Tammooz Publishing and Printing House in Damascus published a new book entitled “the Urban Planning of Mecca before Islam as shown in AlAzraqi’s Book “The News of Mecca”. The book was authored by Dr. Abbas Jubair Sultan AlTamimi and Dr. Intisar Latif Hasan AsSabti. Both authors work at Kufa Studies Center, University of Kufa.
The study tackled the urban planning and engineering of Mecca before Islam in all its details since the establishment of Ka’ba which was built by Qusay Ibin Murrah, the Prophets’ grandfather. Dr. AlTamimi confirmed that the aim of the publication is to show Arabs’ architectural and engineering efforts in building their cities in the future because Mecca may be taken as a model to build the Arabic cities in the future.