Thursday, November 10, 2011

Reciprocity in Ramadan


It is said that the resting place of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon Him) is the Ka’bah of the Ka’bah…

Time became still as I approached the resting place of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon Him).  I was in a state of observation and reflection. Here I was, having travelled thousands of kilometres away from home in Toronto to meet my Prophet in the blessed city of Madinah. Surrounding me were millions of people from all over the world – young and old, wealthy and poor, black and white, together depicting the rich mosaic of our ummah – miraculously unified in their expression of awe, humility, and indebtedness towards the Prophet as they approached his blessed grave. Everyone was in tears of love as they struggled to get the attention of the Prophet with their greetings of peace and salutations.