Here we sit in the Rawdah bathed in the Prophet’s presence
Seeking divine satisfaction and beautiful welcome
We have come to you needy, O safest of refuges,
Broken, brought low, and bewildered to the core
Ask God to grant us every goodly care
To regard our hopes at the moment of Resurrection
The clarity of your power and incomparable message
Surpasses those of every sent Messenger
You are God’s gateway to every good
And whoever reaches you finds satisfaction and reunion
Every secret from the prophets has proceeded
From your sublime station, affirmed by transmission
I plead my case through Your Prophet, O God,
From Your promise to accept his intercession
All who encamp at the abode of a generous host
Attain their most fervent wish and everything they seek
So here we thank God for every blessed time
He grants us a visit to our beloved Messenger
And every time we visit the graveyard at Baqi
And all the Companions and Fatima’s children
And each time we visit the wives and daughters
And son of humanity’s rescuer at that fateful Day
And every time we visit those who fell at Uhud,
The noble martyrs and the Prophet’s uncle
By virtue of their rank, we ask for supreme safety
On our journey home and when we enter into it
And for safe deliverance on the Day of Gathering
And to guard us from every crassly ignorant fool
O my Lord, bless the Prophet and his entire Family
And Companions and Followers who emulate his qualities.
Song Written Before the Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam
by Shaykh ibnal-Habib al-Amghari al-Idrisi al-Hasani Rahmatullahi alaihi
(This song was recited by the Shaykh in the “Rawdah” in front of the Prophet’s tomb in Medina, and copied by a companion. “Rawdah” from the hadith: “Between my minbar and my grave is a Rawda from among the Riyaad of Heaven,” also meaning “garden” or “meadow.” This version is based on translations made by Aisha Tarjumana, with help from Abdarrahman Fitzgerald and Shakir Masoud)
With kind and generous permission from Sidi Daniel Abdul-Hayy Moore as found in the preface of his deeply spiritual volume Sparrow on the Prophet’s Tomb, available directly through his sites, (1,2) where you can also feast on his expansive tasty morsels of creativity through his delectable imagery, or here.
The mosaic is complied by photographs generously shared by Brother Salim Adam, Alhumdulillah.
Also bathe in the recent exclusive photos Brother Noushad shares from inside Masjid Nabawi.
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.