• The Best Speech
  • "Those who believe say: "Why is not a Surah (chapter of the Qur'aan) sent down (for us)? But when a decisive Surah (explaining and ordering things) is sent down, and fighting (Jihaad - holy fighting in Allaah's Cause) is mentioned (i.e, ordained) therein, you will see those in whose hearts is a disease (of hypocrisy) looking at you with a look of one fainting to death, But it was better for them (hypocrites, to listen to Allaah and to obey Him)." [Muhammad (47):20]
  • The Best Guidance
  • Narrated Al-Bara' (bin 'Azib):

    When the Prophet came to Medina, he stayed first with his grandfathers or maternal uncles from Ansar. He offered his prayers facing Baitul-Maqdis (Jerusalem) for sixteen or seventeen months, but he wished that he could pray facing the Ka'ba (at Mecca). The first prayer which he offered facing the Ka'ba was the 'Asr prayer in the company of some people. Then one of those who had offered that prayer with him came out and passed by some people in a mosque who were bowing during their prayers (facing Jerusalem). He said addressing them, "By Allah, I testify that I have prayed with Allah's Apostle facing Mecca (Ka'ba).' Hearing that, those people changed their direction towards the Ka'ba immediately. Jews and the people of the scriptures used to be pleased to see the Prophet facing Jerusalem in prayers but when he changed his direction towards the Ka'ba, during the prayers, they disapproved of it. Al-Bara' added, "Before we changed our direction towards the Ka'ba (Mecca) in prayers, some Muslims had died or had been killed and we did not know what to say about them (regarding their prayers.) Allah then revealed: And Allah would never make your faith (prayers) to be lost (i.e. the prayers of those Muslims were valid).' " (2:143). [The Book of Faith Volume 1, Book 2, Hadeeth 39]
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