Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Al-Masjid An-Nabawi As-Sharif, EID, Habibullah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, salawaat, Ziyaratun Nabi

…ziyarah symphony…

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Allah and His Angels bless the Prophet, so, you who believe, bless him too and give him greetings of peace. (33:56)

…a stream of brothers , pouring out from Babul Baqi…after conveying blessings and greetings upon our Beloved Prophet according to Divine Words…a slow crowded shuffle behind the ubiquitous red and white tape hours after the Eid Salat…commandos positioned to ensure control and obedience…

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…Alhumdulillah the heart has the capacity to strip away this polished marble…the tape…the police presence…bricks and mortar…decoration…erase the minarets and even the Mubarak Dome…instead feel a sandy rubble under leather sole bare feet…feeling instead as if walking upon saffron and musk…see mud walls and dry palm fronds above of the original Masjid…inhale the heavenly perfume…imbibe in the essence of this most blessed place of peace and purification…hear the host SallAllahu alaihi wasallam calling you, the humble guest…approach as close as your neglect allows…and then some more as sincere and purifying tauba tears drop as pearls to pave the way and create an opening of doors to the court of HabibuLlah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam…even though our inner state is so lacking…our shortcomings so ignoble…our heedlessness miserable…but still…approach the all loving and all compassionate…the mercy to the worlds with lowered gaze…allowing the darkness of sins to be consoled by the perfect spiritual guide SallAllahu alaihi wasallam…

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…tune into the dulcet tones of the ziyarah symphony…where Angelic harmonies revive the most  troubled souls…listen to sounds that alleviate all distress and leave the soul in the deepest of spiritual states…

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…crown your visit with the ultimate acceptance…know it to be a means of salvation…leave restored…with higher aspirations…with determination to adhere to the Sunnah of the one SallAllahu alaihi wasallam just visited…

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… how Kareem is our Rabb Subhanahu wa Ta’ala Who gifts the majesty of this ziyarah symphony to whomever He desires regardless of where they may be…tune to the wave length of the ziyarah symphony as eyes focus on the image of the Mubarak Dome…intend to descend the depths of the ocean of bliss and allow the heart to respond…detach from all that is not Allah Ta’ala as you connect…

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…mere mortals may try to distract by parking a truck just beside Babul Salam glowing with a digital display of what they try to impose of what is their limited notion of what is correct and what is not…ignore as you turn the volume up of the ziyarah symphony…

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…ignore those standing on a raised stage shouting into megaphones…the heart hears a far more melodious sound…perpetual sounds of Angels praising and greeting and SALAM PEACE SALAM PEACE SALAM PEACE…

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…so even though we may physically walk away or turn to attend to life’s necessities…work to feel the ziyarah symphony constantly playing within Insha’Allah…


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.


  • umm Reply
    August 7, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Jumuah Mubarak!
    Jazakillahu khairan for this beautiful reminder.

  • almiskenah Reply
    August 8, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
    Dear Umm,
    Alhumdulillah for a chord being touched. And JazakiLlahu khaira for expressing this 🙂
    Wassalamu alaikum

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