Category Archives: Makkah al-Mukarramah

…true love…

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…uuummmm…much angst flowing through the veins…affecting the state of the heart knowing this franchise is in our most Radiant City…who sanctions such enterprises? why do we need to copy such crassness?…who with a true love for our sacred places would contemplate producing garish items…the Mubarak Ka’abah and Black Stone and Masjid Nabawi on oven mitts…mugs…caps etc…tasteless images related to our spiritual rituals juxtaposed with ‘that’ clock tower and other national landmarks…do we really need to display love for our glorious Deen this way?…all within minutes of the most cherished HabibuLlahu SallAllahu alaihi wasallam…our heritage is suffering enough…our Iman already so weak without this infiltrating and enticing the nafs or encouraging people to wear/use such items…Shaytan is certainly displaying his presence in the markets immediately around the courtyards…may we all increase our Istighfar…beg for forgiveness…rectify the condition of our hearts…have sincere intentions to embrace the Sunnah more than we may already be following…

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…Ya Rabb…shower Your Mercy upon the Haramain…Ya Rabb…protect and safeguard our holy sites…Ya Rabb…make us all shed tears of remorse for all that impedes our journey and closeness to You…Ya Rabb…expiate our evils deeds and ways and cause us to die among the righteous…Ya Rabb…Ya Rabb…I rely on Your pardon and Your clemency…Ya Rabb…do not leave us even for the blink of an eye…overlook our shortcomings…do not deprive us of Your bounties or suspend Your Barakah and Noor from us or from our Sanctified Precincts…Ya Rabb lead us to all that gains Your pleasure and favours…Ya Rabb help us to be steadfast upon Your commands and strong on the Siratul Mustaqeem…Ya Rabb inject true love into our hearts…Ya Rabb make our deeds acceptable when we come heads bowed and full of shame on that Fateful Day…Ya Rabb…turn our hearts only to You and Your obedience and to the Blessed Sunnah of Your Cherished Beloved SallAllahu alaihi wasallam…

…Ya Rabb…indeed You are the Mighty and the Generous…

…Ya Rabb shower blessings, peace and favours on Sayyidina Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wasallam and on his family…forgive our sins O the Most Forgiving of this who forgive…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.

…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.

…in the pitch-black darkness…

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A Prophet came while people were wrapped in pride

and in the pitch-black darkness of the night of unbelief,

Whereupon he dispelled this darkness with abundant light,

and in this matter he was helped by each of those who submitted.

 ‘Abdur Rahman ibn `Awf, RadhiAllahu anhu

…Insha’Allah, may we submit to the “abundant light” and be in “illumination”, steadfastly treading the paths of guidance, as we continue to bring the essence of the birth of our Blessed Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam into our hearts…he SallAllahu alaihi wasallam so lovingly sacrificed for us, his constant concern being “Ummmati Ummati”…may we make this a time of asking ourselves what is our constant concern?…how much is the Ummah still in pitch-black darkness after all these thousands of years?…each and every one of us can make a change…make the light of the Sunnah a reality in your life…in your homes…make efforts to overflow hearts with love of our Blessed Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam…shine your light of effort for the Ummah Insha’Allah…

…and in this matter he was helped by each of those who submitted…may we all be one who submits…Ameen…beneficial reminders from Muwasala

…Juma’ah in Masjid al-Haram shared by dear Ukht K…JazakiLlahu khaira and Umrah Mabrook to all offering Umrah during this special month…may they…and the Haramain be in our special du’as Insha’Allah…

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.