Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, construction, King Abdullah Masjid Expansion, streets of madinah

…rumble rubble rumble rubble…

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Madinah expansion demolitions 2015 June1

…the earth rumbles…vibrating…the rubble pummeled to dust…the searing sun bleaches…the scene of beauty is seeing Jabal Sala’ exposed…previous small glimpses are now vistas…bringing so many of the noble stories of the Sahabah RadhiAllahu anhum’s encounters with this mountain pounding in the heart…

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…the remains of the Ottoman forts and stone pathways leading to them stand as shells of the original security sentinels…

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…this would have been the main trading route connecting Madinatun Nabi to Shams…and the Jihad training race track…

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…is the incomplete grey skeleton building doomed?…often photographed from the other side…

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…once a famous Turkish food outlet…this building marked the place of the northern Thanniyatul Wada…where our Blessed Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam would farewell and welcome traders and travellers…where he would set off and return from northern expeditions…

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…Haram minaret peeking through…with the green of Saqeefa still offering respite from summer’s scorching…

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…seems like yesterday this speck scrambled beside ancient residences up to this Ottoman structure…change…the only constant…

…Ya Rabb…guide and protect our sacred places, Ameen…

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.

4 Comments

  • saimah Reply
    June 5, 2015 at 6:57 am

    jumah Mubarak my dear … where would the expansions end!!!!!! “Ya Rabb…guide and protect our sacred places, Ameen” thuma ameen to ur duas
    wassalam

  • Ahmad Reply
    June 6, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Thanks God not a single soul remains under the rubble, at least!

  • binti umar Reply
    June 7, 2015 at 1:00 am

    The arch structure for some reason gave me a feeling of Masjidul Aqsa arched structures…..do you have any info on this structure if you have any old posts it would be cool to read.! Ya Allah please keep keep this special lady who is venturing in hazadous terrain safe in everyway….. ameen. Feamanillah please take care dear teacher and sister in islam.

  • Ikramuddin Syed Reply
    June 9, 2015 at 6:05 am

    Ameen thuma ameen to your dua dear sister.

    I often speak with my friends of how the Haramain were during the 80’s when we lived there… Subhanallah so much has changed and continues to change. Once again, ameen thuma ameen to your dua.

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