The Meaning of the Black Stone – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

In this deep and insightful talk, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad explains why does one turn to the Kaaba, when “Allah is with you wherever you may be,” and “Wherever you turn, there is the Face of Allah,” as Allah tells us in the Qur’an. The Shaykh discusses the reality of the Closeness and Presence of […]

How Do We Explain to Others That We Don’t Worship the Kaaba When We Face the Qibla?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam ‘aleykum 1.How does one explain to non-Muslims that we do not worship the Ka’bah and that it is not a statue? 2.What should we say to someone interested in Islam but reluctant to become muslim, feeling that praying five times a day is to difficult? 3.Is it […]

Pictures from Mecca in 1885 – Adventurer’s photos capture a bygone Mecca –

Adventurer’s photos capture a bygone Mecca –     (CNN) — He was an adventurer, a scholar, and possibly a spy — but as Dutchman Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje proved with his rare 1885 photographs and sound recordings of Mecca, he was also a pioneering multimedia journalist. Snouck’s extraordinary collection of sepia-tinted images of Mecca […]