Habibullah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, Hajj 1435, Makkah al-Mukarramah, virtual tours

…Makkan Ziyarah…

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…whizzing past the grave of Ummuhatul Mu’mineen Maymunah, RadhiAllahu anha…unfortunately when traveling to Makkah by bus one is not able to stop give Salam or make Du’a as is the case when travelling by car…plus there is no longer a place to park as there was before…intense road works either side of this Mubarak site extend for kilometres along this part of the Hijrah Highway where gouging massive trenches have been dug… as can be partially see here…i fear for what the scene may be next time passing by…

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…and yet no attention is spared for the glamorous expansion project or for the mushrooming of lavish hotels and shopping malls…our noble heritage seems to be easily brushed aside…our connection to the sanctity of our past history slowly eroded away…all the more for time to be spent sharing stories from the heart of the Seerah…especially with young ones…because such stories, when held safely in hearts can never be taken away…make a treasure chest within your chest…ready to dip into it…letting the events shine before the eyes of all you relay such gems to…Insha’Allah…

…the day we decided to make Ziyarah was extremely hot and dusty…a pall of haze was enveloping this  blessed valley…much coming from the constant mountain demolishing and construction projects…this speck had little energy for taking photos…by sheer neglect..or maybe foolish neglect we had left without water…very unwise…never do that during these scorching days…by the time we found a place to buy some we were about to collapse…

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…the Noble Birth Place has been painted…but the Haia presence remains…that white office to the left is where they distribute material in all languages…and encourage pilgrims to move away…

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…and still in denial…two huge billboards attached to the front of the building seem to be delivering the message that this is ‘merely a library’…the wording on other signs emphasizing that there is no proof that this is the noble birth place…

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…SubhanAllah…so much floods the soul when the eyes gaze upon…not necessarily the building…but the place…this very slither of land…when we allow the gaze to imagine the magnificence of how the mountains were at the time…standing in their natural glory…rugged and austere…unimpeded by any intrusion by man…and this is how we need to reflect…strip all away…even if for a few fleeting seconds that disconnects …know that all good that we have is through the Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasalam…all exemplar qualities of man were in our Noble Nabi SallAllahu alaihi wasalam…whom Allah Ta’ala made manifest for our salvation at this exact chosen place…the means, the key and the door to Allah Ta’ala is through His Habib SallAllahu alaihi wasallam…why do we complicate that which Allah Ta’ala has made so beautiful…so pristine?…

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…walking onward we arrived at Masjid Shajarah with Masjid Rayah, to the left, on the other side of a major road…tree…jinn…flag…more details…plus turning into this major road and then on the left is Masjid Jinn…we rested there for some time as it was super cool with very efficient AC’s Alhumdulillah…unfortunately there has been a smokey glass partition erected between the upstairs sisters area with the main brothers section downstairs…so photos of the dome with the Ayat from Surah Jinn, shown in the link above were no longer possible…but we did what many other sisters were doing and went downstairs to the main Masjid…but I was too exhausted to take photos…

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…the next stop was to Mu’alla…to pay our respects to the Queen of Makkah our Lady Khadija RadhiAllahu anha and other illustrious giants from our past…how humbling it is to realize such esteemed family are residing here…and to have the opportunity to convey greetings and make Du’a…SubhanAllah…

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Narrated Abu Hurairah RadhiAllahu anhu: The Prophet  SallAllahu alaihi wasallam said that Jibreel Alaihis Salam said, “Here is Khadija coming to you with a dish of food or a tumbler containing something to drink. Convey to her a greeting from her Lord and give her the glad tidings that she will have a palace in Paradise built of Qasab wherein there will be neither any noise nor any fatigue (trouble).

…the hum of traffic zooming by…the searing sun rays melting the brain… all is momentarily lost as the heart turns back the time to deeply feel her Mubarak presence…intentions to make lifestyle changes that try to emulate her love, devotion, simplicity and unwavering Iman are renewed Insha’Allah…

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.

9 Comments

  • ayd Reply
    September 11, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Feeling as if I was with …on Ziyarat. Shukran for sharing. How true about the extravegent buildings and shopping … Wondering what will be left for our future generations to see !!!

    • almiskenah Reply
      September 14, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Dear Ayd and family…it actually feels as though hundreds are accompanying me…through heat and tears and Insha’Allah blessings along the way.
      One does contemplate the future…may Allah Ta’ala be foremost in our hearts and lives and then Insha’Allah whatever the outer may be our connection to and with Him is our salvation, Ameen.
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • MKM Reply
    September 12, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Assalamu Alaikum & Jumma Mabrook!

    Long time since I came on this blog but Alhumdolillah so many memories come flooding back…These Saudis are trying to erase the history of Islam and gleefully build shopping malls…..but thank you for the effort you put in….May Allah ta’ala invite me and my family back in sha Allah

    • almiskenah Reply
      September 14, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      Wa ‘alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Dear MKM,
      Insha’Allah you and yours are called back sooner than you expect, Ameen.
      Alhumdulillah that what is in the heart can never be erased. So may we all be steadfast with strengthening polishing and filling the heart will all that gains Allah Ta’ala’s favours and pleasure, Ameen.
      Wassalamu alikum

  • Mohammed shakeel Reply
    September 12, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Subhanallah jazakallah sister for the beautiful pictures. The most powerful place on earth.

    • almiskenah Reply
      September 14, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Dear Brother Mohammed Shakeel,
      🙂
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • Seema Reply
    September 13, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Assalaam Alaikum Sister,

    Alhamdulillah, May Allah accept your Umrah, Ziyaarah, and all your ibaadah. Aameen
    SubhanAllah! Your visit to the most precious and holy places…………priceless pictures…………. fond memories …….. a desire to be there again, inshaAllah!

    Wassalaam

    • almiskenah Reply
      September 14, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      Wa ‘alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Dear Sister Seema,
      Ameent thumma Ameen.
      SubhanAllah the desire never leaves one…even if back in a hotel room for a short time the desire is there to return! Such is Allah Ta’ala’s Mercy! A magnet to the heart and soul, SubhanAllah!
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • Ridhwana Reply
    September 14, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Dearest aunty Noorah,

    If you don’t see me in Jannah, please ask for me

    Ridhwana x

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