The holy Kaba and honorable Mecca
The Almighty Allah says: " And proclaim to the people the hajj [pilgrimage]; they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel; they will come from every distant pass -" [Al-Hajj 22:27]
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The importance of the holy Kaba and honorable Mecca
In the name of Allah the most Gracious, the most merciful
Praise be to Allah who has legislated the tawaf (circumambulation around the holy Kaba).
And peace be upon the best of those who performed Circumambulation and pilgrimage and peace be upon his companions and honorable caliphs.
The Almighty Allah says: “ And proclaim to the people the hajj [pilgrimage]; they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel; they will come from every distant pass -” [Al-Hajj 22:27]
Transliteration: Wa 'Adhdhin Fī An-Nāsi Bil-Ĥajji Ya'tūka Rijālāan Wa Alá Kulli Đāmirin Ya'tīna Min Kulli Fajjin Amīqin
Dear beloved brother: every Muslim should know that pilgrimage to the Sacred House (in Mecca) is a divine Command and the Fifth pillar of Islam.
We try to find out some divine wisdom for the importance of the holy Kaba and honorable Mecca and making pilgrimage to it, not to any other place in the world,
Recently, the modern science revealed some of this divine wisdom, amongst which, are the following:-
Firstly: the honorable Mecca is the center of the Earth
On Jan 1977 the world was astonished when it was scientifically discovered that honorable Mecca is the center of mainland on the Earth. This discovery was a result of exhausting efforts during many years of continuous scientific research. This study depended on a group of instruments, complex math's tables, the most recent electronic machines, topographic maps and others.
The Muslim Scientist, Dr. Hussein Kamal El-Deen , narrates his strange discovery story saying that he began his research with a different aim as he was searching for a mean that help Muslims all over the world to specify the direction of Qibla ( the holy Kaba) specially when Muslims travel to places which have no Mosques. So, he thought about drawing a new map for the earth to specify the directions of Qibla on it. After he draw the first lines in his preliminary research to prepare this map and drew the five continents on it, he suddenly discovered that Mecca lies on the middle of the main land of the world.
He put one of the two ends of a compass on Mecca city and passed with the other end on the borderers of all continents; he discovered that the mainland of Earth is regularly distributed around Mecca which means that Mecca is the center of the land.
He brought a map for old world (before discovering Australia and America) and repeated the trial; he also found that honorable Mecca was the land center of the old world at the beginning of Islamic call.
The final result is that honorable Mecca is the world center.
Whereas honorable Mecca is the center of the world, it's considered as the earth capital. No doubt that the best and greatest capitals is that in middle of the country as it will provide easy communication, simple back and forth and many uses.
The Glorious Quran refers to this scientific truth as Almighty Allah says: “thus we have made you (true Muslims-real believers of Islamic monotheism, true followers of Prophet Muhammad and his Suunah (legal ways), a just (and the best) nation…..” [Al-Baqarah 2:143]
Transliteration: Wa Kadhalika Jaalnākum 'Ummatan Wasaţāan
Muslims are moderate in their legislation, in their rank and in their place and site.
Almighty Allah says: “You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind...” [Al-Imran 3:110]
Transliteration: Kuntum Khayra 'Ummatin 'Ukhrijat Lilnnāsi
Now we understand one of the wisdoms for making honorable Mecca a destination for which all Muslims from everywhere come to perform pilgrimage.
Almighty Allah says: “Indeed , the first House [of worship] established for mankind was that at Makkah – blessed and a guidance for the worlds. [Al-Imran 2:96]
Transliteration: 'Inna 'Awwala Baytin Wuđia Lilnnāsi Lalladhī Bibakkata Mubārakāan Wa Hudáan Lilālamīna
As s kind of Allah's mercy and Fairness, he made Mecca in the middle to let the light of Islam prevail easily and with the same degree for everywhere in the world.
