a month of miscellany, Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Al-Masjid An-Nabawi As-Sharif, Habibullah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam

‘a month of miscellany’ ::tahajjud place of Rasulullah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam

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Our Beloved Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam said, There is a certain hour in the night wherein if a Muslim asks Allah Ta’ala for any good of this world and the Hereafter, Allah Ta’ala will certainly give it to him. And this continues throughout the night.

Tahajjud; a most blessed prayer. (previous detailed post)

O Allah! All the praises are for you, You are the Holder of the Heavens and the Earth, and whatever is in them. All the praises are for You; You have the possession of the Heavens and the Earth and whatever is in them. All the praises are for You; You are the Light of the Heavens and the Earth and all the praises are for You; You are the King of the Heavens and the Earth; and all the praises are for You; You are the Truth and Your Promise is the truth, And to meet You is true, Your Word is the truth and Paradise is true and Hell is true and all the Prophets (Peace be upon them) are true; and Muhammad is true, and the Day of Resurrection is true. O Allah! I surrender (my will) to You; I believe in You and depend on You. And repent to You, and with Your help I argue (with my opponents, the non-believers) and I take You as a judge (to judge between us). Please forgive me my previous and future sins; and whatever I concealed or revealed You are the One who make (some people) forward and (some) backward. There is none to be worshipped but You.

Looking towards the northern wall of our Lady Fatimah RadhiAllah anha’s home where our Noble Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam’s offered Tahujjud, both alone and with Ahl Suffa, diagram here.
The plastic ’skirts’ attached to the columns that are on the periphery of the open umbrella areas are a relatively recent addition, protecting the Mushafs from the birds as they come and go for their ziyarah.
A closer view. Unfortunately bookcases have been placed in front of the decorative grill that surrounds the Mubarak Hujrah and the house of our Lady Fatimah RadhiAllahu anha. The oil painting of what seems to be a scene of Madinah, set in the Ottoman tile work always fascinates me…but I do not know the story behind it.
Taken from behind the raised platform looking towards the places of Tahujjud. Some narrations say this platform marks the place where the Ahl Suffa would stay, other narrations say it is to the right of this photo, and Allah the Almighty knows best.
This is the Baqi side of the raised platform, Babun-Nisa to the immediate left and Bab Jibreel to the left of where the lights are. The framed Hilye hangs above the shelf of Mushafs.

And We have sent you not but as a mercy for the Alameen, Al-Anbiya 21:107 is the main verse with the names Muhammad, Hameed, Mahmoud and Ahmad reading clockwise from the top right around the circular verses. I do not know the origin of this work either, please share if you know, Insha’Allah.


Rowdha As-Shareef is to the right of this corner. Note the elaborate Ottoman lighting fixture. It is one of a pair.

Detail of this decorative tile, displaying:

Help from Allah and a near victory. And give glad tidings to the believers.  As-Saff  61:13

A wider view of the platform, Babun-Nisa on the left.
This entire area is out of bounds for sisters during the crowded Umrah, Ramadhan, Hajj seasons…it is now fenced off and will be for months.
Once again heartfelt appreciation to the Ashiq who dedicated his time to take photos for this humble space, JazakumuLlahu khairan katheeran.

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.


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  • Farah Reply
    April 29, 2008 at 12:44 am

    As-salaamu ALaikum,

    As-salaatu wasalaamu alaika Yaa Rasul Allah sallahu alaihi wasallam.

    Jazak Allah Khair indeed…

  • umm yusuf Reply
    April 29, 2008 at 1:56 am

    jazakallah…nice to be almost “in” masjid Nabawi.The houses of Allah swt are truly a refuge for the Mo’mineen.On the way back from the hospital it was getting late for Asr so we had to stop at the Musalaah … one brother directed me in Arabic to the ladies wudu area ..and Ahhh how good it felt to be in there ” Ya Allah !” was what the heart felt “so good to be with Muslims” in this solace from the ouside noise.

  • sister in islam, south africa Reply
    April 29, 2008 at 9:33 am

    slmz sister miskeenah,
    i started reading ur blogs a few weeks ago after coming accross it online, alhumdulillah!
    to say it has been inspirational does not fully express it…may Allah Ta’ala accept from u all ur efforts!
    shukran for giving us a glimpse of life in madinah tayyiba, may Allah grant us the opportunity also of
    being neighbours of His beloved nabi (saws). once again jazakallah khair, please remember us in ur
    special duas.

  • Umm-e-Shiraaz Reply
    April 29, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Asalaam Alaikum Dear AlMiskeenah! JazakAllah for Ashiq-e-Rasool for giving us the oppurtunity to take a detail look through these pictures, offcourse we won’t be able to pay attention on details while hushing and restling to get to Riyaz-ul-Jannah! subhanAllah every detail is breath taking, I too is interested in knowing the story behind the oil painting, Decorative lightings are SubhanAllah. wassalaam

  • almiskenah Reply
    April 29, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Wa ‘alaikumus Salam Dear Ukht Farah, just returned from sitting almost where the first photo taken from…so beautiful, and managed to be in the actual Rowdha as-Shareef for you all, despite the crowds, Alhumdulillah. Making special mention for your mother Dear Umm Yusuf. Nice to hear of your ‘musalla’ retreat.
    Dear ‘Sister in Islam’, JazakiLlahu khairan for the encouragement…needed these days, have added you to my list.
    Dear Umm-e-Shiraaz it was upon your request some time ago wanting to see inside where sisters cannot venture that I asked the brother to take photos, so JazakiLlahu khairan for the suggestion.
    Wassalamu alaikum

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