Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Al-Masjid An-Nabawi As-Sharif, Ramadhan 1435

…perfect desire to meet…

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…so many emotions swirl when one is in the Quba area…inner images and feelings try to arrange themselves like watching the creation of a time lapse jigsaw puzzle…emotional scenes of Yathrib lovers with the perfect desire to meet our Beloved Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam…a man the majority had never seen but only been told about…such love and devotion…waiting for days to sight the first tiny speck of his and Abu Bakr As-Saddiq RadhiAllahu anhu distant figures to appear…then the spontaneous burst of pure joy and delight once they were seen and it was established which one was actually our Blessed Messenger SallAllahu alaihi wasallam…SubhanAllah…close your eyes and see this very scene with the eyes of your heart…

…so when one comes to Quba this is all replayed over and over on the inner screen of imagination…Alhumdulillah for our minds to be gifted such a facility…to be able to switch from all that is now present and seen…SubhanAllah the ability to choose what one may focus on…yes…the physical eyes see these mighty lacy minarets and the elegant architecture…but SubhanAllah the heart feels the energy and the beauty of how this Mubarak entrance must have been…may our intentions in these last fleeting moments of this 1435 Ramadhan be to have the perfect desire to meet our Rabb Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala just as our Beloved Prophet desired…

As the hour of union gets closer

the fire of desire burns more fiercer

(Isha tul Lumaat)

…so if we want sakinah in the heart and peace in our lives focus on Allah Ta’ala and His Habib SallAllahu alaihi wasallam with all that he has left us of his Sunnah and enthralling Seerah…so feel the fire burning as you increase the perfect desire to meet…

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…SubhanAllah the shadowless one SallAllahu alaihi wasallam walked this ground…for a few days establishing the first Masjid in Islam…lifting and preparing earth with his own hands…while now…the late afternoon light casts long shifting shadows…

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…the courtyard landscaping provides a pleasant space for reflection…

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…and pondering as your Books fill with at least eighty years of Ibadah…multiplied as Allah Ta’ala wishes during this rich month of Ramadhan…when bonuses are bountiful upon bountiful…

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…maybe a new trend…a shadelfie…

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…this flash of vibrant colour suddenly floated across a monochrome canvas of grey…

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…an expansive covered area to accommodate the huge numbers attending Taraweeh and Qiyamul Layl…massive air conditioners positioned on two sides pumping out a bearable temperature…

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…pre-Iftar preparations as laden trolleys criss cross the courtyard…

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…more Insha’Allah at a later time to share stories related to the two young girls seen beside the brother on the left…

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…carpets piled high before being laid out for Salat…

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…so feel the fire burning as you increase the perfect desire to meet…asking how perfect is my desire to meet my Rabb Subhanahu wa Ta’alaas these Mubarak moments fade away…

a very belated

last Ramadhan Juma’ah


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.


  • Amaal Reply
    July 26, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Just beautiful….look forward to more noor-infused Noor from our sacred lands after Eid insha Allah….for now may Allah ta ala give us all the strength and the himma to keep running to Him and His Beloved in this last leg of the Ramadaan race….much love and duas for you and the ummah of the Beloved, eternal blessings be on him, especially those being so very tested xxxx

    • almiskenah Reply
      August 1, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa BArakatuhu,
      Dearest Sister Amaal,
      Ameen thumma Ameen.
      Oh I am so far behind with replying…truly appreciate your input 🙂
      May our concentrated Ramadhan efforts continue until our honoured guest graces our homes and Masaajid next year Insha’Allah.
      Wassalamu alaikum

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