Surah Hajj (22) 17/11/2015

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 22 (Hajj)

Kaaba – The House of Allah a central focus for Muslims

Verse 26: Behold! We gave the site, to Abraham, of the (Sacred) House, (saying): “Associate not anything (in worship) with Me; and sanctify My House for those who compass it round, or stand up, or bow, or prostrate themselves (therein in prayer).

Here Ibrahim (AS) is given the site for the construction of the Baitullah (House of Allah) and represents symbolically the house of unity solely in the service to Allah (SWT) and none else. The Hajj is an annual reminder of this principle.

In Sura Baqara (2) Verse 125 we read: “Remember We made the House a place
of assembly for men and a place of safety; and take ye the station of Abraham as a place of prayer; and We covenanted with Abraham and Isma’il, that they should sanctify My House for those who compass it round, or use it as a retreat, or bow, or prostrate themselves (therein in prayer).”
The Kaaba is thus a source of strength and security and can truly be realized if we make Allah (SWT) our source of focus and attain unity.

Continues tomorrow…

Salaam/Peace

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