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JALALIA MOSQUE AND ISLAMIC EDUCATION CENTRE
Charity Registration No:1119082

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The Ka'abah
 
 
Allah the Exalted, says in the Holy Quran:


Verily, the first house (of worship) appointed from mankind was that at bakkah full of blessing, and a guidance for al-Alameen ( the mankind and jinns). ( Soorah Aale-Imran (3) 96)

Allah the Exalted says in the Holy Quran:

 



As Abrahim raised the foundation of the Shrine together with Ismail (they prayed) Our Lord, accept this from us, your are the hearer the all knower.

The Construction of the Ka'abah.
The ka'abah is a cubical room built of stone in the middle of Masjid al-Haram and is 11.4 meters tall. One the corner of the east - south walls is the stone of Hajjar-i aswad, which is over one meter above the ground. The Ka'abah has a door on the east wall. 1.88 meters above the ground, the door is 1.7 meters wide and 2.6 meters high. Ka'aba was rebuild various times.
The focus of the pilgrimage is Ka’abah which was rebuilt by Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) some 4000 years ago. Today, Ka’ba stands in the middle of a large courtyard of Masjid-el-Haram or the sacred Mosque. The courtyard of Masjid-el-Haram contains, besides Ka’ba, the Muqam-e-Ibrahim (place of Ibrahim) and the fountain of Zumzum. Ka’bah is the first house ever that was built for the worship of One and Only God, Allah. It is also called “Bait-Ullah” (House of Allah), “Bait-ul-Ateeq” (the Oldest House), and Baitul Ma’amoor (Inhabited House). Muslims, all over the world, face towards Ka'abab to offer their prayers.

 History of Ka'abab
 Hadrat Ibrahim (peace be upon him) laid a foundation stone for a community in a deserted place by the order of All-Mighty Allah. Then he settled his wife, Hajira, and his son, Ishmael, at this place. There was no water and there was no food. Allah made provisions for ZamZam water at that place. Slowly the place became populated and was called Bekka or Mekka. This was the place where Hadrat Ibrahim (peace be upon him) found lost signs of the first House of Allah that was built for His worship and re-built this house with the help of his son. He fervently prayed to Allah to make this house the “Place for Humanity”.
Towards the end of the fifth century, the Quraysh, a tribe which had settled in the Makkhan valley, took control of the Ka'abah. the Prophet Abraham’s message of the One God was gradually forgotten and pagan idolaters violated the sacred Ka'abah. until the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him came and destroy the pagan idols in the Ka'abah. The Mosque and the city then prospered as the centre of Islam. Ka'abab was rebuild various times.

  

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jalalia Mosque and Islamic Education Centre
Machen Place • Riverside  • Cardiff  • CF11 6ER  • United Kingdom
tel: 029 2022 1309 
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