From Islamica Magazine
The House of Sayyida Khadija was rediscovered during the Haram extensions in 1989, then hurriedly covered over so as to obliterate any trace. This was the house where the Prophet Muhammad received some of his first revelations and it is also where his children Umm Kulthum, Ruqqaya, Fatima, Zaynab, Qasim and ‘Abdullah were born. ISLAMICA publishes here exclusive images of the house of Sayyida Khadija and how it was found, excavated, studied and then buried. The House of Sayyida Khadija was located just outside Safa and Marwa and which now falls under the paved area. Above it, the Wahhabi hardliners have built public toilets.
In the late 1980s plans were drawn up to flatten the area immediately outside Safa and Marwa in the Haram in Mecca and make way for a paved area. Those behind the proposed plan were well aware that the area around Safa and Marwa had a number of sites of historical and religious importance—with many dating back to Abbasid and pre- Abbasid times—and that it would be threatened by any major development initiative for the area. The plan, however, was approved by the then king and it was undertaken by the Bin Ladin construction company. Read more…
barely make the deadline
for unwanted expectations.
It must be a full absorption
of a yielding self
to an Independent Power.
The search must be constant
an obsession of the soul
although that search will never
There is a pang of uncertainty
except at moments
when you alight upon
the unexpected and you only yearn
for whatever it is to
last to the eternity of the horizon.
A fragmentation occurs
on the border of your soul
and you weep because your
heart has become full.
You’ve just made it to
the scrim of the ocean
and you are awaiting the
tide to kidnap you from the illusions
and strangers of the world.
There is a tickling of light
in your wide eyes and is wiped
away by an even brighter light.
The feathers of your being
perch on the expanse
of longing and takes flight
by the light of a moon
and it feels as if you were
crawling in the depths of a resistance force
but you became each wave in the
same current and it overtook
the abberant strands that had
tied you in knots.
Learn what you will, but know that so long as you do not implement what you learn, Allah will give you no reward for it. – Muadh ibn Jabal
Believers are those who are aware that God is watching them. Such servants restrain their desires and prepare themselves for the Hereafter. The hijr, an obligation that lasts until Doomsday, is the road that leads from ignorance to knowledge, from forgetting Allah to seeking Him, from sin to obedience, and from obduracy to repentance. – Sahl ibn Abdi’llah at-Tustari
Believers are like pearls. Wherever they may be, they are beautiful there. – Maliq ibn Dinar
Correct and courteous words accompanied by forgiveness are better than giving charity followed by insulting words. Allah is Rich Beyond Need, All-Forbearing.
(Surat al-Baqara: 263)
Do not be like the hypocrite who, when he talks, tells lies; when he makes a promise, breaks it; and when he is trusted, proves dishonest.
(Bukhari and Muslim)
In this verse of the Qur’an, “Your Allah is One Allah. There is no god but Him, the All-Merciful, the Most Merciful” (Surat al-Baqara: 163), Allah informs us that there is no Creator other than Him and no other power to intervene for good or ill. Allah is the One, and there is no power other than Him Who can guide human beings to the truth, protect them and give them peace and blessings.
However, a segment of humanity is unaware of this truth. Some, when asked, say that there is no god but Allah, and that they believe He is omnipotent, but, because in their hearts they do not believe it to the full, hope for aid instead from other people, or from a change in circumstances, or even such mythical powers as luck or chance. However, neither human nor any other creation exercises any such power. As we are told in the Qur’an,
… All might belongs to Allah… (Surah Yunus: 65) Read more…