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The House of Sayyida Khadijatul Kubra (RAA)

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Friday 16th November, 2007

house of khadijah discovered

house khadija (RAA) discovery

The House of Sayyida Khadija was rediscovered during the Haram extensions in 1989, then hurriedly covered over so as to obliterate any trace. This was the house where the Prophet Muhammad (saw) received some of his first revelations and it is also where his children Umm Kulthum, Ruqqaya, Fatima, Zaynab, Qasim and ‘Abdullah were born. The House of Sayyida Khadija was located just outside Safa and Marwa and which now falls under the paved area. Above it, the Wahhabi hardliners have built public toilets(Naudhubillah).

In the late 1980s plans were drawn up to flatten the area immediately outside Safa and Marwa in the Haram in Mecca and make way for a paved area. Those behind the proposed plan were well aware that the area around Safa and Marwa had a number of sites of historical and religious importance—with many dating back to Abbasid and pre- Abbasid times—and that it would be threatened by any major development initiative for the area. The plan, however, was approved by the then king and it was undertaken by the Bin Ladin construction company.

The work began in 1989 and over 60 old houses were demolished to make way for the paved area. However, after demolishing one of the buildings, the Bin Ladin company found remains of a house under the foundations of the building. This turned out to be the House of Sayyida Khadija and of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of God be upon him.

There are numerous references to the House of Sayyida Khadija in historical documents giving minute details as to its location and layout. The house was an important site for pilgrimage and it remained preserved in people’s memories for many generations to come. However, by the early 20th century and with the rise of the Wahhabi movement in the Arabian Peninsula, the house suffered neglect and in order to preserve it Sheikh ‘Abbas Qattan obtained permission from King ‘Abd al-‘Aziz to open a Qur’an school as it was the site of some of the first revelations of the Qur’an and the place where the Prophet lived until he migrated to Medina. Over time this school too became derelict, with the various political upheavals and the declining fortunes of traditional Islam. The school was eventually replaced by housing and gradually the existence of the remains of the House of Sayyida Khadija were little known among the general population of Mecca—apart from a few……read on.                                   …….more pictures here.(authenticity not known)

The Destruction of Holy Sites in Makkah and Madinah Sharifain – Dr Irfan Alawi


2 Responses to “The House of Sayyida Khadijatul Kubra (RAA)”

  1. Merazul said

    It’s very saddening to know what eventually happened to the blessed house.

    These wobblers are crazy. Dr Irfan Alawi told us that he and several others tried to preserve the blessed house, but the Saudis had other plans.

    These sick people have even blown up the graves of the pious, bulldozed Shrines/mazars, etc. Then they go and build huge skyscrapers, shopping complex, overlooking the Grand Masjid. They destroy 95% the Islamic heritage, all to make the country look more and more like the United States.

    May Allah baffle those who are doing so much damage.

    [Abd Al Mustafa] – what’s worse is that the whole area is passed off as the house of abu jahl. a part of the area is/was the house of abu jahl but the way in which the ummah are made to believe that the whole area was abu jahl’s is sickening!!

  2. ahmad Nurul Huda said


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