Story About Keys Of Kaaba

The Kaaba is revered by all Muslims, and its door is a subject of curiosity and fascination by worshippers. Most of us think that the keys to the Holy Kaaba are held excusivly by the saudi King but the Sheiba family are the keepers of the Keys, and they are the keepers because Allah desired so by revealing the only Ayaat that was revealed inside the Kaaba in Masjid al-Haraam.,

Keys Of Kaaba-1

It is a story about the keys of kaaba from a lecture of Mufti Ismael Menk – the revelation of Quran. It was really a beautiful and heart touching story. On the day of victory of Islam over Makkah, the messenger of Allah entered Makkah on the 8th year of Hijra, and when they were about to enter the kaaba they found it locked. They asked who was keeping the the key and they found out it was with Uthman Ibn Talha.

The Sheiba family are the keepers of the Keys, and they are the keepers because Allah desired so by revealing the only Ayaat that was revealed inside the Kaaba in Masjid al-Haraam.,

He was non-believer so upon knowing that Muhammad will arrive he locked the door. As the prophet Muhammad (SAW) enters the people of Makkah were accepting Islam, but Uthman was hiding. The prophet Muhammad (SAW) then ordered Ali Ibn Abi talib to take the key from Uthman. So Ali went to find Uthman, and asked for the key but Uthman did not give it to him. Ali then snatched the key from him so the prophet enter the kaaba. They opened the door and the prophet entered the Kaaba and prayed 2 rakah salaah.

At that time, Abbas Ibn ‘Abd Al-Muttalib (RA), the uncle of prophet, was there and requested that the key must be kept with the family. And then Jibreel (AS) came down with a verse and revealed inside the kaaba.

Quran (4_58)A

“Indeed, Allah commands you to render trusts to whom they are belong to …..” ( 4:58)

Soon as that verse was revealed, prophet Muhammad (SAW) ordered Ali to return the key to Uthman Ibn Talha and excuse themselves. Ali then went to Uthman and gave back the key and excused themselves for the wrong he has done to him (for snatching it). That shocked uthman and could not believe Ali was giving back the key to him as instructed by prophet Muhammad (SAW), who is the conqueror of Makkah. Ali explained to him that a verse was revealed for him, Allah instructed prophet to return the trust to whom they belong to.

Uthman immediately said:
I bear witness that indeed Allah is one and Muhammad (SAW) is the messenger of Allah
Angel Jibreel (AS) came down with more revelation but not in a form of Quran, but in a form of instruction to prophet Muhammad (SAW) to tell Ali that the key of kaaba will remain in his progeny until the day of Qiyamah.

Keys Of Kaaba-2It was the miracle of Quran, that upon revealing that verse up until now the key of the kaaba is still with the family of Uthman Ibn Talha. Today, the family of this man is protected by police and by the government. Uthman ibn Talha was highly amazed by the character of the prophet Muhammad (SAW). He took shahadah, became a Muslim and a great sahabah.


Key Of The Ka’aba ~ Story


video al Ka3ba de l’interieur

The following two tabs change content below.
Retired as Aeronautical Engineer, and worked as a journalist for a long time. Settled down to dedicate myself to the service of the religion. Have translated holy Quran in poetry, and I am in the process of writing Tafsir. I encourage all interested to send articles to this website, where the articles shall be printed with their own names. If you like an article, please "Like' in the "Facebook box" on right side

Latest posts by Mohammad Irshad (see all)