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Wudhu’ Practical : Little Water

Today is a wudhu’ practical day.

Emphasis is on using as little water as possible.

Ablutions (Wudu’)Bukhari :: Book 1 :: Volume 4 :: Hadith 200

Narrated Anas:

The Prophet used to take a bath with one Saor up to five Mudds (1 Sa’= Mudds) of water and used to perform ablution with one Mudd of water.

According to the More Than 1000 Sunan Every Day & Night Pocket Book (Qtar Guest Centre), 1 mudd is equivalent to 2 average sized hands cupped. I tested it on my husband, and it it is about 140ml. Thus 1 mudd would be about 280ml of water. Meaning it should be about three quarter of a small mineral water bottle.

In another source, it is about 500ml. (sorry no reference)

While in this article, 1 mudd of water is about 750ml of water. READ HERE.

Allah knows best.

The point is, water should not be used excessively when we take our ablution.
I like to train the children to learn to turn off the tap in between the different steps of ablution.
Even then, the tap should be turned at the most possible minimal water usage.

Insya Allah we will try as much as we can. I need the reminder too.

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Al Khabir الخبير

The All Aware, The All Acquainted

Allah is aware of the meaning of even the most hidden secrets.

He knows the inner truth of every condition and situation.

He is All Aware of any secret truths, said or unsaid and understands the reality of everything.

Let us read and reflect on these ayahs.

Al Hajj 22:63

أَلَمۡ تَرَ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ أَنزَلَ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَآءً۬ فَتُصۡبِحُ ٱلۡأَرۡضُ

(مُخۡضَرَّةً‌ۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَطِيفٌ خَبِيرٌ۬ (٦٣

See you not that Allâh sends down water (rain) from the sky, and then the earth becomes green? Verily, Allâh is the Most Kind and Courteous, Well-Acquainted with all things.

Luqman 31:16
يَـٰبُنَىَّ إِنَّہَآ إِن تَكُ مِثۡقَالَ حَبَّةٍ۬ مِّنۡ خَرۡدَلٍ۬ فَتَكُن فِى صَخۡرَةٍ أَوۡ فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ أَوۡ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ يَأۡتِ بِہَا ٱللَّهُ‌ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَطِيفٌ خَبِيرٌ۬ (١٦)

“O my son! If it be equal to the weight of a grain of mustard seed, and though it be in a rock, or in the heavens or in the earth, Allah will bring it forth. Verily, Allah is Subtle, Well-Aware.) [31:16]

Al Mulk 67:14

أَلَا يَعۡلَمُ مَنۡ خَلَقَ وَهُوَ ٱللَّطِيفُ ٱلۡخَبِيرُ

Should not He Who has created know? And He is the Most Kind and Courteous (to His slaves) All-Aware (of everything).

You know that Allahu Alim, Allahu Samee’ and Allahhu Baseer.

Allah Knows Everything. Allah Hears everything. Allah Sees Everything.

And Allah our creator, the creator of this universe who creates everything from nothingness, is also aware of every little teeny weeny detail of the what’s going on in EVERYTHING.

He knows how your blood flow and why it flows the way it does.

He knows the movement of the waves.

He knows the survival of the plankton in the sea.

He knows the explosion in the far universe.

He is aware of any little seeds within the ground.

He knows how your pimple is working out under your skin.

He is aware of all the things that He creates.

Nothing can ever be compared to Him.

Knowing all these, we should feel small with humility, for even though we think we know lots, we can never know everything.

To Him we call and to Him we rely on.

He is Ar Rabb. Allah is our Lord.

Examples from the children.

Allah is All Aware of how our eye nerves contract and relax.

Allah is All Aware of how the seedling grows into shoots

Allah is All Aware of how a caterpillar turn into a butterfly.


