The Weekly Wilders Round-Up

10 09 2009

Here are some of the people who have been talking about Geert Wilders in the past little while – in no particular order and arranged by no particular political bias.

NRC Handelsblad – The Netherlands: Sweet little ally or weird, depraved country?

Atlas Shrugs – Where’s Zuhdi?

Pickled Politics – More on the English Defence League’s friends and supporters

Counter Jihad – Wilders hanged in effigy

Muslims Against Sharia – Ex-Muslim Jami Joins Wilders

The American Spectator – Insult to Injury

Klein Verzet – Even on the left they are now saying it out loud

NRC Handelsblad – If anything I’ve been too nice, says Tariq Ramadan

MetaFilter – Arab-European League to be prosecuted for anti-semitic cartoon.

Europe News – Netherland: Ex-Muslim Jami Joins Wilders

The Volokh Conspiracy – Now There’s a Law That’s Sure To Reduce Ethnic and Religious Tensions


NIS News Bulletin – Ex-Muslim Jami joins Wilders

Global Arab Network – A Muslim republic in the Netherlands? – American Muslims Eight Years After 9/11



Counter Jihad – Wilders’ secret: Muslim ancestry – an Italian rant

Google Religion Video – Fitna Geert Wilders Film 1/2, Islam Answers – Geert Wilders Speaks: Muslims & Tolerance (Part 2 Of 2)

Peace Education Forum – A friendly chat with Geert Wilders – Dutch divided on pension age increase

A Jew With A View – Allah Squad- To Help Islam Conquer Europe

Barking Moonbat Early Warning System – Dutch to prosecute Arabs over Holocaust cartoon.  That govt. doesn’t seem to be getting any wiser.

NRC Handelsblad – Geert Wilders’ Indonesian roots define his politics, says anthropologist

Counter Jihad – Geert Wilders’ Indonesian roots define his politics

BloopersFun – Geert Wilders Fitna Bloopers Qarani, Islam Answers

Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Press Review 3 September 2009

Press TV – Arab group in the dock for ‘belying Holocaust’ – Dutch to prosecute Arab group for holocaust cartoon

Winds of Jihad – Dutch to Prosecute Muslims for Practicing Aspects of Sharia Law…..

Ovo – Trevor Blake: Double Standards are Being Applied

Cempaka Belanda – Wilders influenced by colonial past

Gibburt – Playing the Nazi card

Yahyasheikho786’s Blog – – International – Geert Wilders’ Indonesian roots define his politics, says anthropologist

Islamization Watch – Sharia courts give The Hague the shivers


Critical Muslims – Geert Wilders, Tariq Ramadan and the future of Islam in Europe – Dutch government against keeping tabs

Articulate – Oh ye of conflicting faiths – Arab European League to be charged over Jewtoon – Arab League faces legal action over cartoon

Muslims Against Sharia – Arabs charged over Dutch cartoon

Islam In Europe – Commentary By Snouck – Geert Wilders is a Jew:

According to Dr. Lizzy van Leeuwen Geert Wilders‘ grandmother on his mother’s side is Johanna Meijer a Jewess. The maternal grandfather of Mr. Wilders married Johanna Meijer in Indonesia during the colonial era. Appearently the Meijer family was a well-know Dutch-Jewish family in Indonesia.

The article charges into the ridiculous when Dr. van Leeuwen also states that Mr. Wilders peroxides his hair in order to hide his non-white Indonesian ancestry. O, and Dr. van Leeuwen mentions that many Dutch people in the Dutch East Indies supported the Dutch Facist Movement (NSB). What the ….?

Anyway. Here is a picture of Wilders as an 18 year old on his Kibbutz in Israel. With his original hair colour.

Read it here.

BBC News – Arabs charged over Dutch cartoon

Pakistan Defence Forum – Arabs charged over Dutch cartoon – Arabs seen in comics Dutch

Associated Press – Dutch to prosecute Arabs over Holocaust cartoon

Gates of Vienna – Dissing Geert Wilders to Death


Jumping in Pools – Standing for Israel, Standing Against Radical Islam. UPDATED.

American Grand Jury – Islam’s European Conquest: Is America Next?

Right Handed Pitcher – Standing for Israel, Standing Against Radical Islam

The Jerusalem Post – Think Again: Haredim and homophobia

Jesus For Muslims – Meeting Geert Wilders

Centurean2’s Weblog – 2008-JIHAD IN EUROPE-HOLLAND MUSLIM MAJORITY BY 2017!!

A New Dark Age Is Dawning – Mohammed Is Most Popular Boy’s Name in Four Biggest Dutch Cities

Counter Jihad – The rise of fear of Muslim invasion

GayandRight – Bruce Bawer will be in Ottawa – Freedom Of Speech Summit: Geert Wilders Speaks At A Synagogue Part III

Niqnaq – dutch arab group protests indictment – Arab group republishes Shoah cartoon on website

Atlas Shrugs – Jihad: From Jakarta To The Whitehouse – “Ramadan Kareem” – and HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER ADAM HASNER: “Rifqa Bary’s life must be safeguarded”

Gates of Vienna – Keeping His Powder Dry

Socyberty – Another Response to Tikun Olam

Tikun Olam: Make The World A Better Place – Dutch University Fires Ramadan for Hosting TV Show for Iran-Backed Network – Geert Wilders. Muslims Will Make Europe Disintegrate.

