Answering the Misconceptions #09 – Do Muslims Worship a Black Cube – Mecca
Channel: Tom Facchine
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Acaba is a cubicle building, it wasn't always cubicle, but now it's cubicle with a big black cloth that's draped over it, that is in Mecca. And it is what we call the Qibla means it's the, it forms the direction or the center point to which Muslims face when they pray all over the world. And this building is a house of is an ancient house of worship that was built by Abraham himself, and his son Ishmael.
It's been through many phases of renovation and deterioration, and then rebuilding, which is why I say the now it's a cube, it wasn't always a cube. It was originally kind of almost like in a 3d bullet shape, it was kind of like a you rounded on one side and flat on the other.
But actually, the funny story was when the Polish during the life of the prophet Muhammad SAW when they went to rebuild it, after you know, it had flooded and there was damage and stuff like that. So eventually they, they raised funds to rebuild it, and to renovate it, and then they ran out of money. And so they weren't able to finish the job. So they which is also something that's kind of really interesting. About the Prophet Mohammed salah, they said, I missed that. And this is a Hadith in Sahih Muslim that
he might have, he expressed his wishes to kind of renovate the cabinet and change some things about it, but he refrained from doing so.
And he refrained from doing so because he anticipated a certain reaction from the police. And we're not saying that the problem was like Saddam was overly concerned with what people thought, as opposed to doing what was right. But it was from his wisdom, because he knew it was going to be a trial for them and an unnecessary trial. They were new Muslims, they, you know, had kind of a taboo around touching the Kaaba in the first place. So he knew if he had laid a hand on the Kaaba to try to reshape it or reconstruct it or something like that, then it would have been probably an unnecessary
trial and an unnecessary sort of like,
thing to put on on this group of people. So he did. So he didn't so he let it go. So it's been in the same shape as the Quran, rebuilt it ever since for the last 1400 years.