from the major sites all other places are not 100% proved to be genuine; the knowledge of these places have been carried down the ages.
Allah (swt) knows best.
A & R Chohan (2008)
Cave of Ashabe-Kahf, Amman
Where several Christian boys sought refuge from a tyrannical pagan king. Allah (swt) caused them to sleep for approximately 309 years. Their story is mentioned in the holy Quran in Surah Kahf.
Place of Mu’ta
Where the muslims first fought against the Romans. The graves of 3 sahabah, Zaid bin Haritha, Jafar bin Abi Talib and Abdullah bin Rawahah (r.a.) are here. It was in this battle Hazrat Khalid bin Walid (Saifullah – the sword of Allah) first became amir of a muslim army.
Tomb of Hazrat Shoayb (AS)
There is a grave in this mosque which is believed to be the grave of Hazrat Shoayb (a.s.). He was the father-in-law of Hazrat Musa (a.s.) and was sent to the people of Madyan.
The Treasury, Petra
This is one of a series of buildings built by the Nabateans who followed a pagan religion. Some scholars are of the opinion that they were the people of Thamud.
The holes in the walls are footholds which they used for positioning while they carved into the rock.
Tomb of Harum (AS), Petra
The white building on top of this mountain is believed to house the tomb of Hazrat Harun (a.s.) who was the brother of Hazrat Musa (a.s.). It is close to the valley of Petra.