Thursday, July 21, 2005

Farewell Madinah

Photo: The humble green dome that lies directly above the Prophet's (saw) grave. © Fareena Alam. Please do not re-use without permission and proper credit.

The time has come to leave Madinah. Since the moment of arrival, we knew departure was inevitable and yet, this foreknowledge has done nothing to lessen the sadness of going nor decrease the longing to stay.

During one of our first lessons here, it was mentioned that Madinah is a city that purges itself of impurities and that not a single person leaves Medina except that they are replaced by someone better. Which leads one to realise that the Best of Creation (صلي الله عليه و سلم) resides still in Madinah and that those considered worthy, stay here with him till the Day of Resurrection. They are irreplacable. At rest in Madinah. At home in Madinah. Blessed to stay in Madinah.

As for myself. I go with a heavy heart. My time here is up and I must give over my space. My invitation has run its course I have tried to be a good guest. I pray that my host, pleased with my company, rushes to invite me round again soon.



At Thursday, 21 July, 2005, Blogger Siddiq said...

One glance at the Light Dome of the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah upon Him) is like looking at Precious Jewels amongst stones.

Zazak'Allah for sharing your Exquisite and sweet pictures with us. May Allah reward you all fittingly, and make us a regular guest of the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah Upon Him)Ameen!!!

"May Endless Blessings and Peace Be Upon The Blessed Madani"...

Peace and Blessings Upon of Allah The Master of Universe, The Beloved of Allah, Mercy of the Worlds.

A Ghulam-e-Rasool,

br Siddiq

At Saturday, 23 July, 2005, Blogger Me, Myself and I said...

As-salamou alaikom dearest sister,

From the moment that I read your first posting, and looked at all of your beautiful pictures, I have not even come remotely close to stop crying. Masha'Allah you and the other brothers and sisters have truly been blessed and chosen to go on this journey. Jazaki Allah khair for sharing all of your moments with us. May Allah (swt) continue to guide and nurture you on this journey. I think my best friend is with you too on that journey, I miss he r :) Please keep praying for the Muslims worldwide and ask Allah swt to let us achieve our goals through the ways and love for Him and His Prophet pbuh -- Ameen

Was-salamou alaikom wa rahmat Allah

At Monday, 25 July, 2005, Blogger Saman said...

asalaamu alaikum

JazakAllah khair for sharing all your beautiful pictures, descriptions and feelings.

You have made me(and I am sure many others) very envious, but in a good way inshaAllah.

Ameen to everyones duas and yours as well. InshaAllah we all get a chance to be a guest of the Prophet SAW, be it permanent or temporary.

I didn't realize you all had internet access, I would have written my friend Zainab (another guest of RasulAllah SAW with you) an email.

May Allah ta'la give you a safe and blessed journey back home.

wasalamu alaikum
your sister in faith

At Monday, 25 July, 2005, Blogger redsulphur said...

Assalamu alaikum

JazakAllahu khair for sharing these experiences.

At Friday, 29 July, 2005, Blogger feiza_naqvi said...

thank you for sharing this beautiful blog. Feiza


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