Hazrat Aisha (RA) – wife of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) – narrates, “When I expressed the wish to perform salah (prayer) within the Kaabah, the Prophet (PBUH) took me by the hand and led me into the Hijr (Hateem) where he said, ‘Perform salah (prayer) here if you wish to enter the Kaabah because this is part of the Baytullah.’” Continue reading If You Want to Pray Inside Kaaba
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Locating Hajar-e-Aswad (Black Stone) to Start or Finish Tawaf
Kaaba is in shape of a cube having four corners named as below:
- Rukun Al Aswad (Corner having Hajar e Aswad or Black Stone)
- Rukun Al Yamani (Named after Yemen)
- Rukun Ashami (Named after Syria)
- Rukun Al Iraqi (Named after Iraq)
Tawaf (circumambulating around kaaba), which is an integral part of Islamic rituals Hajj and Umrah, starts from Rukun Al Aswad and finishes at same location. My following suggestions may help you in locating Rukun Al Aswad of kaaba to start/finish Tawaf: Continue reading Locating Hajar-e-Aswad (Black Stone) to Start or Finish Tawaf
A Road Trip Jeddah to Madinah
During my stay in Jeddah, I visited Madinah a number of times. This city, the city of prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), has huge significance for Muslims. Though Islam originated from Makkah, however it was Madinah which provided a base to early Muslim community and became their stronghold. It’s the second sacred place for Muslims after Makkah. Continue reading A Road Trip Jeddah to Madinah
Spiritual Visit to Holy City of Makkah
Visiting Makkah and Madinah, the two most sacred places in Islam, are life time desires for every Muslim.
I feel myself really blessed that I got a chance to live for several years in close proximity of these two cities.
Few years back, I got a job offer from an engineering company based in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company was located in Jeddah; the second largest city of kingdom. The fact that Makkah was just at an hour drive (approx. 100 km) from Jeddah and Continue reading Spiritual Visit to Holy City of Makkah