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…obscured…

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…the northern Jannatul Baqi fence…as many of you know there is a ledge which varies in height along the fence…in some places a few metres high but in others it is an easy step up so one can peer inside…

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…the Mubarak earth sends ripples down the spine…love surging through the veins…and powerful urges of yearning in the heart to be with all the blessed residents…look! can’t you see the gardens of the gardens of Paradise?…surrender the obscured within yourself…allow the emotions to feel the closeness of our Blessed Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam…and drift to that Day of Rising when he SallAllahu alaihi wasallam will appear from so near with his dearest of companions RadhiAllahu anhum…all gathering with Ahlul Bayt, thousands of illustrious companions, scholars, Awliya…

“The Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) was sitting by a grave as it was being dug in Madinah [in al-Baqi’], when a man looked inside the grave and remarked, ‘What a wretched final resting place for a believer!’ So the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace) replied, ‘What a wretched thing you’ve said [because a believer’s grave is a garden from the gardens of Paradise]!’ So the man said, ‘I didn’t mean that [about the grave itself]… I only meant a death in the way of God [far away from home, is better].’ So the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace) said: ‘There is nothing like dying in the way of God, but there is not, on the face of this earth, a piece of land more beloved to me that my grave should be in, than this [Madinah].’ [He repeated that] three times.” [Malik, al-Muwatta]

source…with more details related to the virtues of supplicating for death in Madinah here

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…but now…this is how the view appears from the lower accessible ledges…obscured by the addition of a semi transparent sheet…similar to that has been attached to the Shuhadah site at Uhud…

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…a hazy blur…

…which, sadly, for many beckons the need to scribble names on these perspex panels…to prove they were there…to prove their time in this Dunya is not obscured?…certainly not obscured from the kiraman katibin or Allah Ta’ala the ALL-SEEING the ALL-KNOWING…

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…this is the view of BaituLlah from the lower section of the temporary Mataf ring…a patterned panel allowing one to view the Ka’abah while making Tawaf…

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…but notice the solid blank sections erected for several metres obscuring the view to the Hajra al Aswad and the Multazam door…

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…this is the ‘view’ now…

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…but not obscured is the Abraj al Bayt…

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…not even the place of Sajda on a prayer mat…

…regardless of how many may try to obscure aspects of our glorious Deen in this realm, we can always choose not to obscure our ‘view’ of the Ghaib and all that leads to Him Subhanahu wa Ta’ala…Ameen…fling aside all veils that obscure the truth…

Did We not expand your breast? (Qur’an 94:1)

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.

…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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Makkah Umrah Kaba 2014 Nov9

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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.