It is a fact that Makkah is a blessed city. Every inch and every rock or bit of sand is blessed. We have already mentioned those places of special blessing. Now there are a few more to which attention should be drawn.
1. Firstly there is a place where the house of Hazrat Khadija R.A. used to be; and where Hazrat Fatima Zahraa R.A. was born; and where all the children of Rasulullah Sal’am were born except Hazrat Ibrahim A.S. up to the Hijrat Rasulullah Sal’am live here. The Ulama are of the opinion that second to the Holy Masjid, this place is the most virtuous in Makkah. Read more... (767 words, estimated 3:04 mins reading time)
Hazrat Ibn Abbaas R.A. reports that Rasulullah Sal’am said to Makkah: “What a wonderful city you are and how I love you. Had my people not forced me out of you, I would never have settled in any other city save you.”
As a result of the contents of this hadith as well as those expounding the increased reward for righteous deeds in Makkah, the majority of ulama believe that Makkah is the most virtuous (afdhal) of all towns, and to stay there permanently or in a temporary as capacity, is most virtuous. Who would not like to be able to settle there when one salaat is rewarded one hundred thousand times? Yet in spite of all this many of our saintly elders did not advocate residence in Makkah (for longer than necessary). Read more... (575 words, estimated 2:18 mins reading time)
Hazrat Jaabir R.A. says I heard the Messenger of Allah say: ‘zamzam is a cure for any purpose for which it is being drunk’.
Another Hadith states: ‘If you drink it to quench a thirst, it will do so, and if you drink it to fill stomach in place of food, it will do so, and if you drink it for a cure from some illness, it will do so. This is the service of Hazrat Jibraeel A.S. and it is the way of Hazrat Ismail A.S. (Ithaaf) Read more... (816 words, estimated 3:16 mins reading time)
Hazrat Umar R.A. said; ‘I would much rather prefer to commit seventy sins at Rukiya (outside Makkah) than to commit one sin inside Makkah. In the same way that righteous deeds are considerably increased in reward, so also sins there are tremendously multiplied. For this reason Hazrat Umar R.A. considered a sin in Makkah, seventy times more heinous than outside the Holy City. A similar saving of Hazrat Ibn Abbaas R.A. has already been quoted in chapter three. Hazrat Umar R.A. mentioned this on numerous occasions. It is for this reason that many elders of Islam did not approve of staying permanently in Makkah, because it is very difficult to give the place its rightful due in honor and respect. Hazrat Imaam Ghazali R.A. wrote that any sinful act is very strongly prohibited there and the committee of such acts can easily earn the anger of Allah. (Ithaaf) Read more... (416 words, estimated 1:40 mins reading time)
Hazrat Anas bin Maalik R.A. reports that Rasulullah Sal’am said: ‘The salaat which a person performs in his house is one salaat; and his salaat in the local masjid is equal to 25 salaats: and his salaat in the Jaame Masjid where the people gather is rewarded to the extent of five hundred salaats; and his salaat in the mosque of Jerusalem, Masjidul Aqsaa is rewarded to the extent of fifty thousand salaats: and his salaat in my mosque-Masjidul Nabawi in the Holy Mosque of Makkah is rewarded to the extent of one hundred thousand salaats’
The fact that salaat in the Holy Mosque of Makkah is rewarded up to one hundred thousand times be borne out by many ahaadith. Read more... (405 words, estimated 1:37 mins reading time)
Ibn Hazrat Abbaas R.A says: ‘I heard the messenger of Allah say: ‘The Multazam is a place where duaas are accepted. Whenever a person prays to Allah at this spot, Allah grants his prayer’. Read more... (401 words, estimated 1:36 mins reading time)
Hazrat Abu Hurairah R.A. reports that Rasulullah Sal’am said: ‘Seventy angels are placed over the Ruknul Yamaani. When anyone says: ‘O Allah, grant me pardon and safety from danger and sin in this world and in the hereafter; Our Lord grant us the righteous of this world and of the hereafter, and save us from the punishment of hell”, then they say: ‘Aameen’. The Ruknul Yamaani is also a very blessed corners of the Ka’ba. The Ruknul Yamaani is also a very blessed place. Read more... (205 words, estimated 49 secs reading time)
Ibn Hazrat Abbaas R.A. reports that Rasulullah Sal’am said: ‘The Hajarul Aswad descended from paradise, having been white in color than milk. The sins of the sons of Men caused it to become Black’.
This hadith tell us that because men touched it with sinful hands, the effect of their sins caused blackness to come on the stone. Here one should take careful not; if a stone became black through a touch, what will be the position of those hearts of such people living in continuous sin? According to one hadith; “When a man commits a sin, a black mark comes on his heart. If he repents, it is removed; when he sins again, another black mark forms. And so it continues until the whole heart becomes black,” The Qur’aan speaks about this in the following verse: ‘but no means.” “By on their hearts is a stain of the (ill) which they do”. Read more... (243 words, estimated 58 secs reading time)
Hazrat Ibn Abbaas R.A. reports that discussing the black stone Rasulullah Sal’am said: “Verily Allah shall raise it up on the day of Qiyaamat: “it shall have two eyes with, which it sees and a tongue with which it shall speak, bearing witness in favor of everyone who did kiss it with truth and faith.” Read more... (923 words, estimated 3:42 mins reading time)
Hazrat Ibn Abbas R.A. reports that the Messenger of Allah said: “One hundred and twenty mercies descend upon the Ka’ba every day and night; sixty for those performing tawaaf, forty for those performing salaah and twenty for those merely looking at Ka’ba”.
Here we are told that merely looking at the Ka’ba is a form of Ibaadah. Hazrat Saeed ibn Musayyib R.A. the well known. Tab’iee used to say that whoever merely looks at the Ka’ba with complete faith, becomes so cleansed of his sins as the day he was born. Read more... (466 words, estimated 1:52 mins reading time)