THE TURNING POINT 2 OF 2

THE TURNING POINT 2 OF 2

Allah, Most High, says, “Those who believe, and migrate and strive in Allah’s cause, with their goods and their persons, have the highest rank in the sight of Allah: they are indeed the successful people. Their Lord does give them glad tidings of a Mercy from Himself, of His good pleasure, and of Gardens where enduring pleasure will be theirs: They will dwell therein forever. Verily in Allah’s presence is a reward, the greatest (of all).” (9: 20-22).

Islam progressed not simply from the physical Hijrah, but because the then Muslims took Hijrah seriously in all its aspects & dimensions. For instance, Muslims chose Hijrah as the focal point to reckon their calendar during ‘Umar’s (ra) caliphacy. That was because a case was referred to Ameer al-Mu’mineen ‘Umar (ra) concerning a contract that one man had with another, saying that what he owed him became due in Sha‘baan.

‘Umar said; Which Sha‘baan? The Sha‘baan of this year we are in now or of last year or of next year? Then, he summoned the Sahaabah & consulted them about adopting a calendar from which they could determine when debts became due and the likes.

Some suggested adopting the Persian or the Byzantine calendar, birth of the prophet(sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam), beginning of his mission, his migration (Hijrah) or from his death. ‘Umar (ra) was inclined to choose the date of the Hijrah because it is a major landmark for Islam & it was well known when it occurred & they all agreed.

The point is that they made the beginning of the Islamic calendar the year of the Hijrah, & they made the first month of the Islamic year Muharram, as was narrated from them. This is the view of the majority of imams, so that people could conduct their businesses on that basis, with no confusion. See: al-Bidaayah wa’n-Nihaayah, 3/251-253.

  1. Muharram (“Forbidden” – it is one of the four months during which it is forbidden to wage war or fight)
  2. Safar(“Empty” or “Yellow”),
  3. Rabia Awal(“First spring”),
  4. Rabia Thani(“Second spring”)

,5. Jumaada Awal (“First freeze”),

  1. Jumaada Thani(“Second freeze”)

,7. Rajab (“To respect” – this is another holy month when fighting is prohibited),

  1. Sha’ban(“To spread & distribute”)
  2. Ramadan(“Parched thirst” – this is the month of daytime fasting),
  3. Shawwal(“To be light & vigorous”),
  4. Dhul-Qa’dah(“The month of rest” – another month when no warfare or fighting is allowed),
  5. Dhul-Hijjah(“The month of Hajj” – this is the month of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, again when no warfare or fighting is allowed).

Download for free the HIjrah calendar, salah time adhan on to your phones & computers from www.islamicfinder.org

Is it advised to end the hijri year with prayers for forgiveness, fasting & tahajjud night? NO. http://islamqa.info/en/44021

Ruling on offering congratulations at the beginning of the Hijri year http://islamqa.info/en/21290

Is hijrah obligatory for those who feel vulnerable in their religion?

http://islamqa.info/en/3021

Is it obligatory for those who embrace Islam in kaafir lands to migrate (hijrah)? http://islamqa.info/en/47672

The reason why Ramadan changes every year in relation to the Gregorian calendar http://islamqa.info/en/170701

“Zakaah year” & the hijri year   http://islamqa.info/en/207109

Can Muslims settle in kaafir countries for the sake of a better life? http://islamqa.info/en/13363

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    THE TURNING POINT 1 OF 2

THE TURNING POINT 1 OF 2

The hijrah did not only reshape the Arabs socially & politically, but reshaped global civilizations altogether. Throughout the history of Islam, the migration was a transition between the two major eras, regarding the message of Islam; the era of Makkah & Madinah. In physical terms, Hijrah was a journey between two cities about 200 miles i.e from Mecca to Madinah (622 CE).In its grand significance, it marked the beginning of an era, a civilization, a culture & a history for the whole mankind. In essence, this signified a transition from one phase to another, as follows:

#Transition from the position of weakness, where the non-believers of Makkah — particularly the people of Quraish — humiliated, tortured & killed Muslims, to the position of strength in Madinah.

