Respect for pictures of the Baitullah and the Raudha
Maulana Maseehullah رحمه الله would not perform salaah on those musallahs that
had the pictures of the Ka’bah Shareef and the Raudha Mubaarak
on it. Once, when he was on journey in England, someone laid out a
Musalla for him to perform his salaah. The musalla had pictures of
the Kabah as well as the Raudha Mubaarak. He excused himself and
said, “I feel ashamed to place my feet on a musalla that has the
pictures of the Ka’bah Shareef and the Raudha Mubaarak.” He then˛
placed a plain sheet on the ground and performed his salaah upon.
At the same time one should keep in mind that Maulana Maseehullah رحمه الله
did not prevent others from performing salaah on such musallas.
This was his mizaaj, his temperament. Yet we understand from this
the special adab and respect he had for these mubaarak places.