Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Al-Masjid An-Nabawi As-Sharif, Baqi Gharqad and death, Habibullah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, O Majestic Moon, Rabi'alAwwal 1431, Ziyaratun Nabi


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hubb is love in Arabic, habba is seed…

…seeds of love are blossoming during these Mubarak days of the First Spring. A month of lights where the love for our Blessed Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam’s spiritual luminosity resonates deeply in hearts as we taste the sweetness of the harvest of this love.

…the joyfulness and jubilation fills the air in and around the Dome of Felicity…especially on the eve of the 12th…children and brothers were distributing drinks and sweet dishes to the thousands who spent the night in close proximity, both physically and spiritually, to the Noble Resident of the Green Dome, Al-Mustafa, SallAllahu alaihi wasallam…

…regardless of the frequent visits from the dear ‘vice squad’ who were constantly roving about in their ‘matchbox’ car attempting to move groups…

…who were serenely engaged in salutations and praise, spreading seeds of love as the wind disperses the fragrance of a rose…some quietly reciting various Qasidas…

…many recording the rejoicing to share with loved ones far away…

…or partaking of Sheer Korma and other home made dishes…

…or merely gazing…recalling the words of our Blessed Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, ‘My most intense lovers are a group who will appear after me; one of them would love to exchange their family and wealth in order to see me’ as narrated by Abu Dharr RadhiAllahu anhu (Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbali)

His words are all pearls from the ocean of reality

Because his heart was united with the ocean of Truth (Rumi)

…while strolling this morning…bursting from every direction and every heartbeat and every heart that did beat, the seeds of love resonate with the realization that we are the honoured Ummah of the Best of Creation SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, SubhanAllah…

…you are the moon…

…you are the sun…

…you are the light upon light…

…you are the light of Surraya,

Oh Beloved, oh Messenger…

Insha’Allah may we nurture the seeds of love in our hearts so that they flourish into lush manifestations of love for our Blessed and Noble Nabi SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, and hence for each other, as his Ummah, Ameen.

O Allah, perfume his noble grave with the fragrant scent of blessings and peace.

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.


  • Nausheen Reply
    March 2, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Thank you for transporting us to the most blessed place on Earth with your beautiful words and pictures. Jazak Allahu khayran! 🙂

    Allahuma salle ala Sayyidina wa Habibina wa Mawlana Muhammad.

  • Iffat Reply
    March 3, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Salaams on this day… it has been a while since I have visited almiskenah… thank you for taking these eyes to our beloved’s abode, the most radiant and mubarak of places. Endless peace and blessings upon him.
    I hope you are well, by His Grace. … if on a day you travel fair sister to a garden most blessed, please carry my salaams to RasoolAllah, sallahu alaiyhi wasalam.

  • Iffat Reply
    March 3, 2010 at 4:23 am

    salallahu alaiyhi wasalam*

  • Qushayri Reply
    March 3, 2010 at 4:52 am

    Dear sister Umm Bilal,

    Rabi al-Anwar mubarak to you and your family from us. We always enjoy reading your blogs yet sometimes we are too lazy to submit a comment. As always, you have the best blog in the world. As you are near the best location in the universe. We ask you humbly for your duas and keep the posts coming insha-Allah.

    I really enjoyed the part, anta badrun anta shamsun, anta nurun fawqa nurin…..

    Allahumma Salli wa Sallim wa Barik ‘ala al-Nur al-Mubin ‘abdika wa Habibika Sayyidina Muhammad al-Amin wa ‘ala alihi wa sahbihi wa haqiqna bihubbihi wa akrimna biqurbihi wa-j’alna min rufaqa’ihi ya Rabbal-‘alamin


  • Dust of Thy Mubarak Feet Reply
    March 3, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Assalamualaykum Wa Rehmatullahi Wa Barakatahu,

    Subhan’Allah! Subhan’Allah! Subhan’Allah!

    This post made my Eid Milad un Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam more sweeter and much honored.

    Your thoughts are simply scintillating just for the reason that they are always in the Honor of Allah subhanawah ta’ala’s Most Beloved Habeeb-e-paak Hazrath Sayyidna Mohammad Mustafa Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

    Ameen to your Duas.

  • Muslimah min Junoobi afreeqa Reply
    March 3, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Assalamualaikum,how blessed you are to be living there…PLZ MAKE DUA THAT MY DREAM OF LIVING IN MADINATURASOOL is fulfilled soon,insha’Allah,aamin!

    March 3, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Assalamu Alaikum sister, ur posts always makes me speechless, dont know how to appreciate it, just pray for me that i am also in the group who gladly exchanges my family, my wealth and my life to see our seyyidina rasoolullahi sallahu alaihi wa sallam.

  • Muhammad Sayed Gafoor Sahib Hoorzuk Reply
    March 3, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Asalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatulahi wa Barakatuhu my beloved sister:)
    Shukran Jazeeran for taking me on a tour of the City of Cities,the Mubaruk Land of Huzoor e Paak Salalahu Alaihi Wasalam.
    May Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala reward you for your kind efforts.

