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27. Virtues of Makkah

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While departing from Makkah, Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) halted on a plateau, faced the Qibla and said: “By Allah! You are the most beloved portion of Allah’s earth to me, and verily you are the most beloved portion of the earth to Allah too. Verily you are the best, spot on the face of the earth. And the most beloved to Allah. If your people did not expel me, I would not have departed from you.” (Al-Muatta Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) stated in a Hadith- “The best and the most beloved city on the face of this earth to Allah is Makkah.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) stated: “The earth was rolled out from Makkah. Allah stretched (the earth) from underneath it. Thus it is called the mother of all cities.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)
“The first mountain that was placed on the earth was Abu Qubais.” (Ibn Abi Shiba, Ibn Abi Hatim and Dailmi from Ibn Abbas.) (Abu Qubais is the name of a mountain near Makkah.)
“The angels were the first beings to circumambulate around the sacred house, two thousand years before Allah created Adam.” (Ibn Abi Duniya from Anas lbn Abi Shiba from lbn Abass/ Shafi from Ka-ab Alqirti)
“Around the Ka’bah lies the graves of three hundred prophets.” (Sahih Muslim / Bayhaqi)
“There is no city on earth to which all the prophets, the angels, the holy messengers and all the pious servants of Allah, who reside in the heavens and on earth, including the jinn, flocked to, except Makkah.” (Sunan Ibn Majah)
“There is no city on earth through which Allah multiplies one good deed by a hundred thousand except Makkah.” (Sahih Bukhari , lbn Hibban)
“Whosoever offers a salat therein, then that salat is enhanced a hundred thousand fold over.” (Sahih Muslim / Sunan Nisai)
“Whosoever gives one dirham therein in charity, Allah writes for him the reward of having spent a hundred thousand dirhams in charity.” (Ibn Abi Zubair in the Jamul Latif from Sunan Tirmizi)
“Anyone who completes the recitation of the full Qur’an once therein, Allah records for him the reward of a hundred thousand recitations.” (Baihaqi , lbn Majah)
“Whosoever glorifies Allah once therein, for him is recorded the rewards of having glorified Allah a hundred thousand times elsewhere. Every good deed which a servant enacts in the haram is equivalent to a hundred thousand deeds enacted elsewhere.” (Sunan Nasai)
“Each pious deed performed therein is multiplied a hundred thousand fold.” (Sunan Abu Dawud)
“It is not known of any other city from which Allah will, on the day of Qiyamah, resurrect as many Ambiya, Allah-fearing souls, pious people, truthful ones, martyrs, religious people, Ulama, jurists, sages, ascetics, devotees, pilgrims, chosen ones and mystics, both males and females as Makkah. Verily they will be resurrected in a state wherein they will be safe from Allah’s punishment.” (Sahih Bukhari , Sahih Muslim)
Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) stated: “The best, purest, holiest and closest spot to Allah, is the place between the Marwah and the Maqam.” (Sahih Bukhari , Sunan Ibn Majah)
Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) stated: “The space between the Ruknul Yamani and the Hajre Aswad is a garden from the gardens of Jannah.” (Sahih Muslim, Sunan Tirmizi)
Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) stated: “A person who passed away while performing the hajj or umrah will not be questioned (in the qabr) nor will any reckoning be taken from him (on the day of Qiyamah). He will be told: “Enter Jannah in peace with those who have attained salvation.” (Bayhaqi)
Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) stated:”Anyone who observes the fasts of the month of Ramadan in Makkah, Allah records for him the reward of a hundred thousand months of fasting in any other city.” (Sunan Ibn Majah)
“The salat offered in Musjid-ul-Haram is increased by a hundred thousand salaah. For verily one obtains one hundred and fifty million (150 000 000) rewards for a salaah offered therein.” (Sahih Bukhari , Sahih Muslim)
“Anyone who falls ill in Makkah for one day, Allah renders his body and his flesh haram (forbidden) from the fire of Jahannam.” (Sahih Bukhari)
Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) stated: “Anyone who falls ill in Makkah for one day, Allah records for that person the rewards of having done good deeds equivalent to sixty years worship in any other place.” (Muatta)
“Anyone who endures the heat of Makkah with patience for an hour of the day, Allah will distance that person from the fire of Jahannam by a distance of a journey of five hundred years and bring him closer to Jannah by a distance of a journey of two hundred years. Indeed Makkah and Madinah eject any impurities within them like flames eject rust from iron. Understand carefully! Difficulties and calamities abounded in Makkah right from its inception. Great stages are realised by enduring these difficulties.” (Sahih Muslim)
“Anyone who endures any difficulty experienced in Makkah (with patience), I will intercede and bear witness for him on the day of Qiyamat.” (Sunan ibn Majah)
“The best valley on the face of this earth is the valley of lbrahim(alaihis salaam).” (Sahih Bukhari, Sunan Tirmizi)
“The best well on the face of this earth is the well of Zamzam.” (Sahih Muslim)
“For verily, anyone who touches the Hajre Aswad is cleansed of his sins just as he was on the day his mother gave birth to him.” (Musnad lmam Ahmad)
“There is no city in the world in which one finds an object, which when touched by any human being, cleanses him of his sins and leaves him in the same state as he was on the day his mother gave birth to him, except Makkah.” (Muatta)
“There is no city on the face of this earth in which a person offers a salah in accordance with a command which Allah issued to his Nabi Sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam except Makkah.” (Sunan Ibn Majah)
“Anyone who offers salah behind the Maqam has attained safety.” (Sahih Bukhari, Sunan Nisai)
