Category Archives: Makkah al-Mukarramah

…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.

…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.