Makkah al-Mukarramah, Ramadhan 1436


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…hot…when I looked after Zuhur Salat the temperature was showing 49 but the energy to take another photo was just not there!!!!…crowded….stirring…truly amazing…the love for Allah Ta’ala…fasting for Him AND the intense desire to perform Umrah in Ramadhan was all overwhelming…to be a speck among millions waiting for the Maghrib Adhan to break fast stirs deep spiritual emotions…to be squashed tight against another…the heat of bodies adding to the heat of the sun…realizing this vast crowd was all striving for the same rewards…profoundly breathtaking!!!…really no words seem adequate…as much as I would like to sit sharing more I am finding the pull away from this keyboard far too strong…so for this time uploading a few photos will have to suffice…

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…Safa…Iftar here…momentous…

…may you and all your loved ones be winning he battle with your nafs…freeing the heart to surrender to the inner dimensions of this Holy Month Insha’Allah…

…keep the Ummah in your accepted du’a…keep the Haramain in your accepted du’a…keep the heart focused…Ameen…

…and apologies…I have not replied to comments for way too long…Insha’Allah your understanding for this neglect…limiting time on devices and online is the priority at the moment…

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.


  • Ikramuddin Syed Reply
    June 24, 2015 at 9:18 am

    The hearts yearns so strongly to be there once again… Jazakiallah khaira sister for keep us ‘digitally’ connected to that beloved soil.

    • almiskenah Reply
      June 30, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      Salam…Ahumdulillah for all the benefits the net gives us…the photos abound from every social media outlet…amazing connections flooding screens…may all filter into the heart Ameen.
      Intend to email…but precious time for so many things eludes me these days…may we all keep on track and focus on that which earns the greatest pleasure, Ameen.
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • saimah Reply
    June 26, 2015 at 6:49 am

    umrah mubarak dearest sister. The heat…. may Allah SWT give respite and sabr to us all for fulfilling the obligations of the mubarak month.insha Allah ameen

  • habibah Reply
    July 4, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi
    My soul feels restless upon seeing these beautiful pictures ma’sha’Allah. We are in exile in this dunya, at a temporary stop during the journey to our true home – and when I see the two Holy Cities I catch a glimpse of the Eternal Home – inshaAllah may we all meet there one day.

    I also apologise for not commenting as regularly – during Ramadan I also reduce the amount of time spent on screen. I am busy trying amass my ‘wealth’ for the Hereafter 🙂

    Ramadan Mubarak to you and your loved ones – may the good deeds of this month be wings carrying you to Jannah.

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