Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, reminders, sharing, Ya Rabb

…almost Rajab…

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Madinah 2015 April1

…waiting…waiting for Allah Ta’ala’s month…hoping for all the promised blessings of Rajab and Sha’ban and to be blessed with Ramadhan…

Madinah 2015 April2

…waiting for mindful time to remember and ponder the Israa’ and Miraj…and the significance it has upon our lives in these times of discord and upheavals…

Madinah 2015 April3

…almost Rajab…Insha’Allah a month of boosting our Amal Salih…of bringing more consciousness into actions that will reap the sweetest of fruits in our Akhirah…a month when Allah Ta’ala multiplies our good deeds…will our Books go flying in the air as they hit the Scales??…

Madinah 2015 April4

…a month of offering more nawaful fasts…aiming to emulate our Blessed Nabi SallAllahu alaihi wasallam who fasted for most of Rajab…thereby earning the reward of fasting plus the reward of following the Sunnah SubhanAllah…

Madinah 2015 April5

…a month to be heedful of more sincere repentance…seek Allah Ta’ala’s Door of Repentance with the knowledge that this is the one Door that is forever open…

Madinah 2015 April6

…Insha’Allah mull over the difference between knowledge and awareness…we have been blessed with the knowledge of right actions but how much are we aware of Allah Ta’ala’s ever presence? how much of our knowledge is actualized?…Insha’Allah hearts exit this Mubarak month brimming with renewed remembrance…our Ruh…spirit flourishes with abundant dhikr…empower dhikr during this Rajab thus reaching heightened levels of sakinah never previously experienced…strive for unprecedented peace and solace…

Madinah 2015 April7

…Insha’Allah we are cognizant of Shaytan not being able to attack us from up or down…the two directions he cannot encircle us from…so raise hands up seeking forgiveness…feeling Allah Ta’ala’s forgiveness before the hands go down…or seeking while the head is down in prostration with the promise of forgiveness before the head is up…SubhanAllah!…

Madinah 2015 April8

…set out to trick Shaytan this Rajab before he tricks you…

Madinah 2015 April9

…imbue your every footstep with a glow that streams from an awakened heart…a heart you purposefully and meticulously set alight this Rajab to be more heedful of what is LOVED by our Rabb Subhanahu wa Ta’ala…

Madinah 2015 April10

…spend time being a passionate observer of how you spend your time…let wind flung mists of Barakah seep into your thirsty soul…almost Rajab…hand over your restless heart to your Rabb this Rajab…sink to the depths of this secret chamber and do not emerge until you are drunk from the sweetness…almost Rajab…why the procrastination??…


…candid scenes from the past few days in this City of Radiance and Enlightenment…

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.


  • saimah Reply
    April 17, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Here you come with your timely reminders and tempting exhortation to wards khair!!!jazakiAllah may we all heed insha Allah and Jumah Mubarak
    much love and adiyah
    p;s loved the colourful shayalas vendor pic

    • almiskenah Reply
      April 18, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Ameen thumma Ameen
      LOL!! Yes…I am the most needy…so always a reminder for me first.
      I too can never get enough of the colourful spreads seen all around the courtyard. Plus the antics of many of the guys selling are just as colourful…calling out the price in so many languages as they throw these diaphanous scarves in the air…all so pretty…along with people picking them up…holding them out…trying to make decisions…a very difficult task the designs are stunning. They can be sewn together to make wonderful curtains.
      Love and Du’a to you and yours Dearest Saimah. If there were an award going for the most loyal of ‘commenters’ you would win hands down…though Bint Habibah seems to be challenging that 🙂
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • habibah Reply
    April 17, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Masha’Allah, love these special glimpses into everyday scenes at the Prophet’s Mosque, and subhanAllah your writings induce such excitement in me for the Deen like the best of khutbahs in Ramadan.
    InshaAllah these blessed months coming in such fast succession are brimming with opportunities for ajar and rewards and khayr, such a rahma from Allah SWT to give His humble servants so many easy and simple ways to gain His love. I will certainly not be shy 🙂 I will greedily grasp at every single little chance with a hungry and ravenous ruh.

    Juma’ah Mubarakah! Lots of love, dua and *hugs* for you and yours, and as the Isra and Miraj approaches please send my durood to RasulAllah sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam.

    • almiskenah Reply
      April 18, 2015 at 11:05 am

      Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Dearest Bint Habibah and family,
      Alhumdulillah…great to read that you will be hungry and ravenous as you seek Allah Ta’ala’s Rahmah…keep it up and inspire others to follow the same example, Insha’Allah!
      Love and Du’a and continuing with your requests 🙂
      Wassalamu alaikum

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