Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Al-Masjid An-Nabawi As-Sharif, Habibullah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, Juma'ah Mubarak, Rambling, reminders, Ziyaratun Nabi


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Extol, then, God’s limitless glory when you enter upon the evening hours, and when you rise at morn; and seeing that unto Him is due all praise in the heavens and earth, glorify Him in the afternoon as well, and when you enter upon the hour of noon. (30:17-18)

The Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wasallam has said: The persons who secludes himself in the Masjid in I’tikaf in true faith and hope for the reward of Allah, all of his previous sins shall be forgiven.

Our Lord Subhanahu Wa Ta’aladescends each night to the earth’s sky when there remains the final third of the night, and He says: “Who is saying a prayer to Me that I may answer it? Who is asking something of Me that I may give it him? Who is asking forgiveness of Me that I may forgive him?”

The Apostle of Allah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam was asked: Which of the actions is best? He replied: Observing prayer early in its period.

In a Hadith Qudsi, the Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam said: Out of all the ways through which My servant gets closer to Me Salah is the dearest to Me.

Jabir RadhiAllahu anhu narrates: I heard Nabi SallAllahu alaihi wasallam saying: Verily when Shaytan hears Adhan he flees until he reaches the place Rauha. Sulaiman RahimahuLlah said: I asked Jabir about Rauha. He replied that it is thirty-six miles from Madinah.

‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar RadhiAllahu anhuma narrates that Rasulullah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam said: Three persons will b e upon mounds of Musk on the Day of Resurrection, envied by all former and all latter people. The man who calls Adhan for the five times Salat during the day and the night; and the man who leads Salat in a manner that people are pleased with him; and a slave who has fulfilled the rights of Allah and the rights of his master.

Salman RadhiAllahu anhu narrates that Nabi SallAllahu alaihi wasallam said: He who performs Wudu in his house and perfroms it well, then comes to the Masjid, he is the guest of Allah, and it is obligatory upon the Host to extend hospitality to His guest.

Abu Hurairah RadhiAllahu anhu narrates that Nabi SallAllahu alaihi wasallam said: Verily Allah will illuminate those who make their way to the Masjids in darkness with a brilliant light on the Day of Resurrection.

Abu Hurairah RadhiAllahu anhu narrates that Rasulullah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam said: Those who frequent the Masjids in darkness undoubtebly are the people who are immersed in Allah’s Mercy.

Abu Hurairah RadhiAllahu anhu narrates that Nabi SallAllahu alaihi wasallam said: Anyone of you who leaves his home to come to my Masjid, for every footstep a virtue is written, and for every other footstep a sin is erased until he returns.


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
    May 29, 2009 at 7:11 am

    the lights from the new shamsiyats appear to have added yet another dimension to the already luminous courtyard of the mubarak mosque!! the blessed lateness of the night is evident not only by presence of fewer visitors but also by something which u dear sister could capture and i can’t put in words.jazakillah for sharing these moments! may Allah SWT grant us all the opportunity to take such retreats in haramain or wherever we may be,Inshallah Ameen. feels great to recall that one can keep night vigil in the masjid sharif now,alhamdullilah. Jumua’h mubarak to u and all.

  • saimah Reply
    May 29, 2009 at 8:22 am

    PS: is the wrapped up minaret being refurbished?

  • Nadia Siddique Reply
    May 29, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    @ sister saimah: Ameen to your dua! May we all get to go there soon, IA!

    @ sister Almiskeenah: dear sister, may Allah The Most Hight bless you with ABUNDANT khayr for posting these lovely pictures!
    please remember me in your duas in your night vigil there. Jazakillah Khayran katheeran.

  • Umme- Shiraaz Reply
    May 29, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Salaam Alaikum Sister Almiskeenah.. beautifull hadith reminder’s jazakAllahu khair for pictures as well. Please keep us in your dua’s to illuminate our hearts with the love of Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam. and send our salaam as well.
    JazakAllahu khair.

  • almiskenah Reply
    May 30, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Assalamu alaikum,
    Dear Sister Saimah,
    yes the lighting all around and inside Haram has a captivating quality, mesmerizing one to contemplate the True Light Subhanahu wa Ta’ala and His Beloved Manifested Light SallAllahu alaihi wasallam making all the physical lights seem dim!
    I think the Ottoman minaret is being renovated, the ornate decoration being painted. Insha’Allah I will keep you posted as it progresses. Yes, the nights are super special. For those coming soon, make sure you sacrifice some sleep and present yourself in the early hours to the Prince of Madinah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam.
    Dear Sister Nadia and Umme-Shiraaz, you are mentioned! May blessed answers visit you and yours, Ameen.
    Wassalamu alaikum

  • Salz Reply
    May 30, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Love the first pic sis! =) If you don’t mind me askin, what camera do you have? 😀 xx

  • almiskenah Reply
    May 31, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Assalamu alaikum,
    Dear Salz,
    I like that first picture too, but such minimal lighting needs a tripod, but coping with the ‘nice vice squad’ hovering about as it is now, I think the sight of a tripod would make them really flip 🙂
    It is a Ricoh Caplio 7
    It is my son who is the camera expert and he chose this for my purposes here, and the small size and black to blend in 🙂
    As I become more brazen I am making Du’a for a SLR model.
    Wassalamu alaikum

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