THE SILK ROAD TO THE MIDDLE EAST BROUGHT MORE THAN SPICES AND SILK
From time to time I speak with a Muslim who works at a grocery store. They have their own version of the origin of the Kaba, but I shared some ancient history about the shrine at Mecca with him from some research I’d done for my book, Who Is Allah? The research revealed it was originally an ancient Shiva shrine, which accounted for the circumambulating, the crescent and star, the black stone, the burqa garments, turbans, prayer mats, beads, and more.
When I told him there are hundreds of cube-shaped shrines with crescents all over India exactly like the Kaba at Mecca, and the Shiva worshippers do exactly the same things the Muslims do, he looked circumspect and said he did not realize this.
When I brought up the Hinduism, He told me how he had recently been reading about the history of Hinduism, and it was very interesting to him.
How did all the Hinduism reach the Middle East so long ago?
Shiva worship and shivaling (the most sacred Hindu ceremony) began at least as early as the 8th century BCE in India. By the 2nd century BCE, the famous “Silk Road” out of India had reached the Middle East and Mediterranean Sea.
This is one of the most famous of all ancient trade routes.
This trade route brought incense, spices, silk and other items in caravans over vast distances.
In addition to items of trade, these caravans brought the culture of Hinduism and Shiva shrines to all places along the route. The shrine at Makkah is one of those ancient Shiva shrines.
An Islamic teacher (Mufti Mohammad Ilyas Qasmi) in India is teaching his understanding of the Hindu roots of the Islamic faith. This Muslim cleric claims that Lord Shiva was the first prophet of Islam.
Yahuah may be waking them up from within.
A book explaining how there are hundreds of shrines in India like the one at Mecca:
Religions seem to have a great deal of processes, rituals, and distinctive garments. Turbans are common to many eastern religious cultures. Sikhism is very different from Hinduism or Islam, but they all share certain customs. This is where the study of syncretism helps explain behavior.