# Transition from spreading Islam through individual Da’wah to the spreading of Islam through institutionalized Da’wah, initiated by the state; The Muslim State began reaching out to Persia, Egypt, & the Byzantine Empire.

#Transition from a position where Muslims represented a small group of people, surrounded by enemies & threatened, to the position of a regional power with a strong central leadership & a large number of followers & allies.

#Transition from being a simple Islamic group of believers, to being the Islamic Ummah (nation). A phase in which Islam was not only an act of worship, but a way of life. This encompassed politics, economy, social interactions etc. This was the first time Islam was realised to be A COMPREHENSIVE RELIGION & A COMPLETE WAY OF LIFE.

The Quranic revelations bore witness to this transition; verses revealed in Makkah concentrated on Tawheed (the Oneness of Allah) while verses revealed in Madinah covered rules regarding Islamic life in general. There is no doubt whatsoever that the migration of Prophet Muhammad (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) to Madinah was the crucial event, which snowballed & established the Islamic civilization. Hijrah no doubt, kindled the light of hope in the hearts of the early Muslims who set a shining example for all Muslims, in every generation to emulate till the end of time.

Hijrah, in essence is an ongoing process, not a completed event. It does not mean to find a comfortable place where one would relax rather, it is a search for an environment more favourable to continuous & constructive effort. On reaching Madinah, the Prophet undertook the following all-embracing steps to establish a faithful & strong society. This is significant & contains lesson for us.

  1. Masjid(Mosque): The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) first established a Masjid for the worship of Allah. He assisted in carrying the stones & building that small, humble but most powerful structure. This was the beginning, but soon other Masajid (mosques) were established around the world today.

    2. Madrasah (Islamic school & educational institution for the community): The first school under the supervision of the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) was the school of Suffah in the masjid

    3. Mu’akhah: He established brotherhood on the basis of faith, not on the basis of tribes, race, colour, social class etc. as they used to have prior to Islam ; between the Muhajirun (Muslims who migrated from Makkah) & the Ansar (residents of Madinah who helped the Prophet & his Companions).

  2. Intercommunity & Interfaith Relations:Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) also established good relations with other communities living in Madinah. There was a large Jewish community as well as some other Arab tribes who had not accepted Islam. The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) prepared aMithaq (a covenant or a constitution) for relations between these communities.

    5. Cleaning the City: Yathrib (previous name of Madinah) was a dirty city. When the Sahabah (Prophet’s Companions) came from Makkah to Madinah, many of them got sick & did not like that city. The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) asked them to clean the city & remove its dirt & filth. `Aishah, (ra) said: “We came to Madinah & it was the most polluted land of Allah. The water there was most stinking. (Al-Bukhari)

    6. Water System in the City: The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) asked the Sahabah to dig wells in different parts of the city. It is mentioned that more than 50 wells were opened in the city of Madinah & there was enough clean water for every-one.

    7. Agriculture  & Gardening: The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) encouraged the Sahabah to cultivate the land & make gardens. He told them that any-one who would cultivate any dead land, would own it. Many people started working & cultivating & soon there was enough food for every-one.

    8. Poverty Eradication: In a short period of time it happened that there were no poor people in Madinah. Everyone had enough and the Prophet (saw) used to give gifts to coming delegations.

    9. Safety, Security, Law & Order: Madinah became the safest city in the world. There were very few incidents of theft, rape, drunkenness or murder & they were immediately taken care of. In short, Hijrah teaches us that wherever Muslims go, they should bring goodness to that land. Muslims should work for both moral & material goodness of the society.

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      THE MONTH OF ALLAH.

THE MONTH OF ALLAH.

