Praying on a rug which contains a picture of the Ka’ba on it -by Shaykh bin Baz (rahimahullaah)


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Question: We find that some of the rugs we pray on have images of the Ka’ba and Masjid An-Nabawi on them, so what is the ruling on praying on these rugs?

Shaykh bin Baz: These rugs should not be prayed on. Standing on the Ka’ba and having it beneath your feet is a type of belittlement. It is not permissible to place images of the Ka’ba upon rugs and we should not purchase them. Because if it is in front of him it will be a distraction, and if it is beneath his feet then it is considered denigration. Therefore to be on the safe side the believer should not use these rugs.

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Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee (Masjid Tawheed wa Sunnah)

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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2 Responses to Praying on a rug which contains a picture of the Ka’ba on it -by Shaykh bin Baz (rahimahullaah)

  1. Lontine Hunley says:

    Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah,
    I have a sister that would like to know: Deeds are by intentions. Indeed it’s not the intention to belittle the kabah (Does this make it haram to use the rug ??? Especially if one does not feel distracted by it. Shukran

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