The structure that stands high in the middle of Makkah’s Masjid Al-Haram is the Holy Kaaba — the most sacred site in Islam. Considered the ‘House of Allah’, Muslims the world over turn towards it when praying. But have you ever wondered what it looks like from inside?
The area, that doesn’t exceed 180 square metres, contains three wooden columns which hold the Kaaba’s ceiling.
Sun will align directly over Kaaba today
Over 1,350 years old, each of the dark brown columns have a perimeter of around 150 centimetres with a 44 centimetre diameter. Each column has a squared wooden base. Between the three columns is a pillar from which the Kaaba’s gifts are suspended.
This pillar passes through all the columns and its sides extend to the northern and southern walls. Here we look at what the Kaaba looks like from inside.
Photos originally appeared on Al Arabiya
courtesy: Express Tribune