In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
True Maqam-E-Ibrahim
By Irshad Mahmood – Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre

We assigned to Ibrahim the site of the House, saying, Do not associate with Me anything and PURIFY My House for those who circumambulate (the Kabah for Tawaaf) and those who stand upright, and those who bow and prostrate themselves (Salaah/Prayers), (26). Call mankind to the Pilgrimage. They will come to you, on foot, and on every kind of lean camel, by every distant track, (27). So that they may witness its benefit for them and, on the appointed days may utter the name of God over the cattle He has provided for them. Then eat their flesh, and feed the distressed and the needy, (28). Then let the pilgrims purify themselves and fulfil their vows and perform the circumambulation of the Ancient House, (29). Such is Gods commandment. Whoever honors that which is declared sacred by God may be sure that it counts for good in the sight of his Lord. Livestock is lawful for you, except that which has already been explicitly forbidden. Then shun the abomination of the deities and shun all falsehood, (30). (Ref: Al_Quraan_022:026-030).

The First House (Worshipping Place, Kabaa) to be built for mankind was the one at Makkah (Bakkah in the Bible). It is a Blessed Place; a Source of Guidance for the Whole World. There are Clear Signs in it; it is the place where Ibrahim stood (for Salaat/Prayers that is only TRUE Maqaam-E-Ibrahim). Anyone who enters it will be secure. Pilgrimage to the House is a duty to God for anyone who is able to undertake it. Anyone who disbelieves should remember that God is independent of all creatures. (Ref: Al_Quraan_003:096-097).

In the above verses, Allah has very clearly mentioned about TRUE Muqam-E-Ibrahim that it was the place were Prophet Ibrahim (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) were used to stand for Salaah/Prayer, since it was one of the main objective to build Kabaa, i.e. perform Hajj, offer Salaah and take Muqaam-E-Ibrahim where Imaam Kabaa stands for Salaah/Prayers all around the world. Our Method of Salaah/Prayers must be according to Imaam Kabaa, i.e. raise hand and tie on the chest similar to Imaam Kabaa, basic concept whenever we stand during Salaah/Prayer even for few seconds etc. We first at the start of Salaah/Prayer we stand, second after coming from Ruku and third time after coming from Sujood. Since the time of build of Kabaa and till the Day of Judgment, the Kabaa House of Allah and TRUE Muqam-E-Ibrahim (where Imam Kabaa stands to lead congregational Salaah/Prayers) cannot be moved, period. Remember: Reconstruction of Haram which includes Kabaa is always permitted for worshipping to Allah alone.

Presently what majority of Muslims are confused with souvenir of the footsteps of Prophet Ibrahim (Peace-Be-Upon-Him), it is just one RESPECTED set of piece of footsteps which was taken out and preserved as a souvenir/show-piece, which can be put anywhere inside Greater Haram near Kabaa. Most important thing for us should be saving a life is like save the whole world, from which many of us are deviating from. Currently Tsunami of bad Global Economy is hurting many people around the Globe and our focus should be saving a life where ever we can, fixing Global Economy for all regardless of without any discrimination of Religion, Race, Sect, Gender, Color, Nationality, Rich, Poor, Young or Old, etc.

At Hajj you may have to face many challenges, and that could be a test of patience for you, so be patience at all times, (Ref. Al_Quraan_005:002, 094). Remember: Hajj is NOT a Five Star PICNIC.

For each of your actions, including the Hajj or Reciting the Quraan etc., you will get reward of what you have done, and surely DEEDS of your loved ones or others will NOT save you, (Selected References: Al_Quraan_003.030, 003.185, 006.164, 014.051, 016.111, 018.047-049, 020.015-016, 031.033, 036.054, 039.069-070, 040.017, 044.041, 045.028, 060.003, 070.010-015, 075.13, 080.034-037, 082.005, 099.007-008).

Do they not then reflect on the Quraan? No, on their hearts there are locks, (Al_Quraan_047.024).

In which Hadeeth, other than this (Hadeeth of Allah), do they believe, (Al_Quran_077.050)?

And when the Quran is read (by one person), then listen to it and remain silent, that (only then) mercy may be shown to you. And remember your Lord within yourself humbly and fearing and in a voice not loud in the morning and the evening and be not of the heedless ones, (Al_Quraan_007:204-205).

We made the Quran easy to learn. Do any of you wish to learn? (Al_Quraan_054:017, 022, 032, 040)

None argue concerning the revelations (Ayaat) of Allah but those who disbelieve ..., (Ref: Al_Quraan_040.004).


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