Sigh, it’s been around 3 years since I went to Meccah!! SubhanAllah 😦 I really miss it! I miss that amazingly sweet feeling every time you see the haram, your heart just goes into total tranquility mode. Even though there is choas, people pushing and what not, but at the site of the Ka’bah- it just all seems to fade away.
This longing feeling always reminds me of Ibrahim ‘alayhi alsalams duaa.
And (remember) when Ibrâhim (Abraham) said: “O my Lord! Make this city (Makkah) one of peace and security, and keep me and my sons away from worshiping idols. (Ibrahim:35)
First of all, this teaches us the meaning of tawakul- FULL tawakul. Make sincere duaa and leave the rest to Allah swt.
The safeness of Meccah- As much of corruption there is out there, for some reason Meccah is so safe. The people at the market place can just leave their stores open with a simple cloth to cover it while they go pray and have total tawakul and trust in Allah that nothing will happen. How amazing!
“O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring to dwell in an uncultivable valley by Your Sacred House (the Ka’bah at Makkah); in order, O our Lord, that they may perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât), so fill some hearts among men with love towards them, and (O Allâh) provide them with fruits so that they may give thanks. (Ibrahim 37)
And then you read this ayah, and just begin to think of where Meccah is, or was at the time of Ibrahim. It was literally in the middle of nowhere. A desert, a valley with no food no people no water no nothing! Can you imagine the scene- a desert and a crying infant. But subhanAllah Ibrahim ‘alayhi aslam knew that if he had tawakul and left the rest to Allah then ‘its all good’.
Then he made this duaa to have groups of people come with love and passion to Meccah. This love that we have towards Meccah, its not any type of love but TRUE love. Everyone that visits Meccah has this deep feeling of longing once they are gone. Also, when the duaa was made Ibrahim said ‘make the hearts of the people incline towards them’ this duaa was directed to the muslims. SubhanAllah the power of duaa!
And they say: “If we follow the guidance with you, we would be snatched away from our land.” Have We not established for them a secure sanctuary (Makkah), to which are brought fruits of all kinds, a provision from Ourselves, but most of them know not. (AlQaasas:57)
Here we see how Allah subhanahu wata’ala accepted Ibrahim’s duaa. Even though all the trees from Meccah cannot produce any fruit, out of kindness and mercy from Allah, He has let Meccah be a center for all types of fruits (food) to be brought to.
Oh how i miss you ya Meccah ❤ Oh ya Rabb, allow us ALL to enjoy the content feeling of praying on the grounds of Meccahatul almukaramah! Ameen!
*Sigh* Walhamduliah 3ala Kul 7aal
Anyways, this really made my day – Live Broadcast of Meccah!!