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Al-Cordoby  
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Rating: 0 of 0 votes Quote Al-Cordoby Replybullet Topic: How do you feel Old Ka'bah Key Sold?
    Posted: 11 April 2008 at 4:11am
This poll is for Muslim posters and their reaction to the recent selling of an 800 year old key of the Ka'bah for 18 million dollars at a London Auction House:
 
The key, formerly in a private collection in Lebanon, dates back to the Abbasid period in the 12th century.

"This is what was made for the Holy House of Allah during the time of our lord the Imam son of Imam al-Muqtadi Abu Ja'far al-Mustansir Abu'l-Abbas 573," reads the inscription on the key. 

London's prominent public sale house said the ancient key's significance lies in the tradition of dedicating it to each Abbasid caliph in Baghdad.
"It demonstrates the authority of the caliph and is the ultimate emblem of power."

The key is the second-earliest of only 58 known examples and the only known example to remain in private hands.

 
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Rating: 0 of 0 votes Quote jamilahz Replybullet Posted: 11 April 2008 at 10:12am
Did it say who it was sold to?
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Rating: 0 of 0 votes Quote Al-Cordoby Replybullet Posted: 11 April 2008 at 10:31am
This BBC article says the buyer is unknown:
 
It went to an anonymous bidder at Sotheby's
 
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