Cube

In geometry, a cube is a three-dimensional solid object bounded by six square faces, facets or sides, with three meeting at each vertex.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 5 months ago

The shape of Ka'ba has been taught to the Prophets who raised the walls of it by order from Allah (SWT). In the Hadeeth: The Ka'ba is beneath al-Bayt Al-Ma'mour in the sky, which is based on four Corners. Bayt Al-Ma'mour is beneath The A'rsh which is based also on four corners (Subhanallah, WAL Hamdulillah, wala elaha illallah, wallahu Akbar).

Ka'ba is the center of the whole world and all Muslims have to face its direction while praying or slaughtering an animal or burying a dead body. It's shape makes people in all the sides of the earth able to face its direction.

Wassalam.

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Rebecca Masterton, Dr Rebecca Masterton graduated with a BA in Japanese Language and Literature; an MA in Comparative East Asian and African Literature and a PhD in Islamic literature of West Africa. She has been... Answered 2 years ago

There is a book entitled Sustainable Vernacular Architecture edited by Ali Sayigh that has a few lines on how the Kaaba is very like particular houses in Portugal called 'saloio' houses (believed to have been influenced by Middle Eastern architecture). Maybe Ali Sayigh could have more to say on this. I will try to find his contact iA.