While I was surfing the internet, I saw many people into a debate that why can't planes fly over the Kaaba? Why birds don't sit on the Holy Kaaba? Why don't birds fly over the Holy Kaaba? Why is there no airport in Makkah? What is the concept of Makkah magnetic field? We have written this article to enlighten our readers about it.
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Why can't planes fly over the Kaaba?
There are 3 possible answers for all the questions we have raised in the first paragraph. I will cover them one by one in the article.
- No planes fly over the Holy Kaaba because there is no airport in the city of Makkah.
- There is another view of the people and they don’t believe in the first view. They consider it a myth and believe that the only reason airplanes don’t fly over the Holy Kaaba is a mere fact that it is a non-flying zone.
- The third reason why Saudi Arabia does not allow airplanes to fly over the Holy Kaaba is that airplanes will cast a shadow over the Holy Kaaba that resembles the Christian Cross.
Why is there no airport in Makkah?
Makkah is one of the cities of the world which tends to grab the most tourists throughout the year! The Hajj and Umrah pilgrims have to reach Makkah to offer their rituals. So why is there no airport in Makkah?
Well, it isn’t that they cannot afford an airport there or so. There are 3 possible reasons for not having an airport in Makkah.
Makkah is near to Jeddah
The first and simple reason is that Makkah is at a distance of around 90Km from Jeddah. It would not be a suitable idea to construct a new airport in Makkah and overcrowd it with the flights' crew, transit passengers and other support staff.
Non-Muslims are not allowed to Enter Makkah
The second possible reason for not constructing an airport in Makkah is that Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter Makkah. It is near to impossible that only Muslim people fly over the holy Kaaba if we construct an airport there.
Makkah magnetic field
The third possible reason for not constructing an airport in Makkah or the reason why planes cannot fly over the Kaaba could be the Makkah Magnetic Field.
Why don't birds fly over the Holy Kaaba?
There is no reality behind the claim that birds don’t or can’t fly over the Holy Kaaba. I have seen different birds flying over and above the Holy Kaaba many times.
Why birds don't sit on the Holy Kaaba?
Once again, there is no reality in the claims made by people that birds don’t sit on the Holy Kaaba. I have seen many times pigeons sitting on the roof of the Holy Kaaba.
What is the concept of Makkah magnetic field?
If you recall the wonders of the world, one of the wonders is that the Holy Kaaba is located in the center of the world. Yes, it is exactly in the middle of the earth: not an inch left or right!
So, if you have gone through some basic physics, you must know that the earth is actually a gravitational field and that the center of such a field has the most gravity and is the hub of magnetic charges.
So being the magnetic center, the layers of the earth above it creates vacuum upon them. Because of the vacuum, the airplanes naturally cannot fly over the Holy Kaaba.
The science has already claimed that planes cannot fly over the Holy Kaaba due to Makkah Magnetic field that is created over it as it is at the center of the Earth. Surely, Allah is the greatest of all the planners.
Criticism on the concept of Makkah magnetic field
However, many people criticize the concept of Makkah magnetic field. We have seen security helicopters flying around the Holy Kaaba during Hajj and Ramadan. If there is a magnetic field and airplanes cannot cross that field, how can helicopters fly there?