Explanation of Baytul Mamur and Baytul Izzah

Fatwa ID: 02640

Answered by: Molana Eunus Ali

Question

Can you shed some light on Bayt al Izzah and Bayt al Mamur? I can't seem to find anything about it. In detail, please.

Answer

Imam Ibn Kathir and Imam Qurtubi (may Allah have mercy upon them both) have both made mention of Bayt al Izzah (the House of Might) under the commentary of Surah Al-Qadr.

They have mentioned:

 Ibn Abbas and others have said, "Allah sent the Qur'an down all at one time from the Preserved Tablet (Al-Lawh Al-Mahfuz) to the House of Might (Baytul-Izzah), which is in the heaven of this world.[1]

There are no further details mentioned.

Al Bayt al Mamur

Al Bayt al Mamur is the Ka'bah in the heaven meant for the angels' service and is parallel to the Ka'bah on earth.

According to a narration in Bukhari and Muslim the Holy Prophet (peace be upon Him) said about his Ascension to the seventh heaven: "Then, I was taken to Bayt al Mamur. It is visited every day by seventy thousand angels who will not come back to visit it again " because every day other new angels take their turn to visit it.

Al Bayt al Mamur is the Ka'bah of the angels who reside in the seventh heaven. When the Holy Prophet (peace be upon Him) reached the seventh heaven on the Night of Ascension, he saw the Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon Him) reclining with his back on Al Bayt al Mamur.

It was the Prophet Ibrahim who built the Ka'bah on earth, and thus the reward is compatible with his action in that Allah Ta'ala has blessed him with a special connection with Al Bayt al Mamur.[2]

Only Allah knows best

Written by Molana Eunus Ali

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1] Tafseer Al-Qurtubi,

Tafseer Ibn Kathir

[2] Ma’ariful Quran, Volume 8, Page 191

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