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1 Kings 3

1 Solomon allied himself by marriage with Pharaoh king of Egypt. He married Pharaoh's daughter and brought her to the city of David [to live there] until he had finished building his palace, and the House of the Lord, and the walls around Jerusalem.

2 The people however continued to offer sacrifices at the open shrines, because up to that time no house had been built for the name of the Lord.

This wordage is from the Nevi'im (The Prophets) English translation that I have in book form.

Is this a reference to the House in Mecca? There are three builds mentioned, maybe Solomon had time to go from one place to another to another, by horse journey, and work on each a little at a time, or even finish one then the other then the other?

Supposedly the distance between Jerusalem and Mecca, SA is 767.92 miles. With a horse trotting at 15 mph, that distance would be divided to roughly 51.194 hours if that were a constant journey non stop for the horse.

|Other translations of the scriptures, use the word "temple" instead of house. Is the House in Mecca also considered a temple?|

A translation of the Qur'an in English uses this wordage:

3:96 'Behold, the first Temple ever set up for mankind was indeed the one at Bakkah: rich in blessing, and a [source of] guidance unto all the worlds,'

So considering that this is a reference to the House in Mecca in 1 Kings Chapter 3, how do you feel about it? Solomon building it, also the idea of it not being finished until after he had married Pharaoh's daughter? God is without need, correct? Did God "need" a house? Did Solomon just randomly decide to build it? Did God require it from him? God has the best timing.

Psalm 31:15 "My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me."

Peace and blessings be to those whom believe.

@jook you have mixed the two different things. Your taken reference for the first house of worship is wrong because you have taken one bit from Bible and the other from Holy Qur'an and comparing each other.

When Holy Qur'an says,

Indeed, the first House [of worship] established for mankind was that at Makkah - blessed and a guidance for the worlds. [3:93]

It doesn't talk about Solomon (PBUH) established the first house of worship in Makkah, but it talks about the first human Adam (PBUH) established the first house of worship in Makkah ordered by Allah (S.W.T) and the place of worship was guided by Angel Gibraeel (A.S). So the foundation of the first house of worship was laid by Adam (PBUH) in Makkah where the Holy Kabaa is situated now.

God doesn't require a house but when we a President of a Country call someone so that person came by his order to his house to meet him. Similarly when the caller of Azaan calls the servant of Allah (S.W.T) they came to his house which are Masjids and Prostrate in front of him. Every Mosque is the house of Allah (S.W.T) and it is established for his servants not for Allah (S.W.T). Allah (S.W.T) doesn't require a House

Second thing, Solomon (PBUH) didn't require a horse to travel long distances but his own throne flew in air.

answered 1.2k16 believer's gravatar image
edited Apr 02 '13 at 16:27

I thought Abraham AS. Built it

(Apr 02 '13 at 22:11) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

You are right. Abraham (A.S) and Ishmael (A.S) built it by the command of Allah (S.W.T) but the foundation was already been laid by Adam (PBUH). I think you know that Adam and Eve (PBUT) met in Arafat near Makkah. And Adam (PBUH) laid the foundation of the first house of worship of Allah (S.W.T) in Mecca.

the point to be noted here is that, Kabaa is Qibla (Direction) and it is the direction on which the Noor of Allah's Throne (Arsh) is pointing and to which we Muslims Prostrate and it was present from the time of Adam (A.S).

(Apr 03 '13 at 09:11) believer ♦ believer's gravatar image
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