Please read the following excellent article, from a mailing list I belong to, which verifies the authenticity of the Messenger of Allah’s noble Birthplace, eternal peace and blessings be upon him. Pass on to who you think may benefit:
“There is no doubt that these trustworthy authors words carry weight, as the majority of them were from the specialists of hadith (Muhaddithin), jurists (Fuqaha), judges and people of knowledge from Makkah al-Mukarramah who had lived there since their childhood (if they were Makkan born), or its scholars who had taken up permanent residence. Their words regarding the location of the birthplace of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) is reliable transmitted information by which certain knowledge is established (tawatur al-ilmi) in its most clear and manifest form. There is no need for additional quotes and references, as those who require further references can refer specifically to the books of Hajj rites authored by the Makkan scholars. It is known that the passing down of information from generation to generation is a method of the establishment of facts according to the scholars, and as highlighted by Ibn al-Qayyim in his work I’lam al-Muwaqqien (2/273).
King Abd al-Aziz (Allah have mercy on him) took the step of establishing a general library in this blessed place after consulting senior scholars over this. Thus it is established clearly through mass transmitted information that the current Maktabah Makkah al-Mukarramah in its current location is the place where the noblest of creation our Master Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) was born.”