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The  Ka'aba is located at the centre of the globe.  It is the Islam's most sacred mosque named as, Al-Masjid Al-Haram situated in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.  Praying in this mosque is  blessed one hundred thousand time more than any other mosque anywhere in the world. Wherever they are in the world, Muslims  face the Ka'aba – i.e. when outside Mecca, to face toward Mecca – when performing salah (Prayer).  Muslims living in the east, face towards west, living in west they face east, living in  north they face south and from south they face north, while offering prayers.  As well Allah says in q'uraan all directions are His.  Facing direction towards Ka'aba is only for discipline and unity amongst the Muslims.  Besides, do you know there is always being going on Adhan (Calling for prayers) anywhere any one or more places situated on the gllobe because of the differences of the time.  There always a time for adhan for any one of the five prayers.

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  • Hello Mishaikh,

    Thank you very much for taking time to reply with an elaborating comment. Also thank you so much for the link, but I asked you because I know you have profound knowledge and that is much better then any link :)

    I hope you will consider writing such post, but taking experiences from here in account I would perfectly understand if you have any hesitations.

  • A very interesting fact about Adhaan (Calling for the prayer).  In 24 hours of the time there is going on Adhaan in number of places (or at least at one place) on globe. So there is always Adhaan (calling for the prayer) during the 24 hours of the day, it means there is no ceasing.  This act  will be continued till the end of time.  

  • Thanks Eva.

    About the direction East, West, North, South, I am also confused.  Two days ago, I was in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to attend a a wedding. When I was in hotel room, where to find Qibla (Direction to wards Ka'aba) though it was showing North East in my Cell phone, but where was North East I couldn't figure out.  Because to find any of these four direction you should be certained at least one. Later on my problem was solved. 

    To write about Ka'aba's historical back ground it will take a vast space, even for short briefing.  I will try to write in a separate blog. For an immediate study I may refer to this link:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaaba.

    It is a hollow cubical room.  There is nothing significant in side Just a stair to go on the roof (I think).  Ka'aba is a sacred place for Muslim, but Muslims do not pray it, they Prace Allah making their face towards it.  There is stone (Hajr Aswad) fixed at one corner of Ka'aba.  Kissing this stone is considered sacred, so every Muslim desires to kiss it. (I could not kiss it because of the heaviest  disorganised rush when I went to perform Hajj).

    Why few people allowed to go inside Ka'aba (Only people belonging to administration and/or people from the royals, because they are the caretakers).  It is because firstly it is a very small room, and being sacred place every Muslim will wish to go inside, which is not possible, because there are millions of people present at all times.  It is not possible for the administration to let the millions of people go inside.  That is why it has been decided not to allow the mass to go inside.

    No this is not the Resting place for the Prophet (May Allah's peace and mercy upon Him). His resting place is in Madina almost 8 hours driving distance from Mecca.

    Kaaba
    The Kaaba (Arabic: كَعْبَة‎ al-kaʿbah IPA: [alˈkaʕba], "The Cube"), also referred to as al-Kaʿbah al-Musharrafah (Arabic: ٱلْكَعْبَة ٱلْمُشَرَّفَة‎,…
  • Mishaikh,

    Beautiful information, beautiful share, beautiful post. So, all directions leads to one place :)

    This may sound very ignorant, but I can not figure out North, East, South, West directions, I need a compass.

    Mishaikh, please tell something more about Ka’aba, the history behind and other things. I have always been curious about what was inside. Why are only few people allowed to enter there?

    For long time I thought, it was resting place for Prophet.

    If my questions are going to arise any negativism or controversies, then please just either delete or ignore my comment.

  • Thanks Ella and Dara for your kind attention.

  • It is also sometimes misunderstood that Muslims Praying Ka'ba.  The fact is that it is not the cubical structure Muslims Pray, but it is only a Universal/Common direction/Central Point to which Muslims face but the CONCENTRATION POINT IS DEFINITELY ALLAH and Only ALLAH.

  • Dara 

    It is a symbol of unity. You would have observed while performing Hajj, one dress worn by 3 million pilgrims, see no differentiation. 

    There is no preference among the subjects of the Creator except TAQWA (abstinence from sins). 

  • Roman:

    Long time ago in another English learning site, were given a lesson to describe direction,  I wrote this blog.

  • I faced west back there in Karachi while praying. But here in USA I am facing East (though not exactly, but anyway East.)

    Thanks Onee for the comment.

  • Bet
    Yes you are right. Ka,ba is the very first mosque on earth. I have also heard in lectures there is ka'ba in the heaven exact on the location up to the ka'ba on earth. If (JUST for example if a rope is dropped down from the ka'ba up there in heaven, it will touch the exact center on the roof of the Ka'ba on earth. It is also said that al least 70,000 angles keep making tawaf around the Ka'ba in heaven.
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