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Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi is the president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). He had the
opportunity to go inside the Ka`bah in October 1998. In an interview with Sound Vision, he described
the following features:
there are two pillars inside (others report 3 pillars)
there is a table on the side to put items like perfume
there are two lantern-type lamps hanging from the ceiling
the space can accommodate about 50 people
there are no electric lights inside
the walls and floors are of marble
there are no windows inside
there is only one door
the upper inside walls of the Ka`bah were covered with some kind of curtain with the Kalima
written on it
The Ka`bah has been reconstructed up to 12 times. Scholars and historians say that the
Ka`bah has been reconstructed between five to 12 times gradually over the period of time!!!
The very first construction of the Ka`bah was done by Prophet Adam (raa). Allah says in the Quran
that this was the first house that was built for humanity to worship Allah.

The black stone at Kaaba is held sacred and holy in Islam and is called "Hajre Aswad" from the
Sanskrit word Sanghey Ashweta or Non-white stone. The Shiva Lingam is also called Sanghey
Ashweta. So what is in Kaaba could be the same what Hindus worship.


As per saivagamas and vedic scriptures all Shiva temples were constructed with Shivalinga facing the
east. This can be seen even in every temples around the world today. Temple entrances will always
face east or north east direction. As per vaastu this is also practiced where prayer room should always
be in the north east part of the house with images of deities facing east. The entrance of the house
should face east or north east. This is clearly seen with the placement of Hajar Aswad and the
entrance of the Kaabah.

In pure scientific study about the Historical Muhammad raises basic questions concerning the prophet's
role as a moral paragon; the sources of Islamic law; and the God-given nature of the Koran. The
scientists even doubt the existence of Muhammad. Scientists say that the Koran is a not a product of
Muhammad or even of Arabia, but a collection of materials stitched together to meet the needs of a
later age. There was no Islam until two or three hundred years after the traditional version at around
830CE. The Arab tribesmen who conquered in the seventh century vast territory were not Moslems,
but were persons who worshiped idols and are scientists call them pagans.

Even though Prophet Muhammad was born in the full light of history the earliest document date about
a century and a half after his death. Not only does this long lapse of time cast doubt on their accuracy,
but internal evidence strongly suggests the Arabic sources were composed in the context of intense
partisan quarrels over the prophet's life. The earliest sources like papyri, inscriptions, and coins on the
prophet's life, contradict the standard biography. An inscription and a Greek account fix Muhammad's
birth in 552, not 570. Muhammad's career took place not in Mecca but hundreds of kilometers to the
north. Yehuda Nevo. The classical Arabic language was developed not in today's Saudi Arabia but in
the Levant. Long before Islam came in to existence, Kaaba, in Mecca in Saudi Arabia was a pilgrimage
site. The word Kaaba might have come from the Tamil Language which originated around 1700BC. In
Tamil Nadu Kabaalishwaran temple is Lord Shiva's temple and Kabaali refers to Lord Shiva.

The pedestal Maqam-E-Ibrahim at the centre of the Kaaba is octagonal in shape. In Hinduism, the
pedestal of Brahma the creator is also octagonal in shape. Muslim pilgrims visiting the Kaaba
temple go around it seven times. In no other mosque does the circumambulation prevail.
Hindus invariably circumambulate or Pradakshina ( Girivalam which is still practiced in
India especially in Thiruvannamalai for Kartigai ), around their deities. This is yet another proof
that the Kaaba shrine is a pre-Islamic. In Shiva temples Hindus always practice circumambulation or
Pradakshina. Just as in Hinduism, the custom of circumambulation by muslim pilgrims around the
entire Kaaba building seven times shows that the claim that in Islam they don't worship stones is not

The King Vikramaditya inscription was found on a gold dish hung inside the Kaaba shrine in Mecca,
proving beyond doubt that the Arabian Peninsula formed a part of his Indian Empire. (Ref: page 315 of
a volume known as 'Sayar-ul-Okul' treasured in the Makhtab-e-Sultania library in Istanbul, Turkey).
King Vikrama's preachers had succeeded in spreading the Vedic Hindu sacred scriptures in Arabia and
Arabs were once followers of the Indian Vedic way of life. The annual fair known as OKAJ which used
to be held every year around the Kaaba temple in Mecca and the present annual hajj of the Muslims to
the Kaaba is of earlier pre-Islamic congregation.

Even to this day ancient Siva emblems can be seen. It is the Shankara (Siva) stone that Muslim
pilgrims reverently touch and kiss in the Kaaba. Muslims shave their head and beard and don special
sacred attire that consists of two seamless sheets of white cloth. One is to be worn round the waist
and the other over the shoulders. Both these rites are remnants of the old Vedic practice of entering
Hindu temples clean and with holy seamless white sheets. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica,
the Kaaba has 360 idols. Traditional accounts mention that one of the deities among the 360
destroyed when the place was stormed was that of Saturn; another was of the Moon and yet another
was one called Allah. That shows that in the Kaaba the Arabs worshipped the nine planets in pre-
Islamic days. In India the practice of 'Navagraha' puja, that is worship of the nine planets, is still in
vogue. Two of these nine are Saturn and Moon. In India the crescent moon is always painted across
the forehead of the Siva symbol. Since that symbol was associated with the Siva emblem in Kaaba it
came to be grafted on the flag of Islam.

The Hindu Vedic letter in Sanskrit AUM " " if seen in a mirror one can see the Arabic numbers of 786
and this is the most sacred number for Muslims and copies of the Arabic Koran have the mysterious
figure 786 imprinted on them. In their ignorance simply they do not realize that this special number is
nothing more than the holiest of Vedic symbols misread and none of the Arabic scholar has been able
to determine how they chose 786 as the sacred for them. In short muslims are also going around Siva
Lingam at Kaaba, seven times as Hindus go around it seven times.
A few miles away from Mecca are a big signboard which bars the entry of any non-Muslim into the
area. This is a reminder of the days when the Kaaba was stormed and captured solely for the newly
established faith of Islam. The object in barring entry of non-Muslims was obviously to prevent its
recapture. Kaaba is clothed in a black shroud. This custom also originated from the days when it was
thought necessary to discourage its recapture by camouflaging it.
Another Hindu tradition associated with the Kaaba is that of the sacred stream Ganga (sacred waters
of the Ganges river). According to the Hindu tradition Ganga is also inseparable from the Shiva
emblem as the crescent moon. Wherever there is a Siva emblem, Ganga must co-exist. True to that
association a sacred fount exists near the Kaaba. Its water is held sacred because it has been
traditionally regarded as Ganga since pre-Islamic times (Zam-Zam water).