Showing posts with label #Mecca. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #Mecca. Show all posts

Sunday, May 16, 2021

#Qibla-Baiet-Ul-Laah-The Changing Of Qiblaah-Meray Sarkaar Kay Qadam Pouhanchay-TV-Program-Maulana Kaukab Noorani Okarvi




#Qibla-Baiet-Ul-Laah-The Changing Of Qiblaah-Meray Sarkaar Kay Qadam Pouhanchay-TV-Program-Maulana Kaukab Noorani Okarvi

 
 The Changing Of Qiblaah

 Baiet Ul laah-Qiblaah
Masjid Al Qiblaatayn
Assalam o Alaiekum!
I hope you will be enjoying the program on the places that were visited by Our Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in the sacred month of Ramadaan. The verses regarding the Ka’aba and Qiblaa need the attention. We all know that when Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was in the Makkah Muslim used to pray by turning their faces towards Baiet ul Muqaddas (Masjid Al Aqsa - Palestine). Because till then Baiet ul Muqadas was first Qiblaa. But Prophet Muhammad ﷺ had a different wish in his heart. Even 16 to 17 months after migration to Madinah Muslim used to pray by turning their faces towards Qiblaa Awwal. Our Beloved Prophet Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ was offering prayer of Zuhr (noon) in a mosque in the village of Abu Salaam; Prophet Muhammad ﷺ had a wish that Ka’aba Ibraheemi (Khana Ka’aba) is fixed as our (Muslims) Qiblaa. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ looks towards the heaven during the prayer. Consider the Ayaat no 144,
“We have been seeing you turning your face to the heavens. So, We will certainly assign to you a Qiblaa that you would like. Now, turn your face in the direction of the Sacred Mosque (Al-Masjid-ul-Haram), and (O Muslims), wherever you are, turn your faces in its direction. Even those who have been given the Book know well that it is the truth from their Lord, and Allaah is not unaware of what they do.”
Two Raka’at of Zuhr Prayer has been offered and two are remaining, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ turned his face towards Ka’aba Ibraheemi i.e. Khana Ka’aba, so offered remaining two Raka’at were offered by turning faces towards Khana e Kaaba.

The mosque in which this incident occurred is known as Masjid Al Qiblaatayn meaning Masjid with two Qiblaa’s. Thus our prophet became Imaam ul Qiblatayn i.e. Imaam of both Qiblaa’s. Now the Allaah Almighty orders are Muslims to turn their face in the direction of Khana e Ka’aba.

I would like to clarify one more thing, that is the one sentence of verse No 143 of Soorah Al-Baqaraah,

“And We did not prescribe the Qiblaa which you used to observe except to know the one who follows the Messenger as distinct from the one who turns on his heels.”

 Keep this in mind that we cannot follow Islaam leaving the trails of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and the one who abandons Sunnah of Prophet ﷺ cannot be loved by Allaah [Ta’aalaa]. Wherever the feet of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ touch they become sacred places.

 Consider verse no 149-150 of Soorah Al-Baqaraah, “149. From wherever you set out, turn your face in the direction of the Sacred Mosque (Al-Masjid-ul-Haram). That, indeed, is the truth from your Lord, and Allaah is not unaware of what you do.”

“And from wherever you set out, turn your face in the direction of the Sacred Mosque (Al-Masjid-ul-Haram), and (O Muslims), wherever you are, turn your faces in its direction, so that people should have no argument against you, except for those among them who are unjust, - do not fear them, but fear Me (Allaah) -, and so that I should perfect My blessings upon you, and that you may take the right path.”

Ka’aba has been made center of the Muslims, that whenever any Muslim in any part of the world prays he turns his face towards Ka’aba. This is the Ka’aba around which my Prophet Muhammad ﷺ did Tuwwaaf, [circling] this is the Ka’aba with in which my Prophet  Muhammad ﷺ went, visits of Prophet ﷺ made Ka’aba more sacred for us.

 Just imagine what would be the scene when Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was praying turning his face towards Khana e Ka’aba. May Allaah Kareem bless us to offer prayers five time regularly and love Khana e Ka’aba. This is the House of Allaah [Ta’aalaa], Allaah Almighty does not need any place or house to live but it is for us (human beings) so that we can offer prayers by turning our faces towards it… Excerpt- Meray Sarkaar Kay Qadam Pouhanchay...TV Program-Allamah Kaukab Noorani Okarvi





Saturday, May 1, 2021

THE CONQUEST OF MAKKAH-20TH RAMADAAN



THE CONQUEST OF MAKKAH-20TH RAMADAAN 
After having entered the city, the Holy Prophet offered prayer of thanks in the Masjid-ul-Haraam to the Almighty Allaah Who, out of His immense grace, had granted him a most splendid and most peaceful victory over a cruel enemy.

 GENERAL FORGIVENESS:
None could be more anxious to avoid bloodshed than Prophet Muhammad . He, therefore, proclaimed amnesty to the people who had persecuted and tortured him and his followers and had even made several attempts on his life. But he is the Rahmat-ul-lil Aalameen. The Blessing unto the worlds, and even his deadliest enemies were to be forgiven.
"There shall no retaliation against you this day,"
He also declared. He asked Aboo Sufiyaan, once his arch enemy to proclaim: "he who takes refuge in the house of Aboo Sufyaan is safe: whoso closes the door of his house, the inmates thereof shall be in safety, and he who enters the Sacred Mosque of the Ka-'abah is safe."
It was in this spirit of clemency that the Holy Prophet was to enter the city of Makaah.

THE KA'BAA IS PURIFIED:
The Holy Prophet in unison remembrance of Allaah Al Kareem got up and proceeded towards Ka'baa, the Sacred House. It was to be cleaned and made for ever an emblem of the oneness and Supremacy of Allaah Al Kareem as well as the unity of Muslims. It was unfortunately occupied with 360 idols. Prophet Muhammad knocked them down with the help of  Hazrat Ali [Radiyal Laahu Anhu] and recited the verse of the Holy Quraan:
 "Please declare, the Truth has come and falsehood has vanished. Surely falsehood is ever-vanishing". (Al-Quraan -) 


 BROTHERHOOD OF MANKIND.

The Holy Prophet also imprinted upon the minds of the people the pragmatic value of this fundamental principle of Islaam, i.e., Divine Unity and human integrity. There is no distinction between man and man. All are equal, because they are descendants of the same parents. Superiority of one over another in this vast "brotherhood does not depend on nationality, wealth or rank but on one's piety, straightforwardness, sincerity and conscious adherence to the command of Allaah Al Kareem in the Holy Quraan.


Praying in Kabaa direction is a symbolic act of unity for the Muslim nation epitomizing the essence of Islaam- worshiping the One and only God.