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Interesting Facts About the Most Sacred Place for Muslims on Earth - Kaaba

This post is about interesting facts about Kaaba, the most sacred, and may be the most visited place on earth. Mecca is probably the most visited city in the world where the Kaaba is situated. At present only during the hajj Mecca is visited by 2 million people. Therefore, virtually all life in Mecca associated with servicing the pilgrims visiting the city. According to many researches, the Kaaba (called House of ALLAH) is the most peaceful place on earth. it holds an enormous amount of people throughout the year which makes this place on the top of the most visited places on earth.

This post is about interesting facts about Kaaba, the most sacred, and may be the most visited place on earth.

Mecca is probably the most visited city in the world where the Kaaba is situated. At present only during the hajj Mecca is visited by 2 million people. Therefore, virtually all life in Mecca associated with servicing the pilgrims visiting the city. According to many researches, the Kaaba (called House of ALLAH) is the most peaceful place on earth. it holds an enormous amount of people throughout the year which makes this place on the top of the most visited places on earth.

For followers of Islam, the Kaaba is the most sacred place on Earth. Kaaba is the center of the circumambulations performed during the pilgrimage (hajj), and it is toward the Kaaba that Muslims face in their prayers (salat). Kaaba is located in the city of Mecca (Makkah) in the Arabian desert in the Arabian peninsula, of what is known as Saudi Arabia.

It is also called the Sacred Mosque of Mecca, Al Masjid Al-Haram. Its name is an Arabic word that means a home or a room that looks like a cube.. It is a cube shaped stone structure built in the middle of the Sacred Mosque.

The other names of the Kaaba, are Bait ul Ateeq - which means, according to one meaning, the earliest and ancient. According to the second meaning, it means independent and liberating. Both meanings could be taken. Bait ul Haram - the honorable house. Scholars and historians say that the Kaaba has been reconstructed between five to 12 times.

When was the Kaaba built?

The very first construction of the Ka`bah was done by ProphetAdam (raa). Allah says in the Quran that this was the first house that was built for humanity to worship All.

Tradition goes that the Kaaba was ordained by Allah to be built in the shape of the House in Heaven called Baitul Ma'amoor. Allah in his infinite Mercy ordained a similar place on earth and Prophet Adam (p.b.u.h.) was the first to build this place.  This holy building has been built and rebuilt by Prophet Adam A.S, Prophet Ibrahim A.S, Prophet Ismail A.S, and Prophet Muhammad SAAW. No other building of the world has had this honor.                                       

Kaaba in other holy books:

The Bible, in the chapter of Genesis describes its building when God ordained Abraham (p.b.u.h.) to erect a Shrine for worship when Abraham (p.b.u.h.) was ordered to go to the southern desert with his wife Hager (p.b.u.h.) and infant son Ishmael (p.b.u.h.).

The Old Testament describes this building as the Shrine of God at several places, but the one built at Ma'amoor is very much similar to the one at Makkah. There is no doubt that it was referring to the stone built house at Makkah.

Historically when Abraham (p.b.u.h.) was ordered by Allah to build the Shrine for worship, he uncovered the original foundations of the Kaaba built by Adam (p.b.u.h.). Abraham (p.b.u.h.) with the help of his son Ishmael (p.b.u.h.) erected the new shrine on the same foundations.

When Prophet Abraham (p.b.u.h.) built the Holy Shrine in Makka, his prayers were that this place should remain a center of worship for all good and pious people; that Allah should keep his family the custodians of the Holy place.

The Black Stone (called Hajr e Aswad in Arabic) is a Muslim relic, which according to Islamic tradition dates back to the time of Adam and Eve. Historical research claims that the Black Stone marked the Kaaba as a place of worship during pre-Islamic pagan times. The Stone is a dark rock, polished smooth by the hands of millions of pilgrims, that has been broken into a number of fragments cemented into a silver frame in the side of the Kaaba.

According to the Hadith, "it descended from Paradise whiter than milk, but the sins of the sons of Adam made it black". According to belief, an angel spoke to the great prophet Abraham, and told him to institute the rite of the stone in the Pilgrimage at Mecca.

The whole building of Kaaba is built of the layers of gray blue stone from the hills surrounding Makka. The four corners roughly face the four points of the compass.