Whereas the prophet -peace and blessings be upon him- was sent to all people, Mecca was wisely chosen to be the place of the universal message beginning, in the middle of earth and people. Almighty Allah says "And We have not sent you except comprehensively to mankind as a bringer of good tidings and a warner..." [Saba’ 34:28]
Transliteration: Wa Mā 'Arsalnāka 'Illā Kāffatan Lilnnāsi Bashīrāan Wa Nadhīrāan
So, here we can see a divine miracle in sending the prophet -peace and blessings be upon him- out of middle of the world.
The Arabic word Siraj (lamp) used in the Glorious Quran as a description only for the prophet -peace and blessings be upon him- and the Sun.
The Almighty Allah says about sun description "… and made the sun a burning lamp?" [Nuh 71:16]
Transliteration: Wa Jaala Ash-Shamsa Sirājāan
Also Almighty Allah says about the prophet's description: "And one who invites to Allah, by His permission, and an illuminating lamp.” [Al-Ahzab 33:46]
Transliteration: Wa Dāīāan 'Ilá Allāhi Bi'idhnihi Wa Sirājāan Munīrāan
From the previous two Quranic verses, we can understand the wisdom behind Allah's description for his prophet -peace and blessings be upon him- with the same word which he used to describe the sun as the following:-
· Whereas the sun is the center of the solar system, it lights the whole world with its light from its center.
· Whereas the honorable Mecca is the center of the earth, the prophet -peace and blessings be upon him- lights the whole world with his message from the honorable Mecca.
Secondly: the honorable Mecca is the gravity center:
The modern science also discovered that the honorable Mecca is the gravity center in the world. Without any religious ideological incentives, an American scientist specialist in topography made the above mentioned discovery as he made a great effort in his laboratory using earth maps and other instruments to- unintentionally – finally discover that Mecca is the center of the gravity…..
Really, none has the right to be worshipped but Allah…
This discovery can explain the strange phenomenon of man's natural attraction to the honorable Mecca, its land, its mountains, its streets, buildings and everything in it. This feeling of attraction to Mecca is continuous from the beginning of the life.
Isn't it right that anyone visits Mecca for pilgrimage, umrah or for trade likes to be back to it again even for hundred times?
Almighty Allah says: " And [mention] when We made the House a place of return for the people and [a place of] security. …" [Al-Baqarah 2:125]
Transliteration: Wa 'Idh Jaalnā Al-Bayta Mathābatan Lilnnāsi Wa 'Amnāan
First: In this Quranic verse, the Arabic word Mathābatan(a place of resort) mean that Almighty Allah makes peoples' hearts naturally attached to the Kaba, so they come back again yearning to it time after time.
Second: The Arabic word 'Amnāan (safety) means that anyone enters Mecca feels with quietness and comfort as he got rid of his suffering from gravity and became in harmony with the magnetic fields that attract him to the honorable Mecca.
An example of that feeling is the man who swims in the same direction of water current as he feels with comfort and claimless.
Unlike the man who swims against the water current as he suffers from hardship.
Note 2: Now, we can understand one of the wisdoms behind the Prophet's saying about prayers: "O Bilal, call to prayer to give us comfort" [Declared authentic by Al-Albani]
Someone may say "I go to the honorable Mecca, but I don't feel with this comfort or calmness." To answer him we should say that the man who stayed away of Allah's orders and Shari (legislation), his nature would be distorted. Almighty Allah knows the best
Thirdly: The honorable Mecca and the international timing:
The world today in his timing depends on Greenwich city (a city south London) as it was agreed upon to be the beginning of time scheduling for the earth, in conference held on Washington, Colombia on 1884. Britain, which was a major force at that time, practiced a great pressure to make Greenwich city the beginning of international timing; as a result they made its line a beginning for the longitudes in the earth and gave it the number (zero). It's known that Greenwich land longitude differs from the north magnetic line with 8.5 degree so Greenwich is not the ideal city on which the world depends for its timing.
The man urgently needs an accurate time scale on its basis he can regulate the rest of times all over the world.
Now, on the basis of how far or near to Greenwich, the time is measured at any point in the earth.
