Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Kaaba - The House Of God

Kaaba in 1880


Diagram Of Kaaba by Hazrath Ibrahim


The most sacred place in Islam is the Kaaba in Mecca. Mecca is the place where our beloved prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was born. The Kaaba is a building located inside the masjid known as Al-Masjidu'l-Haram in Mecca. Kaaba was built by prophet Ibrahim and his son Ismail. The name Kaaba comes from the Arabic word meaning "cube". It is made of granite from the hills near Mecca. It is covered by a black silk cloth decorated with gold-embroidered calligraphy and the name of the cloth is called as Kiswa. Many of the people questioning why Muslims worship the Holy Kaaba if in fact Islam is against idol worship. This is because; Kaaba is called as Qibla i.e., the direction Muslims must worship during the prayer. Muslims worship and bow to none but Allah. Qibla is only the direction for worshipping.
Interior Design of Kaaba


A Very old door of Kaaba in Topkapy Museum


Inside the Kaaba


People working for making Kiswa, the cloth which covers the Kaaba


An old photograph of Kaaba when Ordinary people used to have access to the inside of Kaaba


Lock Of Kaaba

Some of the facts Inside the Kaaba:


• There are three pillars inside
• There is a small table on the side to put items like perfume and incense burners
• There are two lantern-type lamps hanging from a cross beam near the ceiling
• There are no electric lights inside
• The interior walls are clad with marble half-way to the roof.
• The entire floor is of marble except for a small portion which is called "Rukhamat Humra"
• Tablets with Quran inscriptions are inset in the marble
• The top part of the walls is covered with a green cloth decorated with gold embroidered Quran verses.
• There are no windows inside
• There is only one door
• The space inside Kaaba can accommodate about 50 people
• The cost of Kiswa is more the 17 million Saudi Riyal
• The Kiswa is made of approximately 670 kilograms of pure white silk, which is later dyed black, and around 150 kilograms of gold and silver
• Only Kings and highly connected government officials are allowed inside Kaaba.

14 comments:

  1. Wow, I've never seen the interior structure like this before. I thought it was like a box with nothing inside it. Or like a grand room full of religious articles!

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  2. Nice Footages. Very interesting. Thanks for giving us an idea about Kaaba. Will see you again friend. I added you to my friends list. Hope you'll do the same.

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  3. Masha Allah...thanks so much for this pictures...nice blog..real rare footages...im following your blog now

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  4. ive read in a book that the kaaba is where muslims experience real brotherhood. thank you for showing us more info about the kaaba.this blog is really informative, by the way, i have added your link in my 2 blogs under crank designer

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  5. Let me make some correction in your writing.
    1. Moslem does not worship the Qaabah. The stone only symbolized the direction where we moslems pray.
    2. The Holy Qaabah was not build by Prophet Ibrahim and Ismail his beloved son. The Qaabah was brought by Jibril or Gabriel from Haven. The stone was brought from Haven.
    3. The Qaabah was there before Prophet Ibrahim and Ismail.

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  6. @VIRTUALWRITER:
    Thanks for yr comment. But
    1. I have clearly explained about the 1st statement. That was a question raised from most of the non-muslims and i gave an answer for that question."Kaaba is called as Qibla i.e., the direction Muslims must worship during the prayer"

    2. Stone was brought from heaven but Kaaba was built by Prophet Ibrahim with the help of Jibril.

    3. I accept your point. Some says It was built by Aadam but i am not clear about it.

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  8. kaaba the place of god i love kaaba the god gift to the human kind given by prophit (sw) altaf kashmiri

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  10. KAABA is the direction Muslims face for prayers in unison; Why some kiss it? Why Muslims bow to Kings, Queens and kiss their hands? Why Muslims commit suicide by blowing themselves up along innocent civilians? Muslims allow people from other faiths to join them (convert) but Death Fatwas are issued against Muslims leaving the faith; WHY? JEWS and MUSLIMS have much similarities but are actually on each others' throats! WHY? WHY only the Kings and some VIP are allowed into the KAABA's cubicle? In the eyes of GOD, all humans are eqaul, but why the inequality here?

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  11. Why are most Muslim ruled countries so corrupt and their people poor and down trodden? Why there are thousands of beggars, prostitutes, child and women slavery in Muslim countries?

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  12. to anonymous .....


    if diz is da case dn whats so ever ur reglion is why u lie or ditch otherx diz is da least thing dat every religion restrict 4rm... and im 110% sure you are doing all da 2 thing whch ur religion has restrict u frm... diz iz your choice its not ur religion who asked you to lie or to ditch other..similarly there are som muslim who doesnt follow their religion.. dat doesnt mean that every muslim or islam is lyke da way u said ....

    if u go for statistics dn u vl cm 2 know dat da rate of prostitutes rape and stuff is higher in other countries than muslims..

    i can name lots of countries which are more corrupt dn muslim countries..

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  13. Thanks for sharing like an extra ordinary thing,before that it was totally undiscovered for me.

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  14. Isn't it a travesty that only the Royal family and other political dignitories are allowed in the Kaba. They destroy the sould of Makkah and then they put restrictions like these.

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