| || ||Al-Bayt al-Ma'mur (The much-frequented Fane), is a place exactly above the Holy Ka’ba and identical to it in the seventh heaven. We perform tawaf on earth, and right above us, the angels perform tawaf around Al-Bayt al-Ma'mur, and above them both is Allah’s throne. You have to feel it when you go to Makkah; it is the holiest place on earth. A point directly connected to the holiest of places. Now, let me ask you this question. Why is it that Ibrahim (AS) was reclining against its wall? It is because he built al-K’aba and the rule is, you sow what you reap. He is leaning against it because he strived enough in his life to rest later. |
We should strive in the present life so that Allah (SWT) allows us to rest on the Day of Judgement. Life is like that! We want to rest, but there is no rest in it. Imam Ahmad Bin-Hanbal was once asked, “When does a man get to relax?” and he replied, “It is the moment he sets his foot in Jannah; there is no relief before that”. Do not let comfort be your purpose in life; you live in the present life, which was made so you could farm, learn, rise, reform, make life, worship and pray, help people, and take initiatives. Allah (SWT) says what can be translated as, “Indeed We already created man in suffering” (TMQ, 90:04) Thus, work, toil, and fulfill your destiny.
The prophet said, “Seventy thousand angels enter into it [al-Bayt al- Ma’mur] daily and, after they come out, they never return again”. Can you imagine the number of angels? You cannot even compare the number of human beings to the number of angels. Listen to this evocative Hadith; the Prophet (SAWS) says, in an authentic Hadith reported by Al-Albani, “the skies voiced in yearn, worthy it is to sound in yearn and in pride, as no place in it is but an angel prostrating in adoration and worship to Allah (SWT)” Therefore, Allah (SWT) does not need our worship. We are the ones who need to worship Him in order to save ourselves from Hellfire. We need to kneel and prostrate. The angels are many. The Prophet (SAWS) saw crowds and crowds of them as he ascended. They were true worshippers performing all the parts of prayer—prostrating, kneeling, and standing. Can you see Allah’s Kingdom? Do you now understand what the Sovereign, The Ever-Magnificent, The Eternal Owner of Sovereignty, and The Owner of Majesty and Bounty mean? It is a message to the Prophet (SAWS) not to be depressed due to what happened in At-Ta’ef or to Quraysh’s persecution since Allah (SWT) is the Ever-Great and his Kingdom is boundless.