The ideal city on its basis the world timing can be measured should be a city in which the north magnetic line is identical with the north real (Geographic) line and this isn't available at any place but honorable Mecca.
…Allah is the Greatest…
Recently, a lot of people realized this truth as Aljazeera channel (it doesn't mean a recommendation for a special entity) and others began to depend on the honorable Mecca Timing in addition to Greenwich Timing (as it's common). As a result of the foregoing, we discover that the honorable Mecca Timing is the most accurate in the world.
This divine site of Mecca refers to position as a center and capital on which everyone should depend concerning his times and his religious and worldly activities.
We advise those who are overwhelmed by the western civilization, to review their opinions about western scientists who concealed this truth and deceived the world with this falsehood.
Fourthly: the honorable Mecca and Zamzam water
One of the reasons that make people travel to Mecca is that Almighty Allah distinguished it with Zamzam water.
Someone may ask, why do we need Zamzam water?!
We say that Zamzam water, with Allah's will cure the patient, feeds the hungry, irrigates the thirsty and moves the magic out of the witched, while the other kinds of water can't do that.
The Prophet -peace and blessings be upon him- said" Zamzam water is useful for what it was drunk for"
The Prophet -peace and blessings be upon him- said "It (zamzam water) is blessed as it feeds of hunger and cures of illness."
There is also a relation between zamzam water and Mecca as being the gravity center, whereas the land from which zamzam water was gushed consists of hard nonabsorbent solid volcanic rocks with no rains, rivers or lakes because of its site in the middle of desert, so the man should think of how zamzam water was gushed from such a land?
Also someone may ask about the continuous flowing of zamzam water for more than three thousand years without any lack or drought of its water but whenever you take from it, it increases. The quantity taken out of zamzam water reached 18.5 liter per second.
When tunnels were being dug a round Mecca to facilitate performing pilgrimage rituals, the engineers were astonished at the intensive water flow towards zamzam well through capillary channels as if a magnetic field was pulling water to its center.
... Allah is the Greatest...
When the scientists analyzed zamzam water they found it completely free of any kind of microbes and this is very rare in wells and springs water.
In addition, zamzam water is richer (in useful ingredients) than other wells near zamzam in Mecca with a rate reached eight times. The ratio of useful dissolved substances in zamzam water reached (2000 mlg) per liter, while in the other wells in Mecca the ratio didn't exceed (260 mlg) per liter.
In Sahih Muslim, Abu Zar Al-Ghefary narrated in the story of his embracing Islam that he stayed at Zamzam well (drinking its water) thirty days until his wounds were recovered and he became fleshy after he was suffering from wounds and thinness.
« قال فأتيت زمزم فغسلت عني الدماء : وشربت من مائها . ولقد لبثت ، يا ابن أخي ! ثلاثين ، بين ليلة ويوم . ما كان لي طعام إلا ماء زمزم . فسمنت حتى تكسرت عكن بطني»
It's known that the human body consists of the same elements of the earth (review our previous pamphlet concerning fasting the white days), so the existence of these elements in these ratios gives the human body a natural balance in its components without any increase or shortage.
It's also known that the reason of most diseases is either imbalance in components ratio or its absolute absence, so zamzam water compensates this unbalanced or absent components.
We can explain the abundance of zamzam water, its filling with this great number of useful elements for human body and its duration forever by the fact that it lies on the gravity center, so the water which is full of a great quantity of useful elements is pulled to it from the far distance…Glory be to Allah…
A comparison between the natural nutritive (zamzam water) and the artificial nutritive (Seromat):
Zamzam water components ratio is completely in harmony with any human body needs, while the artificial nutritive is only compatible with a certain body need.
For example, if a diabetes patient was given a sugary nutritive, he would die.
Also if a blood pressure patient was given a saline nutritive, he would die.
But all patients, without exception, can drink zamzam water which will be a way to recovery with Allah's will.
