Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tak Mau Basuh Tangan

When I was young, like teenage young, there are incidents that I feel I do not ever want to wash my hand. To saviour the after salam effect. This usually happen when I salamed, ehem, a boy I had a crush on or a celebrity. Hmm I can only think of Awie for now. Hmmpphh.

Anyway, the tak mau basuh tangan is even more if you can smell the sweet perfume on your hand after touching the walls of multazam and the hajaratul aswad. :)

Bau perfume is because they perfumed them. I definitely see them wiping the multazam area in between the adzan of fajar and before the qamat time. I suppose if you go immediately after that, your hand would smell the wangiest. You really should see the men (I only see men, no woman) rushing to the stone and multazam right after salam.I don't know if they wipe it at any other time of the day though.

I really like this hadith

Book of Pilgrimmage (Hajj)
Bukhari :: Book 2 :: Volume 26 :: Hadith 667
Narrated 'Abis bin Rabia:

Umar came near the Black Stone and kissed it and said "No doubt, I know that you are a stone and can neither benefit anyone nor harm anyone. Had I not seen Allah's Apostle kissing you I would not have kissed you."

It tells you how strong the aqidah of the sahabah is and it also tells you that the stone is a stone and that it doesn't benefit you in anyway.

Don't be surprise to find that in Makkah and Madinah people do strangest things. A man was wiping the stone with hanky and passing it to his wife of which his wife then kiss the hanky, presumably for blessing. Or maybe she just wants the good smell of the perfume. Wallahualam.

People would kiss the maqam ibrahim. Or wipe some "special" doors of the Masjid nabawi. Take stones from Jabal Uhud. Praying towards the grave of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w and Sayidinna Abukar r.a. and Sayidinna Umar r.a. in the rawdah. And do prayers on the mountain of Cave of Hiraq.

May we all be guided on the straight path.

Reminder to the masses at Jabal Thawr
Reminder to the masses at the graveyard of the Syuhada Uhud
A signboard to remind the masses against bidaah at Jabal Thawr and another signboard of reminder not to invoke the dead at the graveyard of the syuhada at Jabal Uhud


shidah said...

unfortunately you ere very right Lollies, too many people semacam memuja2 be it multazam, hajaratul aswad, raudah etc. My kids were all asking me about acts that they saw, one of those people melekap kat kaabah like magnets. I keep reminding them, even when we face kaabah during solat, it is Allah that we sembah not the kaabah. Yg penting kita berbaik sangka, maybe they do not memuja, they just feel nearer to Allah when diorang buat semua tu..... Allah saja yang mengetahui isi hati hamba-hambanya.

Lollies said...

actually shidah, it is allowed to cling and hug and spread your hands at the multazam as it is reported that the sahabahs do this. It is one of the areas where the dua is most mustajab. It is also sufficient to pray behind the area or make dua while doing tawaf.

Refer to this link.

it is not ok though to kiss the maqam ibrahim or touch it hoping for blessings.

Jo Kontan said...


Have not been here for some time.

I must say this. The last several postings are just (I don't know what to say) Awesome !

I really (again, I don't know what to say) enjoy it !!


mosh said...

Tak basuh tangan because of touching the walls of multazam takpe coz dia wangi. Tapi bau tangan awie sure busuk hehehe.

famyGirl said...

how you manage to recall/produce an appropriate hadith for your entries (to prove/support your point), never fails to amaze me :)

BabyBooned said...

i budak baru belajar, just heard that story about Umar last week. really something to ponder about, kan.

Lollies said...

jo - i hope we all can take any benefit we can from each other.

mosh - err awie tak busuk i believe :P (he is not my feveret though). Cuma salam dia tak ada apa-apa faedah pun jua. kih kih kih

famy - alaa famy as we go along, we will catch a thing or two, insya Allah.

babybooned - it makes us stronger when it comes from authentic hadith kan?