Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Al-Masjid An-Nabawi As-Sharif, expressions, Habibullah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, Rabi'alAwwal 1431, Ziyaratun Nabi

last night in Paradise…

By In

Last night in Paradise
Angels were baking cup cakes
while chanting Ya Mustafa
as they strummed light waves
and plucked star strings
with feathered wings
tinkling bells chimed in unison
as they always do

these heavenly
vibrations reached far beyond the exosphere
ricocheting off the majestic name


embellished on the Throne

eons before anything was and

beyond time and space

even long before “BE”

Last night in Paradise
Angels were baking cup cakes
the wafting aroma
caught in puffs of breeze
above the Abode
an ambrosia for yearning

repercussions were felt
in the Meadow
as obeisant foreheads melted
on the euphoric floral
entwined with thornless roses
and intoxicating jasmine
as veils lifted

veils finer than an ants wing
embroidered with resplendent
beads of pearls
every lustre and gossamer thread
reflecting mercy on every surface
as it orbits
around a Universe
created just for him

glowing lamps flicker
entire galaxies
madly float
in hearts brimming
with adulation
tears spill in the Garden

oh that they mingle
where his blessed tears
fell as raindrops

where his wise counseling
was a melodious river

where his numinous light
still illuminates even the most wretched

where scent still rises
from his every footprint

where pillars still yearn
for his embrace

where the earth still sighs
from the kiss of his muddied forehead

where his gaze shot arrows of love

where his smile still dances in the air

where his touch
subdued the wildest ego
snuffed the flames of disbelief
united warring fractions
and harmony was finally defined
all by his shadowless perfection

Praiser and Praiseworthy
our stooping and weeping and supplications
are meek compared to your esteem and your vastness
our salutations
within a darkened stupor
our only hope
is the hope
that dazzles
from your Light
emitting sparks to needy slaves

Last night in Paradise
Angels were baking cup cakes

we sweep the rooms of our being
lay the sufrah
and now







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.


  • ummsqueakster Reply
    February 24, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Assalamu Alaikum wr wb,

    Cupcakes and the Prophet (saws), what could be better? Ok, throw in a kitty or 2 and it would be perfect 😉

  • Asiyah Reply
    February 25, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Assalam ualaikum,
    A lovely and funny poem Mashallah! ………….. Last night in paradise angels were baking cup cakes………. HA HA! they must have been yummy! and the pictures look very STUNNING with all the lights , it really looks like our beloved prophet`s [saws]
    birthday over there in al Madina…Subhanallah Jazakallah
    Wassalam lots of love Asiyah xxx oo

  • maryam Reply
    February 25, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Assalamu Alaikum,
    `Last night in paradise Angels were baking cupcakes` :):)
    I found this quite funny when I read it;a splendid poem Mashallah.
    I am just getting into learning all the rules and details of poetry in english at the moment.The photos are brilliant!
    Jazakallah for posting,I stop by and have a read here every day and want to comment quite often but most of the time I don`t have any words.Your words and pics are much appreaciated :).
    A belated Miladun-Nabi Mubarak to you!

    Wassalam and lots of love and dua,

  • saimah Reply
    February 25, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Who are celebrating!!!
    whom being celebrated!!!!
    where being celebrated!!!!
    Be quiet Rejoice be gateful!!!
    wish could hug u straightaway

  • always in my kitchen Reply
    February 25, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Now I know what they eat in heaven!

  • almiskenah Reply
    February 25, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Wa ‘alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
    🙂 Dear UmmS!!! Insha’Allah one of these days I will try to capture oodles of kitties just for you and S! Meanwhile don’t eat too many cup cakes…huzzah (I don’t even know what huzzah means, just see it on your blog LOL!)
    Dear Asiyah…yes, the air is full of celebratory bubbles…and if we are told that all we desire will be waiting for us in Jannah, then why not cup cakes :)…meanwhile may everyone enjoy the yummy ones you make!
    Dear Maryam, Alhumdulillah it is not a belated Milad un Nabi Mubarak! Not sure if the thoughts I try to string together constitute the sort of ‘real’ poetry you would be studying. Insha’Allah you are enjoying the various styles and continuing to write your own.
    Dear Sister Saimah, I am soon off to spend the night in and around Haram, Insha’Allah. The heart is dancing, so very difficult to be in a SSSHHHHHHHHHH mode! Hugs and Du’a to you all 🙂
    LOL Dear C/K, always in your kitchen! Yes, by the grace of God we can eat to our hearts content, and whatever we dream suddenly will appear without any effort! Oh what bliss!
    Wassalamu alaikum

  • ummsqueakster Reply
    February 25, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Assalamu Alaikum wr wb,

    According to Sh. Wikipedia:

    Huzzah (originally huzza, and in some North American dialects hurrah) is an English interjection of joy or approbation. According to the Oxford English Dictionary it is “apparently a mere exclamation”[1]. The dictionary does not mention any specific derivation. Whatever its origins, it has seen occasional literary use since at least the time of Shakespeare.

    I will eagerly await more kitty pics, and alas, will not be eating many cupcakes, as that would destroy my current healthy eating streak.

  • almiskenah Reply
    February 27, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Wa ‘alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
    JazakiLlahu khaira Dear UmmS for this…Ozzies say Hoorayyyy…you have shed light on this interesting word and the fascinating ways it is slightly changed by different cultures and locales. Some great synonyms in the thesaurus!
    Maybe you could dollop some cottage cheese in a cup cake patty and ‘pretend’ LOL! Mabruk on your steadfastness!
    Wassalamu alaikum

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