That doesn't mean to leave modern medicine treatment and what Almighty Allah has given the man of science and knowledge.
Doctors always advise people to drink much liquids especially water. Zamzam water is light on the stomach and anyone can drink of it an amount that he can't drink of other kinds of water.
One of the features of zamzam water is that it can be poured on the man's afflicted organ (as zamzam water contains the same features of sulfur water) to cure some diseases like rheumatism, arthritis rheumatism and neck pains…etc.
"The Prophet -peace and blessings be upon him- was carrying some of zamzam water with him, pouring on patients and giving them to drink from it." [Reported by Al-Bukhari in his book At-Tareekh (The history)]
Fifthly: The divine sign of making the circumambulation (around Kaba) from left to right
In pilgrimage and Umrah, Muslim is asked to circumambulate around Kaba seven times beginning from the black stone and ending at it. This circumambulation is done on the opposite direction of clock hands (from left to right), the modern science proved that this direction is the same of circulation by which the smallest and the greatest universe movements are done, whereas the electron turns around itself and then turns around atom nucleus, the moon turns around the earth, the earth turns around the sun, the solar system turns around galaxy center, the galaxy turns around galaxy spin gathered which turns around the universe center that only Almighty Allah knows it .
They all float, each in an orbit, from left to right.
The modern science has proved that every movement in the universe is done from left to right ,so when Muslim follows the Islamic legislation and circumambulates around Kaba, he will be in harmony with everything movement around its center in that huge universe.
The Almighty Allah says: “ We will show them Our signs in the horizons and within themselves until it becomes clear to them that it is the truth.”[Fussilat 41:53]
Transliteration: Sanurīhim 'Āyātinā Fī Al-'Āfāqi Wa Fī 'Anfusihim Ĥattá Yatabayyana Lahum 'Annahu Al-Ĥaqqu
There are billions of examples on that, include but not limited to the following:
* Running races in the sport stadiums begin from left to right (the same direction of circumambulation around Kaba).
* The hurricanes movement around their center begins from left to right (the same direction of circumambulation around Kaba).
* The spermatozoon circulation around ovum before fertilization begins from left to right (the same direction of circumambulation around Kaba).
* Car movement direction in the streets and roundabouts is from left to right (the same direction of circumambulation around Kaba).
* Space rockets when being launched, they move to space towards the left and then continue their way from left to right (the same direction of circumambulation around Kaba).
* The blood circulation in the human body begins from left to right (the same direction of circumambulation around Kaba).
* Going between Al-safa and Al-Marwa (one of pilgrimage rituals ) seven times begins from left to right (the same direction of circumambulation around Kaba).
Unlike the sound nature of moving, the traffic system of moving in some countries (like England, India, Sweden and Cyprus) is from right to left which is contrary to the circumambulation around Kaba.
These countries tried to return to the sound nature of moving, which is in the same direction of the circumambulation around Kaba, to get rid of their suffering resulted from this irregular status but they found that the cost will be very high so they are still confused.
Islam urges us to begin with the right in everything, as it was narrated that "The prophet -peace and blessings be upon him- used to start from the right side on wearing shoes, combing his hair and cleaning or washing himself and on doing anything else." [Agreed upon]
So, why is it obligatory on Muslim in performing this kind of worship (circumambulation around Kaba and pacing between Safa and Marwa) to start from right to lift in contrary to Islamic method?
The answer : The circumambulation around Kaba, unlike Islamic method of performing things (starting from the right in everything ), starts from left to right to be in harmony with universe movement as we previously explained.
As for the wisdom of everything moving in the universe from left to right, it is a secret and none knows it (till now) but Almighty Allah, the creator of everything.
We, the human being, have nothing to say but "…We hear and we obey. [We seek] Your forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the [final] destination." [Al-Baqarah 2:285]
Transliteration: Saminā Wa 'Aţanā, Ghufrānaka Rabbanā Wa 'Ilayka Al-Maşīru
Sixthly: The prostration (in prayer) towards Mecca protects the man from diseases:
It is out of Allah's favor on his Muslim slaves to bestow them health during prayer, in addition to the great reward which he prepared for His obedient slaves.
