Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Makkah al-Mukarramah, Ya Rabb

…true love…

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…uuummmm…much angst flowing through the veins…affecting the state of the heart knowing this franchise is in our most Radiant City…who sanctions such enterprises? why do we need to copy such crassness?…who with a true love for our sacred places would contemplate producing garish items…the Mubarak Ka’abah and Black Stone and Masjid Nabawi on oven mitts…mugs…caps etc…tasteless images related to our spiritual rituals juxtaposed with ‘that’ clock tower and other national landmarks…do we really need to display love for our glorious Deen this way?…all within minutes of the most cherished HabibuLlahu SallAllahu alaihi wasallam…our heritage is suffering enough…our Iman already so weak without this infiltrating and enticing the nafs or encouraging people to wear/use such items…Shaytan is certainly displaying his presence in the markets immediately around the courtyards…may we all increase our Istighfar…beg for forgiveness…rectify the condition of our hearts…have sincere intentions to embrace the Sunnah more than we may already be following…

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…Ya Rabb…shower Your Mercy upon the Haramain…Ya Rabb…protect and safeguard our holy sites…Ya Rabb…make us all shed tears of remorse for all that impedes our journey and closeness to You…Ya Rabb…expiate our evils deeds and ways and cause us to die among the righteous…Ya Rabb…Ya Rabb…I rely on Your pardon and Your clemency…Ya Rabb…do not leave us even for the blink of an eye…overlook our shortcomings…do not deprive us of Your bounties or suspend Your Barakah and Noor from us or from our Sanctified Precincts…Ya Rabb lead us to all that gains Your pleasure and favours…Ya Rabb help us to be steadfast upon Your commands and strong on the Siratul Mustaqeem…Ya Rabb inject true love into our hearts…Ya Rabb make our deeds acceptable when we come heads bowed and full of shame on that Fateful Day…Ya Rabb…turn our hearts only to You and Your obedience and to the Blessed Sunnah of Your Cherished Beloved SallAllahu alaihi wasallam…

…Ya Rabb…indeed You are the Mighty and the Generous…

…Ya Rabb shower blessings, peace and favours on Sayyidina Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wasallam and on his family…forgive our sins O the Most Forgiving of this who forgive…Ameen…

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.


  • ayd Reply
    March 8, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Astragfirullah. Allah Tala guide us all and show us the path of . aameen ..

    • almiskenah Reply
      March 11, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Ameen Ameen Ameen. But obviously there is a market for this junk and there are people who purchase these items???

  • ayd Reply
    March 8, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Haqq…. aameen to all sister al miskeenahs duas

  • Mehjabeen Reply
    March 9, 2015 at 10:14 am


    • almiskenah Reply
      March 11, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Thumma Ameen!

  • Jummy Reply
    March 9, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Astagfirullah. I guess people have their priorities mixed up so, making a quick buck is more important. May Allah swt guide us all.

    • almiskenah Reply
      March 11, 2015 at 10:39 am

      Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Dearest Jummy and gang, Ameen thumma Ameen. But you know how teenagers are 🙂 I guess there are far worse things for them to buy, but really to have such a shop here is simply not appropriate…maybe Jeddah or Riyadh if at all? This grannie is easily riled…not long ago it was good ol sponge bob!!! LOL! I pass one empty shop window as I walk along Quba St to and from Haram…looking very dismal torn and faded is a huge poster thing of SB…I smile knowing that even he will not last!
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • habibah Reply
    March 9, 2015 at 8:57 pm


  • saimah Reply
    March 11, 2015 at 6:58 am

    what a despicable display of cheap marketing so close to haram !!! ya Allah have mercy on us all Ameen. has anyone else bothered, who allows this to continue??? Ameen thuma ameen to your adiya dear, i wonder if we can do anything else to stop this nonsense
    walaikumusalam wa rehmatullah

    • almiskenah Reply
      March 11, 2015 at 11:08 am

      Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Dearest Sister Saimah,
      not much we can do here…just sharpen our biggest weapon 🙂
      Wassalamu alaikum

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