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The Sacred Duty of Defending Jerusalem

The Sacred Duty of Defending Jerusalem

What is the legal ruling concerning giving up Jerusalem with all its Islamic and Christian holy shrines? Would Arabs and Muslims all around the world turn a blind eye to this crime if committed?

Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Winged Horse and Childhood Memories

Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Winged Horse and Childhood Memories

Growing up in a non-Muslim country, I did not hear much about the sacred Aqsa Mosque from my parents. Like others, they focused on raising my siblings and I on becoming familiar with the five pillars of Islam. Much effort was put into teaching us the significance of worships including the daily prayers and fasting. We also …

After Farewell Tawaf, Should Pilgrims Walk Backwards to Face the Ka`bah

After Farewell Tawaf, Should Pilgrims Walk Backwards to Face the Ka`bah?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: There is no precedent in the practice of the Prophet (peace be upon him), his Companions and pious predecessors (Salaf al-Salih) that after farewell tawaf pilgrims should walk backwards …

worshiping kabah

Are Muslims Worshiping the Kabah?

Salam Dear Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. As you know, the Kabah is the prayer direction for all Muslims around the world; known as kibla in Arabic. So the Kabah does not represent divinity, it only unites all the Muslims around the world, forming a standardized way of …



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