Tag Archives: Makkah al-Mukarramah

…listening…

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O God,

Whenever I listen to the voice of anything You have made…

The rustling of the trees

The trickling of water

The cries of birds

The flickering of shadow

The roar of the wind

The song of the thunder

I hear it say:

God is One!

Nothing can be compared with God!

Rabi’a al-Adawiyya Rahmatullahi alaiha

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…an eclectic collection of recent captures from the Haramain…each with a hidden story…each a way of listening…

…Ya Rabb! assist us to fine tune our listening…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.

…an engineering triumph…

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…regardless of which side of the fence one sits on with respect to the colossal changes with the Mataf expansion project one cannot deny the incredible engineering skills Allah Ta’ala has gathered for this project…watching the various aspects on view is staggering…the organizational skills required for this ambitious change elicits repetitive gasps of SUBHANALLAH!!! Allahu Akbar for all the diverse attributes mankind has been blessed with…

…the ‘sorry, work area’ sign is seen every few metres both inside and outside the Masjid…the vast extent to the work at the moment encompasses the entire circumference of the open Mataf area…Insha’Allah the prediction that it will be partially ready by next Ramadhan is met

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…from left to right…all the doors are now closed…as seen from the grimy window of the Safwah hotel…

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…including the ramp that used to connect to the second floor…and beyond to the right past the Safwa doors…all to crumble…

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…work begins on the King Abdul Aziz minarets…

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…ajeeb…as the grand entrance was recently repainted with the gold and green pattern as seen…the following gallery of speaks for itself…

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…how long before this section too is relegated to the archives of history?…

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No soul knows what joy for them has been kept hidden.

Hadith Qudsi

JUMA’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.

…Haram Heroes…

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…attention is given to cleaning and maintaining every square centimetre within Masjid al-Haram even as the expansion project is constantly billowing dust and rubble around the entire circumference of the Mataf…the above is the main temporary walk way from the King Fahd gate to the Mataf area…it has been painted white…but in many places due to the heavy traffic of pilgrims the concrete has chipped away…but still the cleaning brigade meticulously cordon off sections and do their magic…

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…brass polishers never rest…

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…carpets are rolled up after Fajr and then unrolled for Zuhur…

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…this platform was raised for workers with buckets of water and cleaning solutions to wash the roof of Ka’abah…SubhanAllah…such an honour…

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…just prior to this photo these brothers were seated receiving final briefings before executing the fastidious job of cleaning directly around the Ka’abah…

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…as an army going into battle…brooms, mops and squeegees with the cavalry mounted on their motorized mounts…look how white the mops are!!!…

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…all that was missing was a rallying war cry…but there was no doubt about the unified attack…SubhanAllah…true Haram Heroes…

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…they enter the fray…working within the confines of the outer guards holding the red tape defining the area of assault…

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…who would not aspire to be part of this army?…the chosen elite esteemed with the worship of cleaning the Mubarak BaituLlah…

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…their efforts fully focused on the importance of their role…

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…experts called in where needed…

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…the Yemeni Corner and the Shadharawan polished and perfumed…scholars say that our Beloved Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam made ‘istilaam’ of the Rukn Yamani because it is a part of the Ka’abah that still stands on the original foundations that Ibrahim alaihis Salam built…and Allah Ta’ala knows best…regardless it is a Sunnah to touch this corner if possible and without hindering or harming others…And Abdullah bin Umar RadhiAllahu anhu reports he heard RasuluLlah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam say that ‘istilaam’ of Rukn Yamani and of the Hajar Aswad atones for sins…see this previous post for more details

…the Shadharawan is the lighter marble ledge jutting out from the wall of the Ka’abah…Abdullah bin Zubayr RadhiAllahu anhu had this feature built so as to prevent water seeping down into the foundations…do revisit this Mubarak place marked within the Shadharawan

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…the Hateem lights being cleaned and polished as scenes of demolition are so close in the background…more to follow Insha’Allah…

…Insha’Allah we all have Istiqama in our Du’as for the massive projects in and around the Haramain…as well as for the Haram Heroes and their unrelenting love and care for their work…

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.