Mecca in Saudia Arabia isn’t built on seven hills, but is in the center of them, hence it could be said that she is built upon seven hills. The hills are Jabal abu Siba’ , Jabal Safa, Jabal Marwah, Jabal abu Milhah, Jabal abu Ma’aya, Jabal abu Hulayah, and Jabal abu Ghuzlan.
Another name for Mecca, or the wilderness and mountains surrounding it, according to Islamic tradition, is Faran or Pharan, referring to the Desert of Paran mentioned in the Old Testament at Genesis 21:21. Arab and Islamic tradition hold that the wilderness of Paran, broadly speaking, is the Tihamah and the site where Ishmael settled. Yaqut al-Hamawi, the 12th century Syrian geographer, wrote that Fārān was “an arabized Hebrew word. One of the names of Mecca mentioned in the Torah and where Ishmael settled.
The Kaaba is the center of Mecca. It is a black stone. It is the most sacred site in Islam. It is considered the ‘House of God’ and has a similar role as the Holy of Holies in Judaism. Millions of pilgrims gather to circle the building and kiss the black stone. It is believed this gives them forgiveness.
Mecca is surrounded by seven hills. Now, notice what Revelation 18:10 says about the city of Mystery Babylon.
Standing afar off (talking about the ship captains) for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; no man buyeth their merchandise any more.
According to Scripture, Mystery Babylon is an importer and exporter of world goods. This is another important key to knowing the identity of Mystery Babylon. No other nation in the world is a larger exporter of oil than Saudi Arabia.
Because Babylon is a central city of a nation and is fairly close to the Red Sea, Iraq’s Babylon gets ruled out. Another reality is that Babylon in Iraq is 400 miles from the Persian Gulf and 350 miles from Bars Basra, which is a port, but only small fishing vessels can get to it.
Now, it is actually emphasized more that when Babylon is destroyed, the sea captains see this from afar off and are in shock. This is another reason that Mystery Babylon needs to be water near water.
How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations! (Jeremiah 50:23).
Mystery Babylon is clearly one of the critical factors of the end-time world economy; it is a commercial nation and the wealth of the world. Humanity depends on Mystery Babylon. f Saudi Arabia is the largest exporter of oil in the world. Iraq does not demonstrate this trait in any shape or form. However, these are attributes that Mecca & Saudi Arabia exhibit.
In Revelation 18:22 it shows that Mystery Babylon is a center for marketing and selling.
Revelation 18:2-19 confirms that Mystery Babylon is extremely wealthy, has a central materialistic lifestyle, highest living standards, and has an intoxicating high-society lifestyle which the world emulates. Such traits perfectly portray Saudi Arabia. When Muslims think of a harlot they often think first of Saudi Arabia. She is hated in the Araba world, because of her decadence.