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Surah An Nasr 110:1-3

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

إِذَا جَآءَ نَصۡرُ ٱللَّهِ وَٱلۡفَتۡحُ (١) وَرَأَيۡتَ ٱلنَّاسَ يَدۡخُلُونَ فِى دِينِ ٱللَّهِ أَفۡوَاجً۬ا (٢) فَسَبِّحۡ بِحَمۡدِ رَبِّكَ وَٱسۡتَغۡفِرۡهُ‌ۚ إِنَّهُ ۥ ڪَانَ تَوَّابَۢا (٣)

When there comes the Help of Allâh (to you, O Muhammad (SAW) against your enemies) and the conquest (of Makkah), (1) And you see that the people enter Allâh’s religion (Islâm) in crowds, (2) So glorify the Praises of your Lord, and ask His Forgiveness. Verily, He is the One Who accepts the repentance and Who forgives. (3)

1. Surah Al Nasr is the last surah to be revealed in the Quran in its entirety.

An-Nasa’i recorded from `Ubaydullah bin `Abdullah bin `Utbah that Ibn `Abbas said to him, “O Ibn `Utbah! Do you know the last Surah of the Qur’an that was revealed” He answered, “Yes, it was

[إِذَا جَآءَ نَصْرُ اللَّهِ وَالْفَتْحُ ]

(When there comes the help of Allah and the Conquest.) (110:1)” He (Ibn `Abbas) He (Ibn `Abbas) said, “You have spoken truthfully.”

2. This surah indicates the completion of life of Allah’s Messenger s.a.w.

Alhamdullilah H and Z have memorised this surah. I will read to them the translation of this surah. And I will then ask them, from the translation, what the lessons from this surah mean.

And then I will narrate this hadith.

Prophetic Commentary on the Qur’an (Tafseer of the Prophet (pbuh)) Bukhari ::

Book 6 :: Volume 60 :: Hadith 494
Narrated Ibn Abbas:

“Umar used to bring me into the gatherings with the old men of (the battle of) Badr. However, it was as if one of them felt something in himself (against my attending). So he said, `Why do you (`Umar) bring this (youth) to sit with us when we have children like him (i.e., his age)’ So `Umar replied, `Verily, he is among those whom you know. Then one day he called them and invited me to sit with them, and I do not think that he invited me to be among them that day except to show them. So he said, `What do you say about Allah’s statement,

[إِذَا جَآءَ نَصْرُ اللَّهِ وَالْفَتْحُ ]

(When there comes the help of Allah and the Conquest.)’ Some of them said, `We were commanded to praise Allah and seek His forgiveness when He helps us and gives us victory.’ Some of them remained silent and did not say anything. Then he (`Umar) said to me, `Is this what you say, O Ibn `Abbas’ I said, `No.’ He then said, `What do you say’ I said, `It was the end of the life of Allah’s Messenger that Allah was informing him of. Allah said,

[إِذَا جَآءَ نَصْرُ اللَّهِ وَالْفَتْحُ ]

(When there comes the help of Allah and the Conquest.) which means, that is a sign of the end of your life.

[فَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ وَاسْتَغْفِرْهُ إِنَّهُ كَانَ تَوِبَا ]

(So, glorify the praises of your Lord, and ask His forgiveness. Verily, He is the One Who accepts the repentance and Who forgives.)’ So, `Umar bin Al-Khattab said, `I do not know anything about it other than what you have said.”’ Al-Bukhari was alone in recording this Hadith

Prophetic Commentary on the Qur’an (Tafseer of the Prophet (pbuh)) Bukhari ::
Book 6 :: Volume 60 :: Hadith 491
Narrated Aisha:

“When the “Surat-An-Nasr”, ‘When comes the Help of Allah and the conquest,’ had been revealed to the Prophet he did not offer any prayer except that he said therein,سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّنَا وَبِحَمْدِكَ اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي”Subhanka Rabbana wa bihamdika; Allahumma ighfirli (I testify the Uniqueness of our Lord, and all the praises are for Him: O Allah, forgive me!”)

This surah was revealed during the Prophet’s Farewell Pilgrimage in the tenth year of Hijrah about three months before teh Prophet’s death.

3. AL FATH

The meaning of al fath in the surah is the conquest of Makkah or opening of Makkah.

This Surah also gives a sign to the Prophet s.a.w. that when he receives victory of the opening (of Makkah), people will enter Islam in crowds.

Think of the Prophet Muhammad’ sa.w. journey. After 13 years trying to spread Islam in Makkah, he had to migrate to Madinah due to many factors. Among them was the Muslims were prosecuted in Makkah.

