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The Fig and the Olive, Mount Sinai, and the City of Security (Makkah)

“By the fig, and the olive, By Mount Sinai, And by this city of security (Makkah). Verily, We created man of the best stature (mould), Then We reduced him to the lowest of the low, Save those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous deeds, then they shall have a reward without end (Paradise). Then what (or who) causes you (O disbelievers) to deny the Recompense (i.e. Day of Resurrection)? Is not Allah the Best of judges?” [Surah At-Tin, 95:1-8] Here, Allah Subhanahu ta’ala swears by holy and honored places, places that He Subhanahu ta’ala chose for revelation to come down to His Prophets and Messengers. The first of those places is Read more ...