Why is there a crack on the Holy Kaaba?

If you look at the Rukn Yamani of the Holy Kaaba, you will observe a big crack over there. Is the crack on the Holy Kaaba related to the birth of Hazrat Ali ุฑูŽุถููŠูŽ ูฑู„ู„ูŽู‘ูฐู‡ู ุนูŽู†ู’ู‡ู?

History of the construction of the Holy Kaaba

The Holy Kaaba was built by Prophet Ibrahim ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูฑู„ุณูŽู‘ู„ูŽุงู…ู and Prophet Ismail ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูฑู„ุณูŽู‘ู„ูŽุงู…ู thousands of years before the birth of Prophet Muhammad ๏ทบ.ย 

It had always been subjected to renovation and rebuilding. Even at the time of Prophet Muhammad ๏ทบ, it was rebuilt twice. Before that, it was repaired and renovated multiple times.ย 

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Why is there a crack in the Holy Kaaba?

Shia point of view

Shia sect of Islam, attach a great event with this crack in the Holy Kaaba. The mother of the fourth Caliph of Hazrat Ali ุฑูŽุถููŠูŽ ูฑู„ู„ูŽู‘ูฐู‡ู ุนูŽู†ู’ู‡ู started circumambulating the Holy Kaaba when she started having labor pains.

At that time the Holy Kaaba was opened for her. She went inside and gave birth to Hazrat Ali ุฑูŽุถููŠูŽ ูฑู„ู„ูŽู‘ูฐู‡ู ุนูŽู†ู’ู‡ู. According to them, the crack in the wall of the Holy Kaaba is due to that opening.

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Sunni point of view

Sunnis believe that there is no historical event attached to the crack in the Holy Kaaba. It is very much because of natural calamities and the harshness of weather that it has been facing for years now. The crack has been now repaired by the Saudi government.

While Sunnis also believe that Hazrat Ali ุฑูŽุถููŠูŽ ูฑู„ู„ูŽู‘ูฐู‡ู ุนูŽู†ู’ู‡ู was born inside the Holy Kaaba but they do not accept the story claimed by Shia people that the wall of the Holy Kaaba was opened for the mother of Hazrat Ali ุฑูŽุถููŠูŽ ูฑู„ู„ูŽู‘ูฐู‡ู ุนูŽู†ู’ู‡ู.

Therefore, they do not believe that the crack in the Holy Kaaba is due to this reason.


We do not tend to promote any of the views. The Shai point of view about the crack in the Holy Kaaba is one of the major causes of disputes among Shia and Sunnis.ย 

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