Truly inspirational story of “Keys Of Holy Kaaba”

Hyderabad: This story about the keys of Kaaba will brighten your day. Most of the people think that the keys to the Holy Kaaba are held exclusively by the Saudi King but the Sheibi family are the keepers of the Keys. The major question will be that how come Saudi Government doesn’t have the keys. So, the answer to this questions is that Allah had already chosen the key-bearer of the Holy Kaaba many years ago.

In the 8th year of Hijrah when Islam won over Makkah and then Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) wanted to enter the Kaaba, the door was locked. The public there saw it, and suggest the Prophet (PBUH) that the keys are with Uthman Ibn Talha, who is hiding on the top of the Kaaba. Prophet (PBUH) then commanded Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA) to grab the keys from Uthman Ibn Talha and open the Kaaba gate.

When Ali (RA) demanded keys from Uthman Ibn Talha, he refused to hand them over to him. However, Ali (RA) snatched the keys for him after he denied handing them over. Then Ali (RA) opened the gate of the Holy Kaaba, Prophet (PBUH) entered and was offering the salah. At that time Jibrael (AS) came with the revelation of the Holy Quran, the verses were;

Indeed, Allah commands you to render trusts to whom they are due and when you judge between people to judge with justice. Excellent is that which Allah instructs you. Indeed, Allah is ever Hearing and Seeing.

Surah An-Nisaa 4:58


As soon as Prophet (PBUH) heard these verses of the Holy Quran, he commanded Ali (RA) to give the keys back to Uthman Ibn Talha and apologize for the misbehavior. Uthman Ibn Talha was shocked to see when Ali (RA) returned the keys after Prophet (PBUH)’s command. He can not believe the fact that the Prophet (PBUH) who has conquered the Makkah, is returning keys to him. Later, Ali (RA) explained that it is Allah (SWT) who wanted Uthman Ibn Talha to have the keys of Kaaba.

At the time, Uthman Ibn Talha recited;

“I bear witness that indeed Allah is one and Muhammad (SAW) is the messenger of Allah”

Uthman Ibn Talha (RA)

Uthman Ibn Talha accepted Islam, as soon as he was accepting Islam. Jibril (AS) came once again with a message from Allah that the keys of Kaaba will remain with the family of Uthman Ibn Talha until the day of judgement.

Later, Uthman Ibn Talha (RA) became one of the greatest companions of Muhammad (PBUH) and a great Muslim.

This story is indeed an astonishing thing to know as a Muslim. Even today the keys are with the family of Uthman Ibn Talha (RA) and his family is protected by the Saudi Government.

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