The month of Allah is a great & blessed month. It is the first month of the Hijri year & is one of the sacred months:

“Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so was it ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are Sacred, that is the right religion, so wrong not yourselves therein”[9:36]. Abu Bakr (radiallahu anihu) : the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said: “The division of time has turned to its original form which was current the day Allaah created the heavens and earth. The year consists of twelve months of which four are sacred: three consecutive months, Dhu’l-Qa’dah, Dhu’l-Hijjah, Muharram, and Rajab of Mudar which comes between Jumada and Sha’baan.” Bukhari.

Qataadah & Ibn ‘Abbaas said, “so wrong not yourselves therein” [9:36]: applies in all months, then Allah singled out 4-months, made them sacred, emphasize their sanctity & He made sin during these months more grave, & He made righteous deeds & the reward thereof greater.

Qataadah said: Allah has chosen elites from His creation: from among the angels He chose Messengers, from among mankind He chose Messengers, from among speech He chose remembrance of Him (dhikr), from among spaces on earth He chose the mosques, from among the months He chose Ramadan & the sacred months, from among days of the week He chose Friday (Jumu‘ah), from among days of the year he chose the 1st 10-days of Dhul Hijjah as the best  &  from among nights He chose Laylat al-Qadr. So, venerate that which has been chosen by Allah, for people of understanding & wisdom respect that which has been chosen by Allah. We should not confuse the months of Hajj (10th ,11th & 12th months: Shawwaal, Dhu’l-Qi’dah & Dhu’l-Hijjah) with the sacred months which are (the 1st, 7th, 11th & 12th months).

It is virtuous to observe a great deal of naafil (supererogatory) fasts during the month of Muharram. Abu Hurayrah (radiallahuanihu) : Messenger of Allah (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said: “The best fast after Ramadan is in the month of Allah Muharram.” Muslim.

The phrase “the month of Allah (shahr Allah)” is indicative of the veneration this month deserves, as it is attributed to Allah. Al-Qaari said: What appears to be the case is that what is meant is the entire month of Muharram. This sacred & virtuous month (Muharram) also contains another virtuous day called ‘Ashoora’.Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said: “……fasting the day of ‘Ashoora’ ” (10th day of Muharram) I hope Allaah will expiate thereby for the year that came before it.” Muslim.

It is proven that the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) never fasted any month in full apart from Ramadan. So, this hadeeth is to be understood as meaning that it is encouraged to fast a great deal during the month of Muharram, not to fast the entire month.Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) fasted a great deal during Sha‘baan, & perhaps the virtues of Muharram was not revealed to him until the end of his life, before he was able to fast during this month. Muslim.

LIFT THE FOG

FABRICATION. “Rajab is the month of Allah, Sha’ban is my month & Ramadan is the month of my Ummah (nation)”. http://islamqa.info/en/75394

The false notion that it is FORBIDDEN to get married in Muharram is falsehood of the SHIAS.  http://islamqa.info/en/193281

Recommendation to fast  Taasoo’a’ (9th day of Muharram) with ‘Ashoora’ (10th day of Muharram) http://islamqa.info/en/21785

Is it an innovation in the deen to fast on the 11th of Muharram as well as ‘Ashoora’? http://islamqa.info/en/128423

Does fasting  of ‘Ashoora’ expiate major sins? http://islamqa.info/en/21775

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 ASHOORA’ : LIFT THE FOG.

 

                                         ASHOORA’ : LIFT THE FOG.

WHAT ‘ASHOORA’ IS.

Ibn abbass (radiallahuanihu): the prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) came to madeenah & saw the Jews fasting  on the day of “ashoora” (10th day of Muharram).He said, “what is this? They said, this is a good day when Allah saved the children of Israel from their enemy & Musa (alehim salaam) fasted on this day.” He said, we are closer to Musa (alehim salaam) than you.” So, he fasted on this day & told the people to fast. Bukhari.

