Category Archives: Makkah al-Mukarramah

…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.

…DONE!!! RA RA RA…and about to do…RA RA RA…and looking back…

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…days of golden light…how much we all need the golden rays of love and compassion from our Beloved Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam during these trying times…may we all be relentless in our du’as for the Haramain…may Allah Ta’ala save us all…ease all suffering…shower the entire Ummah with His Golden Rahmah and place all Muslims firmly on the Siratul Mustaqeem, Ameen…

…the moon was this exact golden colour the other night…playing hide and seek from behind clouds…moments later the sky rumbled…lightening flashed and rain fell kissing the parched ground and emitting a heavenly fragrance…rejuvenating…with wide smiles hiding under a niqab saoking all the blessings of pure Golden Rahmah…SubhanAllah…

…DONE…RA RA RA…the restoration inserting almost three years of photos into earlier blog posts…please…if you visit any of the archives from July 2006-November 2008 and see any blanks where a photo should be Insha’Allah do inform me in the comment box as it is quite possible some some may have been missed due to the tedium of the task…

…and about to do…RA RA RA…to travel to Makkah for Umrah,,,Insha’Allah updates to be posted upon returning…(says this speck who has still not posted Ramadhan Umrah photos) no posts while away…Insha’Allah the ‘list’ will be recited as many times as possible and Du’a to be made…

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…the weeks of revisiting posts from all those years ago has been a vivid reminder of how so many things remain the same…like watching the new Hujjaj stepping out in awe is not different from November 2008, Hajj 1429 Madinah

and yet looking back to Arafat and Mina prior to Hajj 1429/October 2008 where the massive achievements to the Jamarat design since then is formidable…Masha’Allah…

…Insha’Allah back next week sometime…Labaik Allahumma Labaik…

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.

…flashbacks…

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…the tedious, laborious task of updating previous posts, that were lost when the original almiskeenah domain collapsed, has resumed of late…thousands of photos need to be inserted into the blank spaces…each post is a minimum of 30 mouse clicks…some reaching 50 and more…gnarly arthritic fingers are moaning and groaning while the brain starts to fizzle with this monotonous and repetitive task…but the upside is to revisit history…SubhanAllah…so many places no longer exist…while others have mushroomed…so many beautiful reminders and memories embedded the early years of this endeavour…unfortunately all links have been lost…and sadly I doubt they ever will be…khair Alhumdulillah…

…SubhanAllah…September 2007

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…massive work on the eastern courtyard…all this was demolished once the King Abdullah expansion was planned…how things change…

…with sublime words from Jami’s ‘Perfume of the Desert’…

…and Makkah in October 2007…the hotel where some of the photos were taken from lost to the winds of time and the might of bulldozers…and the tall leering eye of Dajjal has not yet appeared…

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…read this timeless reminder as the reality of death as our state is questioned with ‘proclaim’

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“My wish is this, that when I die I still may smile, And while I go, Muhammad’s name Be on my tongue.” (Shakil Badayuni)    …from ‘blessings of Salawaat’

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JUMA’AH MUBARAK!

…Insha’Allah tawfiq is granted to complete this restoration with ease…about another nine months to go!!…

 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.