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Description of Raudha Mubarak of Beloved Sarkar (sal-lal-lahu alai hi wa sallam)

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  • Description of Raudha Mubarak of Beloved Sarkar (sal-lal-lahu alai hi wa sallam)

    ualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuhu

    Allahumma Salli alaa Sayyidina muhammadin wa a'laa aalihi wa sahbihi, afd'hala salawaatika wa adada ma'alumatika wa baarik wa sallim.

    May Allah continuously whelm the Messenger and his family with Salawaats, Peace, Blessings, and Light, until the day in which his brother Messenger, Isa ( Alaihis Salaam ) son of Bibi Maryam ( Alaihis Salaam ), is buried in that fourth empty grave of the Prophetic Chamber, and yet even after that, and forever.

    Description of Beloved (sal-lal-lahu alai hi wa sallam)'s Prophetic Chamber:

    And Today:

    Hujuratu Ummahatil Mu’mineen and other adjacent features.

    The heart swims in an elixir of sweetness as it is carried back to when these rooms were of clay bricks, ceilings of dried date palm leaves, doorways covered with the hides of animals or thick sack cloth. Compacted earthen floors blessed by the noble feet of all the beloved wives RadhiAllahu anhunna of our Blessed Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam as they tended to their daily chores and welcomed others into their modest and humble rooms. Spaces that witnessed our Beloved Nabi SallAllahu alaihi wasallam performing domestic tasks, receiving revelations, entertaining his guests, playing with his grandsons, fare welling loved ones. Walls that he SallAllahu alaihi wasallam passed in and out of and that protected him from the elements for ten years. SubhanAllah. By familiarizing ourselves with the details of how these most blessed rooms on the face of the earth were kindles a love that flames the desire to be closer and to help quell the longing for ostentation.

    Our Beloved Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam had he wished, could have built lofty mansions and palaces, but he chose the bliss of the Hereafter as his focus, teaching that pomp and show in this life does not equate with success, that all is temporal.

    Say: The provision of this world is but small, while the next is better for whoever is God-wary. (4:77)

    Reflecting on how these Hujurat were brings stillness and deepens the understanding of the importance of zuhud, renunciation of that which steals our contemplation from our true purpose here.

    Junayd Rahmatullah alaih eloquently said about Zuhud:
    It is seeing the world as insignificant and erasing its vestiges from the heart, and it is that the hand be free of property and the heart of pursuing it. While Shibli Rahmatullah alaih said: It is to abstain from what is other than God Most High.

    Allow yourself to be transported back…and then assess your own Hujurat.

    Sayyidatuna Aishah bint Abu Bakr RadhiAllahu anha

    red: Sayyidatuna Fatimah RadhiAllahu anha

    yellow: Sayyidatuna Hafsah bint ‘Umat RadhiAllahu anha

    dark blue: Sayyidatuna Sauda bint Zama RadhiAllahu anha

    lime: originally Sayyidatuna Zaynab bint Khuzaymah RadhiAllahu anha before her untimely passing, followed by Sayyidatuna Umm Salamah bint Abu Umama RadhiAllahu anha

    light blue: Sayyidatuna Zaynab bint Jahsh RadhiAllahu anha

    lilac: Sayyidatuna Juwayriya bint al-Harith RadhiAllahu anha

    purple: Sayyidatuna Umm Habibah Ramla bint Abu Sufyan RadhiAllahu anha

    orange: Sayyidatuna Maimoonah RadhiAllahu anha

    brown: direction of first Qibla to Jerusalem, when there was a southern door to the Masjid (large pink)

    burgundy: Minbar

    green area: Raudha Shareef with the mihrab (small royal blue) position at the time of our Beloved Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam.

    Abwab, marked by the coloured lines:

    pink, Bab Baqi, blue Bab Jibreel, green Babun-Nisa.

    The positions of Bab Salam (lime) and Bab Rahmah (orange) at the time of our Blessed Rasulullah SallAllahu alahi wasallam, realizing that they are now positioned on the walls of the extensions

    blue X: place where Sayyidna Bilal RadhiAllahu anhu delivered Adhan for Juma’ah, while the orange X indicates where he would stand on the stump of a palm trunk for all other Adhans.

    green X: marks the place where a frame was erected for the donated bunches of dates to be hung for the Ahle Suffa from various donors.

    pink X:
    is the approximate place where the Banu Thaqeef pitched their tent when they traveled from Taif seeking teachings from our Blessed Rasulullah SallAllahu alahi wasallam.

    Allahumma salli ala Muhammadin Nabi yil Ummi yi wa Aalihi wa baarik wa sallim

    Details of various curtains that once graced the Hujrah, the Honoured Room of the most honoured of creation, Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wasallam.

    Almutawaj belkarama
    The one crowned with miracles

    Almuzallal belghamama

    The one shaded by clouds

    Allah’s peace and blessings be upon the Prophet and his family.

    This was the gold medallion shaped embroidered motif that used to cover the Muwajaha, exquisite!

    Qur’anic verses and Salawaat adorn one of the curtains that used to surround the Abode of our Blessed Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam.

    The first cover sent from Istanbul to Madinah, woven during the reign of Sultan Ahmad 1. Old covers would be sent back to Istanbul by the current Amir at the time and taken to the tomb of Abu Ayyub al-Ansari RadhiAllahu anhu where they would be displayed for some time before being sent to the Apartments of the Holy Mantle in the Topkapi Palace Museum.

    Some narrations say it was the mother of Haroon Rashid, the Abbasid Caliph (786-809 CE) who donated the first curtain for the Hujrah, others say it was the wife. And Allah the Almighty knows best.

    After that it was the Prime Minister of Egypt who ordered a white curtain decorated and embellished with Surah Yasin. Two years later the Caliph sent violet curtains with his name being the main motif! The next one recorded was black, which accompanied his mother when she came for Hajj, and then another sent to be placed over these two, forming three layers.

    Thereafter, every six years a Kiswa made of white silk embroidered with gold and silver from Egypt was provided.

    Kiswa al-Saadat, the Curtain of Bliss

    When the Ottomans were in control they established the green curtain with red and gold calligraphy features as above.

    Detail of the above,bearing inscriptions and greetings of peace and praise for The Holy Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam.

    These designs are stunning, not only for their artisitic merit, which is superlative, but for the fact that they all once veiled our Blessed Rasulullah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam! Allahu Akbar!

    All of these examples are in the Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul, and if unable to visit Turkey then vicariously travel to see these Mubarak relics in the magnificent volume, The Sacred Trusts.

    All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam. May He accept our humble efforts and grant us the capacity to be good and do good. Ameen.

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