Filed under From the Pages of History, General
SubhanAllah, when was this?
I never heard about it before
I’ve read the flood occurred during 1941/1942 . [Judging by the black and white pictures, whenever it occurred – it was a awfully long time ago!] wAllahu `Alam.
an. an awfully long time ago.
Des anyone know where I might find a copy of the second from the top photo here (of the man swimming in the al-Haram)? Thanks for you reply.
Maty, can you not just right click and then save as from the picture above?
Judging by the cars seems 50s-60s.
Sudden seasonal rainstorms have perennially afflicted Makkah with devastating desert floods which rush to the bottom of the valley where the Holy Mosque is located. These waters would flood the Holy Mosques and wreak havoc on the surrounding city. The installation of an extensive storm water drainage network has made these floods a thing of the past. This network was further developed during the latest extension by three new storm drainage systems, one crossing beneath the Masa’a piazza, another channeling water away from the new King Fahd Gate, and the third extending 1,175 meters through a 560-meter tunnel to the northwest of the Holy Mosque.
(2:125): And when We made the House a place of return for the people and security. And take, [O believers], from the standing place of Abraham a place of prayer. And We charged Abraham and Ishmael, [saying], “Purify My House for those who perform Tawaf and those who are staying [there] for worship and those who bow and prostrate.”
(34:16): But they turned away [refusing], so We sent upon them the flood of the dam, and We replaced their two [fields of] gardens with gardens of bitter fruit, tamarisks and something of sparse lote trees.
(7:133): So We sent upon them the flood and locusts and lice and frogs and blood as distinct signs, but they were arrogant and were a criminal people.
29:14): And We certainly sent Noah to his people, and he remained among them a thousand years minus fifty years, and the flood seized them while they were wrongdoers.
(51:11): Who are within a flood [of confusion] and heedless.
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