03 Nov Sūratu’l-Māedah [The Table] : (5:97).Part2
جَعَلَ اللَّهُ الْكَعْبَةَ الْبَيْتَ الْحَرَامَ قِيَامًا لِّلنَّاسِ
God has made the Ka‘bah, the Sacred House, a standard and maintenance for the people… (Al-Māedah 5:97)
3.The Ka‘bah is a support also in respect to the fact that it strengthens the spiritual power of each individual believer.
For every believer who turns towards the Ka‘bah while praying finds with himself the entire community of believers all over the world that stand for the Prayer turning to the Ka‘bah, among them are tens of thousands of saints, saintly scholars, and those whose eyes of the heart are open.
They exist for the believer as proofs of the truths in which they believe, and in their presence, the believer is freed from any possible hesitations. They can also silence their carnal soul and Satan, both of which try to instill doubts in their heart that the Ka‘bah is a building like any other structure built of stones and earth and therefore has no sacredness. Instead their faith is reinforced by the thought:
“If the Ka‘bah did not have any appealing sacredness, would thousands of people who have over time progressed spiritually and intellectually have such great interest in it?”
4. There is a strong relationship between the movement of revival and the fact that the Ka‘bah is “a maintenance for human beings.”
The level of the movement of revival is directly proportionate to the comprehension of the truth of the Ka‘bah. On the day when it is comprehended perfectly, the movement of revival will have reached the highest possible level.
In sum, the Ka‘bah has always been the light of the eyes of people, the power of their knees, and the source of their energy and uplifting feel-ings.
- The religious and worldly affairs of believers have maintained their harmony through the Ka‘bah, and it has always been a source of the balance of the heart of the entire Muslim community.
- Those who turn to God do so through the Ka‘bah; the Prayer and Pilgrimage are performed in closest contact with it.
- Those who seek contentment find it around the Ka‘bah and in what is going on around it, and those who suffer homesickness feel the breeze of familiarity and friendship in its sacred area.
- The Ka‘bah is both an altar, and yet its meaning transcends beyond the sense of an altar as it extends from the heart to the Sidratu’l-Muntahā.
- It is the most meaningful voice of all realms of existence, embodied in stone in a blessed region of the earth.
May God, The Almighty, not deprive us of the Ka‘bah’s protection and support!