Science - The Golden Section
The Golden Section is the proportion of a geometrical figure or of a divided line such that the smaller dimension is to the greater as the greater is to the whole. This mathematical approach, represented by the number 1.618, is necessary to fully understand the wonder held within this divine proportion.
The Golden Section has had a major influence on arts and architecture and was used in many man-made creations such as the pyramids in Egypt or the Mosque of Uqba in Tunisia, also known as the Great Mosque of Kairouan. Leonardo da Vinci is admired for his paintings, all composed using the Golden Section. The Golden Section plays a very important role in aesthetics – this proportional relation establishes a singularly pleasing visual balance for the human eye.
The Golden Section Point of The World
is in the city of Mecca. The proportion of the distance between Mecca and the North Pole to the distance between Mecca and the South Pole is 1.618 and the proportion of the distance between the city of Mecca and the South Pole to the distance between both poles is 1.618. The proportion of the distance between the eastern and the western solstice lines of Mecca is 1.618. The proportion of the distance between the western elongation of Mecca to its solstice line and the perimeter of the Earth again matches the Golden Section. Notwithstanding minor variations, all mapping systems will establish the Golden Section point of the world within the city borders of Mecca. Measurements taken with the so called Golden Section Compass or “Leonardo Compass” furthermore show that Mecca is located on the Golden Section of Arabia and that the Kaaba in turn is located on the Golden Section of the city.
The Golden Section in the Qur’an
Mecca is referred to only once in the Qu’ran (Surah 3:96) as Becca, the former name as it is also mentioned only once in the Holy Bible (Psalm 84:6). It is presented as a sanctuary, a blessed place bringing belief to humanity. The verse consists of a total of 47 letters with the first letter of Becca coming after 29 letters (47/29=1.62).
"Lo! the first Sanctuary appointed for mankind was that at Becca, a blessed place, a guidance to the peoples;"
Translation: Muhammad Marmaduke William Pickthall, The Meaning of the Glorious Qur'an (London, 1930)