    You are gifted and one of the chosen ones to Love and Live in the city of noor.I humbly beg you to please
    Send My Salaams to Huzoor e Paak Salalahu Alaihi Wasalam when make make ziyaret again.
    It is my desire to visit Madinaah,please make dua that my dua gets kabool so I can be Huzoor e Paak Salalahu Alaihi Wasalam’s meh’maan.
    Ameen Suma Ameen.

    Love you for the pleasure of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala.

    Wa alailkum salam wa rahmatulahi wa barakatuhu.

  • almiskenah Reply
    March 3, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
    Dear Sister Nausheen, Alhumdulillah that Allah Ta’ala has made our hearts with the capacity to be transported from wherever we are in our yearning to be near Sayyidina HabibuLlah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam. And Alhumdulillah for photography as well 🙂
    Dear Sister Iffat, ‘Endless peace and blessings upon him’ SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, Ameen Ameen Ameen…and Salams delivered and will continue to do so, Insha’Allah. The Mubarak Meadow is indeed most blessed these days where there are not so many and thus not the usual demands made on the sisters to cluster into nationalities, but as the flow of pilgrims increases I guess it will soon revert back to megaphones and a long wait to actually enter Rowdha Shareef.
    Dear Qushayri and family, JazakumuLlahu khaira for your kind words. You remain very much in the regular list to convey Salam and mention you and yours in Du’a being one of the early ones to appear on the ever growing ‘list’ 🙂
    I too loved this yesterday: anta badrun anta shamsun, anta nurun fawqa nurin…my gaze to the west saw the moon, to the east the sun and in between the glorious Dome of Peace! Sometimes Allah Ta’ala gives so much all at once, SubhanAllah! Alf alf alf by alf alf for the Salawaat!
    Dear Dust of Thy Mubarak Feet,
    Alhumdulillah for the sensation of sweetness we are blessed with and for the ability to know and love and yearn to be closer to Allah subhanawah ta’ala’s Most Beloved Habeeb-e-paak Hazrath Sayyidna Mohammad Mustafa Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
    Ameen Ameen Ameen Dear Muslimah min Junoobi afreeqa. This seems to be the dream of multitudes. May Allah Ta’ala fulfill such desires, as He so mercifully did for me, Ameen.
    Such an exquisite Hadith isn’t it Dear Brother Ahamed…oh to pass such a test, Insha’Allah.
    Dear Muhammad Sayed Gafoor Sahib Hoorzuk, Ameen for you to soon be blessed with being a neighbour of our Noble Nabi SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, and JazakumuLlahu khaira for your expressions of kindness and may I ask that you make Du’a that I continue to live and then die in this City of Radiance, Ameen.
    Wassalamu alaikum

  • saimah Reply
    March 5, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Oh dear your fascination with baaqee continues…..

  • almiskenah Reply
    March 5, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
    LOL!!! Dear Sister Saimah,
    YES…or is it an obsession?? 🙂 I feel if I keep visiting then maybe some of the esteemed residents may call me to join them…such is the yearning and the hope, Insha’Allah!
    But also it is so serene, even if only through the fence. And the work intrigues me…the shoring up and reinforcing the deep edges of the fence as well as new sections, the skills involved, the planning and the labourers from all over the world. And of course Alhumdulillah to offer Salam to thousands of our illustrious predecessors and some known inhabitants, Alhumdulillah!
    Wassalamau alaikum

  • Myesa Reply
    March 12, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Asalam Alaikum,
    Please sister Almiskeenah I would request you to pray for Pakistan. Bombs are being blown on jumah salah at the masjids. Insanity and hard heartedness is on the rise. Please appeal for mercy on behalf of all the Muslims of Pakistan at the peaceful Abodeof our blessed Mustafa SalAllahu Alahi Wasallam.

    take care

  • almiskenah Reply
    March 13, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Wa ‘alaikumus Salam Wa Rahamatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
    Dear Sister Myesa,
    Ever since being blessed with three wonderful years in Pakistan, and where so many dear loved ones live I do make Du’a for the situation there. May Allah Ta’ala’s mercy reach all hearts and His nusrah assist His slaves to make greater efforts at changing the condition of their hearts. Insha’Allah individual by individual may we witness floods of mercy rains pouring all over the country, Ameen.
    And please keep the Haramain in your Du’a, along with all places on the earth suffering corruption, oppression, wars, injustice. May the rewards be piling up in Jannah for those enduring humiliation and hardships, and may Allah Ta’ala grant them endless streams of Sabr, Ameen.
    Wassalamu alaikum

  • Abuzar Reply
    February 10, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Mustafa Jan-e-Rahmat pay lakhon salam
    Assalam o Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu,
    May Allah shower his abounding blessings upon you for sharing these most beautiful pictures with us.


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  • almiskenah Reply
    February 11, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Wa ‘alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
    JazakumuLlahu khaira Dear Abuzar. Alhumdulillah for the ability and technology to be able to offer some benefit.
    Wassalamu alaikum

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