Saudi Arabia Prepares to Build the World’s Tallest Building

Echos of the Tower of Babel? The Kingdom Tower in Jeddah will be 1km tall, dwarfing the current tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai which sits at roughly 800 meters. Jeddah sits roughly 54 miles or 88 kilometers from Mecca.

Here’s a good chart comparing it to other contenders:

Kingdom Tower

Mashable has some great computer renderings.

Interestingly, some Muslims see all of this as a sign of the end times, as there is a hadith which upon answering the question: “What is the sign of the hour of Qiyamah (end times) ” Muhammad allegedly said: “You will see (formerly) barefoot, naked Bedouins competing in the construction of tall buildings.” (Sahih Muslim)

  • Lisa
    Posted at 00:48h, 21 April

    Wasn’t there another supposed prophecy to the effect that when buildings as tall as mountains surrounded the kaaba it would be destroyed? Thought I just read that somewhere.

  • Joel
    Posted at 01:18h, 21 April

    Not familiar with that one off the top of my head.

  • Lisa
    Posted at 02:34h, 21 April

    Aargh! I KNOW I just read an article about that. That’s what happens when one mindlessly scans the internet for too many hours.

  • Lisa
    Posted at 02:43h, 21 April
  • Gabe
    Posted at 05:59h, 21 April

    Hi Lisa:

    I did read an interesting article about how devout Muslims are utterly ashamed of the gross symbol of materialism that literally towers over the Great Mosque (see pics in article). Considering Islamist affinities for attacking large, symbolic buildings, I can’t imagine that they won’t eventually become targets if/when Mecca (and the gulf kingdoms in general) are attacked as the harlot Babylon.

    Ironically, the tower complex was built by the Binladen group, which is owned by the late Osama’s extended family. He took their money and used it to fight jihad. The harlot’s money is feeding the Beast that hates her and will eventually turn on her and “eat her flesh and burn her with fire.”

    Incredible times we are in.


  • Robert Macniel
    Posted at 19:46h, 21 April

    Isaiah 30 talks of Gods judgement on Assyria and a great slaughter and falling towers. Could the towers of vers 25 be the towers of mecca as it is after all the whore of Babylon and the destruction of Babylon is part of Gods judgement in the end times?

  • John Haller
    Posted at 01:48h, 22 April

    What about the tall clock tower in Mecca? Why is that not in the list of tall buildings?

  • Joel
    Posted at 03:03h, 22 April

    Abraj Al-Bait. I guess they didn’t want it to look to one-sided. But it features up there as well.

  • Rick
    Posted at 21:55h, 22 April

    Joel, just want to say thank you for all that you doing. Praying for you and your family. Praying someday you will be speaking in the central Texas area. Would love to be apart of that. God bless…

  • Lisa
    Posted at 22:41h, 22 April

    Hi Gabe,

    Yep, it’s a long-simmering issue amongst the Islamic purists for sure. They are disgusted with the royals and what they are doing to Mecca. An attack by Muslims on the city is not without precedent. The Shias have tried it a couple of times. Not hard to imagine Iran being the one to set fire to those “streams of pitch” in the eastern Saudi oil fields.

  • Carlos
    Posted at 15:15h, 29 April

    About Al Brajit Tower and its huge clock in Mecca: Saudis openly said that they want Mecca to be the 0 meridian of the world, so it would be the like Greenwich now, the center of the time in our world. This could be linked with the scripture when the antichrist will try to change TIMES and laws. For Further information:

  • Jesse
    Posted at 14:06h, 30 April

    Joel do you have the reference from Sahih Muslim? Crazy.

  • Joel
    Posted at 16:35h, 30 April

    Yo Jesse,

    Its actually in Bukhari as well. I do not have the exact online reference. I first read this in Sheikh Hisham Kabbani’s “The Approach of Armageddon: An Islamic Perspective”

    One good online Muslim source on this with quotes from Qurturbi and Nawawi:

  • Tracy Matta
    Posted at 13:05h, 06 November

    How prideful is it to know that the company I work for( Trelleborg Sealing Solutions) will be taking part in the development of this awesome looking tower!!!

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