Trustworthy Man

Trustworthy Man

The Ka’bah was built at the time of Prophet Abraham, and had no roof. Therefore Meccans decided to rebuild it


The Ka’bah was built at the time of Prophet Abraham, and had no roof. Therefore Meccans decided to rebuild it. They destroyed the building and started to construct it again. When the rebuilding had reached the point where the traditional Black Stone (the sacred stone in Ka’bah building) had to be put in place, they began to argue. Each clan wanted to have the honor of carrying out this prestigious task. During those pagan days far more trivial issues than this could spark off a war.
A clan brought a large bowl filled with blood. They put their hands in the blood and took a vow to fight to the death, not to allow others to deprive them from such honor. It was a sign of death and evil. They remained in that sorry state for several days.
Finally they accepted this idea that the first person to enter the door of the Place of Worship at Mecca should make the decision about placing the Black Stone. The first to enter was Prophet Muhammad. When they saw him, they shouted: 'This is the trustworthy one. We are pleased. This is Muhammad.' Prophet Muhammad called for a piece of cloth. He took the stone and placed it in the center of the cloth. Then he said that each clan should take a corner of the cloth and lift it together. They did this, bringing it to its position. He put the Black Stone in place with his own hands, and then the building continued.
This was how the Messenger of Allah prevented a war from breaking out among the Meccans by a supreme demonstration of wisdom.

 

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