As one the scientific studies stated that prostration in prayer protects of a lot of diseases like headache, muscle cramps, neck inflammation, fatigue and a lot of physical and psychological diseases.
It is known that the electric weaves are necessary for the human body, even the man's body is able to light a lamp with a certain power, also if the man's heart stops working, an electric shock is made for him to return it to life with Allah's permission.
But when these electric charges increase in the human body, they cause a negative harmful effects that must be removed. The man may feel with these extra charges in his body especially in our present era in which we are surrounded by electromagnetic fields. The following are examples for the extra charges in the human body:
• When you open your house or car door, you may sometimes feel with an electric contact.
• When you wear some kinds of clothes, you sometimes feel with an electric spark.
• When you are combing your hair, you sometimes feel with a voice of light crack and watch an electric weaves effect.
• When we are subjected to a sudden shock especially in our joints, we sometimes feel with a huge electric charge arises of our bodies.
• When you shake hands with your friend, you sometimes feel with an electric charge...etc.
The best way get rid of these extra electromagnetic charges in your body, is through discharging them out of the body without using medicines or pain killers which has many side effects.
Prostration discharges the electric charges
This study reached to a result shows that the discharging process is done while the man is prostrating for Allah, as the (positive) charges moves from the human body to the land, which is considered (negative), through the seven limbs stuck to the land (during prostration).
The prophet -peace and blessings be upon him- said "I was ordered to prostrate on seven limbs; the forehead, two hands, two legs and foot limbs .......".[Agreed upon]
This position of prostration makes discharging of these electric charges (through these limbs) easier and helps the man to get rid of headache and other diseases.
Isn't this an evidence of his prophecy and he (Muhammad -peace and blessings be upon him-) as Allah says about him: " Nor does he speak from [his own] inclination. (3) It is not but a revelation revealed, (4)" [An-Nagm 53:3-4]
Transliteration: Wa Mā Yanţiqu Ani Al-Hawá (3) 'In Huwa 'Illā Waĥyun Yūĥá
The importance of turning towards Mecca (Qibla) during prayer
To discharging the electric charges rightly, one should be directed towards Mecca (Qibla) in prostration. This what the study showed when it mentioned that the best position for discharging these electric charges is to be directed towards honorable Mecca (Qibla) which is the center of the earth and gravity.
The study went on saying "The five prescribed prayers (which are distributed on the day times) are enough to discharge all electric charges of the human body.
...Glory be to Allah...
In addition to being a relation between the slave and his Lord, prayer is considered a divine gift for the man by which he acquires more good health, also prayer supports the man to perform his daily duties, gets rid of his psychological and nervous problems and feels with more comfort and calmness....Allah is the greatest...
Our prophet is really truthful as he said "My eye delight (happiness and calmness) was achieved in prayer.” [Declared authentic by Al-Albani]
Is not this one of his prophecy signs -peace and blessings be upon him-?
It is clear now that prayer is not a heavy burden, delay for work or wasting time as the hypocrites and Allah's enemies claim.
We notice that a lot of trucks loaded with fuel link an iron chain to their bodies and let the other part of chain on the ground to avoid exploding which may be caused by the extra positive charges during moving, this considered one of the safety means in cars.
Also the human body is in need to discharge these electric charges to avoid dangers and diseases.
Aisha (one of the prophet's wives) narrated: ".......the prophet -peace and blessings be upon him- prays sometimes barefooted and another times he puts on his shoes." [Authenticated by Al-Albani]
It is also narrated that ".......the prophet -peace and blessings be upon him- ordered us to walk, sometimes while putting off our shoes." [Declared Hasan by Al-Albani]
Now we can understand the great uses of the prophetic order to his companions to walk sometimes without wearing their shoes, as one of these uses is to discharge the extra electric charges, resulted from the human body during moving, to the ground to acquire more good health.
