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One day, Harun Rashid approached Hadrat Sayyiduna Imam Malik – may Allah be pleased with him – and said to him, “It is my wish that I demolish the Ka’ba as it was reconstructed by Hujjaj bin Yusuf and rebuild it according to the original manner in which it is was done under the command of Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Zubair – may Allah be pleased with him – and this is also something which was mentioned by the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him.


After listening to this request, Hadrat Sayyiduna Imam Malik – may Allah be pleased with him –replied, “O Ameerul Mo’mineen! I give you strict warning that you should be extremely careful about something like this. Do not make the Ka’ba a toy in the hands of everyone who comes into power. If you start this process, then every person coming into power will break and construct as he wishes and the greatness of the Ka’ba will no longer remain in hearts of the Muslims.”


When Harun Rashid heard these words, he remained silent and he stopped himself from continuing with this task. Until the present day, no one has ever completely demolished the complete Ka’ba and rebuilt it. (Tafseer Ruhul Bayan)