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9 Things to Know About Maqam Ibrahim

9 Things to Know About Maqam Ibrahim

During the construction of the upper level of the Ka’bah, Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) stood upon an extensive stone piece which was moved along with him as each area was finished. When the Ka’bah was constructed, the extensive stone piece was left outside the Ka’bah…

What is Hijr? 7 Things to Know About the Crescent Adjoining kabah

7 Things to Know About the Crescent Adjoining Kabah

The Hijr (Hateem) is a crescent-shaped area situated just adjacent to the Holy Kabah. A part of Hijr (Hateem) is also known as Hijr-Ismail which means Stone for Ismail, which is the place where a shelter was made by Ibrahim for his wife Hagar and son Ismail.

In Photos: Ka`bah New Kiswa Ready for Hajj

RIYADH – The new Kiswa (the black cloth covering the Holy Ka`bah) for the new Hajj season is ready, according to the Committee for Inspecting the Holy Kaaba Cloth. The embroidered black and gold cloth is due to cover the holy site on the morning of the day of Arafah (predicted to be on the …

Do Muslims Worship Kabah?

Do Muslims Worship Kabah?

No, Muslims do not worship anything or anyone but Allah the Almighty. Those who are not familiar with the tenets of the Islamic faith may mistake the rituals of Hajj for Kabah worship. They might think that pilgrims are praying to the Kabah to fulfill their requests or to save them. But that is totally …

9 Photos From Inside the Kabah

9 Photos From Inside the Kabah

Yasser Ahmad who was fortunate to enter the Kabah on the 30th of May 2015 has posted some photos from inside the Kabah on his instagram account…

Why is the Kabah Covered in Black?

Why is the Kabah Covered in Black?

Initially the Kabah cover was brought from everywhere and in all colors and types of materials. Covering the Kabah was considered to be an honor and a privilege; thus there was much competition between important families and groups to do so. Tribes from the…



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