Questions tagged [kaabah]

The Ka'bah, is a cuboid-shaped building in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and is the most sacred site in Islam. It is the first place of worship the mankind was allotted.

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What did Mushrikeen think about who built the Kaaba?

The monotheists in Mecca always believed that the Kaaba was built by Prophet Ibrahim (a.). But what about the polytheists (mushrikeen) in the time of prophet Muhammad (s.) and shortly before him? ...
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Interior of Kaaba

During the hajj, pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba but do not enter the building. I was curious about its interior and found this image. Do the three pillars have any religious significance other ...
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How does praying towards Kaabah not amount to Shirk?

Assalamu alaikum. I am following Islam and very proud to be Muslim. I have few question to clarify my doubts. Islam is against of idol worship and all the activities in Islam is different than the ...
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Who built the Kaaba Sharif in Makkah?

Who built the Kaaba Sharif in Makkah? Did Ibrahim alaihi salaam and his son Ismail really build the Kaaba, I mean is it written in the Old Testament (Torah) and the Holy Quran?
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Forty years between Al-Masjid-ul-Haram and Al-Aqsa?

Apparently the mosques in Mecca and Jerusalem were built 40 years apart: Abu Dhar narrated: I said, "O Allah's Apostle! Which mosque was first built on the surface of the earth?" He said, "Al-...
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Idolatry within Islam

If Islam strives against idolatry, can you explain why when Muhammad returned to Mecca and destroyed the false idols, he intentionally left the Ka'bah which is now centric to Islam. I think I ...
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Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) footprint near the Kaaba

Here is a picture of Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) footprint near the Kaabah Is there any evidence that is definitely footprint of Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH)?
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Are Mecca and Becca the same places?

As we know the word Mecca is mentioned only once in Koran. But ayah 3:96 is mentioning a place that is so-called Becca. I'm wondering if there is any difference between Becca and Mecca. Becca: 3:96 ...
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Is pointing one's feet towards Ka'ba forbidden in Islam?

Under what conditions is this allowed or forbidden? From this source, it seems as if it is allowed while sleeping.
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Prayer direction inside kaabah

If someone offer Salah prayer inside the Kaabah, in which direction do they face.