Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Stories of Prophet Ismail (Alayhi wa Salam)

O Allah I have made some of my offspring
to dwell in an uncultivated valley by your Sacred House in order,
O Allah, that they may perform as-Salaah.
So fill some hearts among men with love towards them,
and (O Allaah) provide them with fruits so that they may give thanks.
[Quran 14:37]

"The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka (another name for Makkah);
full of blessings and guidance for all kinds of beings:
in it are signs manifest, the station of Abraham-whoever enters it attains security;
pilgrimage thereto is a duty men owe to Allah-those who can afford the journey;
but if any deny faith, Allah stands not in need of any of His creatures"
(Quran 3:96-97).