Abdullah ibn abbass (radiallahuanihu) said: when he (prophet) was told that this is a day that is venerated by the Jews & Christians. The Prophet(sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said, Next year, if Allah wills, we will fast on the 9th day as well”(to be different from the  Jews & Christians).The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) passed away before then.Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said: “……fasting the day of ‘Ashoora’ I hope Allaah will expiate sin for the year that came before it.” (Muslim). This is the only authentic basis of ASHOORA in Al-Islam.

WHAT ‘ASHOORA’ IS NOT.

IT IS NOT the day Adam (alehimsalaam) was created & forgiven. Not the day Ibrahim (alehimsalaam) was born & removed from fire. Not the day Ismail (alehimsalaam) was saved from being sacrificed. Not the day Yusuf (alehimsalaam) was returned to Yaqoob (alehimsalaam).Not the day Noah (alehimsalaam) was saved. Not the day Ayyub (alehimsalaam) was healed. Not the day Yunus (alehimsalaam) was saved from the belly of the fish. Not the day Jesus (alehimsalaam) was raised to the heavens. Not the day on which the Qiyaamah (Judgement) will take place. Not a specially blessed day to pay Zakah, slaughter an animal, prepare & eat a special food called “ashoora” nor a day to be particularly generous to one’s family & other people. Not a day for special celebration, applying  surmah, kohl, taking  special bath, putting on henna etc. It is not an evil day (ashoora) in an unlucky month (Muharram) that marriage or intercourse must be avoided. It is not a month in which we must avoid eating meat for the 1st 10- days, fast  & mourn for 30-days of muharram. Not an evil day when the sky became red & was filled with blood because of the martyrdom of hussein (radiallahuanihu).Not  a day  of mourning, chest beating,  wailing , eulogizing, TATBIR (CUTTING  ONE’S BODY TILL  IT BLEEDS) nor  slapping ones face for the sake of the martyrdom of Hussein (radiallahuanihu).Not a day of visiting the grave or shrine of hussayn(radiallahuanihu) or of anyone. Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said  “There are two qualities in people that are indicative of kufr: casting doubts on a person’s lineage, & wailing over the dead.” (Sahih Muslim). Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) also said “He is not one of us who strikes his cheeks, or tears his garment, or speaks the words of jahiliyyah.”(Muslim). Allahu Akbar!. The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) effectively excluded the Shia (Rafidah, kufaar) cult & any other who wail & eulogise the dead from this Ummah. Therefore, therefore Shi’ism is KUFR.

All these & other similar whims & fancies are FABRICATIONS, BID’A, SHIRK OF THE WOLVES IN SHEEP CLOTHINGS (SHI’ISM, KUFUR). Shias betrayed, abandoned & killed gruesomely Al Hussein (The grandson). HE WAS KILLED BY AN IRANIAN (PERSIAN), RAFIDAH (Shi’a); Shamir or Shuumar ibn Dhil Jawshan. This is the reason for their annual

TATBIR (CUTTING OF BODY TILL IT BLEEDS); a belated expression of guilt & remorse for leaving Al Hussein in the lurch at Karbala.

Fast ashoora in commemoration of the Sunnah of Musa & Muhammad & not in commemoration of the martyrdom of Hussein (radiallahuanihu). Ashoora has nothing to do with the death of Al-Hussain (r.a).The “ashoora” of Islam is totally different from the ashoora of shias (kufr).The only commonality is the name “ashoora”.

Don’t celebrate the shirk, shame & blood shed of the shi’as.

This year’s Muharram 9th, 10th, 11th, 1439 A.H. correspond to  29th , 30th  Sept & 1st October, 2017  but may vary  from place to place with variations in local/regional moon sighting.

