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Southern Jordan

In the southern part of Jordan, near Ras Al-Naqab, lies Humayma the base of the Abbasid Dynasty from where they planned their seizure of the Islamic Caliphate from the Umayyads.

Midway between Hejaz and Syria, on a hill located in Udruh between Ma'an and Shobak, lies Jabal Al-Tahkim or The Hill of Judication. It was here after the Battle of Siffin, that Abu Musa Al-Ashaari May Allah be Pleased with Him representing Caliph Ali ibn Abi Talib May Allah be Pleased with Him met Amr ibn Al-Aas May Allah be Pleased with Him representing Mu'awiyah ibn Abi Sufyan before a court of judgment.

Both sides had agreed to arbitration to decide their conflict. North of the city of Ma'an is a mountain named Jabal Al-Ashaari, where a shrine for Abu Musa Al-Ashaari May Allah be Pleased with Him is located.


On top of Jabal Al-Nabi Harun near Petra is the shrine of Prophet Harun 'Aaron' Peace be Upon Him the brother of Prophet Musa 'Moses' Peace be Upon Him. Allah The One and Only God responded favorably to the supplication of Prophet Moses Peace be Upon Him to make Aaron his minister.

Prophet Moses Peace be Upon Him left Aaron Peace be Upon Him to act on his behalf when he went to interlocute with Allah The One and Only God, near Mount Sinai, after he had promised his people to produce them a Torah as their constitution and legal document.

Aaron Peace be Upon Him predeceased Moses Peace be Upon Him and his shrine's topography corresponds exactly with the traditional Islamic and Biblical accounts of Aaron's burial.


Aqaba hosts three interesting Islamic sites: Othman Mosque at Ayla built during the Caliphate of Othman ibn Affan May Allah be Pleased with Him, the Mamluk Fort, and the Castle of Salahuddin (Saladin) which is located on an island in the middle of the gulf.
 

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