But then, biiznillah, Islam then began to flourish and the Muslims became stronger in Madinah. However many of the Arab tribes around Saudi were waiting until the Muslims are able to conquer Makkah for them to embrace Islam. To them if Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. is a true prophet, then he would be victorious only when he can conquer Makkah.

Thus when the Muslims did conquer Makkah, many people then believe that Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. is the true prophet. After two years of the conquest in Makkah, nearly all the peninsula Arabia became Muslims. Allahu Akbar.

4. TELL THEM THE STORY OF WHAT HAPPEN WHEN THE MUSLIMS ENTERED MAKKAH

They destroyed all the idols in and around Kabbah and declared Tawhid.

4. HUMBLENESS AND NOT REVENGEFUL

Tell them the story of when Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. and his 10,000 armies entered Makkah. Attention is on his humbleness and how he dropped his head so low that his chin touched his camel.

If we remember how hard our beloved Prophet s.a.w and his followers were tortured in the first 13 years in Makkah, we would think it would be logical that the Muslims are revengeful on this victorious day.

One man, trembling with awe on the Day of the Conquest, was told, ‘Be at ease. Do not be afraid. I am not a king. I am only the son of a woman of the Quraysh who used to eat meat dried in the sun.’

He even gave back the keys to Makkah to the caretaker,Uthman ibn Talhah, who had insulted the Prophet s.a.w. in the earlier years.

There are great lessons to be learnt from this.  Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. went through hard timein his own beloved city of Makkah caused by the disbelieving Quraysh (bring up a few incidents like being thrown with stones, being put the remains of camel’s intestines while he was prostrating) when he started spreading Islam. He probably has all the reasons to be revengeful when victory finally come to teh Muslims. Instead he was truly humble.

This is what we must emulate. Our success are all from Allah. And all the praises of our victory should go to Allah.

Did well in exam? Barakallahufik. Say Subhanallah, ALhamdullilah and make istighfar. Remember Allah all the time.

Can you think of the type of success that you would like to achieve?

Remember how you should act when Allah grants it to you.

5. Lessons

Victory belongs to Allah.

Only He has the power to grant them to whomever He wishes. However this does not mean we should sit and wait for victory. We must work hard and have tawakkal to Allah. If it is decreed that victory/ success is ours than, bi iznillah, it will be.

In this ayah, Allah showed sign to Prophet Muhammad s.a.w., that when Allah has given victory, people will begin to enter Islam in crowds.

An important lesson can be learnt from this surah, when Allah grants victory the best way to celebrate is by being humble and praising Allah when victory comes. he does not become deluded or proud, but give  thanks and praises Allah

Further, it is possible that at the time of victory, some disgraceful behaviour appears in a person and he becomes involved in pride and self-conceit, or tries to take revenge and clear the personal accounts against his enemy. Stay away from this!

Remember Allah when success is given to you.

I made a simple worksheet for the children to follow as we learn about this surah. I still need to make improvement and all the worksheets of the surahs though. Any recommendation?

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Anyway i  talked to the children briefly about the treaty of Hudaibiyah and about the conquest of Makkah. We watched the Movie “The Message” before. Then I showed them the clippings of the movie.

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Main Reference

1. Tafsir Ibn Kathir

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Entering the House

Teaching some basic sunnans or just good manners that we can do everyday since we have to enter the house everyday anyway. 🙂

1. Enter in the name of Allah

The Book of Drinks (Kitab Al-Ashriba)

Muslim :: Book 23 : Hadith 5006

Jabir b. ‘Abdullah reported

Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: When a person enters his house and mentions the name of Allah at the time of entering it and while eating the food, Satan says (addressing himself: You have no place to spend the night and no evening meal; but when he enters without mentioning the name of Allah, the Satan says: You have found a place to spend the night, and when he does not mention the name of Allah while eating food, he (the Satan) says: You have found a place to spend the night and evening meal. This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Jabir b. Abdullah through the same chain of transmitters but with a slight variation of wording.

Alhamdullilah we have been practising this since we learnt this hadith when we studied the manners of eating sometime ago. Read HERE.

