Hazrat Umar R.A. said; ‘I would much rather prefer to commit seventy sins at Rukiya (outside Makkah) than to commit one sin inside Makkah. In the same way that righteous deeds are considerably increased in reward, so also sins there are tremendously multiplied. For this reason Hazrat Umar R.A. considered a sin in Makkah, seventy times more heinous than outside the Holy City. A similar saving of Hazrat Ibn Abbaas R.A. has already been quoted in chapter three. Hazrat Umar R.A. mentioned this on numerous occasions. It is for this reason that many elders of Islam did not approve of staying permanently in Makkah, because it is very difficult to give the place its rightful due in honor and respect. Hazrat Imaam Ghazali R.A. wrote that any sinful act is very strongly prohibited there and the committee of such acts can easily earn the anger of Allah. (Ithaaf)
Hazrat Wahb bin al Ward R.A. one of the saints said: ‘I was once sitting in the hateem when I heard a voice coming from under the covering of the Ka’ba saying: ‘I firstly complain to Allah and then to you, O Jibraeel, regarding this laughing, joking and nonsensical talk in my vicinity. If these inadvisable acts do not stop, I shall burst asunder so that every rock shall come apart.’ (ihyaa)
Once Hazrat Umar R.A. addressed Quraish this: ‘O men of Quraish, before you the Amalakites used to be in charge of the supervision over the Holy House. They handled the honor of the house lightly and neglected its respect thus Allah caused destruction to come to them. Thereafter the Jurhum tribe took over the responsibility. When they too dishonored the Holy Ka’ba Allah caused destruction to come upon them too. Now you are the supervisors over it. Honor it in a fit manner and respect and revere it greatly’. (Kanz)
It is reported that Hazrat Moosa bin Muhammad R.A. said: ‘Once a most God-fearing and righteous stranger performed tawaaf. During tawaaf he heard the voice of a woman also in tawaaf. Hr stared in her direction. A hand come out of the Ka’ba at the Ruknul Yamaani and smacked him so hard that his one eye fell out. A voice from the direction of the door of the Ka’ba said: ‘How is it that you perform tawaaf around my house and yet you stare at someone else? This blow is the punishment for that. If in future is happens again we shall take greater revenge’.