“Enjoy this House.”

With Hajj season coming up, I thought it appropriate to present these narrations regarding the Ka’bah from Hamud at-Tuwayjri’s ‘Ithaf al-Jama’ah’ (3/214):

Ibn ‘Umar narrated that the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said: “Enjoy and take advantage of this House, as it has been destroyed twice and will be raised up on the third.”

[Reported by Ibn Hibban in his ‘Sahih’ and the ‘Mustadrak’ of al-Hakim, and adh-Dhahabi agreed on its authentication in his ‘Talkhis’]

Ma’mar said: “It has reached me from some that the Ka’bah will be destroyed three times, and will be raised up on the third or fourth time. So, enjoy and take advantage of it.”

[Reported in the ‘Musannaf’ of ‘Abd ar-Razzaq]

Ka’b said regarding the Ka’bah: “You will destroy it three times, O people. It will then be raised up on the fourth time. So, enjoy and take advantage of it.”

[Reported in the ‘Musannaf’ of ‘Abd ar-Razzaq with a chain that is authentic according to the conditions of al-Bukhari and Muslim]

3 Responses to ““Enjoy this House.””

  1. how many times has it been destroyed already?

  2. assalaamu alykum warahmatullahi wabarakatu,

    could you elaborate on it being destroyed and rebuilt

  3. This is for aks and UmmLaith,

    ibn Zubair (RA) rebuilt the Kaaba on the original (Ibrahim’s (AS)) foundations (complete rebuilding).

    Hajjaj’s army injured the Kaaba.

    Marwan razed the Kaaba and rebuilt it on the Quraysh’s foundations.

    The Qarmati injured the Kaaba and tried to erase Zamzam. They also stole the black stone. Many Muslims were killed during that Hajj. The black stone had to be bargained back.

    Allah knows best. But I think its two (2) times: the Kaaba was destroyed 2 times.

    Source: Wikipedia

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