The story behind Abraham’s shrine at the Kaaba

When Prophet Mohamed conquered Mecca, he and his companions decided to transport the stone from its original location near the Kaaba to its current location. (Supplied)

Mohi Eddine Hashemi, researcher in the affairs of the Two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia, explained that God brought down to Prophets Ishmael and Abraham the black stone and the shrine from paradise, after they were ordered to lift the foundations of the Kaaba.

Hashemi added that the shrine stone is marked by two foot prints on them. It is told that after finishing the construction of the old house, Prophet Abraham stood up on the stone; his foot dived into it to commemorate the construction of the sacred house.

Throughout history, it remained adjacent to the sacred Kaaba and one of the landmarks of Mecca.

Hashemi pointed out that the foot prints faded away and the toe marks almost disappeared because the stone was exposed to the public, in which large number of people touched it over the years.

When Prophet Mohamed conquered Mecca, he and his companions decided to transport the stone from its original location near the Kaaba to its current location at a distance of more than 10 meters, in order to facilitate the circumambulation ritual and to enable worshipers to pray behind the shrine as described in the Koran.

According to historians, the first ruler to cover the shrine was the Abbasid Caliph al-Mahdi.

Caliph Al-Mutawakkil covered it with gold and silver to strengthen it.

In the Saudi era, specifically in the reign of King Faisal, expansion works were ordered and buildings were removed to facilitate the circumambulation rituals for better ease. A crystal glass and a silver cover were installed then installed.

It has been renovated after the restoration works that took place during the reign of King Fahd, heat resistant and shatter proof frosted glass has been placed above the shrine covered in copper encased in gold.

Last Update: Sunday, 13 August 2017
SOURCE:   http://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2017/01/23/The-story-behind-Abraham-s-shrine-at-the-Kaaba.html

3 replies

  1. JEWS AND MUSLIM DO THE SAME SINFUL SYRIK.
    READ MORE ; http://ilovemodrenislam.blogspot.com/2017/08/jews-and-muslim-do-same.html

    SIMILARITY OF FAITH BETWEEN JEWS AND MUSLIMS.
    Many of Jews and Muslims again follow the religion of Idol ( Pegan), the religion of the Arab ancestors before the Prophet came. People used to kiss the sacred stones as god.
    That is why Allah curse and punish Jews and Muslim till today. Thousands people have been suffered and died. These Jews and Muslims are hostile to each other and kill each other, in the name of HOLY STONE OR PLACE..

  2. MOST OF MUSLIMS AROUND THE WORLD FALL BACK INTO SYIRIK’S SIN. WHY?
    READ MORE; http://ilovemodrenislam.blogspot.com/2017/08/98-of-muslims-around-world-fall-back.html

    Most Islamic scholars generally ( Sunni, Syiah etc) agree that Syrick’s sin is the greatest sin in Islam. Why? Because they cult Clerics, idols, stones, wooden trees, and the sun. It means to follow the teachings of its leaders blindly. As God warns below;

    Worship / follow Allah, and do not associate with Him anything ( with imam, rabbi, idol, stone etc ), Q.4:36. Verily, Allâh forgives not that partners should be set up with Him, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He wills; and whoever sets up partners with Allâh in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin. Q.4:48.

    They have taken their rabbis and their monks as gods beside Allah. Q.9:31.

  3. DO NOT KISS THE BLACK STONE OF KA’BAA & ASWAD
    READ MORE; http://ilovemodrenislam.blogspot.com/2016/08/do-not-kiss-stone-of-kabaa-aswad.html

    Conclusion; Kaaba and Asward are used for direction of Shalat where ever you be. Not for kissing and touching.
    And from wheresoever you start forth (for prayers), turn your face in the direction of Al-Masjid-Al-Harâm (at Maccah), that is indeed the truth from your Lord.Q.2;149. That is it….just for direction shalat

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