No, Mecca is NOT the center of the world!
I have no idea why some people just love to pass on more and more of this useless NONSENSE! First I would like to say that as a Muslim, I am offended with these preposterous claims. In fact, I think these people are on a specific mission to RUIN the image of Islam. By any means necessary, and sadly so many Muslims just follow them like cattle and forward their JUNK in emails without giving it a moment's thought.
To everyone who forward these lies, have some brains, think before you forward this stuff. This is all nonsense and ridicules Islam more than anything. Please STOP FORWARDING this junk! If you believe in God, love his messenger and have an ounce of pride in your religion STOP IT!
Exhibit -a- Mecca as the center of the world
This map claims that Mecca is the center of the land mass of the world. Which is complete and utter nonsense. In fact, it's FAR from being the center of the land mass. Even by simple vision
Further more, even if it was the center of THIS SPECIFIC map, it' NOT the center of the land mass because earth is rounded which means, if you look at a different map (with say, North America as it's center) it will show Texas as the center of the land mass of the planet!
These maps are inaccurate. They all presume a FLAT WORLD and the world is CURVED therefore the real map is FAR from being correct.
In fact, this map suggests that people in north west America should pray in the South East direction, when in fact Mecca is closer if you direct your face Northward towards the north-pole.
In the "old world" mecca was very far to the left to be the center of the land mass. (which would probably end up being somewhere in Kazakhstan or something like that. Again this is only according to THESE MAPS which are inaccurate. They just follow this convention. (While the Arabs had maps with the top part facing South)
There's more in this email, but I don't want this to make this a titanic post. Just believe me, this is ALL nonsense and completely baseless. There are no scientists doing these stupid calculations, there are morons bent on ruining the image of the RELIGION OF SCIENCE and converting it to superstition and myth.