BaituLlah is for Ibadah, where Allah Ta’ala is praised and worshipped.
Allah Ta’ala created His House first, then He expanded the earth around it. The Ka’abah was created first, the earth supporting the Ka’abah was created after it. The Angels placed Allah Ta’ala’s Chair at this place, then Adam Alaihis Salam pointed it out and was taught its name, then Ibrahim Alaihis Salam built the first House.
Allah Ta’ala’s Nur and Rahmah descend upon His House, which is positioned in the centre of the world, and is the LIGHTS of the world. Everything is equidistant from BaituLlah. The Deen began here and is spread around the world from this centre just as concentric ripples from a stone thrown into a lake ripple out. Our spiritual existence depends on this source, just as human existence depends on the heart.
it is our nature to want to be where it is safe and secure, and Allah Ta’ala made Haram a peaceful place in all respects:
We made the House a pilgrimage for men and a (place of) security, (2:125)
Even before the first revelation Allah Ta’ala protected the sanctity of His House by destroying Abraha and his army.
Come to the Haram full of love for Allah Ta’ala. We have no right to criticize anything, just as a lowly sweeper entering the palace of a king would have no right to criticize how things are inside the king’s palace.
Allah Ta’ala’s Hikmah decreed that Makkah is a place devoid of water, so throughout the centuries warring nations were not attracted to it due to the harsh environment, and thus peace was maintained.
Allah Ta’ala has bestowed a deep love for His House in hearts, so that sakeenah is felt by all who enter upon it while the yearning to be there never dies.
On the Day of Qiyamah Allah Ta’ala reveals His Shin, a small portion of His Being in preparation for the believers to be blessed by His full Presence when in Jannah. BaituLlah is like a reflection of Allah Ta’ala in a concentrated space. Musa Alaihis Salam’s face reflected the Light of Allah Ta’ala, affecting people to permanently fix their gaze upon him, and so it is with BaituLlah. We are magnetized to this manifestation of Allah Ta’ala’s Light, and never want to remove our gaze from the Ka’abah. We never tire of looking at BaituLlah, the manifestation of Allah Ta’ala’s Light. And just as we never tire of looking at the sky or the stars, we never tire of gazing upon the Ka’abah.
And if we were devoid of sins we would never tire of reading the Qur’an!
Visualize how it will be in Jannah, especially as we approach our Salat. Visualize Allah Ta’ala, imagine how He may be…the greater the imagination in this world, the greater the prospect of seeing Him in Jannah. Those who offer Salat with full concentration and devotion will be the ones to see Allah Ta’ala more clearly in Jannah.
Insha’Allah go early for Juma’ah Salat. The ones in the front Saff will be the ones in the front of gatherings to see Allah Ta’ala in Jannah.
There is a pillar of Nur encompassing the Ka’abah, reaching heavenwards encompassing Al-Bait-ul-Ma’mur, the House over the heavens parallel to the Ka’abah which is continuously visited by the Angels. Allah Ta’ala has decreed that everything within this pillar of Nur is protected.
Our Tawaf is of the Attributes of Allah Ta’ala, not of the stones of the Ka’abah.
Notes from a talk given in Madinatun Nabi, just before departing for Makkah Al-Mukarramah on 20th June by Shaykh Zulfiqar, may Allah Ta’ala protect ad bless him and increase his secrets. Mistakes are my misgivings.
All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam. May He accept our humble efforts and grant us the capacity to be good and do good. Ameen.