LIFT MORE FOGS

It is not permissible to eat the food prepared for the innovation & misguidance of  ‘Ashoora’ celebration https://islamqa.info/en/102885

Ruling on not eating meat for the 1st 10-days of Muharram. http://islamqa.info/en/224509

Ruling on Mourning, anniversary for the dead  http://islamqa.info/en/9055  http://islamqa.info/en/1333

Forbidding marriage or intercourse in Allah’s month Muharram is falsehood of the SHIAS (KUFR) http://islamqa.info/en/193281

Recommendation to fast Taasoo’a’ (9th day of Muharram) with ‘Ashoora’ (10th day of Muharram) http://islamqa.info/en/21785

Is it an innovation in the deen to fast on the 11th of Muharram as well as ‘Ashoora’? http://islamqa.info/en/128423

Does fasting of ‘Ashoora’ expiate major sins? http://islamqa.info/en/21775

All you need to know about shias. Tap this link  http://www.freequraan.org.uk/shiites-shiism.html

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  DIVINE MESSAGES FROM WATER 1 of 2

DIVINE MESSAGES FROM WATER 1 of 2

Water makes earth the “blue” planet; visually unique from all others in the solar system. Water is said to be the liquid of life & a universal solvent because it can dissolve more substances than any other liquid. It is not a coincidence that water is tasteless, odourless & colourless, neither is it a coincidence that changes in temperature can reversibly change water from a solid to a liquid & to a gas (vapour). A frozen pond warming in the winter sun may show all three phases at once. Indeed, the uncreated creator has specially designed water for a multipurpose function & has presented it as a sign for those who want to reflect. Water is one of the most important substances on earth that all humans, plants & animals must have to survive. If there was no water there would be no life on earth. With 2/3rd of the earth’s surface covered by water and the human body consisting of 75% of it, it is evidently clear that water is one of the prime elements responsible for life on earth.

Water circulates through the land just as it does through the human body, transporting, dissolving, and replenishing nutrients and organic matter, while carrying away waste material. We can go for weeks without food, but only about 3 days without water!. An average adult body contains 42 litres of water and with just a small loss of 2.7 litres he or she can suffer from dehydration & death. Traditional & modern medicine have been making use of the psychological & physiological diverse properties of water, in all forms of hydrotherapy. Some plants & animals contain a great amount of water – a jellfish is 95% water, watermelon contains 97% water. Most fishes & other aquatic creatures can only live when completely covered with water. Some amphibians lay eggs in water, desert kangaroo rat, seldom drank water but survive by eating seeds, plants, and metabolizing fat to produce water.

Its importance can never be over emphasised. It is indeed one of the blessings of Allah that we take for granted. Sources of water are numerous e.g. rain, ocean, wells, rivers, springs etc. Today, the water is polluted with hundreds of toxins & impurities. Our natural heritage (rivers, seas & oceans) has been exploited, mistreated and contaminated.

“(Allah) is the One Who sends forth the winds like heralds of His Mercy. When they have carried the heavy-laden clouds, We drive them to a dead land. Then We cause water to descend and thereby bring forth fruits of every kind. Thus We will bring forth the dead. Maybe you will remember.” [Q7:57]. “Have you observed the water you drink? Do you bring it down from the rainclouds? Or do We? If it were Our will, We could make it  bitter (salty). Then why are you not thankful?” [Quran 56: 68-70]. Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them and made from water every living thing? Then will they not believe? (Q21:30), [50:9-11][23: 18-19][15:22][30:48] (24:45) (Q25:54).

Considering many thought provoking verses of the Qur’an, the time of their revelation and also the newly discovered scientific facts regarding  water and its individual properties, it strikes a chord deep within us. The fact that all life originated from water would not have been an easy thing to convince people fourteen centuries ago. Proof of that was not available until the invention of the microscope. We had to wait to find out that cytoplasm, the basic substance of the cell, is made-up of 80% water. Nonetheless, the evidence did come, and once again, the Qur’an stood the test of time. Every sincere truth seeker will certainly feel compelled to admit the authenticity of the Qur’an as a wonderful miracle from God Almighty, being revealed to Muhammed, the unschooled prophet who came to complete the message of Islam brought by all other prophets. “So which of the favours of your Lord would you deny?” (Q 55). Stay tuned for part 2 where Japanese & German scientists reveal secrets of Zam Zam water. Not to be missed.

