My Kaaba Salah Mat Storage Box
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- My Kaaba Salah Mat Storage Box
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My Kaaba Salah mat storage box is a perfect product to store all your Salaah related items like prayer mats, hats, jubbahs, burkas, & books. Made from hard wearing high quality fibreboard which makes the product last longer. Can be fully flat packed once not in use for space saving. Additional uses: For educational purposes to teach children about the importance of Makkah, Hajj & Umrah. Kaaba storage box is perfect to teach ourselves & our little ones about the importance of Makkah, Hajj & Umrah. As you share stories of the prophets this educational product will allow us & our little ones to visualise.
Materials: Fibrewood & Printed Fabric
Dimensions: 40cm x 40cm x 40cm
The Ka’bah, also known as Baytullah (The House of Allah) is the first house built for humanity to worship Allah (ﷻ). The small, cubed building may not rival other famous buildings in terms of size but its impact on history and human beings is unmatched. It functions as the Qibla, the direction to which all Muslims pray five times a day.
Mention in the Quran
- Regarding the Ka’bah, Allah (ﷻ) mentions in the Quran in Surah Al-Ma’idah: “Allah has made the Ka’bah – the Sacred House – a means of support for people.” [5:97]
- The Ka’bah has been built or adjusted on several occasions throughout history. There are differences in opinion between scholars about the builders but the general view in order is:
1. The angels
2. Prophet Adam (عليه السلام)
3. Prophet Sheeth (عليه السلام)
4. Prophet Ebrahim (عليه السلام) with his son Ismail (عليه السلام) – (c.2000 BCE)
- The original Ka’bah that was built by Adam (عليه السلام) had been destroyed by the Great Flood during the era of Nuh (عليه السلام). Almost no trace of it was left, except for a small hill that covered its foundations.
- It remained like this until the time of Ebrahim (عليه السلام). Allah (ﷻ) commanded Ebrahim (عليه السلام) to rebuild the Ka’bah along with his son Ismail (عليه السلام). They built it again on the same foundations.
- Ebrahim (عليه السلام) stood on a stone known as the Maqame Ebrahim while he was building the Ka’bah. As Ismail (عليه السلام) would pass stones to continue the build the Maqame Ebrahim miraculously continued rising higher as the walls rose. Allah (ﷻ) caused the trace of his footprints of Ebrahim (عليه السلام) to remain on the stone as a reminder to the believers among his descendants.
- The construction made by Ebrahim (عليه السلام) was rectangular in shape and did not have a roof. It had two openings at ground level, one on the easter wall, the other on the western wall. There were no actual doors, people would enter the Ka’bah, pray and then leave.
5. The Amaaliqah people
6. The Jurhum tribe
7. Qusay bin Qilab
8. The Quraysh – (605 CE)
- The Ka’bah had become eroded over time and as a result of regular flooding in Makkah, it had also sustained severe water damage.
- In addition, people would place their valuables inside as it was considered a very sacred place that nobody would dare violate. However, instances had occurred where thieves had looted the treasure that had been placed inside.
- Due to these factors, the Quraysh decided to raze the Ka’bah and do a full renovation. Even though they were staunch idol worshippers they greatly valued the sanctity of the Ka’bah and vowed to only use lawful sources of money for the construction work. However, the money ran short, resulting in an area of approximately three meters that could not be included within the walls. They demarcated this area by building the low semi-circular wall called the Hateem.
- The Quraysh raised the eastern side door high above the ground to prevent people entering at will. The door on the opposite side was sealed off. They also added a roof and a water outlet called the Meezab-e-Rahmah. The height was raised to approximately 8.64m.
9. Abdullah bin Zubair (رضي الله عنه) – (685 CE)
- During the era of Abdullah bin Zubair (رضي الله عنه) the Ka’bah was damaged by catapult fire in 64 AH when the army of Yazeed-bin-Muawiyyah laid siege to Makkah. One of Abdullah bin Zubair’s companions lit a fire, a spark flew off and set alight the kiswah (covering) of the Ka’bah. The wooden portions were burned which necessitated its demolition and reconstruction.
- Abdullah bin Zubair (رضي الله عنه) reconstructed it on the foundations of Ebrahim (عليه السلام), thus fulfilling what the Prophet (ﷺ) had wished for, as the construction made by the Quraysh was about three meters short because they had run out of lawful earnings to finance the build.
10. Hajjaj bin Yusuf – (693 CE)
- When Hajjaj-bin-Yusuf had the governership over Makkah he informed the Ummayad Khalifah Abdul Malik Ibn Marwan that Abdullah bin Zubair had changed the Ka’bah to something that was different to how it was in the lifetime of the Prophet (ﷺ). He gave permission to change it again and in 73 AH it was changed to its previous state.
- The Ka’bah reverted back to a cube shape, the Hateem was reinstated and the door on the western side was blocked again.
- However, when Abdul Malik came to know the Hadith of the Prophet (ﷺ) of how he had desired the Ka’bah to have been on the original foundations of Ebrahim (عليه السلام) he was full of remorse about what he had done.
11. Sultan Murad IV – (1630 CE)
- Torrential rain fell in Makkah in Sha’ban 1039 AH resulting in heavy flooding in Masjid al-Haram to a point where the water level reached halfway up the walls of the Ka’bah. The stones had deteriorated over the centuries and the pressure of the water eventually led to the eastern and western walls to collapse.
- After the flood receded there was a clean-up operation in Masjid al-Haram and a meeting was held to discuss the rebuilding of the Ka’bah. The Ottoman ruler of the Hijaz at the time was Sultan Murad IV. and the reconstruction started under his guidance in Ramadhan that year.
- The Ka’bah was rebuilt in the same manner as had been done by the Quraysh and Hajjaj bin Yusuf. The cube shape was retained as well as the semi-circle for the Hateem. However, the height was increased to maintain its prominence among all the surrounding buildings. A plaque was displayed inside the Ka’bah in which the name of Sultan Murad and the date of the construction were inscribed.
12. King Fahd – (1995)
- Over the past few centuries there had been deterioration to the structure of the Ka’bah due to the effect of weather, wear and tear and the passage of time.
- This resulted in an extensive renovation during the reign of King Fahd in 1995. This has been the last major alteration of the Ka’bah.
- The external brickwork was repaired, cleaned and smoothed. Most of the work was done inside the Ka’bah. New marble was laid on the floor and walls, the three pillars from the time of Abdullah bin Zubair (رضي الله عنه) were replaced and a new green coloured cloth was laid on the walls and ceiling.
|Dimensions||40 × 40 × 40 cm|