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Ka’bah – The Sacred House of God

The Ka’bah is made from granite taken from the hills near Makkah, and stands 15 meters (49 feet) high, the sides measure 10.5 m (34′) by 12 m (39′). Today the Ka’bah is covered by a black silk cloth decorated with gold-embroidered calligraphy known as the kiswah.

Allah’s Guests: Are You Ready for Hajj?
Allah's Guests: Are You Ready for Hajj

Hajj is an amazing journey. It’s physically and psychologically challenging, a ritual in self-purification and a rehearsal for the Day of Judgment. Despite the challenges, upon the completion of their Hajj, many people describe feeling a sense of peace unlike any other. Unfortunately, not everyone who goes for Hajj attains this peace. Some people come …

Worshiping God so Why a Stone?
Worshiping God so Why a Stone

Salam Dear Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. As you know, the Kabah is the prayer direction for all Muslims around the world; known as kibla in Arabic. So the Kabah does not represent divinity, it only unites all the Muslims around the world, forming a standardized way of …

What Is the Meaning of “Yaum Al-Hajj Al-Akbar” in Quran?
What Is the Meaning of "Yaum Al-Hajj Al-Akbar" in Quran

Salam Dear Brother, Thank you for your questions and for contacting Ask About Islam. Initially Al-Hajj Al-Akbar means the major pilgrimage, which is Hajj performed in the month of Zul-Hijjah; while the minor pilgrimage is Umrah that is performed at any other time of the year: Ibn Masood (may Allah be pleased with him) said: …

Introduction to Hajj by an American Convert
Introduction to Hajj by American Convert

The rituals are simple, but the amount of walking necessary, the hot climate, and the crowds make the Hajj a rigorous exercise in faith. In Makkah, the pilgrims first circumambulate the Ka`bah 7 times in a ritual known as Tawaf…

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