Conditions and obligatory parts of tawaf or circumambulation of the Ka‘bah

Tawaf or circumambulation of the Ka‘bah is a great act of worship, and is one of the visible symbols of Islam. It has been prescribed since the Ka‘bah was built. Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “and We commanded Ibrahim (Abraham) and Ismail (Ishmael) that they should purify My House (the […]

Muslims do not worship black stone on Kaaba

The black stone was a meteorite that was sent down by Allah Almighty to Prophet Abraham and his son Ishmael, peace be upon both of them, to give the precise location of where the Kaaba was to be built by them.  We believe that Prophets Abraham and Ishmael built the Kaaba.  The black stone is […]

Guide to do Umrah

umrah tawaf

‘Umrah is composed of four things, namely: ihraam, circumambulation of the Sacred House (tawaaf), saa’i between al-Safa and al-Marwah, and shaving the head or cutting the hair. An act of worship cannot be accepted unless it meets two conditions: 1) Sincerity towards Allaah alone, i.e., it is done to seek the Countenance of Allaah and […]