10 facts about the Interior of the Holy Kaaba

All Muslims have a desire to visit the Kaaba and perform Hajj once in their lives if they can do so. The literal meaning of Holy Kaaba in Arabic is a building of square shape, wrapped in a cloth of silk and cotton. The beautiful Holy Kaaba has many unknown facts regarding its inside interior. They are mentioned as follows:

  1. Wooden Columns

The interior of Holy Kaaba consists of three wooden columns which help to hold the ceiling of Kaaba. The perimeter of each wood column is almost one fifty centimeters and the color is dark brown.  These woods are more than 1,350 years old and the diameter of each column is 44 centimeters.

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  1. The wood

The wood used in the interior Holy Kaaba is the strongest wood available which was put by Sahabi Abdullah bin Zubair R.A. Recommended: How can we pray inside the Holy Kaaba?

  1. The Pillars

Every column’s wooden base is square in shape and between these three columns, a pillar is present from where the gifts of Kaaba are suspended. The pillar passes through all the three columns. Also, the sides of the pillar are extended to the southern and northern walls of the interior of the Holy Kaaba.

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  1. The Floor

The floor of the interior of the Holy Kaaba is made up of marble and most of the marble is white in color, but some are colored.

  1. The walls of the Kaaba

The walls of the interior of the Holy Kaaba are decorated with colorful and emblazoned marble.

  1. The curtain

The Holy Kaaba’s interior is covered with a curtain of red silk that has a texture of embroidery with the embossed name of Allah. This red silk curtain also covers ceilings of Kaaba.

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  1. The decorative stones

There are stones which are decorated with beautiful Arabic calligraphy done by using the script of Thuluth in the interior of the Holy Kaaba. One stone is decorated with Arabic calligraphy using the script of Kufic.  The words embossed on the stones are made up of colorful and precious pieces of marble.

These words are written after the sixth century (Ah). The total number of stones inside the Holy Kaaba is ten and the material is marble.

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  1. The Stairs

On the right side of the interior of the Holy Kaaba includes stairs that lead towards the hatch.  The right-side interior of Kaaba which is Levantine corner has many resemblances with an enclosed structure having a rectangular shape with no window but has a special lock which goes towards the direction of the ceiling.

  1. The door of the Kaaba

The Holy Kaaba door from the interior is covered with a curtain of beautiful silk curtain which has silver and gold prints.

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  1. A document hanging on the wall

Between the door of repentance or Bab e Tauba and Kaaba’s door, in the direction of the eastern wall, a document of King Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud is printed on board of marble. The document by King Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud indicates the renovation date.

Source: Al Arabiya

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.