Why is Masjid-E-Haraam named as Haraam?

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My Question is about masjid e haraam.

If this place so holy why was this name given (haraam)? Does it mean something bad? Who are the Salafee?


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Why is Masjid-E-Haraam named as “Haraam”?

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol,  no person,  no grave, no prophet,  no imam,  no dai,  nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Your question: My Question is about masjid e haraam.  If this place so holy why was this name given (haraam)?

The Arabic word ‘haraam’ means either Sacred,  or sacrosanct,  or something whose sanctity cannot be violated,  or something that is forbidden.


The Sacred Mosque in Makkah is called ‘masjid-e-haraam’ because the place has been declared Sacred and Holy by Allah Subhanah and His Messenger (saws).   It is a place whose sanctity cannot be violated,  and it is forbidden for one to revile it,  or work or do anything against this most sacred of Mosques.   


Your question: Who are the Salafee?

The salafees are the people who say that it is not important to follow any of the four school of thoughts of the Ahle-Sunnah wal-Jamaah.  They are a people who claim that they do not need the guidance of the Imams,  but they will interpret the Quran and Sunnah for themselves according to their generation.

These people call themselves salafees.


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