…recently…

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Madinah 2015 May10

…recently we have been days without water…and other times without electricity…the first thought always is ‘just how did our predecessors cope?’…it is so hot…once the AC’s whine to a halt the heat is stifling and oppressive…wudhu with the barest amount of water is incredibly spiritually uplifting…that is if the mood is not one of irritation as dishes pile high and there is no chance of a shower and the hope of getting a water tanker is almost zilch unless one has hours (not to mention extortion word) to wait in a black market queue… Khair Alhumdulillah…life takes on a much slower pace when water no longer flows from a tap…water truly is a trust which most of us take for granted…

Madinah 2015 May13

…recently…cute little ones intrigued with the workmen constructing the external drink/wudhu facilities adjacent to the #9 women’s ablution block…cute until the little munchkin in the orange took my chair and refused to give it back!! SubhanAllah…his resolve to fight and not let go and to stare me out was unbelievable…khair Alhumdulillah…we made up later when a few kind words of tarbiyah, a pat on the head and a SR1 was handed over…*kids*…

Madinah 2015 May2

…recently…wandering this eastern section…mulling over how after Hajj these hotels will be the next to be demolished…

Madinah 2015 May1

…recently outside the entrance to Masjid Bukhari…wondering how long this beautiful relief will remain…

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…recently…the temptation to invade this selfie stick shot took hold…Alhumdulillah they giggled and really wanted an anonymous intruder…best I not use the ‘b’er word…

Madinah 2015 May12

…recently with the sizzle conditions the misty fans are working throughout the day…

Madinah 2015 May9

…recently…after months of passing this van in the underground car park with the wheel lock on it a photo was finally taken…someone must miss this…and just how long do they leave an unclaimed vehicle before towing it away?…there are dozens in our little locality…rotting away…taking valuable parking spaces…boggling…all still with number plates so surely owners can be traced?…

Madinah 2015 May3

…recently…at exactly the same time every afternoon about one hour after Asr there is an exodus of the pavement vendors…with police and the municipality staff urging them to move along…and beware of being in the way of these ‘escaping’ trolley pushers…

Madinah 2015 May7

…recently…peering inside the barrier where demolition has come to a stand still, one is met with the usual rubbish dumped…even though bins are within a few metres…

Madinah 2015 May11

…recently…watching children use the courtyard as their playground…and noting the rods that were attached for disposing plastic shoe bags have not been filled for weeks and weeks…

Madinah 2015 May5

…recently noticed in Saqeefa garden…drilling for what?…

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…recently pausing to listen to the bird’s Dhikr…fill the heart with green and the lungs with oxygen…

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…recently…this art work on a neighbouring building makes this speck smile…Alhumdulillah…

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.

 

 

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.

…leading to many good things…

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…By the mercy of Allah Ta’ala, we have entered into the blessed month of Sha’ban. The scholars say that the linguistic root of the word Sha`ban is a branch, because the month of Sha`ban “branches off” and leads on to many good things.

Muwasala…for merits and Adhkar associated with the Mubarak month of Sha’ban…

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…Alhumdulillah, a timely celebration of the fast approaching Ramadhan, are the poster prints of Sister Iman’s modernist Asmaa’ ul Husna… an explosion of colour that could lead to many good things as the Beautiful Names dance in the heart…

…Insha’Allah may all your actions and efforts during this blessed month ‘branch off’ and be leading to many good things for you and all your near and dear…Ameen…

JUMA’AH MUBARAK!

…Sister Iman can be contacted via any of the following means below. Her posters, representing two year’s work on the individual originals, are available in two sizes 60cm x 60cm for SR120 and I metre x I metre for SR200 plus postage and handling.

email: imandox.online@gmail.com

mobile: +966 542277399

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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.

…revisiting the Musalla area…

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…many of the concrete construction fences have now been replaced by the temporary metal ones so views looking into the new landscaping around the Musalla reveal progress…

Ghamama Madinah 2015 May2

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…Insha’Allah once complete it should be a welcoming space with benches, palms, attractive lighting and large spherical features…

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…not sure what this retaining wall is going to be…

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…Insha’Allah the traders who currently are positioned just outside are not permitted to hawk within the new area…

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…agreed these traders are popular with those wishing to purchase cheap gifts to return home with…but surely they can be allocated areas away from the main walkways to and from Haram and for each vendor to be responsible for collecting all rubbish related to their goods…

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…sad…photos from May 2009 as Masjid Abu Bakr was being renovated with the walls and doors ‘sanitized’ of the senseless ‘autographs’…

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…only to be smothered once again…

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…Insha’Allah do be steadfast with Adiyah for the Haramain…when so many injustices and atrocities are rampant across the globe the entire Ummah needs to be far more heedful of how conditions in the Haramain are reflected throughout the Muslim world…

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.