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…INFINITE MERCY…

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…I-N-F-I-N-I-T-E…INFINITE..infinite…I-N-F-I-N-I-T-E…how little we actually comprehend this small word when it comes to Allah Ta’ala’s MERCY? …impossible…totally impossible…I feel like copying and pasting this word a zillion times and leave the post at that…Alhumdulillah Allah in His Mercy has blessed us with measured doses…and what sublime beauty is there to be seen and felt in this one part of His Mercy He has made manifest in this worldly realm…leaving another whopping 99 parts reserved for that Fateful Day…SubhanAllah…

…Allah Ta’ala, the All Merciful manifests His infinite Mercy in everything seen and unseen…heard and not heard…felt and not felt…aware of and not aware of…smelt and not smelt…and it was during this Umrah Alhumdulillah which was, as always, a bountiful gift that Mercy was seen and felt and heard and smelt in the most unexpected…in negotiating around the unprecedented changes within Masjid al Haram…in the disorientation…in the smell of fresh cement being poured…in the constant shouts and sounds of commands and machines as the old masjid was being reduced to rubble…in the crush of pilgrims being redirected…and yet still the rite of Umrah was spiritually uplifting as one lifted the gaze to the bigger picture…to presenting a thirsty hungry heart to be awakened and filled with His Mercy…because regardless of the external conditions seekers will always be seeking here until the End of Times…pleading for His INFINITE UNLIMITED MERCY…I-N-F-I-N-I-T-E…INFINITE..infinite…I-N-F-I-N-I-T-E…

Whatever Allah grants people out of mercy none can withhold; and whatever Allah withholds, no one else can deliver, for Allah is the Almighty the epitome of Wisdom (35:2)

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…I-N-F-I-N-I-T-E…INFINITE..infinite…I-N-F-I-N-I-T-E…

…may Allah Ta’ala’s Infinite Mercy grace us all…Ameen…

…as usual hundreds of photos were taken…Insha’Allah some editing has been achieved amidst an unexpectedly busy few days…hopefully to be posted soon…

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.

…Makkan photo essay…

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…the scale of the outer is boggling…eye openly boggling…Alhumdulillah the scale of the inner is ethereal…heart openly ethereal…

…SubhanAllah…the 1435 Hajj season is blessedly here…Insha’Allah more to follow but there are Hujjaj to meet and greet…may Allah Ta’ala keep them all safe and focused on this profound spiritual journey they are embarked on…despite the unrelenting heat…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.

…moving…

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…Allah Ta’ala created the sun to be in a state of movement…water keeps moving… if it stops…it stagnates…even before birth we moved in the womb of our mother…movement…the tiniest atom cannot stop moving…if the sun stops…it marks the end of the universe…this is the rule of Allah Ta’ala…the universe and its contents are in constant movement… stillness means destruction…

…what is not moving?…whether from storm to calm…darkness to light…or light to darkness…

Allah is the Protector of those who believe. He brings them out of the darkness into light. But those who disbelieve have false gods as protectors. They take them from the light to the darkness. (2:257)

…as Muslims, we cannot afford to disobey the law of Allah Ta’ala… we have to keep moving…

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…confusion to clarity…decision to indecision…stillness to friction…from grand to small…inertia to action…birth to death…death to birth…incoherence to articulation…sadness to elation…silence to noise…arrogance to humility…loss to gain…desert to forest…wealth to poverty…solitude to company…misery to ecstasy…wellness to illness…illness to wellness…or the opposites to any of these dynamics…

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…each move we make brings Noor…the Noor of ilm, the Noor of dhikr…the Noor of Ibadah

Their light will stream out ahead of them and on their right. They will say, ‘Our Lord, perfect our light for us and forgive us! You have power over all things.  (66:8)

…this Noor on the Day of Judgement is what we have accumulated in this Dunya.

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…Allah Ta’ala is the most merciful for the humble…seeking Noor in this Dunya moves one to be humble… seeking Noor requires moving…not any movement…but moving with the correct intention and proper motivation to attain His pleasure… then all actions will bring Noor to hearts…this Noor on the Day of Judgement will then be the means to cross the Sirat…Insha’Allah…

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…all is moving from one state to another…sliding along a multitude of  variables and all is Alhumdulillah…but permanently being stuck is a stasis we need to work at to avoid…move…move…

…yes…Allah the Almighty has written for all of us where and what we may move from and to…from this to that or from that to this…His world is not lineal…even though we may feel we are transiting from one side of the spectrum to the other…His Mercy is unlimited and waiting to be showered where He decides…we are required to keep moving closer and closer towards Him…

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…the most sought after Noor is the Noor of Hidayah…we ask for it multiple times in a day… it is the most precious and most valuable movement our being can make…Allah Ta’ala taught us how to ask for this Noor of Hidayah in the Opening… acquiring this precious Noor demands a life of moving…

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…constant movement…all within creation in some form of motion…

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…the historic Ottoman arches moving to make way for the new…

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…labourers in a cage hoisted up as the new minaret moves skyward…

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…with the old Masjid interiors moving to become rubble…

…when Allah Ta’ala inspires your tongue to move and ask…know that He SubhanAllah wa Ta’ala wants to give…

…if you are satisfied with all the ‘moving’ Allah Ta’ala has blessed you with, then Insha’Allah He will be satisfied with you…ask…am I happy with what He SubhanAllah wa Ta’ala has decreed for me…work on what we DO have rather than what we do not have…if we are content with ourselves then we are content with what Allah Ta’ala has given or not given…all is moving…as He SubhanAllah wa Ta’ala has Planned…Alhumdulillah…

JUMA’AH MUBARAK!

…photos from last Umrah…see previous post…unable to share earlier as this speck was moving from wellness to illness and now illness to wellness Insha’Allah…

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.