praying in front of the blessed rawdah

Discussion in 'Tasawwuf / Adab / Akhlaq' started by Ibn Amin, Aug 23, 2008.

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  1. Ibn Amin

    Ibn Amin Active Member

    As-salamu 'alaykum

    I once heard from my imam, that in the beginning when sahaba or tabi'in extended the praying area they did not include this part. First later on it was added to the prayer place. If this is correct, it shows that the 'aqida of sahaba and tabi'in was that back should not be made towards the blessed Rawda of the Imam of Anbiya and his blessed companions.

    Allah Hafiz
  2. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    oh, right. that answers my query too. jazakAllah.

  3. azizq

    azizq Well-Known Member

    I read somewhere that if you pray in front of the rawdah Shareef it is a sign of a hypocrite, for the same reason as brother Wadood pointed out.

    People who specifically look to pray standing close to the blessed feet of our messenger Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi wasalaam), is on the opposite side. Alhumdulillah i have had the opportunity to read Nafil Salah here. Alhumdulillah.
  4. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    fair point, abu nibras. i wonder if the 'ulama have said anything about what is awlaa and afDal.

    points 14, 26, 27 in this post mention something about where to pray. Point 37 answers my question exactly! Shows how much I remember when I read/translate something!

    What a beautiful 40 points made by my master alaHazrat raHimahullah.
  5. Wadood

    Wadood Veteran

    If we stand in front, would we be turning our backs to HabeebAllah salAllaho 'alayhi wa alihi wa salam, and our Masters Sayyiduna Abu Bakr al-Siddiq radyAllahu 'anhu and Sayyiduna 'Umar al-Farooq radyAllahu 'anhu?
  6. :s1:

    pesh e nazar voh nau-bahaar,sajaday ko dil hai be-qarar
    Rokiye,sar ko rokiye! Haan,yehi imtehaan hai!

    -Ala Hazrat

    Ah! If only one could die whilst doing sajadah there all one's needs would be fulfilled in this world and in the next!
  7. abu nibras

    abu nibras Staff Member

    i think its a matter of how you look at it.

    i know of people who specifically look to pray standing close to the blessed feet of rasul allah sallalahu alaihi wa sallam, and if I am not wrong this would be one such place.
  8. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    i believe people pray right in front of the rawdah. the qibla is in the opposite direction; so when offering salah, one will have their back towards the rawdah.

    not a question of permissibility but of adab - would it be better to pray elsewhere, i.e. not right in front of the blessed rawdah?


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