Allah protects the Ka'abah Shareefa
The House Of Allah
on Earth. The earliest
structure dedicated to the worship of Allah SWT on
It is a cubic structure
made of stones.
This simple building was
re-built by Prophet Abraham
PBUH and his oldest son, Prophet Ismaeel PBUH
on receiving explicit instructions from Allah SWT.
It is now within
in Makka, Arabia.
Allah protects Ka'ba
Shareef. As described in
Surah Al-Fil of Al-Quran, (Al-Quran:Surah 105),
the army of Abraha, the king of Yemen, was beaten back
by birds carrying clay pebbles.
Muslims do NOT
worship the Kaaba.
Legacy (peace be upon him)
demonstrates the essence of Islam which is belief in ONE
SUPREME UNIVERSAL GOD. Allah, ALONE. All the ceremonies
a pilgrim performs, all the places through which he goes
during Hajj remind him of a great deal of history of this
An inherent part of the
history of Tawheed is the story of Prophet Ibraheem
(peace be upon him) who rebuilt the first House of Allah,
the Ka'ba, as the focal point for the worship of Allah
The story of Prophet Ibraheem
(Prophet Abraham, PBUH) is a long story of great sacrifices
and complete submission to Allah. Coming through tremendous
trials and sacrifices for the sake of Allah, he was elevated
to the leadership of mankind.
And (remember) when the Lord of
Ibraheem (Abraham) [i.e., All�h] tried him with (certain)
Commands, which he fulfilled. He (All�h) said (to him),
"Verily, I am going to make you an Imam (a leader) for
mankind (to follow you)." [Ibr�him (Abraham)] said, "And of
my offspring (to make leaders)." (All�h) said, "My Covenant
(Prophethood) includes not Z�lim�n (polytheists and
When Ibraheem (peace be upon
him) stood up to call people to the way of Allah, a series
of trials and mountains of calamities fell on him. He was
deported from his home, abandoned by his parents, relatives
and friends, thrown in the fire meant to burn him alive,
and, at last, exiled by the king of the country. Ibraheem
(peace be upon him) survived all these trials and stood as
firm as a rock for the sake of truth. While in exile he
wandered in the parts of the known world at that time
calling to the path of Allah. But he still had to face
trials from His Lord. After he was blessed with a son at old
age, he left his son Prophet
Isma'eel and wife Saida Hajar (PBUT) in the
barren desolate Baka (Makka) valley on Allah SWT's commands.
Allah SWT wanted to test him through this son too as a final
test, and ordered him to sacrifice his beloved son. Ibraheem
was successful in this test too. He took his son, Isma'eel
to a mount called Marwah
near the Ka'ba and laid him prostrate, face down, to
slaughter him with his own hands. Satisfied with
Ibraheem's complete submission and profound love, Allah
ransomed Isma'eel with a sacrificial animal.
Nahr. (It is
in commemmoration of this very event that animals are
sacrificed during Hajj and by Muslims all over the world on
the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha).
In this manner, leadership
of humanity was entrusted to Ibraheem and he became the
pioneer of the universalIslamic movement. Now in order
to give an impetus to this movement, he felt the need of men
who would settle down in different areas and operate from
there as his deputies.
Thus he appointed his
elder son Isma'eel, younger son Ishaq (Isaac) and
nephew Lut (Lot) (PBUT) in various parts of
the known world of that time. Isma'eel was kept in Arabia at
Makka and Ibraheem himself stayed with him for a long time
to spread the teaching of Islam in all parts of Arabia.
"They said: "Burn
him and help your �liha (gods), if you will be doing." We (All�h)
said: "O fire! Be you coolness and safety for Ibr�him
They said: "Build for him a
building (it is said that the building was like a furnace)
and throw him into the blazing fire!" So they plotted a plot
against him, but We made them the lowest.
And he said (after his rescue
from the fire): "Verily, I am going to my Lord. He will
guide me!" "My Lord! Grant me (offspring) from the
righteous." So We gave him the glad tidings of a forbearing
And, when he (his son) was
old enough to walk with him, he said: "O my son! I have seen
in a dream that I am slaughtering you (offer you in
sacrifice to All�h), so look what you think!" He said: "O my
father! Do that which you are commanded, Insh�' All�h
(if All�h wills), you shall find me of As-S�bir�n
Then, when they had both
submitted themselves (to the Will of All�h), and he had laid
him prostrate on his forehead (or on the side of his
forehead for slaughtering);
And We called out to him: "O
Abraham! You have fulfilled the dream (vision)!" Verily!
Thus do We reward the Muhsin�n (good-doers - see V.2:112).
Verily, that indeed was a manifest trial. And We ransomed
him with a great sacrifice (i.e. - a ram); And We left for
him (a goodly remembrance) among the later generations.
Sal�mun (peace) be upon Ibraheem (Abraham)!"