Honouring this Month of Lights, Sister Baraka of Madinatun Nabi had been creatively blessed to produce this art work inspired by our Noble Nabi SallAllahu alaihi wasallam’s Sandala, while incorporating six Ahadith expounding the virtues of Yaumul Juma’ah.
…on the day of Juma’ah hasten to the remembrance of Allah…(62:9)
Beginning with the right Sandala (bottom right hand corner), the Arabic text refers to the Hadith that encourages one to increase Salawaat on the eve and the day of Juma’ah.
Following the pattern of right print then left, the next one refers to the Hadith where our Beloved Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam said to the effect that the best Salat in the eyes of Allah Ta’ala is Salatul Fajr on the day of Juma’ah.
The third Sandala refers to the Hadith that states to the effect that the one who performs Ghusl on the day of Juma’ah, applies itr and wears their best clothes and goes to the Masjid with tranquility, sits and listens to the Khutbah, then it will be the removal of sins from the previous Juma’ah to the next.
The fourth Sandala refers to the recommendation of reading Suratul Khaf on Juma’ah.
The fifth Sandala refers to the Hadith that states to the effect that the best Sadaqah is that given on the day of Juma’ah.
And the final Sandala refers to the Hadith that states to the effect that there is one hour on the day of Juma’ah where Du’a is accepted.
Insha’Allah, Sister Baraka is offering prints of this work for sale. You may contact her here for details.
The deep void of black nothingness
was chosen to receive the Light.
The ink from the pearly ruby Pen
was chosen to scribe the Light
The Preserved Tablet
was chosen to proclaim the Light
The jewel encrusted ‘Arsh
was chosen to reflect the Light
The loins of the pious
were chosen to carry the Light
The noble truthful son of Muttalib
was chosen to deliver the Light
The pure pristine womb of Aminah
was chosen to nurture the Light
The month of the first spring
was chosen to shine the Light
The golden sands of Makkah
were chosen to welcome the Light
This blessed Ummah of the Light
was chosen to be guided by the Light
Our heedless forgetful heart
has been chosen to be a receptacle of the Light
Our careless flippant tongue
has been chosen to send perpetual blessings upon the Light
SallAllahu alaihi wasallam.
Insha’Allah choose this Mubarak Month of Light
to excessively praise Allah Ta’ala
Who manifested His Light
in our chosen master Al-Mustafa
…a light-giving lamp. (33:48)
Allah and His Angels call down blessings on the Prophet. O you who have faith, call down blessings on him and ask for complete peace and safety for him. (33:56-57)
Insha’Allah choose to abundantly recite Salat and Salam,
firmly establishing and increasing love for the Light
in an ever expanding a grateful heart,
desirous of becoming closer to the Light on the Day of Judgement
and drinking from his hand in the Eternal Garden of Bliss
as one of the chosen.
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O Allah, bless our liegelord Muhammad whose light preceded creation and whose appearance was a mercy for the worlds, blessings equal to the number of Your created beings who have passed and who remain, who are fortunate and who are wretched, blessings that use up all numbers and encompass all borders, blessings with no limits or bounds, no term nor end, blessings that last as long as You last, and the like of it upon his family and Companions. And for this may Allah be praised. 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.