First Glance at the Holy Kaabah


We are so trapped in this delusionary world that we do not realize the respect of performing such a prestigious and sacred journey. We do not know that Allah taa'la has blessed us to be here so we have to utilize this lifetime opportunity in becoming closer to Allah taa'la. A pilgrim should keep some things in mind while performing Hajj or Umrah. The first thing is not to show impatience over any issue. Secondly, not to be thankless rather one should do more and more shukar . And thirdly one should avoid doing sins only then this journey will be accepted if we abstain ourselves of doing these acts.

Out of many ethics of Umrah or Hajj one important aspect of performing Umrah or Hajj is having a first glance at the Holy Kaabah and supplicating at that time. Many people are unaware of how to look at Kaabah for the first time and how to make dua then. Scholars have written that when a person looks at the Kaabah for the first time, whatever dua he / she makes is accepted. Therefore, one should ask for those things at first glance which are beneficial for both this world and deen. Ask of Allah from Allah. Ask for the success of this world and the world hereafter. Ask Allah taa'la for honor and prestige of both worlds.

Once someone asked Imam Abu Hanifa (RA), a great Islamic jurist, 'what should a person ask while looking at the Kaabah at the first glance?' He replied, 'ask, Oh Allah! Please accept all my duas from now on '.

First sight is very strange. Even when we look at someone for the first time we avoid asking anything instead we just keep looking at that person. Likewise, when we look at Kaabah for the first time we should keep in mind about that this time is a time of acceptance (qubooliat). But one should not forget to show respect for this holy glance. We should lower down our gaze until we reach Mataf (the white area around Kaabah). Then we should slowly lift our eyes and look at the Beloved's House. We should make as many duas as we can. It can be seen in this world that all worldly Kings no matter how generous they are they will stop granting others at a certain point. Their monetary wealth and budget is limited. But Allah ta'a'la is a King who gives and gives without putting an end to His generosity. For instance if a pin sinks into the ocean and once it comes out of the water there will be hardly any or no effect on the ocean. Likewise, Allah's blessings and bounties are countless and there will be not even a single drop like effect in His oceans of blessings even if He grants the entire humanity.

So, we need to make duas with humility and sincerity. Making duas and reading a dua are two different things. Only a dua , coming out of the heart will be accepted. Therefore, one must take advantage of this intimate with Allah taal'a and should ask for everything one desires.

For this purpose, pilgrims need to get rid of their logical hurdles in order to concentrate their Ibadah and supplicating to Allah taal'a. We facilitate our clients with cheap umrah packages to make their journey trouble-free from any financial constraints.