Thursday, 7 May 2009

Our Visit to the Blessed Lands

Here are pictures that were taken during our Umrah that we performed last year. Perhaps these pictures will inspire people to visit these places for themselves and make their hearts yearn to see these blessed lands. Here are a few... Kodak Moments.

Medina Munawwarah - Masjid Nabawi - So much history, an important city in the blossoming of this Deen. The Prophet salallahu alayhi wa salam is burried here with his two friends Hazrat Abu Bakr and Umar radiallahu anhuma. Near the Masjid also is the graveyard 'Jannatul Baqi' where many companions and awliyaullah are burried.

Mount Uhud - In the first picture you can see a crack in the mountain, this is where Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wa salam and 9 companions radiallahu anhum went to seek refuge during the Battle of Uhud. From this cave emits a very beautiful scent which can be smelt even today. The second picture is of Abdul Baasit and myself looking onto Uhud, I asked, "Err... which one is Uhud? :" and Abdul Baasit said, "I think its the big one :" and the final picture is a little hill upon which 70 archers were perched. The likes of Anas bin Nadhr radiallahu anhu were martyred upon this hilltop. For more information, please ask and we will inshallah explain..

Arafat - a lengthy description can be give but it is the place to be on the 10th day of Hajj. Dua'as made here are surely accepted! This is the best day to make dua'a to Allah Ta'ala and there are many ahadith relating to this day, place and its virtues.

This is the place where Hazrat Adam alayhisalaam had passed by and made intense tauba. You can also have camel rides which are great fun.

Makkah Mukkaramah - The birth place of Islam, our Nabi salallahu alayhi wa salam and the most revered city in the world. One can speak for ages about this area. In the second picture you can see Zam Zam towers.

Tazaaj - This is the place to eat!

Road to Makkah/Medina - not much scenery other than mountains and desert. Do make lots of Dua'a and send alot Durood Sharif. The Ulama mention, mo act other than the faraid are of so much virtue apart from Durood Sharif. One should really increase in his/her recital in these few days. Our great Akabireen had such love for the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa salam that they would walk bare footed to Madina despite being miles out because of their love for Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wa salam, they did not want to put shoes on a land where Rasul e Paak lived. Hazrat Imam Malik rahmatullahi alay maintained would never walk around in Medina without wudhu. Hazrat Sheikhul Hadith Muhammad Zakariyyah rahmatullahi alay would apply the dust which sits on the sides of the grave of Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wa salam to his eyes as surma. Some people will say "This is biddat biddat!" This is not biddat, this is muhabbat (love).

Masjid e Aishah - This is a place where Hazrat Aishah radiallahu anha was instructed to go in order to start her pilgrimage by the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa salam. Today, it is a Meeqat for pilgrims and a beautiful Masjid. We should make many dua'as here.

May Allah Ta'ala give us the ability to keep on visiting these places and taking benefit from them. Ameen


Anonymous said...

Mashallah its all very beautiful, i've seen it myself, really does make you wonder about your life and ahhhhh the air is sooo fresh and the food is NiiiiiiiiCE! :$

Anonymous said...

The quote of the week is so amazing!

Anonymous said...

nice photos. make dua that i can do umrah or hajj soon please.

Anonymous said...

I like that orangey one best :D No actually the one underneath that.

Anonymous said...

I am headed towards Madina like a criminal
Eyes downcast downcast, my body trembling, trembling

Someone's hand lent me support otherwise
Who am I to travel these paths, so difficult, so difficult!

How low I am and how lofty is the vision of the Sacred Tomb
My gaze rises towards it but only in stolen glances, stolen glances!

After having reached Madina I've learnt what holy really means!
The air so purified, so purified, the atmosphere so reverent, so reverent

-Allamah Iqbal

Anonymous said...

These pictures are so touching...they bring back so many memories...
May Allah bless us all to go back there again inshAllah!! And for those who haven't...If you get the chance to please go...It’s the best place in the World!! Thank you for sharing them with us all!