It is an easy sunnah to do. So why not. 😀

2. Enter the house with the right foot.

For we always start something good with our right. (Actually I only heard this but I have no prove for this. Can someone share this)

3. Enter the house gently.

Do not slam the door. But do make some sounds indicating to the people in the house that you are home. My husband usually have a lot of keys to handle. It makes a jingle sound. Z immediately will run hiding in the hope that his father would search for him. 🙂

Do not surprise or startle people of your presence. Help them to prepare themselves to welcome you home. 🙂

4. Greet our family members with salam as we enter.

This is also mentioned in the Quran Al Noor 24:61

Say salam But when you enter the houses, greet one another with a greeting from Allah (i.e., say: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum – may you be safe from evil), blessed and good.” (Al Noor 24:61)

From Tafsir Ibn Kathir of the ayah (But when you enter the houses, greet one another):

Sa`id bin Jubayr, Al-Hasan Al-Basri, Qatadah and Az-Zuhri said, “This means greet one another with Salam.”

Ibn Jurayj said: Abu Az-Zubayr said, “I heard Jabir bin `Abdullah say, `When you enter upon your family, greet them with a greeting from Allah, blessed and good.’ He said, `I do not think it is anything but obligatory.”’

Ibn Jurayj said: “And Ziyad said that Ibn Tawus used to say: `When any one of you enters his house, let him say Salam.”’

Mujahid said: “And when you enter the Masjid, say: `Peace be upon the Messenger of Allah’; when you enter upon your families, greet them with Salam; and when you enter a house in which there is nobody, say: `As-Salamu `Alayna wa `Ala `Ibad-Allah-is-Salihin (peace be upon us and upon the righteous servants of Allah).’ This is what one is commanded to do, and it has been narrated to us that the angels will return his greeting.”

From this narration, we can conclude that we should say salam as we enter our house and greet our family members.

I usually say salam regardless that there is no one in the house anyway. However, in the nrration above it says we should say`As-Salamu `Alayna wa `Ala `Ibad-Allah-is-Salihin (peace be upon us and upon the righteous servants of Allah).’ And the angels will return the greeting.

Also read HERE on the related matter.

5. Use the siwak

The Book of Purification (Kitab Al-Taharah) Muslim ::

Book 2 : Hadith 489

‘A’isha reported:

Whenever Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) entered his house, he used tooth-stick first of all.

We have never done this sunnah. We will see how best we can do to apply this in our life, Insya Allah. However, if we are not using the tooth stick, we will use the toothbrush minus the toot paste for a change.

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Summary of Manners of entering our house.

1. Say Bismillah

2. Enter with right foot.

3.Make some sounds indicating you are home

4. Say Salam

5. Brush our teeth.

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Main reference

1. More than 1000 Sunan every day and night. – Compiled by Khaelid Husaynaan. Translated by Aboo Ismaaeel Munir. Qtar Guest Centre

2. The Muslim Home 40 Recommendations In the Light of the Quran and Sunnah – Muhammad Salih al Munajjid. IIPH

3. Tafsir Ibn Kathir.

4. The Book of Manners – Compiled by Fuad ibn Abdul Azeea Ash Shulhoob translated by Faisal Shafiq. Darussalam

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About Makkah

Made a little fact book about Makkah with the children. Insya Allah, this is to recap what we have talked about all these while.

Here are some scanned pictures of their work. Each of them have their own fact book. Well except Z who is running around all the time with the exception of  when we were looking at the maps to identify saudi arabia and Makkah.

But he made a fabulous cover page of his fact book on Makkah. In my opinion that is. It looks a bit strange and confusing. But I love his idea. He wrote Makkah in arabic font with the background of mountains (he said it’s mountain. They are mountain of Makkah). I love his observation of Makkah.

Surprisingly none of them drew Kaabah per se.

I am putting S’s cover page and Z’s.

Anyway, here are the points in the fact book.

1. Which country is Makkah in?

– get a world map – and mark Makkah

– get a Saudi map and mark Makkah

2. Why is Makkah so important to the Muslims?

– holy land

– the most beloved land to Allah and His Messenger s.a.w.

