Makkah safe from 2012 Apocalypse Movie

But Emmerich was thinking of something even more explosive: the Kaaba, the cube-shaped building at the heart of Mecca, the focus of prayers and the Islamic pilgrimage called the Hajj; it is one of Islam’s holiest sites.


“Well, I wanted to do that, I have to admit,” Emmerich says. “But my co-writer Harald said I will not have a fatwa on my head because of a movie. And he was right. … We have to all … in the Western world … think about this. You can actually … let … Christian symbols fall apart, but if you would do this with [an] Arab symbol, you would have … a fatwa, and that sounds a little bit like what the state of this world is. So it’s just something which I kind of didn’t [think] was [an] important element, anyway, in the film, so I kind of left it out.”


No offense, but I wouldn’t care if the movie portrayed it. It’s not real. And even if something like that was to happen, Muslims don’t have to protect it. God protects it. We also don’t worship it. We worship God. Also the article forgot about Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and all non-Christian holy sites. The movie doesn’t attack any of those.

21 Replies to “Makkah safe from 2012 Apocalypse Movie”

  1. According to the Hadith the Kaaba is destroyed at the end of times as well.. If he had done his research he should have destroyed it

    This is in Ibn Katheer’s (rahimaullaah) book, “The Sign of the End Times”…

    Abdullah ibn ‘ Amr (radhiyAllaahu anh) related that he heard the Messenger of Allah say,
    “Dhu As-Suwaiqatain, who is from Habasha (Ethiopia), will destroy the Ka’bah; he will steal its jewels and remove from it its covering. It is as if I am looking at him – Usaili’an (one who has a receding hairline or one who is bald), Ufaidi’an (having crooked joints). He will strike it with his Masaahiyah ( a steel shovel) and his Mai’wal ( a huge axe that is used to pierce through rocks).”

    Abdullah ibn ‘ Amr (radhiyAllaahu anh) related that the Prophet said,
    “Leave Habasha (Ethiopia) alone so long as they leave you alone, for none shall remove the treasure of the Ka’bah except for Dhu As-Suwaigatain who is from Habasha.”
    (Abu Dawud)

    Ibn ‘ Abbas related that the Prophet said,
    “It is as if I am looking at him – (he is) black and bowlegged. He will tear it (i.e. the Ka’bah) down, stone by stone.”

  2. When Abraha came to destroy the Ka’bah, Abdul Muttalib said,

    “There is no matter more important right now to any man right now than the defense of his livestock and property. So, Oh my Lord! Defend Your Property. Their cross and their cunning will not be victorious over your cunning when the time morning comes”

    Allah protected his House from blasphemy in this case Alhamdulillah 🙂

  3. Read the articles comemts and you’ll see that many people blame Muslims. Their knowledge about Islam is the result of Fox News education and racist pro- western ideology. 2012 in the mayan calendar does not signify the end of the world.

  4. since when is Ka’bah and arab symbol? here i was thinking it’s islamic. and btw. it’s not christians and arabs, it’s christians and muslims. I mean… I can take anti-islam anytime, but what i really can’t stand is stupid ppl… May Allah give those dudes some guidance n make em muslims 🙂 n like by the way, ANOTHER movie about the apocalypse?? seriously??? that got so old before i was born!

  5. mr, you wouldnt care if they showed it because you havent witnessed a real love for the ka’ba and what it symblizes.

  6. who are you people?
    lol i am kidding
    Just wanted to reply to the part when he said
    “And even if something like that was to happen, Muslims don’t have to protect it. God protects it. W”
    Well God does protect it, but that doesn’t mean we, as Muslims don’t protect it. Imagine what would happen to us if it was destroyed, it is our job as Muslims to protect everything holy to us. Don’t let propaganda and other people ruin that idea from your head. Just because it isnt real(about destroying the kaabah on the movie) doesnt mean non muslims(or Muslims) have the right to talk bad or make bad ideas about the Kaabah, or anything else holy to Islam

  7. @mimes – Read Surah al-Fil inshaAllah. Also there are some hadith ( can’t find them now) that said the Prophet (saas) would have de-construct the kaaba and rebuild it to the way of Ibrahim (as) but he didn’t since the Muslims were so close to the age of paganism. Also read Arif’s comment above. They protected their homes and land and Allah protected His House. SubhanAllah!

    And seriously, Muslims wouldn’t be able to defend the Kaaba. Throughout history the Muslim governments ruling the Kaaba either paid off attackers of the Kaaba or brought it third-party armies to re-capture it. Pretty sad.

    My love is only for Allah and his Messenger (saas).

  8. In reality, the blood of a Muslim is more important to us than the Kaaba.

    Maybe, we should re-evaluate our priorities and become more motivated for our brothers and sisters being massarced overseas…

  9. I do not understand what that has to do with it, but people are almost always more important that stuff, or objects. especially Muslims people
    Replying coolguymuslim

  10. i think i was trying to say what ahmad has said. much better said by tht brother MR. thanks for the nice reposne though. i should read that surah but i still dont welcome your comments as they are not needed. i never said you were contradicotry to tradition so kep that in mind.

  11. i mean you started off your remakrs with no offense. the second you typed the letter “o”, you became offensive. it’s not that youre totlaly wrong but it is simply uncalled for. then again, it’s the blogosphere and you may hve been troubled by the freedom of speech slogan at a young age in the states.

  12. Movie will probably be nothing great and the whole 2012 hype is phoney hysterics a la millienial nonsense was 10 years ago.

    That being said, I cannot fault the director for what he said. It’s absolutely true and we all know there are many mindless reactionary Muslims out there who woulda done exactly what he said they would. Many people in our community have sadly fallen to that level….

  13. the Saudi family is destroying the Hijaz and our holy sites in Makkah right now, we don’t need a movie to act it out.

  14. @ZAI….wow I’m amazed at the lack of education of your statement…reactionary? sadly Muslims are like this?…ok do your research on what the Prophet used to say to do when people or poets would bad mouth him or Islam…. and the proof this movie is racist is in the scene at 1:46:00 into the movie when the president’s daughter asked how were all these people chosen to be saved for the ark..Quote ” how were all this people chosen? “Answer “we had experts in genetics pick the people with the perfect gene pool.” the guy next to him points to a bunch of Muslims and says confused “these people are from the perfect gene pool? Looks like they had cheque books”…seriously blatant racism…but that how holly-wood works, the spell of thousands of movies adding a little lie about Islam a bit at a time till people believe its truth…if people want to find out about more about the brainwashing techniques of America watch REEL BAD ARABS documentary exposing hollywoods vilifying of an entire race, or THE ARRIVALS on Americas hidden agenda behind there propaganda

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