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Background of the Building of the Kaaba by Prophet Ibrahim and Quraish

Background of the Building of the Kaaba by Prophet Ibrahim and Quraish


The present Kaaba has gone through several restorations. The background has tape-taped some of one of the most well-known restorations, consisting of the building by the Prophet Ibrahim Alaihissallam that was assisted by his child, Ismail Alaihissallam, and the Quraysh. 

Estimates from guide Arrangement for Hajj by Dr. FirandaAndirja, Lc, MA, There's no legitimate background about the form of the Kaaba which was built by Prophet Ibrahim and Prophet Ismail. However, historians estimate that the form of the Kaaba when it was initially built by Ibrahim was the form of the Kaaba before it was brought back by the Quraysh:


  • - Through an arrangement of rocks with no type of cement sticking to the rocks
  • - Al-Hijr entered the building of the Kaaba.
  • - The Kaaba has no roofing system.
  • - There are 2 doors tothe Kaaba, specifically the entryway and the exit.


While the building performed by the Quraysh was performed when the Prophet was 35 years of agesageyears before being appointed a Prophet).


In the days of lack of knowledge, the Kaaba was built and arranged with just rocks with no cement or the prefer to connect the rocks (as was the building of the Kaaba at the moment of Prophet Ibrahim Alaihissallam). The elevation of the Kaaba is also just how high and not too expensive. Initially, the Kaaba just had 2 edges, specifically the columns of Yamani and the columns of al-Hajar al-Aswad, and was shaped approximately such as a funding letter "Decoration".


Because of the problem of the Kaaba and without a wall surface (a type of fencing) that borders and safeguards it, the Kaaba is easily hit by floodings that flow from the hills about the Capital when it rainfalls.


When the Prophet was 35 years of age (5 years before ending up being a Prophet), there was great flooding that hit the wall surfaces of the Kaaba, ruining its structures. The Quraish disbelievers also wanted to remodel the Kaaba by totally dismantling the Ka'bah. However, they hesitated that it could ruin the Kaaba, considering that 35 years back there had been an event of the destruction of Abraha's elephant military that wanted to ruin the Kaaba.


Therefore, the Quraysh didn't dare to do it for fear of being hit with a penalty such as what Abraha's military had skilled 35 years back. However, among them called Al-WalidIbnulMughirah was determined to take apart the Kaaba. He said to the Quraysh:


"You want to ruin the Kaaba in purchase to improve it or make it even worse?" They replied: "We want to fix it". "After that Allah will not ruin those that do great."


Finally, he started to take his hoe and take apart the Kaaba gradually. That evening, no one dared to follow him to take apart the Kaaba. Individuals started to delay and see what would certainly occur that evening for fear that Al-Walid would certainly be penalized such as Abraha and his soldiers. They said:


"If catastrophe strikes him, we'll not take apart the Kaaba at all and we'll return the Kaaba as it was. But if he is safe, it means that Allah is delighted with what we are doing. So we ruin the Kaaba".


In the early morning, Al-Walid stayed in health. He again remained to take apart the Kaaba, and finally, individuals assisted him. They after that taken apart the Kaaba totally to the structure of Ibrahim Alaihissalam, sirah Ibn Hisyaam.


They changed all new Kaaba with new rocks, besides the Black Rock. While they were building the Kaaba, among them said, advising him:


"O individuals of Quraysh, don't use the cost to develop the Kaaba, other than from great earnings. Don't let it include the proceeds of infidelity, the proceeds of buying and selling buying and selling usury, and the outcomes of oppressing someone", said Ibn Hisyaam.


This is why the Quraysh did not have funds when building the Kaaba. They just develop the Kaaba with legal money. Finally, they weren't able to develop the Kaaba perfectly. Prophet said:


لَوْلَا حَدَاثَةُ قَوْمِكِ بِالْكُفْرِ لَنَقَضْتُ الْكَعْبَةَ، ثُمَّ لَبَنَيْتُهُ عَلَى أَسَاسِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ، فإِنَّ قُرَيْشًااسْتَقْصَرَتْ بِنَاءَهُ

"If it just weren't for your individuals (O Ayesha) that had simply left disbelief, I would certainly have ruined the Kaaba, after that, I would certainly have rebuilt it on the structure of Ibrahim Alaihissallam because the Quraysh weren't perfect in building the Kaaba." (Told by Bukhari and Muslim)


This lack of funds triggered the Quraysh to just have the ability to develop a component of the Kaaba so that it didn't get to the perfect phase. In truth, Al-Hijr (which individuals call HijrIsma'il) belongs to the Kaaba. This is the reason individuals that are doing tawaf are not enabled to enter HijrIsma'il. Whoever tawaf goes into HijrIsma'il means that his tawaf is void because it has not bordered the Kaaba.

Throughout the remediation of the Kaaba, the Quraysh made the Kaaba taller. Formerly, the elevation of the Kaaba was just 9 cubits (approximately 4 or 4.5 meters) plus another 9 cubits to 18 cubits (8-9 meters). On the other hand, the door of the Kaaba is increased greater so that it's no longer connected to the ground. Their purpose in doing this is:


- Enhances the structure of the Kaaba and doesn't obtain swamped when it rainfalls.

- So that not everybody can enter the Kaaba. Those that want to enter the Kaaba must first ask a counselor,r not from the Quraysh. Aisha Radhiyallahuanha says:


I asked the Prophet about al-Jade (al-Hijr), "Does he come from the Kaaba?" The Prophet said, "Yes". I said, "After that why didn't they consist of it as a component of the Kaaba?" He said, "Certainly, the cost that the individuals (Quraish) ready to develop the Kaaba wasn't enough." I asked, "Why is the door increased high?" He said. "That was done deliberately by your individuals so that they are free to participate in the Kaaba which they such as and they can forbid which they want." (Told by Bukhari and Muslim)


Wallohu a’lam.