– the Qiblah for the Muslims

– place for the pilgrimage

– Allah made it sacred when heaven and earth were created

3. Names of Makkah

Makkah has many names. In the Quran, Allah mentioned a few different names of Makkah

i. Makkah

In Surah fath 48:24

وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِى كَفَّ أَيۡدِيَهُمۡ عَنكُمۡ وَأَيۡدِيَكُمۡ عَنۡہُم بِبَطۡنِ مَكَّةَ مِنۢ بَعۡدِ أَنۡ أَظۡفَرَكُمۡ عَلَيۡهِمۡ‌ۚ وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ بَصِيرًا

And He it is Who has withheld their hands from you and your hands from them in the midst of Makkah, after He had made you victors over them. And Allâh is Ever the All-Seer of what you do. (24)

ii. Bakkah

Surah Al Imran 3:96

إِنَّ أَوَّلَ بَيۡتٍ۬ وُضِعَ لِلنَّاسِ لَلَّذِى بِبَكَّةَ مُبَارَكً۬ا وَهُدً۬ى لِّلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ

Verily, the first House (of worship) appointed for mankind was that at Bakkah (Makkah), full of blessing, and a guidance for Al-‘Alamîn (the mankind and jinn). (96)

iii. Al Balad (The city)

Suratul Balad 90:1

لَآ أُقۡسِمُ بِہَـٰذَا ٱلۡبَلَدِ

I swear by this city (Makkah)

iv. Al Qaryah (The Township)

وَضَرَبَ ٱللَّهُ مَثَلاً۬ قَرۡيَةً۬ ڪَانَتۡ ءَامِنَةً۬ مُّطۡمَٮِٕنَّةً۬ يَأۡتِيهَا رِزۡقُهَا رَغَدً۬ا مِّن كُلِّ مَكَانٍ۬ فَڪَفَرَتۡ بِأَنۡعُمِ ٱللَّهِ فَأَذَٲقَهَا ٱللَّهُ لِبَاسَ ٱلۡجُوعِ وَٱلۡخَوۡفِ بِمَا ڪَانُواْ يَصۡنَعُونَ

And Allâh puts forward the example of a township (Makkah), that dwelt secure and well content; its provision coming to it in abundance from every place, but it (its people) denied the Favours of Allâh (with ungratefulness). So Allâh made it taste the extreme of hunger (famine) and fear, because of that (evil, i.e. denying Prophet Muhammad SAW) which they (its people) used to do

v. Ummul Qura (The Mother of Town)

وَهَـٰذَا كِتَـٰبٌ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ مُبَارَكٌ۬ مُّصَدِّقُ ٱلَّذِى بَيۡنَ يَدَيۡهِ وَلِتُنذِرَ أُمَّ ٱلۡقُرَىٰ وَمَنۡ حَوۡلَهَا‌ۚ وَٱلَّذِينَ يُؤۡمِنُونَ بِٱلۡأَخِرَةِ يُؤۡمِنُونَ بِهِۦ‌ۖ وَهُمۡ عَلَىٰ صَلَاتِہِمۡ يُحَافِظُونَ

And this (the Qur’ân) is a blessed Book which We have sent down, confirming (the revelations) which came before it, so that you may warn the Mother of Towns (i.e. Makkah) and all those around it. Those who believe in the Hereafter believe in it (the Qur’ân), and they are constant in guarding their Salât (prayers).

4. Superiority of Makkah

Prayer at Night (Tahajjud)
Bukhari :: Book 2 :: Volume 21 :: Hadith 282
Narrated Abu Huraira

Allah’s Apostle said, “One prayer in my Mosque is better than one thousand prayers in any other mosque excepting Al-Masjid-AI-Haram.”

– deeds in Makkah have greater rewards than anywhere else

– prayer in Haram is multiplied many more times than in anywhere else.

– the reward in praying in Masjidin Nabawi is 1000 prayers.

Muslim :: Book 41 : Hadith 7032
Anas b. Malik reported that

Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: There will be no land which would not be covered by the Dajjal but Mecca and Medina, and there would no passage out of the passages leading to them which would not be guarded by angels arranged in rows. Then he (the Dajjal) would appear in a barren place adjacent to Medina and it would rock three times that every unbeliever and hypocrite would get out of it towards him.

– The dajjal cannot enter Makkah and Madinah

– The angels will guard all passageways into Makkah and madinah

– However the kafiruns and munafiquns will not be save in Makkah and Madinah as dajjal will shake the earth three times, and the kafirun and munafiqun will go towards Dajjal. They will also be enticed with Dajjal’s temptation.

