Ahlul Bayt, Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Al-Masjid An-Nabawi As-Sharif, Habibullah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, Hajj 1435, Ziyaratun Nabi

…two hours in the Meadows of Jannah…

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…SubhanAllah…the heart still trembles with love and passion for the honour bestowed upon such an undeserving soul…may all the Du’as and Salams conveyed from the ‘list’ be Qabooliyyah …may we all sense a renewed Qurb from this gift…which is as much yours as it is mine…truly…because your presence is always vicariously felt…Ameen…

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…Bab Nisaa…the only time sisters can actually use this door devoted for them by our Blessed Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam is when the area just inside is open for them…which has become a very rare occurrence…as this little girl suddenly appeared in the frame the heart made the du’a for this door to be accessible to her, and all women, by the time she is a little older, Ameen…

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…stunning Ottoman artistry…

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…detail above the door as you exit…

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…the lavish right hand knocker La ILlaha illAllah…

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…the left hand Muhammadur RasuluLlah…

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…Bab Jibreel…looking in to the Mubarak house of our Lady Fatima and her family RadhiAllahu anhum…

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…the door knocker of Bab Jibreel…what a blessing it was to see these features at a time of ease… and to quickly take photos to share…

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…Ottoman opulence in front of the Tahujjud mihrabalso

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…I was almost the last to leave here…even though this area was closing the Rowdha section for sisters remained open for another two hours SubhanAllah…the Mubarak door to the Queen of jannah RadhiAllahu anha’s house…words…who can find words…the heart is still swooning…

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…looking towards Qiblah…the white barrier erected to separate brothers and the true Rowdha area  just visible…and just in the frame to the left is the barrier that closes off the raised platform area and access to the door of our Lady Fatima RadhiAllahu anha’s house and where one can stand at the feet of our Beloved Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam and his faithful companions RadhiAllahu anhuma…

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…JazakiLlahu khaira for the above and below photos shared by another neighbour seeking proximity…this overlooks the barrier set up for when sisters are doing Ziyarah…looking towards Qibla wall…Rowdha Ziyarah Madinah N1

…The Pillar of the Delegations…where our Noble Nabi SallAllahu alaihi wasallam would sit to receive dignitaries from the various tribes across the Arabian land, seeking to pledge their allegiance to him and to discuss issues relating to the new community and social framework and clarification of revelation related to implementing Islam into the fabric of their tribes…the grill to the right is Bab Ayesha…more here

SubhanAllah this is exactly where Allah Ta’ala invited me to sit for two whole uninterrupted hours on Tuesday evening…I went in to Rowdha for the second time at 11.45pm and sadly left at 1.45am when the guard sisters were telling us to leave…SubhanAllah…going in that late meant the majority had left so there was minimal movement as sisters try to go and out of the restricted green carpet area…I had earlier gone in, and Alhumdulillah had managed to offer four Rak’ats and Du’a, but it was too crowded…so I went to the back under the umbrellas and walked around behind the raised platform out through Bab Nisaa and in Bab Jibreel…waiting for the crowds to lessen…Allahu Alum how long Ziyarah will remain so sublime now that the first Hujjaj have arrived, Alhumdulillah. There was a small group of Indian sisters there and later before Fajr I saw Indonesian sisters…each day will see more and more appear, Masha’Allah…

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…soon this will be a sea of colour with sisters from hundreds of nationalities patiently waiting for a few minutes in the Meadows of Jannah…

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Beauty itself boasts about the beauty of the Messenger SallAllahu alaihi wasallam

The beauty of galaxies is only the dust of your feet

O Caravan of the desirous! Walk barefoot towards Madinah

The thorns on your way are softer than flowers. 

Quoted from Love for the Messenger SallAllahu alaihi wasallam by Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad, May Allah Ta’ala preserve and keep his secrets and elevate his soul Ameen…


…Alhumdulillah!!! The first Hujjaj are here!  May the 2014 season be showered with blessings and all ibadah accepted, 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.


  • Nazma Reply
    August 28, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Aslaamalaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakathu. Thank you so much for this beautiful post, when I was feeling at an all time low you have lifted my spirits. May Allah bless you in all that you do.

    • almiskenah Reply
      August 29, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      Wa ‘alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Dear Sister Nazma,
      Insha’Allah your lifted spirits are constantly being lifted…the only way out is up, Alhumdulillah. So often Allah Ta’ala takes us to murkier depths so we then can feel the beauty and wonder when He takes us by the hand and lifts us up, SubhanAllah! And it is only Allah Ta’ala who grants me the ability to appear here when He knows it is possible, Alhumdulillah!
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • umm Reply
    August 28, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Jumuah Mubarak !
    Wow Subhanallah wow !
    May Allah reward you for sharing.Ameen.

