Photographer's Note

The closest photo of the Kaabah that I could get.

The small, cubed building known as the Kaabah may not rival skyscrapers in height or mansions in width, but its impact on history and human beings is unmatched.

The Kaabah is the building towards which Muslims face five times a day, everyday, in prayer. This has been the case since the time of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) over 1400 years ago.

The Size of the Kaabah:
The height of the Kaabah is 39 feet, 6 inches and total size comes to 627 square feet.
The inside room of the Kaabah is 13x9 meters.
The Ka`bah walls are one meter wide.
The floor inside is 2.2 meters higher than the place where people perform Tawaf.
The ceiling and roof are two levels made out of wood.
They were reconstructed with teak which is capped with stainless steel.
The walls are all made of stone. The stones inside are unpolished, while the ones outside are polished.

This small building has been constructed and reconstructed by Prophets Adam, Ibrahim, Ismail and Muhammad (peace be upon them all). No other building has had this honor.

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