Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Al-Masjid An-Nabawi As-Sharif, expressions, Habibullah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam

…hazy hallucinations…

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…a hazy shawl woven of the finest silk and musk with sprinkles of Mubarak dust has been thrown over Madinatun Nabi for weeks…you can even see velvety Angel-down feathers if you squint to reality…truly…feel the exquisite tenderness too…a delicate flutter fondles the spirit …truly…

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…a cashmere gossamer of the softest pastel tints caresses heart cheeks with kisses of love…tear drops of mercy trickle to every limb…goosebumps tingle the soul…

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…summer’s colour riot nudges nearby…patiently waiting the cue from Al Khaliq…gaiety ready to prance and cavort…

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…hazy hallucinations soon to be jolted…sending languid worshippers scuttling to the only Shade that is worth scuttling to…

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In my hallucination

I saw my beloved’s flower garden

In my vertigo, in my dizziness

In my drunken haze

Whirling and dancing like a spinning wheel

I saw myself as the source of existence

I was there in the beginning

And I was the spirit of love

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Now I am sober

There is only the hangover

And the memory of love

And only the sorrow

I yearn for happiness

I ask for help

I want mercy

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And my love says:

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Look at me and hear me

Because I am here

Just for that

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I am your moon and your moonlight too

I am your flower garden and your water too

I have come all this way, eager for you

Without shoes or shawl

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I want you to laugh

To kill all your worries

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To love you

To nourish you

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Oh sweet bitterness

I will soothe you and heal you

I will bring you roses

I, too, have been covered with thorns

…Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi Rahmatullahi alaihi…

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 1, 2015 at 11:15 am

    wow!! maulana Rumi and these pics cast a kind of spell which makes me go over this again and again
    “sending languid worshippers scuttling to the only Shade that is worth scuttling to” love it…
    your posts some times transform me from mundane to magical so quickly that i find myself lost. love this sweet confusion
    much love

    • almiskenah Reply
      April 4, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Dearest Sister Saimah and family,
      Alhumdulillah you find sweetness in confusion…Insha’Allah I must try this combination 🙂 Seems like a great recipe for when the brain tries to derail ones focus. JazakiLlahu khaira,
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • habibah Reply
    April 2, 2015 at 11:52 am

    SubhanAllah, the pictures are mesmerising – made more so by the magical tones of the words of Jalaluddin Rumi, indeed puts you into a hazy hallucination of love for your Creator and imaginings of being close to Him in Jannah….and you wish dreams like that would never end….

    May Allah SWT bless you and your dear ones, keep you firm upon the sirat al-mustaqim, and may He send peace and blessings upon RasulAllah (SallAllahu alayhi wa sallam)

    • almiskenah Reply
      April 4, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Dearest Bint Habibah,
      may your imaginings become reality and you and yours are granted an intimate proximity in Jannah Ameen,
      Wassalamu alaikum

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