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Why one cannot enter Kaaba?

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Why muslims are not allowed to enter inside kaaba

 

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Why one cannot enter Kaaba?

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.457 Narrated by Nafi


Ibn 'Umar said, "The Prophet (saws) arrived at Mecca and sent for 'Uthman bin Talha. He opened the gate of the Ka'ba and the Prophet (saws), Bilal, Usama bin Zaid and 'Uthman bin Talha entered the Ka'ba and then they closed its door (from inside). They stayed there for an hour, and then came out." Ibn 'Umar added, "I quickly went to Bilal and asked him (whether the Prophet (saws) had prayed). Bilal replied, 'He (saws) prayed in it.' I asked, 'Where?' He replied, 'Between the two pillars.' " Ibn 'Umar added, "I forgot to ask how many Rakat he (the Prophet (saws)) had prayed in the Ka'ba."

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 2.669 Narrated by Nafi

Whenever Ibn 'Umar entered the Ka'ba he used to walk straight keeping the door at his back on entering, and used to proceed on till about three cubits from the wall in front of him, and then he would offer the prayer there aiming at the place where Allah's Messenger (saws) prayed, as Bilal had told him. There is no harm for any person to offer the prayer at any place inside the Ka'ba.

 

There is absolutely nothing in the Shariah that would prevent a believer from entering the Kaba. The way the Kaba currently stands was constructed by the people of pagan Quraish before the appointment of Prophethood of Prophet Mohamed (saws).

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 2.654 Narrated by Aisha

I asked the Prophet (saws) whether the round wall (near Ka'ba) was part of the Ka'ba. The Prophet (saws) replied in the affirmative. I further said, "What is wrong with them, why have they not included it in the building of the Ka'ba?" He (saws) said, "Don't you see that your people (Quraish) ran short of money (so they could not include it inside the building of Ka'ba)?" I asked, "What about its gate? Why is it so high?" He (saws) replied, "Your people did this so as to admit into it whomever they liked and prevent whomever they liked. Were your people not close to the pre-Islamic Period of ignorance (i.e. they have recently embraced Islam), and were I not afraid that they would dislike it, surely I would have included the (area of the) wall inside the building of the Ka'ba and I would have lowered its gate to the level of the ground."

 

The custodians of the Kaba generally keep the doors of the Kaba closed, but at times they do open it for their special guests. If a believer gets a chance, he may enter the Kaba and offer his prayers inside the Kaba.

 

The semi-circular wall near the Kaba called the hateem is generally open to the public and in light of the above authentic hadith of the Messenger of Allah (saws), it is considered a part of the Kaba building. One may offer his prayers in this area if one wishes, as that would be considered praying inside the Kaba.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 


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