…symphony in soft hues…

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…glorious…SubhanAllah!…

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…apologies if you may not see this space for a few days…glitches with a windows ‘taunting blue screen’ is interrupting efforts to happily sit at this keyboard…hours of hang ups and restarting have been spent to share the above…so before another frustrating hang up clicking publish is the best option…Insha’Allah the problem is soon fixed…

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.

…a big hole…

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…the market scene after Asr directly in front of the Green Palace Hotel…

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…which is part of the next section to be demolished as part of the massive King Abdullah expansion of Masjid Nabawi…

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…it has seen decades of providing excellent facilities to pilgrims…

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…and still maintains a relaxed ambience…but like many hotels it’s days are numbered…Alhumdulillah the opportunity to take photos from the top floor presented itself…a magnificent vista…including the ‘big hole’ where, day and night, men and machines labour with the foundations…

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…the general view from the room before climbing out onto this balcony which is usually permanently locked for safety measures…

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…Insha’Allah more from this view in the next post …

…appreciative JazakumuLlahu khairas to a dear sister and her family for accommodating my request to take photos from the family hotel…

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.

…mud walls…pigeon turrets…Rumi…

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Become the sky. Take an axe to the prison wall. Escape.

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Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.

 

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The ocean of the body crashes against the ocean of the heart. Between them is a barrier they cannot cross.

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A secret freedom opens through a crevice you can barely see.

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Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom.

How do they learn it?

They fall and falling,

they’re given wings.

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I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.

 

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Birdsong brings relief to my longing. I am just as ecstatic as they are, but with nothing to say.

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If you could untie your wings and free your soul of jealousy, you and everyone around you would fly up like doves.

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Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

…walls and pigeon turrets of the King Fahd Park and Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi Rahmatullahi alaihi…

a slightly belated

JUMA’AH MUBARAK!

…heartfelt JazakiLLahu khaira to the dear, clever and blessed sister sending me these professionally designed headers…Masha’Allah…du’as for her and all members of her family…

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.