Prayer at Night (Tahajjud)
Bukhari :: Book 2 :: Volume 21 :: Hadith 281
Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, “Do not set out on a journey except for three Mosques i.e. Al-Masjid-AI-Haram, the Mosque of Allah’s Apostle , and the Mosque of Al-Aqsa, (Mosque of Jerusalem).”

– The three superior mosques are Masjidil haram, Masjidil Nabawi and Masjidil Al Aqsa.

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Summary of superiority of Makkah

deeds in Makkah have greater rewards than anywhere else

– prayer in Haram is multiplied many more times than in anywhere else.

– the reward in praying in Masjidin Nabawi is 1000 prayers.

– The dajjal cannot enter Makkah and Madinah

– The angels will guard all passageways into Makkah and madinah- The three superior mosques are Masjidil haram, Masjidil Nabawi and Masjidil Al Aqsa.

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5. What you can find in masjidil Haram

– Kaabah

Talk about when Allah instructed Prophet Ibrahim a.s. to build Kaabah.

Prophet Ibrahim a.s. build Kaabah with his son Prophet Ismail a.s.

The spot of Kaabah has been made sacred by Allah ever since earth and heaven are created.

Allah made the Ka’bah the Sacred House, an asylum of security for men, as also the Sacred Months, the animals for offerings, and the garlands that mark them: that ye may know that Allah hath knowledge of what is in the heavens and on earth and that Allah is well acquainted with all things. (Al Maidah 5:97)

Al Baitul Atiq (The Ancient House)

ثُمَّ لۡيَقۡضُواْ تَفَثَهُمۡ وَلۡيُوفُواْ نُذُورَهُمۡ وَلۡيَطَّوَّفُواْ بِٱلۡبَيۡتِ ٱلۡعَتِيقِ

Then let them complete the rites prescribed for them, perform their vows, and (again) circumambulate the Ancient House

It is important to note that even though Kaabah is called Baytullah, it does not mean that Allah lives in there. Allah lives above His throne above the seven heaven. *Point to the sky

Kaabah is a symbol of worship. A place made holy by Allah. So we pray towards it, not to it.

– Maqam Ibrahim

The stone on which Prophet Ibrahim a.s. stood when he built the kaabah. Allah made the stone on which he stood soft and his feet impression were left. Allah then made the Maqam Ibrahim as a place of prayer

وَٱتَّخِذُواْ مِن مَّقَامِ إِبۡرَٲهِـۧمَ مُصَلًّ۬ى‌ۖ

And take you people the Maqam of Ibrahim as a place of prayer. Al Baqarah 2:125

When we went for the umrah, the kids saw some people kissing the Maqam Ibrahim. I took the opportunity that this is not the right thing to do. Unlike the black stone, Rasullullah s.a.w. never kiss the Maqam Ibrahim. And even the stone has no power to help us, which is kissed by the Prophet s.a.ww, what more Maqam Ibrahim which is not kissed by the Prophet s.a.w..

May Allah guide all of us on the straight path.

– Black stone

To know the virtue of the stone, it is sufficient to know that it was touched by the hand of the Prophet s.a.w and also kissed by him. Prophet Ibrahim a.s. built the Kaabah with this stone. The stone signifies the start of tawaf around kaabah. It does not have any power whatsoever.

Pilgrimmage (Hajj)
Bukhari :: Book 2 :: Volume 26 :: Hadith 667
Narrated ‘Abis bin Rabia:

‘Umar came near the Black Stone and kissed it and said “No doubt, I know that you are a stone and can neither benefit anyone nor harm anyone. Had I not seen Allah’s Apostle kissing you I would not have kissed you.”

– zamzam

I told the story of Siti Hajar and Prophet Ismael a.s. being left in the desert of Makkah. And how Prophet Ismael a.s. cried. And Siti Hajar ran from Safa to Marwah for seven times and she saw an angel scraping the ground and water came out. This is zamzam.

A good read.

Main reference:

1. History of Makkah – Prepared by a group of scholars under the supervision of Sheikh Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri. Translated by Nasiruddin al Khattab. Published by darussalam.

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