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The Region Of Najd Depicted On Old And New Maps.

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The region of Najd was well known throughout ages and covers a vast area around Saudi capital Riyadh. It’s Southern border connects with Rub Al Khali[1] (i.e. The Empty Quarter) and Northern border is connected with desert region of  an-Nafud.[2] Western border of Najd is connected with historical region of Hijaz.[3] Prophet (sallallahu alayhi was'sallam) told group of Satan will emerge from Najd. Prophesies of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi was’sallam) indicate the region by name, the direction, the description of people/region, the deeds of this group. This group of Satan emerged from Najd in middle of 17th lead by Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab and plunged the Muslims of Arabian Peninsula into strife. As foretold by Prophet (sallallahu alayhi was’sallam) Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab emerged from East of Madinah from the region of Najd and killed Muslims on the pretext that Muslism of Arabian Peninsula are committing major Shirk [major Shirk invalidates Islam]. Due to the prophesies incriminating the Wahhabi movement[4] of being Satan’s group its adherents have sought to shift the identification of Najd from Saudi Arabia to Iraq. In such circumstances it is essential that historical Najd is correctly identified. This will serve two important goals. One,  it will ensure that Muslims know what evil deeds the Najdi group of Satan will commit, Muslims will identify Najd with Wahhabi movement, know the evil which the Wahhabi’s committed in the name of Islam was fullfilment of prophesies and as result of this knowledge one will protect his own Iman.[5] Two, it will ensure other essential aspects of deen are not corrupted due to Wahhabi shifting of Najd from Arabia to Iraq.[6]

Disclaimer About The Maps Of Najd:

All the maps displayed in here have been searched over the internet and not in anyway doctored or tailored to suite my belief. Only alterations made were which assisted the readers to spot where Najd is indicated on the maps. These maps should not understood to be depicting exact location of Najd but rather the general locality of Najd should be understood from these maps. As far as the accurate depiction of historical Najd is concerned in my researched estimation the modern provinces of Riyadh, Qassim, and Hail in Saudi Arabia consitute some what accurate historical Najd. With slight modifications which extend Riyadh toward South, toward Oman, and Western border of Riyadh toward UAE. Eastern border of Riyadh extended toward Makkah/Madinah would consitute more accurate depiction of historical Najd mentioned in Ahadith.

Maps Indicating The Direction And Region Of Najd:


Bit poor quality map but the Arabic word Najd has been underlined with red line to easily spot the word Najd.


Najd is clearly depicted and did not require exageration of any type for ease of spotting. The map indicates the Jabrid dynasty from 1460 AD to 1530 AD which was centred around Najd.


Take notice of the cities of Makkah/Madinah and Najd which has been underlined. From Madinah Prophet (sallallahu alayhi was’sallam) pointed toward the direction of East and in another Hadith said from Najd group of Satan will emerge. Judge for yourselves if Najd (i.e. Riyadh and surrounding region) is East or Iraq is East of Madinah. Then decide which is the place where Prophet (sallallahu alayhi was’sallam) pointed toward. Was he pointing toward Iraq or Najd (i.e. Riyadh and surrounding region)?


Apart from indicating the region of Najd this map indicates deserts of [in yellow] Rub Al Khali and An-Nafud. Also the region of Hijaz and Asir has been indicated.


This map depicts Najd [underlined with red] and regions of Asir, Hijaz, Yemen and Oman.


Najd is depicted with Riad [Riyadh].


On the Northern side of Najd, desert of An-Nafud is located and on southern desert of Rub Al Khali (i.e. Emty Quarter). Western side of Najd is Hijaz and Eastern side region of Al Yamamah.


On the left side of the map make note of small red circles around the cities of Makkah and Madinah. Najd is spelt as Nedjed and the Saudi capital Riyadh is spelt as El Riad and above it is El Derayeh [Al Diriyah]. Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab the founder of Wahhabi Khariji sect was born in Al Uyayna and moved to Al Diriyah which is some 40km from Riyadh. R5762 connects with R535 and traveling south toward Saudi capital R535 connects with R40, this is Al Diriyah which became centre of Wahhabi missionary movement.


Much does not need to be said about the map.


This map depicts location of region of Najd as well as something very important. Note this map depicts the Islamic state at 632 AD Prophet (sallallahu alayhi was’sallam) died in 632 AD and the brownish map depicts the spread of Islamic empire after his death. This reveals that Najd was brought under the rule of Islam in the life time of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi was’sallam) and the man who wished that Prophet (sallallahu alayhi was’sallam) invoke Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) to send blessing upon Najd lived under Islamic rule. More importantly he lived in the Najd which was East of Madinah and it was for this Najd Prophet (sallallahu alayhi was’sallam) refused to invoke Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala). Citing the emergence of Satan’s group from Najd as a reason for his refusal.


This map depicts Ottomanic empire at the year 1792 AD as well as region of Najd.


