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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.

…at Your Door Ya Rabb…

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…Ya Rabb, here we are, your slaves, at Your Door, coming from near and far, carrying many sins, helpless, and asking for Your generosity, forgiveness and mercy…Ya Rabb, make us from those whose supplications are always answered…Ameen…

…Ya Rabb, send blessings and peace upon Muhammad and upon he family of Muhammad, as You have blessed Ibrahim and the family of Ibrahim…

JUMU’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.

…blisters, ‘the selfie’, plus …

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Shaykh Zulfiqar, may Allah Ta’ala’s glance continue to enlighten his soul…

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…often seen now…‘the selfie’ in Madinatun Nabi…

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…the illuminated design on the construction site for around the Musalla area, including Masjid Ghamama, more here, Masjid Abu Bakr and Masjid Ali…Alhumdulillah for some green…pity Masjid Umar is not a part of this plan…and Alhumdulillah rumours are that Saqeefa will be saved from being bulldozed into the new expansion project…details to follow as they become known…

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…but rumours for what remains of the main Ajwa date palm groves in the Quba district are that they will be destroyed, making way for ‘developments’…

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…the existing Janntul Baqi is the darker brown…the lighter brown is the planned extension…increasing the current space by more than half…

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…this road will no longer exist…to become the resting place of future blessed ones to be waiting for the Day of Resurrection within the Mubarak dust of Jannatul Baqi…

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…a different perspective…so the road, the tunnel and this recently completed building will all go if the plan goes ahead…Allahu ‘Alum……

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…work continues day and night at this eastern section of the new expansion…with fences all around not much is seen at ground level…noises of machinery working is a backdrop to the adjacent courtyard …map and previous three photos from Skyscrapercity…(while the changes in Makkah are gigantic…the coverage by Skyscrapercity of the Mataf expansion is exceptional…do keep visiting for up to date photos and videos of this amazing project…)

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…outside the Asma’ul Husna exhibition at night…

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…and next door at the Seerah exhibition 1,2…both adding a theatrical effect to the western courtyard of Masjid Nabawi…

…Alhumdulillah many of the visitors I have had the pleasure to meet and spend time with over the past few weeks have enjoyed these two exhibitions…and JazakiLlahu khaira for the contribution to this post by one who recently returned home but leaving her heart behind…as have countless others…

…so we need to ask…

…where are our blisters?

…and will Allah Ta’ala take as much interest in our ‘selfie’ as we do in taking it?

…and where will all these changes lead? Already the modernization is making the cost of Ummrah prohibitive to the majority. Has the time arrived where, according to the Hadith, only the rich will be arriving as tourists?…

…and how magnetized is our heart on the one SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, who long ago, lit the world during this Mubarak month?…

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.