Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Stellar Sahabah, virtual tours

…re-visiting Uhud and Khandaq…

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…such joy taking the dearest of friends…whom we hadn’t see for about fifteen years…for ziyarahs…stopping at Masjid Shaikhain on the way to Shuhada Uhud…

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…this tiny Masjid marks the place where our Beloved Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam stopped on the way to the battle of Uhud to inspect the army…see link above for details…

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…battle site…now a site for the battle of the vendors as they attempt to attract customers…

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…construction of the new Masjid Shuhada which is beside the graveyard of the martyrs…

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…the Archer’s Hill..Jabal Ramah…the figures at the top reminding us of the few who remained after the majority ran down after the war booty, thinking the battle was over…

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…Bida’ah bida’ah bida’ah to peer into the grave site of the Uhud martyrs…the efforts of the authorities to prevent pilgrims looking inside thwarted…the opaque perspex broken in many places where one can see the grave of Sayyidina Hamza RadhiAllahu anhu…

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…from Shuhada we visited Khandaq and Banu Haram and Masjid Salman Farsi

…June 2012…where grumbles about our Sacred Sites were expressed…the grumbles continue but have become rants…Masjid Salman Farsi has been totally neglected…the entrance way cemented and bricked up…a sad crumbling derelict reminder of some of the best ever from our Ummah RadhiAllahu anhu…(the Uhud cave is concreted over…the small window looking into the Ghars well cemented over…the Salman Farsi RadhiAllahu anhu garden’s fence extended to a height where one can no longer glance into the serene date grove…the gate to Masjid Fath permanently locked)…

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…the locked gate of Masjid Fath…pilgrims climb the steps…many still offer two Ra’ats…squashed in the small area at the top of the steps…Allahu ‘Alum maybe next visit a huge wall will have been erected at the bottom of the steps…AstaghfiruLlah…the heart becomes so heavy with all the ‘barriers’ that one rarely wishes to take visitors to the noble places where so much was sacrificed for the Ummah…Alhumdulillah no one can erect barriers on our heart…unfortunately this is only done by one’s own self…may we never be so heedless or neglectful…

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…the disrespect…

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…senseless…

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…disrepair and despair…

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…and yet…as mentioned in 2012…

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…these outlandish images are permitted…

…dear brothers and sisters…Insha’Allah more time is sent making Du’a for the Haramain…when we all increase such efforts then Insha’Allah Allah Ta’ala will increase His efforts in combating senseless destruction and senseless attractions…

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.