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  • The Rulings and Etiquettes of Visiting Madeenah - IV‎‎‎‎

    Furthermore, visiting the grave of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is not obligatory and is not a condition for the validity of Hajj as some people think, but it is recommended for the one who visits the mosque of the Messenger of Allah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) or is near it. The person who lives far from Madeenah should.. More

  • The Rulings and Etiquettes of Visiting Madeenah - III‎‎‎‎

    Raising one's voice before the grave of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and standing there for a long time – as is done by some visitors – contradicts what is permissible. Allah The Almighty forbade the Muslims from raising their voice above the voice of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and from speaking.. More

  • The Rulings and Etiquettes of Visiting Madeenah - II

    The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, further said to his Companions, may Allaah be pleased with them: “Proceed (for the first row) follow me (in prayer), then those who would stand behind you should follow you. A person would keep coming late to prayer until Allah The Almighty delays him.” [Muslim and Abu Daawood] ‘Aa’isha.. More

  • The Rulings and Etiquettes of Visiting Madeenah - I‎‎‎‎

    ‎"A prayer in my mosque is better than one thousand prayers in other mosques except Al-Masjid Al-Haraam (in Makkah).” Visiting the mosque of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is an act of Sunnah (tradition) and it can be done before or after performing Hajj. It was narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allaah.. More

  • Visiting the Masjid of the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam - III

    Allah The Almighty, commanded the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, to tell his Ummah (nation) that he did not possess the power to benefit or harm anyone, saying (what means): {Say, "Indeed, I do not possess for you [the power of] harm or right direction."} [Quran 72:21] In this respect, it is narrated on the authority of ‘Aa&rsqu.. More

  • Visiting the Masjid of the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam – II

    Let the vistor salute the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and his two Companions, may Allah be pleased with them, politely and in a low tone, since it is forbidden to raise the voice in the Masjids in general, and in the Masjid of the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, in particular, and at his grave. It is narrated.. More

  • Visiting the Masjid of the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam – I

    Visiting the Masjid of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is one of the recommended acts of worship that is valid under Sharee‘ah (Islamic legislation). It is the second of the three mosques, to which mounts are saddled to journey for prayer and religious service. It is narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased.. More

  • The Ka’bah: The first house of worship –III

    The House of Allah Alone By now, it should be abundantly clear that the Ka'bah is a concrete symbol of Islamic Monotheism, and that our relationship to it as Muslims is practical, sentimental and spiritual. Although we refer to the Ka'bah as “The House of Allah," we do not actually believe that Allah is contained inside the Ka'bah, nor.. More

  • The Ka’bah: The first house of worship –II

    Hajj is proclaimed Once the Ka'bah had been built, the ritual of Hajj was established. Allah Almighty, told Ibraaheem, may Allah exalt his mention (what means): “And proclaim to the people the Hajj [pilgrimage]; they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel…” [Quran 22: 27] In the verses explaining how to perform the.. More

  • The Ka’bah: The first house of worship – I

    Every year, more than 2.5 million Muslim pilgrims from across the world perform the rites of Hajj in Makkah where the Ka'bah is located. Literally, Ka'bah (which simply means ‘cube’) is much more than a cube-shaped building draped in black. It is the symbol of Islamic unity and at the heart of Islam and in particular the principle of Monotheism.. More

  • The Cave of Hiraa'

    The cave of Hiraa' has received great honor in Islamic history, as it was the place where Allah The Almighty bestowed the status of prophethood upon His Messenger Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Jibreel (Gabriel), may Allah exalt his mention, met the Messenger of Allah Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and revealed to him.. More

  • Masjid Al-Qiblatayn (The Two-Qiblah Mosque)

    It is clear from the name of this mosque that there is a connection between it and the Muslims’ direction of prayer. At first, the Muslims prayed facing towards the direction of Bayt Al-Maqdis (Jerusalem), then, praying towards Jerusalem was abrogated by the Divine order to pray towards Al-Masjid Al-Haraam when Allah The Almighty revealed (what.. More

  • The Water of Zamzam

    It is the best water on earth. It is also the most ancient water on earth because it was discovered about five thousand years ago. According to laboratory analysis, it is the most pure water on earth. Moreover, it functions as food and as a cure for diseases as mentioned by the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. In addition, it is found in.. More

  • Characteristics of the Sanctuary of Makkah

    Allah The Almighty takes oath by the Sacred City in two places in the Quran. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): · {And [by] this secure city [Makkah] } [Quran 95:3] · {I swear by this city, Makkah -}[Quran 90:1] Allah The Almightydid so because of the virtue of this blessed spot of land. There is no other place on earth that Allah.. More

  • Zamzam water: Allah’s gift to believers

    The Hajj season has come, and I am reminded of the wonders of Zamzam water. Let me go back to how it all started. In 1971, an Egyptian doctor wrote to the European Press a letter saying that Zamzam water was not fit for drinking purposes. I immediately thought that this was just a form of prejudice against the Muslims and that since his statement was.. More

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