Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, hallowed nights, Juma'ah Mubarak, Ramadhan 1430

Iftar 21

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…thousands stream…

…waiting for sunset, and the blessings of the last ten days of this rapidly disappearing Mubarak guest…

…tons and tons of food is donated…

…and distributed in the courtyard and inside Masjid Nabawi…

…by teams representing the philanthropists…

….who commit to provide food and drink to the faithful for the entire month….

….miles and miles of carpets…

….and miles and miles of sufrahs are spread…

…with an array of nourishing delights…

…such is Allah Ta’ala’s Bounty…

….and blessed are those who prepare pre-packed meals…

….and who devote waiting moments to the Qur’an Majeed…

…and who offer dates to fulfill the Sunnah of breaking the fast…

…and who have travelled far and wide to spend their fasting days with our Noble Messenger SallAllahu alaihi wasallam…

…and experience the rich diversity of the Ummah…

….as the pangs of hunger and the parched throat remind the heart to consider all less fortunate…and to open the floodgates of generosity…

…and to be grateful for the unlimited blessings Allah Ta’ala bestows upon us…

…as we enter the days that He Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala is most generous in freeing His slaves from the Fire…

…and hearts and souls embrace the possibility of seeking the Night better than a thousand months with increased devotions…

…and Du’a is made for Sayyidina Ali Ibn Abi Talib RadhiAllahu anhu, who was taken back to his Rabb on this day..

…and for the Ummah to be granted victory…

….and for the Deen to return to the Haramain as it was during the time of our Beloved Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam…

….for our love of our Blessed Rasulullah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam to be so expansive that his Sunnah is the basis for our actions…

…and beg Allah Ta’ala to turn our hearts to His obedience…

…and keep our hearts steadfast on His Deen, and encourage this in the young through example…

…and for Allah Ta’ala to show us the Truth as Truth, rendering us help to follow that…

…whilst assisting us to avoid falsehood…

….and protecting us against every kind of sin…

…and leaving no sin unforgiven, no worry unremoved, and no want, which is according to Allah Ta’ala’s liking, unsatisfied….

…Ya Rabb, endow our hearts with a greater love for You and instill in our hearts a yearning to submit more to You…

…Ya Rabb make faith something that we cherish…

…so we taste the sweetness of Iman with every breath…

…and we feel the Light of Revelation in all we do…

….with each step being guided on the Straight Path…

….and being blessed with La illahu illa Allah Muhammadur Rasulullah

….forever shining from within and on our lips at our appointed time. Ameen Ameen Ameen.

JUMA’AH MUBARAK!

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.

13 Comments

  • jummy Reply
    September 11, 2009 at 2:35 am

    Assalamu Alaikum

    Jummah mubarak to you as well. I rarely comment 🙂 MashaAllah what a lovely post this is! JazzakaAllah khairen for sharing and AMIN to you dua.
    Love Jummy

  • Nadia Siddique Reply
    September 11, 2009 at 3:06 am

    AMEEEEN to your duas, dear sister… *huuuug* Jumma Mubarak!

  • ikramuddin Reply
    September 11, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Assalamualaikum dearest sister,

    <> These days are spent in little more than reminiscing over those days spent as a guest in the home of the beloved alahisalatuwasalam.

    Ameen thuma ameen to your duas! Juma’ah Mubarik.

  • Wishful Whale Reply
    September 11, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    !AMEEN!

    And one day soon I too shall be there receiving that yummy food! Coming soon to a Ramadan near you Nightingale!

    🙂 x x x x 🙂

  • Farzeen Reply
    September 11, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Assalaamu’alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh dear sister

    Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures and heart-moving thoughts….barakallahu fik! Please remember us in your du’as : )

  • Leila Reply
    September 12, 2009 at 1:48 am

    You take our breath away with posts like this!!! 🙂 May Allah swt reward you for sharing this beauty with us, who are far from the blessed place, but you make us closer! 🙂 Ameen ameen thumma ameen to your wonderful doas! <3

  • Rawaa Bakhsh Reply
    September 12, 2009 at 3:00 am

    ya allah, amazing photos .. amazing words
    everything is great
    ameen ya rab al alammeen
    thank you 😀

  • Yasmin Patel Reply
    September 12, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Subhan Allah amazing photos. Jazak Allah for sharing these amazing heart-moving pictures. May Allah reward each one of his umma in this blessed month of Ramadhan . Ameen . please remember us in your dua’s.

  • ummyusuf Reply
    September 12, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Ameen to your moving Duas…wassalam

  • AHAMED NAVEETH Reply
    September 12, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Salams sister, ur previous posts abt badr was really nice, i have a 360 degree photo of the compounded area of badr where the battle took place, if u inform me ur email id i will send it to u so u can share it with all the brothers and sisters who r visiting this site, looking forward to ur reply, wassalam

  • almiskenah Reply
    September 12, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Wa ‘alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
    What a pleasant surprise to have you visit Dear Jummy! May you and yours be enveloped in the best of Ramadhan blessings!
    *huuuugSSS* to all your loved ones Dear Sister Nadia 🙂
    Insha’Allah the magnetism your heart feels for this Mubarak City will manifest into a physical presence again and again Dear Abu Ali, along with your family, Ameen.
    Yes, yes, yes, Insha’Allah ‘Wishful Whale’!
    Insha’Allah Dear Sister Farzeen…and please mention this needy one in yours too!
    How I would love for the entire Ummah to be here to not only see the beauty of these days, but to FEEL it deep in their being…every glance of the eye during the time leading to this massive feast of Iftar sees only LOVE, SubhanAllah, such rejoicing!
    Dear Rawaa Bakhsh, Dear Sister Yasmin and Umm Yusuf, JazakumuLlahu khaira for your presence and your kind sentiments.
    Dear Brother Ahamed, I will edit the Badr post to include the link for the panorama, also a moving audio just sent to me.
    Wassalamu alaikum

  • AHAMED NAVEETH Reply
    September 13, 2009 at 9:37 am

    i dont know ur email address and i cant find it on the site, i cant post the uploaded links in comments so how do i send u the panorama? plz email me naveeth at gmail dot com

  • UmmFarouq Reply
    September 18, 2009 at 11:50 am

    How I’ve missed your pictorial posts. I have not visited in a while. I hope you are well and have had a most blessed Ramadan, sister. What beautiful inspiration. Much love. Oh, how I miss Medina.

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