Fatwa: # 45374
Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aq...
Date: 21st August 2020


Baitul Ma’moor and the world revolving around it


Dear Mufti Ibrahim Desai

Assalam Alikum

I was listening to some video where speaker was saying about Bait Al Mamoor is exactly above the Khana Ka'ba in Makkah.

Question 1. Is really Bait Al Mamoor which is at the Arsh of Allah, exactly above the Khana Ka'ba?

Question 2. If thats true, will it mean that the whole universce is revolving with the Kahana Kaba to keep the Bait al Mamoor Exactley Allighned with Khana Kaba.? (because earth revolves in its own axix in 24 hours)

(Baitul Ma'mur (Arabic: الْبَيْتِ الْمَعْمُورِ) or the “Frequented House” or a house which is situated on the 7th heaven, directly above the Ka'aba on earth. The angels make Tawaf to this House like Hajj or Umrah to Ka'aba. The Ka'aba on earth is a replica of it.

Bait Al Mamoor: Same like Kaba in the Arsh of Allah where 70000 angels circle it every time and once one angel completes the Tawaf, his turn never comes again)

Please answer in the light of Quran and Ahadees.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


The Bait-ul-Ma’mur is indeed above the Ka’bah Shareef. See the following narration:

"هَلْ تَدْرُونَ مَا البَيْتُ المَعْمُورُ" قالوا: الله ورسوله أعلم، قال: "فإنَّهُ مَسْجِدٌ في السَّماء تَحْتَهُ الكَعْبَة لَوْ خَرّ لَخَرّ عَلَيها، أَوْ عَلَيْه، يُصَلِّي فِيهِ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ سَبْعُونَ أَلْفَ مَلَك إذَا خَرَجُوا مِنْهُ لَمْ يَعُودُوا آخرَ مَا عَلَيهِمْ

The messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alahi Wasallam) once said to his Companions: “Do you know what about the Baiytul Ma’mūr?” They replied: “Allah and his messenger knows best.” The prophet (Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam) said: “It is a Masjid in the heavens, below it is the Ka’bah, if it were to fall, it would fall upon it (Ka’bah). 70,000 angels perform prayers daily and when they leave, they never return to it (but always a fresh batch comes into it daily.)

If the earth revolves around its axis, that does not cause the Ka’bah Shareef to move from its location. The Ka’bah Shareef will still be under the Bait-ul-Ma’mur.

Nevertheless, as Muslims, we are not required to know the details of the location of the Ka’bah Shareef in relation to the Bait-ul-Ma’mur and neither will we be questioned about it by Allah Taa’ala.

We should rather focus on what we will be questioned on by Allah Taa’la. For example, our Iman, Salaah, fasting and following of the Sunnah etc. 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ahmad Patel

Student Darul Iftaa

South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


تفسير القرآن العظيم — ابن كثير

حَدَّثَنَا هَنَّاد بْنُ السُّريّ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو الْأَحْوَصِ، عَنْ سِمَاكِ بْنِ حَرْبٍ، عَنْ خَالِدِ بْنِ عُرْعُرَةَ؛ أَنَّ رَجُلًا قَالَ لَعَلِيٍّ: مَا الْبَيْتُ الْمَعْمُورُ؟ قَالَ: بَيْتٌ فِي السَّمَاءِ يُقَالُ لَهُ: "الضُّراح" وَهُوَ بِحِيَالِ الْكَعْبَةِ مِنْ فَوْقِهَا، حُرْمَتُهُ فِي السَّمَاءِ كَحُرْمَةِ الْبَيْتِ فِي الْأَرْضِ، يُصَلِّي فِيهِ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ سَبْعُونَ أَلْفًا مِنَ الْمَلَائِكَةِ، لَا يَعُودُونَ فِيهِ أَبَدًا

وَقَالَ قَتَادَةُ: ذُكِرَ لَنَا أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ﷺ قَالَ يَوْمًا لِأَصْحَابِهِ: "هَلْ تَدْرُونَ مَا الْبَيْتُ الْمَعْمُورُ؟ " قَالُوا: اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ أَعْلَمُ. قَالَ: "فَإِنَّهُ مَسْجِدٌ فِي السَّمَاءِ بِحِيَالِ الْكَعْبَةِ، لَوْ خَرَّ لَخَرَّ عَلَيْهَا، يُصَلَّى فِيهِ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ سَبْعُونَ أَلْفَ مَلَكٍ، إِذَا خَرَجُوا مِنْهُ لَمْ يَعُودُوا آخِرَ مَا عَلَيْهِمْ"

جامع البيان لابن جرير طبري

حدثنا بشر، قال: ثنا يزيد، قال: ثنا سعيد، عن قتادة ﴿والبيت المعمور﴾ ذكر لما أن نبيّ الله ﷺ قال يوما لأصحابه: "هَلْ تَدْرُونَ مَا البَيْتُ المَعْمُورُ" قالوا: الله ورسوله أعلم، قال: "فإنَّهُ مَسْجِدٌ في السَّماء تَحْتَهُ الكَعْبَة لَوْ خَرّ لَخَرّ عَلَيها، أَوْ عَلَيْه، يُصَلِّي فِيهِ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ سَبْعُونَ أَلْفَ مَلَك إذَا خَرَجُوا مِنْهُ لَمْ يَعُودُوا آخرَ مَا عَلَيهِمْ"

الجامع الصحيح للسنن والمسانيد (1/ 261)

وقال الألباني: قال قتادة: ذُكِر لنا أن النبي - صلى الله عليه وسلم - قال لأصحابه: هل تدرون ما البيت المعمور؟ , قالوا الله ورسوله أعلم , قال: فإنه مسجد في السماء تحته الكعبة , لو خَرَّ , لَخَرَّ عليها. (وإسناده مرسل صحيح)

عمدة القاري شرح صحيح البخاري (4/ 44)

 وَفِي (تَفْسِير النَّسَفِيّ) الْبَيْت الْمَعْمُور حذاء الْعَرْش بحيال الْكَعْبَة يُقَال لَهُ: الضراح، حرمته فِي السَّمَاء كَحُرْمَةِ الْكَعْبَة فِي الأَرْض، يدْخلهُ كل يَوْم سَبْعُونَ ألفا من الْمَلَائِكَة يطوفون بِهِ وَيصلونَ فِيهِ ثمَّ لَا يعودون إِلَيْهِ أبدا، وخادمه ملك يُقَال لَهُ: رزين. وَقيل: كَانَ فِي الْجنَّة فَحمل إِلَى الأَرْض لأجل آدم، ثمَّ رفع إِلَى السَّمَاء أَيَّام الطوفان. قلت: الضراح، بِضَم الضَّاد الْمُعْجَمَة وَبِالْحَاءِ الْمُهْملَة. وَقَالَ الصغاني: وَيُقَال لَهُ: الضريح أَيْضا

تفسير الرازي = مفاتيح الغيب أو التفسير الكبير (10/ 30(

فَقَالَ ابْنُ عَبَّاسٍ: أَبْهِمُوا مَا أَبْهَمَهُ اللَّه

روح البيان (9/ 352)

قال ابن عباس رضى الله عنهما أبهموا ما أبهم الله وبينوا ما بين الله



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