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THE BLACK BOX IN THE DESERT 2 of 2

THE BLACK BOX IN THE DESERT 2 of 2

“Verily, the first House (of worship) appointed for mankind was that at Bakkah (Makkah), full of blessing, and a guidance for Al-Alameen (the mankind and jinns)” (Q3:96).

Abu Dharr: I said, “O Messenger of Allaah, which mosque was built first on earth?” He said, “Al-Masjid al-Haraam.” I said, “Then which?” He said, “Al-Masjid al-Aqsa.” I asked, “How much time was between them?” He said, “Forty years. So, wherever you are when the time for prayer comes, then pray.” Bukhaari.

It is called house of Allah not because Allah resides in it but because It was the first building on earth dedicated to the worship of the One True God alone. Muslims believe that the Kaaba is the holiest place on earth.

The scholars differed as to who built the Ka’bah. It was said that it was the angels, or Adam (peace be upon him), or Ibraaheem (peace be upon him) – the latter is the correct view because  Allaah says :

“And (remember) when Ibraaheem (Abraham) and (his son) Ismaa’eel (Ishmael) were raising the foundations of the House (the Ka‘bah at Makkah), (saying), ‘Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us. Verily, You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knower’” [Q2:127]

It is also the place where they perform the rituals of Hajj and ‘Umrah, by circumambulating it, in obedience to the command of Allaah :

“and circumambulate the Ancient House (the Ka‘bah at Makkah)”[Q 22:29]

When the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) first came to Madeenah, he used to pray facing towards al-Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem), with the Ka’bah behind him and Syria in front of him. But after that he hoped  that Allaah would change that, so he started lifting his face towards the heavens, looking for Jibreel to come down with the Revelation telling him to turn towards the Ka’bah, as Allaah says

“Verily, We have seen the turning of your (Muhammad’s) face towards the heaven. Surely, We shall turn you to a Qiblah (prayer direction) that shall please you, so turn your face in the direction of Al-Masjid Al-Haraam (at Makkah)”[Q2:144]. So, Allah commanded him to turn towards al-Masjid al-Haraam.

The obligation of facing the Qiblah is waived for – 1 – a person who is unable to do that, e.g. one who is sick [Q64:16],[Q 2:286]. 2 – a person in a state of intense fear [Q 2:239]. 3 – When offering naafil (supererogatory) prayers when travelling, whether by plane, car or atop a camel. Facing the qiblah is one of the conditions of prayer without which the prayer is not valid, except in the  above cases or a person who makes a mistake after doing his best to find out. Food for thought, If the black box & the black stones are actual objects of worship or intermediaries then there would have been no waivers whatsoever.

The Ka’bah also houses the Black Stone on its eastern corner. This is an important Islamic relic which Muslims kiss, touch or point at during their walking around the Ka’bah. Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him), the cousin of the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam), said about it: It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas said: The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said: “When the Black Stone came down from Paradise, it was whiter than milk, but the sins of the sons of Adam made it black.”(sahih). Al-Muhibb al-Tabari said: The fact that it is black is a lesson for those who have insight. If sins can have this effect on an inanimate rock, then the effect they have on the heart is greater. See Fath al-Baari, 3/463. It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas said: The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said concerning the Stone: “By Allaah, Allaah will bring it forth on the Day of Resurrection, and it will have two eyes with which it will see and a tongue with which it will speak, and it will testify in favour of those who touched it in sincerity.”. Ibn ‘Umar said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) say: “Touching them both [the Black Stone and al-Rukn al-Yamani] is an expiation for sins.”. It is not an object of worship.

In summary, every single act of worship in Islam must be directed to God alone, without any  intermediary. The greatest sin in Islam is to direct even the tiniest part of worship to other than God. whether a living being, or an inanimate object.

