The Ka’ba is a structure located in one of the holiest places in the world, the Makah. This building which is also known as the Kaaba is a visited place by hundreds and thousands of Islam devotees. You would find the Ka’ba within the premises of al-Haram Mosque in holy Mecca. During prayer the Muslims face the direction of the Ka’ba which is the direction same as the qibla. The baffling Black Stone Is housed in the grounds of the holy Kaaba before the times of Islam and eventually turned into an Islamic relic after the period of the Prophet Muhammad.
Pilgrims who worship the Mecca circulates around the Ka’aba during the Hajj and tries to embrace it while praying. The Qur’an mentions that the holy structure which stands today was erected by Prophet Abraham and his son Ishmael. It’s proved by archeologists that it is a significant Islam remnant which has gone through many reconstructions and renovations over the centuries. It was also built several times by various tribes that ruled Mecca and was used as a holy entity. It was used as the Black Stone as some and was also used as a shrine to worship Arabic tribal gods. The Ka’ba takes the rough form of a cube and is made using the granite from the hills located close to Mecca. The Ka’ba takes the height of around 49 feet and protected with a cloth of Black Silk embroidered with gold calligraphy.
The cloth used to cover the Ka’ba is known as the kiswah and is restored every year. It’s a great experience if Makah visitors could go to the al-Haram Mosque and kiss and touch the holy Ka’ba coming through time from the times of Holy Prophet Muhammad. People visiting the sacred city should reserve a Makkah Hotel because the city can be extremely crowded with pilgrims and would find it hard to find accommodation. Raffles Makkah Palace is one of the best Makkah Hotels that would promise you a comfortable and luxury stay. All Makkah visitors can worship the holy Ka’ba and replenish your soul in the name of Islam on your way back from your pilgrimage.