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History of Mihrab of Prophet’s Mosque

MADINAH: The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah is like a magnet pulling Muslims from across the world who come to pray there and salute Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and two of his close companions. However, a rich Islamic history lies hidden behind the breathtaking view of the mosque, which is an epitome of modern and ancient art and architecture. …

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Who Was the First to Build the Ka`bah?

The Ka`bah is the first and the most ancient house of worship ever built for all mankind and it was dedicated to the worship of one God. So by facing toward the Ka`bah in our prayers, we are stressing the unity of mankind under the Lordship of the One and only God. Moreover, by facing toward the Ka`bah, we are …

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Would you like to be Allah’s Neighbor?

إن الله لينادي يوم القيامة : أين جيراني ، أين جيراني ؟ قال : فتقول الملائكة : ربنا ! و من ينبغي أن يجاورك ؟ فيقول : أين عمار المساجد ؟  Anas(Radi Allahu Anhu) narrated the Prophet(SallAllahu alayhi wa salam) said: On the  Day of Judgment Allah will call out ” Where are My neighbors, Where are My neighbors . …

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Grand Mosque Navigation App Launched

MAKKAH – A new app allowing millions of Muslims to easily navigate the Grand Mosque in Makkah has been released, designed to guide users to places inside Muslim holiest place of worship in the world. “Users can easily navigate to important areas and service checkpoints in all floors of the Grand Mosque,” Amjad Al-Hazmy, director at the General Presidency for …

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Following the Imam

قال الله تعالى : وَأَقِيمُواْ الصَّلاَةَ وَآتُواْ الزَّكَاةَ وَارْكَعُواْ مَعَ الرَّاكِعِينَ 43 البقرة “And perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and give Zakat, and Irka’ (i.e. bow down or submit yourselves with obedience to Allah) along with Ar-Raki’un.”[ Al-Baqarah 43] سَمِعْتُ أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ يَقُولُ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- أَنَّهُ قَالَ  : إِنَّمَا جُعِلَ الإِمَامُ لِيُؤْتَمَّ بِهِ فَإِذَا كَبَّرَ فَكَبِّرُوا وَإِذَا رَكَعَ فَارْكَعُوا وَإِذَا قَالَ سَمِعَ اللَّهُ …

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Ramadan Mubarak

Ramadan Mubarak from Masjid King Khalid team… As most muslims in the North Carolina and the world follow Makkah in deciding the beginning and end of Ramadan we can confirm the new moon has been sighted in Saudi Arabia who announced after Maghrib that 1 Ramadan 1437 will commence on Monday 6th June 2016 and hence tonight after Isha prayer will be …

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Centro Islamico is the Only Spanish-Speaking Mosque in the U.S.

There are tens of thousands of Latino Muslims in the U.S., and as of this year, there is one Spanish-speaking mosque: Centro Islámico in Houston, Texas. While one place of worship seems too few for the fastest-growing population of Islamic converts, for Spanish-speaking Latinos, it’s long overdue. “We used to gather in different masjids,” Magidel Morris, a mexicana donning a …

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World’s Largest Umbrella Being Installed In Makkah Haram

Makkah: Work started earlier this month for the installation of the world’s largest folding umbrella in the northern courtyard of the Grand Mosque (Haram) in Makkah. This is the first of the eight high-tech giant umbrellas and 54 small ones to be installed in the Grand Mosque in the coming six months. Being manufactured in Germany, each canopy will consist …

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Dismantling of temporary Mataaf Bridge begins

Work on dismantling the temporary Mataf bridge began while ensuring all safety measures at the Grand Mosque here on Sunday. The work will be carried out around the clock to meet the deadline of Ramadan, an official was quoted as saying by local media on Sunday. “The temporary bridge will be dismantled by Shabaan 20, 1437 A.H. (about 10 days …

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Selfies affecting Holy Kaaba

Islam is the religion of peace and tolerance. It welcomes everyone, without discrimination on color, caste or creed.  It accept its followers the way they are, and asks them to worship no other than Allah (SWT) and accept the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, as His last messenger. It’s been more than 1400 years since Islam has spread across …

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