…closer and closer…

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… turning from under the shade of the arch way the gaze falls upon the most honoured and blessed gift the eyes could ever see in this Dunya realm…the splendour immediately pierces the heart…pulling…magnetizing the body to come closer and closer…closer and closer to the attraction of the Green Dome that is the embodiment of Allah Ta’ala’s greatest creation… Muhammad the Perfect Man …Muhammad The Best of Creation SallAllahu alaihi wasallam…

He it is whose subtle and physical forms were perfected,

Then the Originator of souls chose him as His beloved.

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…closer and closer to the bricks and mortar…and then beyond the mere bricks and mortar as they turn the key to an intimate rapturous meeting…behind worldly screens and barriers awaits the exquisite space of boundless felicity and perfection…seek…closer and closer…

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Majesty and beauty such that the universe had never seen

The clouds wept when he entered the Garden of Paradise under the Dome forever green

Such beauty shall never be nor has such beauty ever been

Yet we witness his beauty in the Shama’il even though our eyes have never seen.

…step closer and closer now…be engulfed by the one and true light of guidance…sent to show us how to illuminate all we do…walk closer and closer with every breath…dare to step closer and closer… courageously and boldly embrace…to be embraced by love and light…no hesitation…no faltering…throw all distractions and excuses to the wind now…move closer and closer placing your feet firmly at the door of the court of the Mercy to the Worlds…and yet still closer…enter…empowered by your salawaat…motivated by the moving into the new Hijrah year of Muharram…move closer and closer…allow the heart to melt with our Beloved Messenger SallAllahu alaihi wasallam…strengthen intentions of gaining a renewed proximity as the new year unfolds…even though our eyes have never seen…

JUMA’AH MUBARAK!

…the titles linked above by Sayyid Muhammad ibn ‘Alawi al-Maliki al Hasani RahmatuLlahi alaihi…

All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam.  May He accept our humble efforts and grant us the capacity to be good and do good. Ameen.

…from Haram to home from the east…

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…metaphors…signs…reminders…hidden in every mundane blink…in every turned corner…in every breath inhaled and every breath exhaled…profound lessons for seekers…

Sound knowledge and conclusive proofs have established that everything in the universe, whether it be high or low, articulate or mute, is interconnected. the universe is constructed of harmoniously interrelated and interconnecting forces. If a single atom should deviate a hair’s breadth from its designated course, for which it was created, the order of the world would be upset, its precise interconnectedness disrupted, and the heavens would collapse upon the earth. The worlds have been and shall remain joined and bound in mutual attraction, performing the functions they were created for, in the most perfect, ordered, and precise way-until the appointed time.

Key to the Garden Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad Rahmatullahi alaihi

…so laud praises and gratitude to Allah Ta’ala for the outpouring of His favours, grace, munificence, and extreme generosity…and find secrets in all His signs…the profound and the mundane…Insha’Allah…

JUMA’AH MUBARAK!

All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam.  May He accept our humble efforts and grant us the capacity to be good and do good. Ameen.

…width and breadth…

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…each of these photos have been taken from either within what will be the new Masjid or in the courtyard to be of the new King Abdullah expansion plans…in each photo as far as the eye can see will be part of the new expansion…the diagram at the end of the post attempts, along with the visual captures, to give some idea of the gigantic scale of the project…mind boggling…still cannot comprehend the sheer size of this…

…all photos, except the last two, taken mid morning on the second day of Eid…hence not many yet out and about…the last two taken this afternoon…

position 1 from east to west

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position 3 from north to south

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…the Green Palace hotel is no longer…along with the one on the right and the two behind it…

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…*sigh*…what is the fate of Masjid Bukhari?…the lamp on the right is attached to the Green Palace…such fixtures will soon be stripped away in preparations for the detonation…

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…the enormity of demolishing what were functioning hotels is made even more clear as one looks at the intricate systems for facilities on the roof…

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…vacant and stripped of the air conditioners…once Hajj season is over serious work will begin on this area…

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…the scene inside one of the barriers…

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…the unique fluted minaret of Masjid Bukhari reflected in what not ago was an elegant hotel entrance…

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…many locals wondering why these hotels could not have remained open at least until after peak time of Hajj?…this is the hotel that was evacuated some time ago due to a fire…

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position 4 from east to west

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position 5 looking towards the new western courtyard area…the leaning partially demolished building still remains as well as the library…earlier photos here…from September 25th…*sigh* what is the fate of Saqeefa which is a little further to the right of this leaning building…

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position 6 west looking east...

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…thus is the width and breadth of the new expansion…

…and…if…once the majority of hotels are in the south…and if…the sisters will be allocated areas in the far northern sections of the new expansion…has it been considered how sisters, especially the elderly…and let’s face it…the majority of pilgrims fall into this category…how will they be expected to move the long distances from the south to the north?…already it is a lengthy walk across the courtyard and made even more of an obstacle as one weaves in and out of the crowd…

,,,and another and…there is a rumour a committee has been formed to look into ways of expanding the area around the Rowdha Shareef for times of sisters’ Ziyarah…

…May Allah Ta’ala guide and save us all and shower all the changes in the Haramain with His Rahmah and Noor…Ameen…

All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam.  May He accept our humble efforts and grant us the capacity to be good and do good. Ameen.