I could not make head or tail of this map apart from knowing that this map is suppose to depict different dynasties. Regardless of the confusion on the map region of Najd is indicated and spelt Neged.



Najd is spelt with variations Nejd/Negd. It is quite difficult to figure out what this map actually depicts due to low quality of the map.


Najd underlined.


In my estimation the above map quite accurately depicts the historical region of Najd. After studying Ahadith, commentaries of Ahadith, old geographical books and refering to maps I have arrived to the conclusion that deserts of Rub Al Khali, An-Nafud, and Ad-Dahna and Hijaz in West contains historical Najd. Hence the Satan's group emerged from Najd (i.e. Riyadh and surrounding area) and not from Iraq which is up North. The only sect to emerge from East of Madinah and from Najd which fulfilled all the prophesies. And which helped to identify it self has Satan's group is Wahhabism.


East of Madinah is the hisotrical region of Najd. In north it is contained by desert of an-Nafud, in East by Ad-Dahna, in south by Rub Al Khali, and in West by region of Hijaz. Iraq cannot be the Najd or Najd for which Prophet (sallallahu alayhi was’sallam) refused to invoke blessings of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) because it is not in East but up North.


- [1] Rub Al Khali is a vast desert region in Southern Saudi Arabia, it borders Oman and Yemen. The name ’The Empty Quarter’ implies that this region lacks human settlement.

- [2] Desert of an-Nafud is toward the direction of Jordon and desert of ad-Dahna in East meets  an-Nafud meets near the border region of Iraq.

- [3] Hijaz consists of cities of Makkah, Madinah, Northern region/city of Tabuk and Southern region/city of Muhayil. Its Eastern border is connected with Najd and its Western side is the sea shore of Red Sea.

- [4] The Wahhabi movement is in essence a offshoot of the historical Khawarij. The Wahhabi’s differ in certain theological aspects but the core concepts such as declaring Muslims as Mushrikeen, killing Muslims with this pretext, applying verses which were about non-Muslims on Muslims and rebelling against the establish authority of a state are still same.

- [5] Wahhabi heresy is three fold; 1) their principles and methodologies contract Quran/Sunnah, 2) due to their principles and methodologies they have invented heretical beliefs, 3) and lastly due to their heretical beliefs [i.e. Muslims of Arabian Peninsula – World are guilty of major polytheism apart from their own Wahhabi] they act contrary to Shari’ah. Examples of their actions which contradict Shari’ah are that they believe it is permissible to kill ‘Muslim-Polytheists’ and they continue to believe and kill Muslims throughout the world. Note, Wahhabi’s do not use the oxymoron – ‘Muslim-polytheists’ in their termonology you are Muwahid (i.e. Monotheist – Muslim) or Mushrik (i.e. Polytheist – Kafir) and the great majority of Muslims according to Wahhabism are upon major Shirk.

- [6] Part One: Miqat (place where Ihram has to be worn before going further toward Makkah) for Najd is Qarn Al Manazil (also known as Qarn-Ath-Tha’alib) North from modern city of Al Huwaya. From Al Huwaya north bound R40 leads to As Sayl Al Saghir, following same R40 leads to small settlement As Sail Al Kabeer situated on the left side of R40. On the right side of R40 small circular structure marks the place of Miqat for Najd. For Iraq the Miqat is Dhat Al Irq which is up North from Qarn Al Manazil. From As Sail Al Kabeer R40 a single road joins with R4279 which then connects with R4281 going East to West. Surrounding area around where these roads meet is Dhat Al Irq. Part Two: Some apostates assert that Iraqi cities of Baghdad [near it is town Haruria] Kufa, Karbala and Basrah were part of Najd because Khawarij/Haruriyya emerged from these places. If this is correct or if any part of Iraq is declared Najd then those who have performed their Hajj or Umrah from this Iraqi ‘Najd’ have worn Ihram from the wrong place. If Baghdad and mentioned cities were part of historical Najd or were declared/intended Najd by Prophet (sallallahu alayhi was’sallam)  then the place of wearing Ihram for these places would be the same for Najd (i.e. Qarn Al Manazil). We the Muslims ask the corrupters of Islam, the Wahhabis to name one Imam who instructed the inhabitants of these lands to wear Ihram from Qarn Al Manazil. Name even a Wahhabi scholar who instructed the Wahhabi’s of Baghdad, Kufa, Karbala, Basrah, to wear Ihram from Qarn Al Manazil. On contrary every Iraqi from cities of Baghdad, Kufa, Najaf, Karbala and Basrah be he/she Sunni, Wahhabi, Shia, all wear Ihram from Dhat Al Irq. This is enough evidence to establish that none of these cities were part of historical Najd. Had these cities been part of historical Najd then Qarn Al Manazil would have been the designated place for assuming Ihram for the inhabitants of these cities.

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