...Allah knows the best...
Our prophet Muhammad -peace and blessings be upon him- was illiterate, can’t read or write, so how did he know this amazing reality which is recently discovered in our present era???
Indeed this is a great sign of his prophet hood -peace and blessings be upon him-.
Seventhly: The honoured Kaba and the Black stone
The British scientist, Richard Deprton, while concealing himself in a Muslim Moroccan clothes, travelled to Mecca, slipped into the pilgrims and cut a piece of black stone (a distinguished stone in Kaba) and carried it with him to London. When he made experiments in the biological laboratories on that piece of black stone, he asserted that it is not a land stone but it is from heavens and he wrote that down in a book published in English in London on 1856 AD under the title (pilgrims to Mecca and A l-Madina).
Our prophet -peace and blessings be upon him- said "The black stone was descended from paradise." [Narrated by At-Tirmizi and declared Hasan]
I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad was sent from Almighty Allah.
Dear brothers and sisters:
These scientific discoveries, which the man reached in our present era with Allah's favor, are nothing but a drop in a great ocean of Almighty Allah's knowledge.
Almighty Allah says "...And mankind have not been given of knowledge except a little." [Al-Israa’ 17:85]
Transliteration: Wa Mā 'Ūtītum Mina Al-Ilmi 'Illā Qalīlāan
These discoveries may pay our attention to some wisdom behind making the honoured Kaba and Mecca are very important as for the universe and all people. So, will Muslims be in harmony with the universe, life and Allah's law in his creation????
Will Muslims be proud with this great religion which Almighty Allah has honoured us with??
Is it not the time for all people in everywhere to know the greatness of Islam, the veracity of the prophet's message and the miraculous of the Holy Quran and be sure that it was revealed from Almighty Allah, the All wise???
O brother, after all what you read and saw in this pamphlet, what are you waiting for? Why don't you perform pilgrimage? Why don't perform Umrah?
Whereas the glorious Quran addresses you, the prophet-peace and blessings be upon him- calls you, the honoured Mecca calls you and the honoured Kaba attracts you but you keep away from it.
What kind of alienation is that? What is its secret or reason?
While he was emigrating from Mecca, the prophet -peace and blessings be upon him- addressed it saying "(I swear) By Allah that you are the best and most beloved land to Allah. Had it not been that I was come out of you, I wouldn't leave." [Declared authentic by Al-Albani]
A great pleasure is for the one who embraced Islam, performed prayers, paid Zakat (poor due), fasted (Ramadan) and performed pilgrimage to Allah's sacred house (Kaba).
Warning and glad tidings
The international importance of the honoured Kaba:
Dear beloved brother, you should know that the honoured Kaba is the connection that unifies Muslims in the whole world for the following reasons:
First: It is the Muslims Qibla in their prayer;
Second: It is their destination in pilgrimage;
Third: It is place in which the revelation and the message of Islam was revealed to the last of the prophets and messengers, our prophet Muhammad -peace and blessings be upon him-.
Since a long time ago and till now, Islam enemies are trying to destroy or completely control the Kaba with any price .There were many trials to remove it include but not limited to the following:
First: The trial of the Ethiopian king, Abrahah and his solider to destroy the Kaba but Almighty Allah punished and made them like an empty field of stalks of which the corn has been eaten up by cattle.
Second: In the era of Ottoman caliphate, the Spanish and Portuguese prepared a fleet to destroy it but the Ottoman Islamic fleet fought and beat them in the red sea as the Spanish and the Portuguese ships were sunk and Almighty Allah protected his sacred house from the malicious crusaders.
Third: In our present era some of unbeliever governments issued a call to destroy the honoured Kaba in case their countries were attacked.
We give glad tidings to all Muslims in the whole world that no one can control or destroy the honoured Kaba as it is kept by Almighty Allah. Also its destruction is one of the last signs of the Hour (Day of Judgment) as the prophet Muhammad -peace and blessings be upon him- told us.
Translated by Wathakker.net website