Location of Kaaba in Light of Plate movement through the geological ages
Quran uses the Arabic word
which means and few muslims have claimed that Kaaba is the racial center of theworld.
Dr. Salih Muhammad Awadh, Faculty of science, geology department in Baghdad University came up with aninteresting research. He explains the importance of the geographical location of Makkah in light of the platemovements and the continental drift. Here is what Dr. Salih has to say:Geologists divides the historical geology of the earth into many divisions and subdivision to make itunderstandable when talking about a certain period of the earth age , the earth's age is estimated to be 4.5 billionsyears ,the earth age extends from the Cambrian age till the modern age , since this age , the earth plates have beenmoving continuously changing their shapes and locations and even their numbers
some of them were brokenforming new plates while others were joined together .It is scientifically
established that the earth plates, through the long geological age, have been moving regularlyaround the Arabian plate; these plates constantly converge towards it as if they pointed to it. Scientificstudies affirm and attest these facts though not published to discuss the convergence of the plates towards theArabian plate but published with irrelevant aims.
Figure 1The movement of the Indian plate 71 millions years ago estimated according to the magnetic anomalies in according to Indian Ocean bed
the source is :( Spencer, 2003)
shows the movement of the Indian plate according to magnetic anomalies estimations regarding the floorof Indian ocean, it also shows the different locations that both the Indian and srilanka plates occupied over the spanof the last 71 millions years up till now till it seemingly took its final place that is because its movement can't be seenand that its movement is too slow, if compared with the human age. It is clear in
that the Indian plate hadmoved northwards with a slight circulation counterclockwise
, the movement of the Arabian plate is nottaken into consideration in this figure; the location of the Saudi Arabia is a part of the Arabian plate.