Is the Qiblah of the Muslims when they pray always towards the East? NO.  https://islamqa.info/en/115825

Proofs of Ibrahim’s building of the Ka‘bah in the Bible

https://islamqa.info/en/204341

Must watch: The origin of the black stone & the ka’bah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccwKWxgxV0Y

THE MIRACULOUS KAABA – Why Pray Towards the Kaaba?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkYksIdA3FQ

Sheikh Salih Al-Maghamsi, Destruction of Kaaba at the End of time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJguHAEaKEs

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    THE BLACK BOX IN THE DESERT 1 of 2

THE BLACK BOX IN THE DESERT 1 of 2

If Islam is truly against idol worship as it is emphasised in its sacred scriptures, why do Muslims still worship the black box & the black stone in the desert daily & annually? This is a common question from Non-Muslims.

One of the iconic images of Islam is the image of millions of Muslims prostrating as one before the Ka’bah; a cuboid structure, draped in black cloth, found in the centre of the city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Many non-Muslims mistakenly assume that the Ka’bah is a kind of idol or an intermediary through which God’s help is sought. This misconception is cleared by the action of ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab, when he approached the Black Stone, mounted in the eastern corner of the Ka’bah, saying:

“No doubt, I know that you are only a stone and can neither benefit nor harm anyone. If I had not seen Allah’s Messenger kissing you I would not have kissed you.” Al-Bukhari

God commanded & decreed that Muslims should pray facing one direction (Qiblah). When Muslims hear of a command from Allah & His prophet, we accept it and submit to it, even if the wisdom behind it is not clear to us, as Allah says: “It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter, that they should have any option in their decision…” [Q33:36]. It is a test for the true believer.  “… And We made the Qiblah which you used to face, only to test those who followed the Messenger from those who would turn on their heels. Indeed, it was great (heavy) except for those whom Allaah guided…” [Q2:143]. Why was the Qiblah changed from Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem) to the Ka’bah (Makkah)? Tap link for details   https://islamqa.info/en/1953

Muslims worship and bow to none but Allah, they do not worship the Ka’bah or the black stone. It is a focal point & a direction. Muslims are one brotherhood united in the worship of one God, in one language, one ritual & in one direction. The qibla is not only about degrees of latitude or longitude it is about unity. The Muslims were the first people to draw the map of the world. They drew the map with the south facing upwards and north downwards. The Kaaba was at the centre. Later, western cartographers drew the map upside down with the north facing upwards and south downwards. Yet, Alhamdullilah the Kaaba is still at the centre of the world map.
Muslims prayer facing the direction of the Ka’bah has nothing to do with the structure of the Ka’bah, rather it has to do with its location. If it were to be destroyed, we would still pray in that direction, not to that structure.

Hence, we find that nowadays Muslims pray on the second storey and on the roof of the Grand Mosque in the Sanctuary of Makkah, facing the direction of the Ka’bah even though it is not directly in front of them. This is what millions of Muslims do throughout the world, praying in the direction of the Ka’bah even though they cannot see it. This demonstrates the great difference between the laws of Islam and the actions of the mushrikeen (polytheists) whose worship of their idols, stones and trees ceases when these objects cease to exist. Sheikh Salih Al-Maghamsi, Destruction of Kaaba at the End of time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJguHAEaKEs

 

At the time of the Prophet, people stood on the Kaaba and gave the ‘adhaan’ or the call to prayer. One may ask those who allege that Muslims worship the Kaaba; which idol worshipper stands on the idol he worships?

Is the Qiblah of the Muslims when they pray always towards the East? NO.  https://islamqa.info/en/115825

Proofs of Ibrahim’s building of the Ka‘bah in the Bible

https://islamqa.info/en/204341

Must watch: The origin of the black stone & the ka’bah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccwKWxgxV0Y

THE MIRACULOUS KAABA – Why Pray Towards the Kaaba?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkYksIdA3FQ

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