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    Default "Custodians"/"Caretakers" of the Kabah?

    As salaamu alaykum.

    Who is currently in charge of the "caretaking" of the Kabah?

    I was reading Ar-Raheeq al Makhtum and read therein that the Rasul (peace be upon him) declared that Uthman bin Talha's family was to have the duty and honor of taking care of the Kabah for all time. Does his family still occupy this position and discharge this role?

    If not, why not?

    If anyone knows the answer to the above, please post it insha'allah.

    Jazakallahu Khair.

    Wa'salaam.


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    This does not directly answer your question concerning the family of Uthman bin Talha, but the King of Saudi Arabic is refered to as the Custodian of the Two Noble Sanctuaries.


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    I know this is a rumor but is it true that the current Saudi family was previously jewish and put in by NONE OTHER THAN BRITAIN>is this true?


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    I heard their ancestors were jewish converts to Islam.

    But not `Abdullah that was Fahd.

    Allahu `Alam.

    Wassalam.


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    oh so it's partly true, just a little exaggerated..lol! the usual.


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    well i am not even sure it was true,

    i heard it as a rumor.

    so don't spread it until u verify it lol.


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    lol! it's already been spread..lol! i really don't even know if it makes a difference but it's interesting to watch the history of Saudi Arabia. It's truly amazing.


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    walaikum assalam,

    yes, to this day the descendents of Uthman ibn Talha have the keys to the Ka'ba.


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    Asalamu 'alaykum,

    What does 'caretaking' of the Ka'ba entail?

    Wasalam
    "We were not put on this earth to facilitate easier driving to a video store."

    "Eating is to preserve life, not living to eat and yet eat more."




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    The building is opened twice a year for a ceremony known as "the cleaning of the Kaaba."

    This ceremony takes place roughly fifteen days before the start of Ramadan and the same period of time before the start of the annual pilgrimage.

    The keys to the Kaaba are held by the Banī Shaybat (بني شيبة ) tribe. Members of the tribe greet visitors to the inside of the Kaaba on the occasion of the cleaning ceremony. A small number of dignitaries and foreign diplomats are invited to participate in the ceremony. The governor of Mecca leads the honored guests who ritually clean the structure, using simple brooms.

    Inside the Kaaba, there is a marble floor. The interior walls are clad with marble half-way to the roof; tablets with Quranic inscriptions are inset in the marble. The top part of the walls is covered with a green cloth decorated with gold embroidered Quranic verses. Lamps hang from a cross beam; there is also a small table for incense burners. The building is otherwise empty. The caretakers perfume the marble cladding with scented oil, the same oil used to anoint the Black Stone outside.


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