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The Meaning of the Black Stone

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

(Speaking at Masjidul Quds in Cape Town, South Africa)

Millions of Muslims perform the Hajj and Umrah every year. The “Hajarul Aswad,” or Black Stone that sits in one corner of the Kaaba, is the starting point of the Tawaaf, or circumambulation ritual. This mysterious meteorite has a fascinating story which the Shaykh describes in his eloquent and evocative way.
Watching this video is highly recommended for anyone who desires a deeper understanding of what this amazing black stone represents….

Choose your friends wisely

By Dr Husni Hammuda
“Whether you like it or not, your choice of friends will influence your character and your reputation. Prophet Muhammad used the analogy of the blacksmith and the perfumery…”

The deeper meaning of Hijra (migration)

By Dr Hossam Roushdi
“The Hijra of Prophet Muhammad was not simply a migration from Makka to Madina. It was a momentous journey from persecution to safety, and it signified even deeper meanings. We all have to undertake a migration outwardly and inwardly, from our present state to something better…”

Khutbah: Know yourself, know Allah

By Arshad Gamiet
“We can control our lower Self by treating our ugly passions like wild animals that need to be tamed. Do not deny them. Acknowledge them, but be a good zoo-keeper. Keep those beasts under control. Always refer to your Higher Self. Refer to your Soul, your Ruuh, the ‘breath of Allah’ within you. The Ruuh never changes, but the spiritual heart, the Qalb, is always susceptible to change…”