The stones, bricks, walls and domes all remember. In them is a consciousness, unlike that of you and me, but they are aware. The All Mighty reveals what He chooses and conceals what He wishes. The pillar wept when our beloved Muhammad abandoned it for a Minbar in Medina, the sobs, made aloud by Allah, were heard by all those present.
These stones remember. In them are the grazes and the brokenness of those before and between us. My attempts, May Allah grant them successful, seek to express outwardly what these stones say inwardly. Stand here with me and look at the tomb of Sultan az-Zahir Qansuh. Buried on the edge of the city of the dead, these stones tell you of his last moments, a Mamluk betrayed, a Mamluk guarded by another two hundred but one who fell nonetheless. The rigid square that lovingly moulds into the most magnificent dome, joined and tied into a weave, has stood for 500 years entirely isolated waiting, waiting for an ear to whisper into, waiting for the dry lips of a pilgrim to kiss and nourish the emptiness that today fills us all.
This is why I travel, this is why I kiss these stones, walls and doors. They remember, and they tremble with joy and fear when we ask them to narrate to us.
(The second image is a photograph by an English orientalist of the same tomb, which I felt was too relevant to ignore).
Understanding the history of expansion of Masjid al-Nabawi and how the Green Dome over the Prophet’s (saws) tomb was erected will enable Muslims to understand its true significance.
There is hardly a Muslim who upon sighting the Ka‘bah in Makkah for the first time is not awe struck. The purpose of visiting the house of Allah ﷻ is to attain Allahs mercy and forgiveness.
If the sight of the Ka‘bah evokes awe, the first sight of the green dome in al-Masjid al-Nabawi fills a Muslim’s heart with love and affection. No eye remains dry upon approaching so close to the final resting place of the Our Beloved Prophet ﷺ after whom the masjid is named: al-Masjid al-Nabawi.
The city, whose original name was Yathrib, was renamed Madinah al-Nabi (the City of the Prophet) after he migrated from Makkah and settled there. While it is called Madinah for short, Muslims who are aware of its importance refer to it with great reverence as al-Madinah al-Munawwarah (the radiant city). Soon after arriving in Madinah, Our Beloved Prophet ﷺ and his companions embarked on building the masjid. It was a modest structure and measured no more than 98 ft x 115 ft, having mud walls raised over stone foundations. The roof was made of trunks and branches of date palm trees. Only a portion of the masjid had a roof to protect attendees and participants from the Sun. The Prophet ﷺ personally took part in its construction.
On the south side there was also a bench that served as the place for Ahl al-Suffah (literally, people of the bench), the poorest of the poor companions who had no homes, and were supported by the Prophet ﷺ. #secretsoftherawda
DAY 4: MOSCHEA ABU DHABI!
Riflessione: noto un' incredibile contrasto e incoerenza fra la voglia di occidentalizzarsi di questo paese e l'imposizione di atteggiamenti e riti che, pur essendo tradizioni da rispettare, non sono conciliabili con lo stile di vita occidentale. La tradizione a mio parere deve essere sempre rispettata ma non deve MAI invadere o anche solo limitare la libertà dell' individuo rispettoso.
Putrajaya, 22 Ogos 2019
Allah SWT berfirman:
يٰۤاَ يُّهَا الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْۤا اِذَا نُوْدِيَ لِلصَّلٰوةِ مِنْ يَّوْمِ الْجُمُعَةِ فَا سْعَوْا اِلٰى ذِكْرِ اللّٰهِ وَذَرُوا الْبَيْعَ ۗ ذٰ لِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَّـكُمْ اِنْ كُنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُوْنَ
فَاِ ذَا قُضِيَتِ الصَّلٰوةُ فَا نْتَشِرُوْا فِى الْاَ رْضِ وَا بْتَغُوْا مِنْ فَضْلِ اللّٰهِ وَا ذْكُرُوا اللّٰهَ كَثِيْرًا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُوْنَ
"Wahai orang-orang yang beriman! Apabila telah diseru untuk melaksanakan sholat pada hari Jum'at, maka segeralah kamu mengingat Allah dan tinggalkanlah jual beli. Yang demikian itu lebih baik bagimu jika kamu mengetahui.
Apabila sholat telah dilaksanakan, maka bertebaranlah kamu di bumi; carilah karunia Allah dan ingatlah Allah banyak-banyak agar kamu beruntung." (QS. Al-Jumu'ah 62: 9-10)
Allah ﷻ Is The Giver Of Life To Everything. He Can Make Something From Nothing. He Brings Creation From Non-Existence To Existence. He Originates, Designs & Invents Everything. He Is The Creator Who Give Characteristics To All Of His Creation💛 #99namesofallah❤️
Photo backlog: al Haram Al Ibrahimi/Me'arat Hamachpelah
The structure is divided between a mosque (Ibrahimi mosque) and a synagogue (Cave of Patriarchs). The first image is the cenotaph of Abraham in an enclosed room to which the mosque and synagogue both look into and the 2 cenotaphs near the mihrab are for Issac and Rebecca.
I ended up trapped in a full height turnstile for a bit and was flipped off by a settler while on my visit. Quite a few flirty Israeli soldiers around.