Showing posts with label #MaqamIbrahim. Show all posts
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Monday, May 18, 2015

Maqaam e Ibraheem علیہ اسلام– Station of Prophet Ibraheem [Alaiehis Salaam]-Allaamah Kaukab Noorani Okarvi

Maqaam e Ibraheem علیہ اسلام– Station of Prophet Ibraheem [Alaiehis Salaam]

Assalam o Alaiekum! In today’s program we will discuss Maqaam e Ibraheem. Holy Prophet Muhammad is such a personality that wherever his feet touched these places became holy and sacred. Respecting these places is obligatory and they are the places of prostration for believers. In the holy Qur’aan Allaah Almighty says, “When Ibraheem was raising up the foundations of the House, along with Ismaeel (Ishmael) [Alaiehis Salaam] supplicating: “Our Lord accept (this service) from us! Indeed, You and You alone -are the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing!” [Soorah Al-Baqraah – 127].

This verse shows that this is the place which has been mentioned by Allaah regarding Hazrat Ibraheem [Alaiehis Salaam] and Hazrat Ismaeel [Alaiehis Salaam].MAQAAM means the place to stand. Hazrat Ibraheem [Alaiehis Salaam] was constructing Kaabaa, Hazrat Ismaeal [Alaiehis Salaam] was helping his father by bringing stones. When the walls reached a certain height it became difficult to fix stones above Ibraheem [Alaiehis Salaam] hands, therefore he asked Hazrat Ismaeel [Alaiehis Salaam] to bring such a stone on which he may stand in order to construct the wall. Hazrat Ismaeel [Alaiehis Salaam] brought a stone, Hazrat Ibraheem [Alaiehis Salaam] stood over it; by the order of Allaah Kareem that hard stone became as softer as flower under his feet, so his feet got into the stone until his ankles. When Hazrat Ibraheem [Alaiehis Salaam] wanted to climb up, that stone raised up and vice versa. In the Holy Qur’aan Soorah Al-Imraan verse No 97 Allaah Almighty says,

In it there are clear signs: The Station of Ibraheem! Whoever enters it is secure

I will return back to Soorah Al-Baqraah verse No 125,

Make from the Station of Ibraheem a place of prayer.
No doubt prostration will be only for Allaah Ta’aalaa, but Allaah loves that place for prostration which had been touched by the feet of His beloved. The foot of Hazrat Ibraheem [Alaiehis Salaam] got imprinted into the stone and despite passage of hundreds of years that sign is still preserved. When Prophet Muhammad entered Baiet Ul laah after conquering Makkah, he specified the place of the stone so Hazrat Umar e Farooq [ Radiyal Laahu Anhu]fixed this stone on its current place. Just imagine that how many times Prophet Muhammad would have visited that place and placed his sacred feet over that place and prostrated here. When a loving believer visits that place and he imagines the link, the feet of Prophet Ibraheem [Alaiehis Salaam] and then the feet of Hazrat Muhammad . A believer would visit these places with great love and respect. His soul feels tranquility and he thanks Allaah Kareem. Now a days this stone has been placed in silver bowl with a crystal glass from which pilgrims may see it. This is the place where Imaam stands during the prayer because Allaah has ordered in the holy Qur’aan to make this a prostration place. May Allaah Ta’aalaa bless us to make this a place of our prostration by visiting that place…read more