Saturday, July 16, 2005

Planet Madinah

Photo: Worshippers praying in the courtyard of the Prophet's (saw) mosque. © Fareena Alam. Please do not re-use without permission and proper credit.

In class, we are reminded of the bloodless conquest of Makkah. In our field-trips, we are informed of the many expansions of the Masjid Nabawi.

The vast tide of souls pouring in, through and flooding out of Madinah suggests, Inshallah, a new sort of expansion; Madinah’s non-violent conquest of the world as her borders envelope more and more lands where people’s characters are shaped according to the Prophet, upon him be peace.

Then, any who choose might live and die in Madinah, Inshallah.

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Eight days are what I need to make the forty prayers in Masjid Nabawi – Allah willing, of course.

I am now profoundly embarrassed that my thinking could have been so abstract, and my understanding so inadequate. I can only say that every single prayer that I have been blessed to make in Masjid Nabawi has been experienced as nothing less than a miraculous mercy from Allah. With every prayer I become increasingly aware of the truth of the dua:

In the name of Allah, I depend on Allah, and there is no power [to do good] or restraint [to do evil] except with Allah.

I am still hoping, Inshallah, to complete that forty prayers and increasingly aware that there is no help or hope save in Allah.

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2 Comments:

At Thursday, 17 April, 2008, Blogger Arfaan said...

Visiting th eprophet muhammed s.a.w is an amazing blessing make dua that i inshllah get an invitation from allah and his beloved s.a.w to attend this beutiful rihla course and to benefit from it.

One of my biggest dreams is to stand infront of him s.a.w even though i am not capable and i am sinful but allah s.w.t grants his mercy on whomever he wants.
Ya Habeebi

 
At Thursday, 17 April, 2008, Blogger Arfaan said...

Visiting th eprophet muhammed s.a.w is an amazing blessing make dua that i inshllah get an invitation from allah and his beloved s.a.w to attend this beutiful rihla course and to benefit from it.

One of my biggest dreams is to stand infront of him s.a.w even though i am not capable and i am sinful but allah s.w.t grants his mercy on whomever he wants.
Ya Habeebi

 

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