Is ka`ba a meteorite?
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Is ka`ba a meteorite?As iheard that Ka`ba Aasman (sky) si utra chhe (from).It is also black in colour like meteorite.Please give me some insight.
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Kaaba a meteor
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Dear and beloved sister in Islam, the cubicle structure of the Holy Kaaba is only a structure of stone erected and built by man, and so is the black cloth which is used to cover the Holy Kaaba, a covering which is replaced every year by the authorities. Thus it would be absolutely incorrect to assume or believe that the Holy Kaaba or its covering is a meteorite, or either of the two have descended from the heavens.
But there is a narration reported by At-Tirmidhi on the authority of Hadrat Abdullah ibn Abbas (r.a.) which states that the Hajar-e-Aswad or the Black Stone which is installed at the corner of the Holy Kaaba is a stone which was caused to descend from the heavens by Allah Subhanah. Perhaps that is the meteorite you wish to inquire about.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2577 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Abbas
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "The black
stone descended from
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