Myth busted: Pigeon poo in Haram of Makkah

Assalamu alaykum,

Among the many (funny) debates Muslims have is the theory that the (hundreds of) pigeons in the grand masjid of Makkah don’t poo/drop their faeces in this sacred part of earth.

Well, I have the final verdict. While praying fajr 2 days ago I noticed pigeon droppings next to my friend – I thought that was strange. Stranger and better, in the second sajda of the first rak’a I felt something warm and wet hitting my right sleeve. Probably the wind, I thought. Lo and behold, immediately after the prayer 3-4 people are talking to me in sign language. Yes, fresh, greenish-white pigeon poo on my left arm!

Next time you hear someone say they don’t, tell them they do. The best thing is you get to wash it off with Zamzam water – if that is a good way to cheer you up.

Greetings from Makkah.


P.s. There are some Muslims who have the superstitious belief that if a pigeon poos on you that is an omen that you shall become rich. This, and many other superstitious beliefs are not Islamic.



Assalamu alaykum,

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The Great Qualities of a Muslim

It has been narrated from Waathila and Abu Hurayrah the Messenger of Allah (sallahAllaahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Be from the people characterized with War’a [1] ; you will be from the best people in servitude,

And be content; you will be from the most thankful among the people,

And love for the people what you love for your self; you will be a believer,

And be a good neighbor; you will be a Muslim,

And lessen laughter; for indeed a lot of laughter deadens the heart.”
Narrated by Ibn Maajah, and al-Bayhaqee in Zuhd al-Kabeer. Albaani graded it as (Saheeh Lighayrihi)
1. This is the act of leaving off some actions fearing they might be impermissible or lead to that which is impermissible.


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The most beloved & The most detestable of you…

2625. It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allāh be pleased with him) said that Allāh’s Messenger ﷺ said:

Indeed the most beloved of you to me are:

  • the ones who have the best character,
  • who are lenient [with people],
  • and who get along with others and are easy to get along with;

And indeed the most detestable of you to me are:

  • those who carry gossips,
  • and separate between loved ones,
  • and find fault with innocent people.”

    Saheeh Targheeb: 2625, [Ḥassan li-ghayrih] Compiled by Al-Ṭabarāny