Pakistani author launches book on construction of Ka’aba

Some speakers call the book historical, timely, and a remarkable effort by a Muslim architect

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“History of Construction & Development of the Holy Ka’aba,” written in Urdu by Naseem Ahmed Bin Haji Karamuddin, was recently launched in Riyadh.

It was highly appreciated by the Pakistani community leaders who urged everyone in attendance to give it a read.

Some speakers called the book historical, timely, and a remarkable effort by a Muslim architect.

The 156-page black ornate hard copy consists of 84 chapters and is printed on fine art paper with hundreds of historical photographs.

The remarkable initiative by the Lahore-based Pakistani author, whose interest in the architectural and engineering details of the Holy Ka’aba is based on his professional background as an architect, to describe in detail the stages of construction of the Holy Ka’aba, including the facts and figures, means, methods and sequence of work, carried out over a long historical period makes it an interesting Islamic read.

The book has been published by Al Faisal Publishers in Lahore, and endeavors are being made to make the book available on Amazon.

(This article was first published in Saudi Gazette on Jan. 7, 2014)

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