Did I Show Off When Talking About Feeling Peace In Mecca?

 

Question:

As Salaamu Alaykum.

When I was in Madina, I remember that I would like to pray Salah in an area where one could see the Green Dome, in an open space, also when in Makkah, I remember feeling happy when facing the Qibla when the black stone was directly in front of me and told this with happiness to my father and uncle afterward that I faced the black stone part when praying, Is there anything wrong that I have done?

Answer:

Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa baraktuh.

I pray you are well.

If it were to make them hear about your worship, this would have been a sin called sum’a (informing others about one’s worship). Otherwise, if it was just about the happiness you felt, it wasn’t a sin.

It’s best to keep the details of one’s worship private. It minimizes the complications in one’s worship and intentions.

May Allah grant you the best of both worlds.
[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim

 

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History, he moved to Damascus in 2007, where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital. He was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.