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Seeking Blessings From Maktabah Makkah

[There are] some ignorant pilgrims (Hujjaaj) who come to Maktabah Makkah1 and they rub and touch its walls, and they seek blessings (Barakah) from it citing as proof that it is the birthplace of the Prophet (sallAllaahu řalayhi wa sallam). So what is the ruling upon their action? And what is our duty regarding them?

This is from the general principle and [known] from the general and the specific evidences: that it is not allowed to seek blessings (at-Tabarruk) from buildings, stones, trees, houses and other than that. But rather al-Barakah (blessing) is only sought from Allaah the Majestic and the Most High. For indeed blessing is from Him and He is the One Who bestows the blessing and therefore al-Barakah is requested from Him alone and sought from Him the Most Perfect and the Most High.

He the Most Perfect and the Most High did not place al-Barakah in a place named Daar al-Mawlid! Who said this? Did the Messenger (sallAllaahu řalayhi wa sallam) go to this house or did the Sahabah go to this house? Did the Salaf as-Saalih and the Scholars up until the contemporary times go to it? Rather this house was never even mentioned and it only became known recently...and even if it was confirmed that it is the house where the Messenger of Allaah was born; then it is like any other house and does not possess any unique excellence except when supported by evidence from the Book and the Sunnah.


1 [Translators Note] - Maktabah Makkah is a small library situated next to the Masjid al-Haram near Mount Marwa in Ghazzah, Makkah.

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan
'Aqeedatul-Haaj Fee dawil-Kitaab was-Sunnah, p26.
Translated by Abu 'Abdillaah al-Kashmiree
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