The name of Ka'bah
Fatwa No: 83930

Question

Why is the Ka'bah called by this name?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

Imaam Al-Fayyoomi  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him wrote in his book “Al-Misbaah Al-Muneer”, "Al-Ka'bah is so named due to its height and due to its square shape." The Ka'bah also literally means a room.

Allaah Knows best.

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