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Here is a picture of Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) footprint near the Kaabah

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Is there any evidence that is definitely footprint of Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH)?

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I recently went to the ka'aba and saw the footprint. It seemed identical to the picture but I couldn't get a really close image of it because of the glass shield covering the footprint. A beautiful piece of history. – user3311 Oct 4 '13 at 2:03

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I am unable to validate the authenticity of this picture. However, it has been reported by the sahabi Anas ibn Malik that the prophet Ibrahim's footprints had already been worn out (from people touching it) in his time. This was 1400 years ago, so I doubt that there are any of the original markings left in this day and age.

Anas bin Malik's report is mentioned in Tafsir Ibn Katheer, specifically in the commentary on Al Baqarah 1:125. It is in page 417 of this PDF version (Arabic).

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I am not talking about authenticity of the picture. I meant how they can be sure that footprint near the Kaabah is definitely Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) . – I'll-Be-Back Oct 8 '12 at 19:34
The report by Anas bin Malik denies the existence of footprints on the stone in Maqam Ibrahim. So there are no footprints that we need to question. – System Down Oct 8 '12 at 22:06
@SystemDown do you have reference of Hazrat Anas (RA)? – muslim1 Nov 7 '12 at 10:48
@Thecrocodilehunter - Reference added – System Down Nov 7 '12 at 18:42

Yes, according to Quran:

وَإِذ جَعَلنَا البَيتَ مَثابَةً لِلنّاسِ وَأَمنًا وَاتَّخِذوا مِن مَقامِ إِبرٰهـۧمَ مُصَلًّى ۖ وَعَهِدنا إِلىٰ إِبرٰهـۧمَ وَإِسمـٰعيلَ أَن طَهِّرا بَيتِىَ لِلطّائِفينَ وَالعـٰكِفينَ وَالرُّكَّعِ السُّجودِ

And [mention] when We made the House a place of return for the people and [a place of] security. And take, [O believers], from the standing place of Abraham a place of prayer. And We charged Abraham and Ishmael, [saying], "Purify My House for those who perform Tawaf and those who are staying [there] for worship and those who bow and prostrate [in prayer]." [2:125]

and this is now near the house, behind which (at least, Shia) Muslims pray after Tawaaf.

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I am sorry that did not answer my question. – I'll-Be-Back Nov 19 '12 at 13:02
@I'll-Be-Back, you needed an evidence and here is one from Quran, then what may answer your question if it doesn't? – owari Nov 19 '12 at 17:34
@owari this ayat does no mention footprint in any way, does it? We know about the history of bait-ul-muqqada. The question is about footprint. – muslim1 Nov 19 '12 at 23:10
@Thecrocodilehunter, Allah has commanded us to take Ibrahim's standing place (nothing said about Beit-ul-Mauqaddas in Palestine here!) in Hajj as a place of prayer, if the standing point is not a footprint what else is it for us to take it as a place of prayer? – owari Nov 20 '12 at 13:15
As it is away from the actual Kaaba it could be the footprinting because Quraish lack of Money when they rebuilt the kaaba and made it smaller only the sahabi Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr (May Allah be pleased with him) re-built it in it's original size but afterwards it was re-built according the size of Quraish! – Medi Saif Oct 7 at 6:16

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