    • almiskenah Reply
      August 29, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      Wa ‘alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Dear Umm,
      yes…it truly was a WOW night, SubhanAllah. A sister was telling me she went the following night when that other area was not open! There does not seem to be any pattern to when they allow this access to sisters. And with the Hujjaj arriving it could be shut now until after Hajj. Allahu ‘Alum
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • Aisha Malick Reply
    August 29, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Thank you Khala for sharing your blessed moments!

    • almiskenah Reply
      August 29, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Dear Sister Aisha,
      always a joy to see you! Insha’Allah you are all well by the grace and bounty of Allah Ta’ala.
      I so wanted all LOVERS to be there this night. So wanted all SEEKERS to feel the intimacy. Insha’Allah this will be granted in the Akhirah, Ameen.
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • Ahamed Naveeth Reply
    August 29, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Subhanallah what a great honour to get such blessed time with the beloved.
    Feeling privileged to be in the ‘list’ in these testing times…..
    Jazakallahu khairah
    insha allah wishing you more such blessed moments and for us too when we come for ziyarah.

    • almiskenah Reply
      August 29, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      I always seem to pause over the names of your family, Alhumdulillah!
      Insha’Allah your yearning will see an unexpected invite. Ameen.
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • Nazma Reply
    August 29, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Salaam alaikum sister, thank you for the reassuring words they mean a lot to me. I have been reading your wonderful blogs, they are so inspiring and yes they are what lifts a person up! I also wanted to ask you to pay our salaams to our beloved prophet sallao alai wasalam and make dua that my family and I will be able to make Hijra there soon as it seems to be taking forever. Salaam alaikum warahmatulla wa barakathu.

    • Umm Ismail Reply
      August 30, 2014 at 6:09 am

      Jazakallah khair for sharing…Alhamdulillah am blessed to be invited to spend this Mubarak time in the’Meadows of Jannah’….Subhanallah!!! Ukhti you hav shown us a whole new angle…I wil InshaAllah look for all the luvly details…the beautiful Door knobs…Pillars…..Bab Jibreel…. Please do remember me n my family in yor pious duas…may we meet soon…luv ,hugs and duas

      • almiskenah Reply
        August 30, 2014 at 6:59 pm

        Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
        Dearest neighbour :),
        Yes, Insha’Allah we try to catch up soon. And Insha’Allah you and all your loved ones are blessed to be ETERNALLY in the Meadows of Jannah, not just two hours, Ameen!
        Love and Du’as
        Wassalamu alaikum

    • almiskenah Reply
      August 30, 2014 at 6:52 pm

      Wa ‘alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Insha’Allah Allah Ta’ala is with the Sabireen. Insha’Allah there is Khair in all our affairs. Allah Ta’ala is the best of Planners while we know not. Keep making Du’a at Tahujjud time 🙂
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • Umm Bilal Reply
    August 31, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    SubhanAllah!! All these pictures make a heart to go back to the Blessed land of The Beloved. Ameen Allahumma Ameen. Can I ask for favour? Can I be added in”THE LIST” pleeeez? With a broken leg this a’ajiza wants to be mentioned in the Blessed company of His Beloved. Please convey my Slaam to The Prophet Sallahu Alaihi Wassalim. And please make dua to Allah Ta’ala to make it easy for me and my family. Ameen Allahumma Ameen.

    • almiskenah Reply
      September 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Dear Umm Bilal,
      Ameen thumma Ameen.
      Insha’Allah you are not in pain and your leg is granted Shifaa’ Kaamil very soon, Ameen. What happened?
      Alhumdulillah you are added along with a few others with the same name 🙂
      I am preparing to go for Umrah so will Insha’Allah be reading the ‘list’ in front of the Ka’abah.
      go easy as you hobble around 🙂
      Wassalamu alaikum

      • Umm Bilal Reply
        September 2, 2014 at 10:45 pm

        Wa Alaikum us Salam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,
        JazakAllah for adding me and making dua for me. I fell from the stairs Alhumdulillah ala kulli haal, feeling a lot better already Alhumdullilah. May Allah make this Umrah easy for you and accept it from you Ameen Thumma Ameen.

  • Ferhana Abader Reply
    September 9, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,

    May Allah Reward You abundantly for your efforts and May your duas be accepted. Haj Mabroor, May Allah make it easy for you and Grant you an accepted haj . Please could you send salaams upon our beloved Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam.

    Jazakallah Khair

    Ferhana Abader

    • almiskenah Reply
      September 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      Wa ‘alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Dear Sister Ferhana,
      JazakiLlahu khaira for your comment and Du’as Ameen thumma Ameen, but I am not performing Hajj this year…Insha’Allah your Du’as can be made for the 1435 Hujjaj Ammen.
      I have added your name to the ‘list’ Alhumdulillah. May Allah Ta’ala accept the constant reading of this list and grant all on it the best in Both Worlds, Ameen.
      Wassalamu alaikum

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