“The most beloved spot to Allah is the area between the Maqam-e-lbrahim and the Multazam.” (Sunan Tirmizi , Abu Dawud)
Allah states: “Verily the first house established for mankind (to worship Allah) was in Bakkah (Makkah). A blessing and guidance for all the worlds. In it are many clear signs. (One of them being) the Maqam-e-lbrahim (place of Ibrahim). Whoever enters it has attained safety.” (Surah Aal-e-Imran Verses 96/97)
Allah states: “And recall when lbrahim beseeched: O my Rabb! Make this city safe and grant its residents fruits, those amongst them who believe in Allah and the last day.” (Surah Al- Baqarah verse 126)
Allah states: “They should complete the prescribed rites (of hajj) and fufil their vows and they should make tawaf (circumambulate) around the ancient house.” (surah Al-Hajj verse 29)
Allah states: “And recall, when we showed lbrahim the site of the (sacred) house, (we said): ‘Do not associate anything with Me and keep My house clean for those who make tawaf around it and for those who stand, bow and prostrate in prayer.” (Surah Al-Hajj, verse 26)
Allah states: “And recall when We made the (sacred) house an established place for mankind and (a haven of) safety. So adopt Maqam-e-lbrahim as a place of salah prayer).” (surah Al-Baqarah verse 125)
Allah states: “And while lbrahim and his son Ismail were raising the foundation for the (sacred) house (they were praying): “O our Rabb! Accept (this service) from us. Verily You all hearing, all knowing.” (Surah Al-Baqarah, verse 127)
Allah states: (Say) “I have been commanded to worship only the Lord of this city, He who sanctified it.” (surah An-Naml verse 91)
Allah states: “A pure land and a forgiving Lord.” (surah Saba, verse 15)
Allah states: “Verily Safa’ and Marwah are from the symbols of Allah. Thus it is not a sin on one who performs the hajj or umrah of the (sacred) house to make tawaf between them. And verily Allah is appreciative and fully cognisant of one who performs good deeds voluntarily.” (Surah Al-Baqarah verse 158)
Allah states: “When you depart from Arafat, remember Allah at the Mash’arul Haram (Muzdalifah). And remember Him as He has guided you.” (Surah Al-Baqarah, verse 198)
Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said: “If the angels were to shake hands with anyone, then they would have shaken hands with: a warrior in the path of Allah, one who treats his parents kindly, and  one who makes tawaf around the house of Allah.” (Sahih Muslim , Sahih Bukhari)
Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said: “The Ka’bah is surrounded by seventy thousand angels. They seek forgiveness and blessings for those who make tawaf.” (Ibn Majah)
Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said: “One who makes tawaf, dives into the mercy of Allah. Allah lauds those who make tawaf in the celestial circles of the angels. ” (Muatta)
Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said: “Exert yourself in increasing the tawaf of this (Sacred House) before a barrier is placed before you and it. For by Him in whose hands lies my life, verily I can see a man from Africa, bald-headed, the inner part of his foot is flat, bow legged and flat footed, sitting on the Ka’bah and demolishing it brick by brick.” ( Sunan Tirmizi , Nasai)
Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) stated: “If it is possible for anyone to die in any one of the two Harams, then let him die there. For I will be the first to intercede on their behalf. They will be safe from the punishment of Allah on the day of Qiyamah. No reckoning will be taken from them nor will they be punished.” (Sunan Tirmizi, Ibn Majah, Musnad Imam Ahmad)
“Anyone who comes to the Ruknul-Aswad and kisses it, it is as if he has taken the bay’at (pledge of allegiance) to Allah and His Rasul.” (Sunan Tirmizi, lbn Majah)
Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said: “Verily the Marwah (Hajre Aswad) is the right hand of Allah on earth. Through it, He shakes hands with His devoted servants just as you shake hands with your brother. Anyone who was unable to pledge the bay’at (of allegiance) to Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) and makes istilam (kisses it or touches it) of the Hajre Aswad has indeed pledged the bay’at to Allah and His Rasul.” (Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim)
Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said: “Nothing of Jannah remains (in this world) except the Hajr-e-Aswad. If it was not for it being polluted by the filth and impurities of the idolaters, then no ill people would have touched it seeking a cure for an ailment except that they would have been cured.” (Muatta)
“Anyone who died in the Haram is like one who died in the fourth heaven.” (Sahih Bukhari, Ibn Hibban)
“Anyone who made hajj of the house of Allah walking, every time he raises his foot and lowers it to complete his step, he receives seventy thousand rewards from the rewards of the haram.” (Muatta)
Ibn Abbas(radhiyallahu anhu) commented: “The reward of the Haram is equivalent to a hundred thousand rewards.”
Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said: ” Indeed, for a pilgrim who is mounted, for every stride he takes with his mount, he receives seventy rewards. And the pilgrim who walks, for every step which he takes, he receives seven hundred rewards from the rewards of the haram.” He was asked: “O Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) what are the rewards of the haram?” Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) replied: “Each reward is multiplied a hundred thousand times.” (Sahih Muslim, lbn Hibban)
“On the day of Qiyamah, Allah will resurrect one who died in the sacred Haram of Allah or in the Haram of Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) or died between Makkah and Madinah, on hajj or on umrah, amongst those who have attained salvation. Indeed love for the water of Zamzam is safety from hypocrisy.” (Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim)
“Anyone who offered four rakat salat in front of the door of the Ka’bah, it is as if he worshipped Allah as much as the worship of His entire creation. Seventy thousand Angels send salutations on him.” (Muatta)
Source: HaqIslam

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