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On Tuesday, May 28th, the Sun Will Indicate the Qibla

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This post was originally posted here. Muslims pray in direction of the Kaaba located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This direction is called the Qibla. On Tuesday, the May 28th, the sun will be right above the Kaaba. Qibla. Everyone knows that, for each ritual celebration, Muslims around the world turn towards the direction of the Kaaba, located in Mecca (Saudi Arabia). ... Read More »

9 Things You Didn’t Know About The Prophet’s Mosque

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Seeing a scene of impeccable beauty, we often hear the term “Heaven on Earth!” But there is only one place that literally has the right to proclaim itself heaven on Earth. There, deep in the mosque of the Prophet (masjid Nabawi), covered by green carpets and the tears of millions, lies a “garden from the gardens of paradise.” It is ... Read More »

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About The Kaaba

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There is no place on Earth as venerated, as central or as holy to as many people as Makkah. By any objective standard, this valley in the Hijaz region of Arabia is the most celebrated place on Earth. Thousands circle the sacred Kaaba at the centre of the Haram sanctuary 24 hours a day. Millions of homes are adorned with pictures of it and over a billion face it five times a day. Read More »

Recounting Hajj pt. 3 – What It’s Like To Pray At The Ka‘bah

Your whole life as a Muslim you’ve been praying towards it in one direction. But that’s all it’s been, a direction. Imagine you’re praying in front of the very thing that you’ve been facing towards your whole life. It’s an entirely different experience, especially when it’s right in front of you. Read More »

Pucker Up! How To Kiss the Black Stone Every Time

Here's a way of kissing the black stone I came up with during hajj many years ago. Since then, it has worked for me every single time I've used it. It has also worked for everyone I have ever told it and who tried it. Best of all, you will never have to push or shove a single human being to kiss it. Read More »

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