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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Kaaba and Idolotry [duplicate]

I was hoping the educated and kind members of this community could provide me with information regarding the Islamic view on the Kaaba and what it represents. Why do you pray towards it and do you ...
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Demolishing Kaaba is much easier to Allah than the blood of a Muslim?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, "Demolishing the Kaaba completely is much more preferred to Allah Almighty than shedding the blood of a Believing Muslim" Is this hadith authentic?
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When the Kaaba was built, how were people worshiping Allah?

I understand that Ibrahim and his son Ismail build the Kaaba but how was worshiping Allah like? I ask this because the Kaaba was built before the Quran and before the rules of the 5 prayers were ...
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What is the Qibla inside the Kaaba? [duplicate]

Assalam o Alaikum to all my Muslim brothers, If one were to get the opportunity to pray Salah inside the Kaaba, which direction should he face?
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Does Merkaba relate to Kaabah in Mekkah? [closed]

What is a Merkaba, its source, and how does it relate to the Kabah in Mekkah Saudi Arabia?
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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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Are there any references that people of the book have actually had ties to the Ka'ba?

We know that Ibrahim rebuilt/built the Ka'ba. And it was a place of worship for the prophets after him. Doesn't this mean Ka'ba was a place of worship for the Christians and Jews? That is should be ...
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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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Is it true that Prophet Mohammad did not remove a statue of Mother Mary from the Kabah?

I am confused about this matter; I heard this from a TV debate from an atheist. Is it true that Prophet Mohammad did not remove a statue of Mother Mary from the Kabah?
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Is it true that the Black Stone was given to Adam to erase his sins?

From ancient-origins.net: Muslims also believe that the Kaaba stone was once part of the stones of heaven. There are various versions of its story of origin, all similar to one the another. When ...
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Prayer direction inside kaabah

If someone offer Salah prayer inside the Kaabah, in which direction do they face.
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Who went around the Kabah naked before Prophet Muhammad forbade it?

I was reading the Qur'an (in English) and stumbled upon this: And when they commit a Fahisha (evil deed, going round the Kabah in naked state, every kind of unlawful sexual intercourse, etc.), they ...
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Must you always pray towards Mecca (Is your prayer invalid if you don't?)

I understand that Muslims are supposed to pray 5 times a day, and every time you are supposed to do the Salat and face towards the Kaaba in Mecca. I'm wondering, is it essential to pray towards Mecca?...
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I don't believe that God is present in the Kabaa at Mecca, is it appropriate for me to pray the Salat?

As mentioned in another question, I'm thinking of visiting a mosque on Wednesday around 7:50pm. I would like to participate in the Salat, because I believe that it is a beautiful and valid form of ...
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What does this symbol from inside the Kaaba mean?

I was going through a video of inside the Kaaba and came across this symbol. I can partially understand what it says. Any help appreciated.
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Direction at which to look while praying [duplicate]

During the obligatory and non-obligatory prayers (many) muslims look or focus at the point of prostration. Is there a specific reason for this ? Are there any angles at which the worshipper can not ...
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Can anyone provide a reference to the destruction of Kabah?

Can anyone provide a reference to Hadith that mentions the destruction of Kabah by Dhul-Suwayqatayn, the king of Abyssinia after the death of Isa (AS)?
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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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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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Do muslims worship Kaabah

I know it is prohibited in Islam to worship any other than Allah. And it is mentioned in surah Ikhlas (I love these lines) that: Say, "He is Allah , [who is] One, Allah , the Eternal Refuge. He ...
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Qibla direction

Suppose that the direction from my location to the Qiblah is 45° from East toward North. Now, what will 45° from West toward South points to? It should be the same,right? I know this is a silly ...
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Piece of old “kiswa” (black cloth of kaba) hanging at home

Assalamualaikum, One of my relatives kept a piece of kiswa of kaba at home. And whenever they are going to do something big/good like before going to abroad, before marriage, before an interview, etc....
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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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When did the Jews stop visiting the Kaaba?

I was reading in chapter 2 of Martin Lings' biography of Muhammad that the Jews stopped visiting the Kaaba after pilgrims started bringing idols there. There's a citation of Ibn Ishaq 15, but I don't ...
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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 it permissible to build a building taller than Kaaba around it?

I have heard that it is not permissible to make any buildings taller than Kaaba around it. For instance there is a very tall clock as a very tall building which has been built so taller than Kaaba. (...
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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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What is the black stone in the Kaaba?

I can not find very much reliable information about black stone. Why is it important, and does anyone know what it is made of?
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Should the poetry of the Quriesh regarding the happening of the Elephant be trusted?

As is known, Quriesh witnessed the happening of the Elephant when Abraha and his Army intended to destroy the Ka'bah. But Allah sent Birds, and made the army like field of broken grass[1]. The ...
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Will God protect the Kabba himself?

God in Sura Feel 105 talks about small birds destroying the army of Abraha by dropping small stones on them. But the black stone was stolen from Kabba in 930 and recovered after a 20 years later. Some ...
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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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Was Hazrat Ali (RA) born inside the kabba with the walls cracked?

I heard that Imam Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) was born inside the Ka'bah, that is the walls cracked and he was delivered inside the kaabah. My question is what is the validity of this story ...
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Why is the Kaaba covered in black cloth?

I found this online, explaining in part why the Kaaba is covered in black cloth, that it is a sign of respect. But I still don't fully understand why covering it in black cloth is respectful. Could ...
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What is significance of Kaabah besides a place for doing worship?

Some muslims believe that our feet should not be towards Kaabah because it is disrespectful. But if Kaabah is just a building where we go for worship then how can we disrespect a building? Unless of ...
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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.