The Kaaba is covered by a black silk and gold curtain known as the kiswah, which is replaced annually. About two-thirds of the way up runs a band of gold-embroidered calligraphy with Qur'anic text, including the Islamic declaration of faith, the Shahada.

In modern times, entry to the Kaaba's interior is generally not permitted except for certain rare occasions and for a limited number of guests.

Muslims throughout the world face the Kaaba during prayers, which occur five times a day. For most places around the world, coordinates for Mecca suffice. Worshippers in the Sacred Mosque pray in concentric circles around the Kaaba.

It should be noted that Muslims do not worship the Ka'aba and its environs. Rather, it serves as a focal and unifying point among the Muslim people. During the annual pilgrimage ("Hajj"), Muslims walk around around the Ka'aba in a counter-clockwise direction (a ritual known as "tawaf").

An amazing fact about Kaaba:

Most exceptional thing for all human being to think about it is that the only building in the world, from where no bird passes over Khana Kaaba and no aero-plane in the world history is who did fly over this building.

One of the important aspects is that sun and moon can not stand on this Holy building. It’s all from Allah Almighty, for human being to think this natural respect of Khana Kaaba.

YouTube 'Amazing Facts 'Secret of Kaaba

Useful links:

* The Kaaba

* Ka’aba The House Of Allah

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Comments (15)

Very interesting and well-written article. I can't agree with the title, though, because people of other religions do not regard Kaaba as the most sacred place on Earth. Most sacred for Muslims - yes, but not for others. For me the most sacred place on Earth is Jerusalem.

Your thoughts are well described in this well written article. Promoted since I am out of votes.

I agree with Liz, the title is incorrect. Kaaba is a fascinating place, but to many millions of people it is not the most sacred place on earth.

Thanks for all of your comments. I have edited the title of the post.

Very interesting read about Muslim's most sacred place. Voted!

Abdul Wahid

Makkah is most peacefull city of world

I have stood by the buidling of Kaba for hours and seen the Birds fly over it and have seen the Moon over Kaba too. So that part in this article is not correct.

Very nice read... Although it is strange that Muslims regard Kaaba as the most sacred place on earth, whereas Islam considers God to be formless and omnipresent. That's why Islam prohibits idol worshipping. If this is the case, Kaaba should not have any special importance as compared to other places on earth.. Also it should not be called House of Allah if Allah is omnipresent. Considering Kaaba as House of Allah and worshipping here seems to be the reminiscent of ancient pagan practices when they used to worship Arabain pagan Gods here....

Thanks DeviPriya for your comments. Doing Hajj, Omrah or visiting Kaaba for religious purpose is not idol worshiping and Allah has ordered Muslims to visit 'Kaaba' as a ritual which is called 'Hajj' and due to it's religious importance and history it is and will stay most sacred place in the world for Muslims.

Khana kaaba is the most sacred Place at earth.Religion muslim is the most fantastic religion of the world.because its every act is based on reality, which is totally differ to other Religions like Jews and Christianity etc....dont mind non muslim friends, but its fact.   

You wrote it very good Amera.Kabba is no doubt the most sacred place on the Earth.Thanks...Voted!

My dear brothers and sisers. i dont want to say anything about this article, but believe me we are here in world with a clear purpose. the purpose is to worship our creater and that all. now question is that whom we worship to. who is true God. i have an answer, that Allah says in Quran is word of Allah/God, if it was man made then u find many mistakes. God/Allah challenges all disbelievers till the day of judgment that u can't find a single mistake in The Quran. there are many scientific facts about Quran, which modern science discoverd today, and they beleive that Quran is the word of our creater and converted to Islam.. please just once brows the facts of Quran. thanks..

ESPECIALLY FOR NON MUSLIMS. PLEASE WATCH THIS LINK CAREFULLY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKcsgnoKKTI&feature=related

Yeah,but the most amazing fact about kaba is that its emits an infinite wave,thats why when people circled the kaba,live at mecca or travel to mekka lives longer,healtier.And it isnt the house of Allah.Its a place to worship Allah just like the mosque and any other place at earth except for the scientific fact I mentioned earlier.Its just a term used.Search youtube about Neil Armstrong find scientific fact about kaba for details.

Jersusalem is also one of the most sacred place on the earth for the Muslim. It is also first kabla for the Muslim. 

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