Do you know the Legacy of the Caretakers of the House of Allah?

by 4 July 202224 comments

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Do you know the Legacy of the Caretakers of the House of Allah?

by Muslim Pro


إِنَّ أَوَّلَ بَيْتٍ وُضِعَ لِلنَّاسِ لَلَّذِى بِبَكَّةَ مُبَارَكًا وَهُدًى لِّلْعَـٰلَمِينَ

Indeed, the first House [of worship] established for mankind was that at Bakkah [i.e., Makkah] – blessed and a guidance for the worlds.

[Surah Ali ‘Imran 3:96]

After Prophet Muhammed ﷺ gained victory over Makkah in the 8th Hijri and Islam was openly being accepted, Uthman Ibn Talha was ordered to open the doors of the Kaaba. He was a non-believer and had locked the doors upon hearing of the arrival of the Prophet ﷺ. However, he was told that Allah had revealed a verse upon the rightful owner of caretaker of the Kaaba; the tribe of Bani Shaiba, he willingly accepted Islam and became a close companion of the Prophet ﷺ.

The Tribe of Bani Shaiba

The honor of caretaking the Kaaba has been bestowed upon the ancestors of the tribe of Shaiba since the time of Prophet Ibrahim. Currently, the oldest member of the Shaiba family Dr. Saleh Bin Zain Al-Abidine Al-Shaiba is the guardian and caretaker of the Kaaba. He is the 110th caretaker from the lineage of Uthman Ibn Talha.

Islamic researcher Mohi Eddin Al-Hashemi, who specializes in the two holy mosques, states the historical succession of the key and caretaking of the Kaaba has been through multiple hands. Yet, the guardianship came back to those who Allah wished to bestow the honor upon.

Caretaker of the House of Allah, Door of Kaaba, door opener, Bani Shaiba, Hajj, Makkah, Kaaba, Allah, Sadin

Allah mentions in the Quran, the only Ayah to be revealed inside the Kaaba, 

۞ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَأْمُرُكُمْ أَن تُؤَدُّوا۟ ٱلْأَمَـٰنَـٰتِ إِلَىٰٓ أَهْلِهَا وَإِذَا حَكَمْتُم بَيْنَ ٱلنَّاسِ أَن تَحْكُمُوا۟ بِٱلْعَدْلِ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ نِعِمَّا يَعِظُكُم بِهِۦٓ ۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ سَمِيعًۢا بَصِيرًا

Indeed, Allah commands you to return trusts to their rightful owners;1 and when you judge between people, judge with fairness. What a noble commandment from Allah to you! Surely Allah is All-Hearing, All-Seeing.

[Surah An-Nisa, 4:58]

Sadin – Keeper of The Kaaba

The Sadin bestowed with the blessed task of the guardianship of the Kaaba is in charge of cleaning, changing the Kiswah, and opening and closing the doors of the Kaaba. And repairing the keys or any damage occurring to the Kaaba walls or cloth. 

Currently, the Kaaba is opened only twice a year, in Shabaan and Muharram. Pilgrims are not allowed to enter except for guests of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

The House of Allah is cleansed by officials in an elaborate ritual called Ghusl-E-Kabah with Zamzam and rose water, followed by prayers and tawaf

Since 1977, the Kiswah or the cloth that covers the walls of the Kaaba is made at The Kiswah Al Kaaba factory in Makkah by the Saudi Arabian Government.

Unidentified men create Islamic calligraphy koran verses, Kiswa, Kaaba, Gold, Handmade,

The Keys of Kaaba

Over the centuries, the number of Kaaba keys has varied from 40 to 58. However, numerous keys are displayed in the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul, the Lourve in Paris, and the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Cairo, Egypt.

Kaaba keys, National Museum of Egyption Civilization, Artifacts, legacy, displayed in glass box,

A Symbol of Unity

Hajj, People, Pilgrims, Pilgrimage, Muslims, Allah, Pray

Our world is always in chaos. We often find ourselves disconnected due to mental or physical obstacles. But this story of trust within a small Makkan family and the House of Allah reminds us of our shared heritage and bonds. 

The legacy of Kaaba and its Keepers shows us unity, truthfulness, and selfless duty toward Allah.

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  1. Lisa Azam

    Mashallah,Shukran May Allah swt reward you and make you 😊 happy. Allah swt most ❤ Loving,most Forgiving ❤🙏🏾❤🌹💮

    • Arshad Machar

      What a beautiful legacy to hold blessed truely are the chosen ones from Allah and his rasool peace be upon him

    • Abdullazeez

      Mashallah at least I have learnt from here.

    • Abdullahi Danladi

      Mashaa Allah jazakumullahu khairan for the brief history of the caretaker of Kaba.

    • Ashfak Ismail


  2. Fadumo Ibrahim

    JazakAllahu qeir

    • Sulayman MS Jagne

      ManSAllah may Almighty Allah reward him jannatul firdaus

    • Mufutau Bello

      Jazakallau Khairan

  3. Mahira Alamiin

    Asalam Aleykum Waramatullahi Wabarakatuh
    Thank you for sharing
    Jazakallah khairan…👍❤

  4. Muhammad Kalyango

    Maasha Allah thanks for that beneficial history of Kaaba

  5. Irfan

    Zajaq Allah khair

  6. Abdullahi saidu

    Ma sha Allah. May Allah reward you abundantly amin.

  7. Nurudeen Alabi-Bello

    Allah Akbar Allah Akbar Allah Akbar

  8. Art

    May Allah reward you with all the good deeds.

  9. Bashir Osman

    Masha’Allah Jazaka’Allah kheyr.

  10. Husna

    Nice to read this and gets to understand more about legacy of Islam

  11. Husna


  12. S.Ashraf Husain

    Mashaallah aapki jankari ka shukriya bahut hi umda peshkash logon ki malumat mein izafe ke allah swt se duago hoon ke ek baar phir ziarat naseeb farmayen ameen summa ameen


    Very informative, JazakAllahuKhaeran Katheeran

  14. Abu Ahsan marohomsalic

    Sukran and may Allah swt reward you for helping us know more about the Holy Kaaba. Jazakallahul khair!

  15. Djatou Diawara

    Masha Allah

  16. Ideab

    Assalamualaikum my brother’s and sisters,may Allah bless all of us.

  17. Rashida khatoon

    Mashallah….may Allah bless you for this beautiful info…

  18. Mamongcadang B. Salic

    Al’Hamdu Lillah Rab’bul Aalamien


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