According to the greatest man in history – Muhammad the founder of Islam, not Obama the founder of US bankruptcy – the cube or Kabaa shrine which houses the holy black asteroid rock representing the will of the moon deity Hub'Allah or the Babylonian moon idol, was built 40 years before the first Temple in Solomon's Jerusalem.
Bukhari 4:55:636 - Narrated Abu Dhaar: I said, "O Allah's Apostle! Which mosque was built first?" He replied, "Al-Masjid-ul-Haram." I asked, "Which (was built) next?" He replied, "Al-Masjid-ul-Aqs-a (i.e. Jerusalem)." I asked, "What was the period in between them? He replied, forty years.
This is yet another Koranic nonsense, and few comment upon it, but like the pagan nature of Hub'Allah, and the moon deity/celestial worship of Islam, revealing this lie for what it is, strikes at the heart of Islam and Moslem supremacism. It severs the bonds between Islam and Judaism, an oft-cited connection that is absolutely mendacious. Muhammad as is evidenced throughout much of the Koran when it tries to discuss Judaism and Christianity, has absolutely no idea what he is talking about.
Archaeology has long confirmed that the Kabaa was built around the time of Christ. As one would expect Moslems in Arabia and elsewhere now obstruct and prevent archaeological investigation. They don't want the pagan nature of their cult revealed. But in the early 20th century it was confirmed that the Kabaa was about 550 years old when Muhammad was born in 571 AD. By contrast the First Temple in Jerusalem, a marvel of advanced engineering and sophisticated planning, was finished in around 950 B.C. Even Moslems and their Western apologists can do the math. The Jews had built their Temple some 1000 years before the crude, poor, and laughingly small cube in Mecca, built in part using wood from a Roman shipwreck, was constructed.
In the Koran, Muhammad initiates the fantasy that the Kabaa was created by Abraham and Ismael in Mecca. There is no evidence whatsoever that Abraham or any of his tribe ventured into Arabia. It is simply a Moslem lie that he did so, and in 2000 BC built the Kabaa which has been dated to the time of Christ. Koran 2:125:
“Remember We made the House a place of assembly for men and a place of safety; and take ye the station of Abraham as a place of prayer; and We covenanted with Abraham and Isma'il, that they should sanctify My House for those who compass it round, or use it as a retreat, or bow, or prostrate themselves (therein in prayer).”
Obviously Abraham was dead circa 2000 B.C. So how could he have built the Kabaa shrine in 990 BC? Either the Allah is right and Abraham lived during the time of King David who was Solomon's father, or the Koran is as usual, utterly vapidly incorrect. Which do you believe is true ? That King David and Abraham were contemporaries or that Muhammad's fantasy project called the 'Allah' is wrong?
Further, it is obvious that the Kabaa shrine was not built in heaven by Allah, nor was it placed in Mecca by Abraham. It was a pagan structure pre-dating Islam by 600 years full of pagan rites, pilgrimages, festivals, markets and even sex orgies. An Egyptian Professor and authority on Arab history, Dr. Taha Husayn, said the following:
The case for this episode is very obvious because it is of recent date and came into vogue just before the rise of Islam. Islam exploited it for religious reasons.
The Kabaa was accepted by Muhammad as a political compromise. The Arabs could keep all of their pagan rituals as long as they worshipped only Hub'Allah the chief moon deity. Muhammad at one time considered deconstructing the Kabaa, but politically this would have been impossible.
Bukhari – 1:3:128 Narrated Aswad: Ibn Az-Zubair said to me, "Aisha used to tell you secretly a number of things. What did she tell you about the Ka'ba?" I replied, "She told me that once the Prophet said, 'O 'Aisha! Had not your people been still close to the pre-Islamic period of ignorance (infidelity)! I would have dismantled the Ka'ba and would have made two doors in it; one for entrance and the other for exit." Later on Ibn Az-Zubair did the same.
It is highly unlikely that the Allah thing bequeathed the Kabaa to Abraham if Muhammad had notions of tearing it down. Muhammad was the Allah thing's favourite of course, privy to his or its personal thoughts, revelations, and affection. Surely he would have told the greatest man in history not to even entertain any idea of destroying the earliest temple to monotheism in Arabia. It is obvious that the Kabaa had long pagan antecedents and no connection whatsoever with Abraham, the Jews or the Temple in Jerusalem. Moslems however will never inquire, redress, or reform their pre-7th century belief system. For Moslems whatever Muhammad said and did was holy. To question Muhammad or Allah is of course apostasy – punishable by death, a glowing testimony to Moslem tolerance.