Ethnic Ashkenazim Against Zionist Israel – In Re: [Islam In Europe] Rotterdam: City to fire Tariq Ramadan (UPDATE

GayandRight – Wilders not to be prosecuted for Muhammed Cartoons….

Atlas Shrugs – Mike Thomas, Orlando Sentinel Advocates for Honor Killing: “the rule of law will send Rifqa back to Ohio” – Shaykh Pirzada Responds To Geert Wilders’ FITNA – Part 1/2

The Catholic Herald – The greatest change in the history of Europe

Sharpe Stick – ‘See No Islam’-Media incuriousity on matters Islamic.

The Jamestown Sun – Yale economics 101: Kill cartoons for cash

Ed West – Muslim immigration: the most radical change in European history

Pamela Geller – Media Distort Facts of Threatened Muslim Girl Story

Israel-Palestine News Compiler – Arab group republishes Shoah cartoon on website

Rethinking Islam – The Politics of Faith: Even religious significance of Palestine is tainted by politics.

New Age Islam – Islam and human rights – Freedom, Fitna & Islam: Geert Wilders On The Glenn Beck Show

Islamophobia Watch – ‘Muslim immigration: the most radical change in European history’

NRC Handelsblad – When blood starts flowing, where will Wilders’ voters be?

FrontPage Mag – Europe’s Dark Hour – The court ruling on Friday that allowed Rifqa Bary, the teenager who converted from Islam to Christianity and fled from her Muslim family in fear for her life, to stay in Florida rather than return to her parents, was unexpected. The media shills and Islamic machinery in the U.S. never expected that G-d, Rifqa and the people would prevail upon the powers that be in Florida. So now they are in overdrive.

Understanding Islam – America Standing Alone

Counter Jihad – When blood starts flowing, where will Wilders’ voters be?

 EuropeNews – Europe’s Dark Hour: Appeasement is the new continental policy, especially if radical Islam is involved

Stating the Obvious – Gaddafi to set up tent in New Jersey

Four Pillars of Income Financial Freedom Blog – Geert Wilders. Muslims will make Europe disintegrate.

Muslims Against Sharia – Europe’s Dark Hour: Appeasement is the new continental policy, especially if radical Islam is involved.

NIS News Bulletin – Wilders compares prophet Mohammed to pig

In Defense Of Western Civilization – Geert Wilders Insults Pigs, Compares Them to Perv Mo

Weasel Zipper – Geert Wilders on 80-Year-old Saudi Man Married to 10-Year-old: “He’s Behaving Like a Pig, Just Like the Barbarous Prophet Mohammed”….

World Threats – UK Allows Extremist Saudi Cleric to Visit, Still Bans Wilders

Free Article – Geert Wilders

Gates of Vienna – Leftist Lemmings

International Civil Liberties Alliance – Geert Wilders Plans Fitna Sequel

View From The Right – Is human bio-diversity the next conservatism?

State Ethics – Exclusion order on Pamela Geller – and Pamela Geller exclusion case – Wilders’ party loses support

Israel Matzav – Video: The pig of Arabia

Flashbuck – The pig prophet and the child bride – Geert Wilders: Prophet Mohammed Acted Like a Pig


Winds of Jihad – Question Number 6 for Solkhar!

Bill Warner Private Investigator – LoonWatch Explores the Underworld of Anti-Muslim Blogging of Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer DAILY KOS

Rapture Forums – Geert Wilders: Prophet Mohammed Acted Like a Pig

IsraelAmerica – A Pig, just Like the Barbarous Prophet Mohammed

Rick’s Cafe American – Israel Matzav: Video: The pig of Arabia

The Blog of Walker – An executive decision

Counter Jihad – Wilders: Prophet Mohammed Acted Like a Pig

Barely A Blog – Update II: The Dilemma Of The Dhimmi

Atlas Shrugs – Cultural Jihad: Target Geert Wilders – Geert Wilders In Denmark: “It’s Four Minutes To Twelve!”

NSG- Geert wilders diss 2:

The National Post – Islam film backlash feared: reports:

Canadian security officials closely monitored last year’s release of a Dutch film about Islam, fearing it could spark violent protests, documents released under the Access to Information Act show.

The National Post has obtained copies of seven intelligence reports, circulated by Ottawa last year, that warn of a possible backlash against the documentary Fitna and Danish cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad.

“There are concerns that reprinting of the cartoons and the release of the movie could provoke the kind of violent reaction which occurred within some Muslim communities overseas when the cartoons were originally published,” one of the reports says.

The Integrated Threat Assessment Centre, the federal agency that wrote the reports, typically tracks terrorist threats but the documents show that during four months in 2008 its focus turned to cartoons and movies and whether they would incite Muslims to violence.

Read the rest here.

 ProFreeOpinion – Geert Wilders Commentary On Fitna Film – Part 1/4

Geert Wilders in Denmark: “It’s Four Minutes To Twelve!”:

The Rude News – Muslim Bacon Sandwich

Summer Patriot, Winter Soldier – but, what did he really mean? he means to have his own police force, a civilian army, that’s what.

Report on Arrakis – British PM didn’t want Lockerbie bomber to die in prison

The City & My Life – ”Cartoon Wars” On Riz Khan September 8th – Dutch news in brief, Tuesday 8 September 2009



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29 12 2010
Achmat Damon

An Invitation to a Garden in Paradise

I performed the istikhārah salāh on the evening of Thursday, 7th September 1995 and pleaded for guidance from Allāh, The One Who Is Above weaknesses. By the Grace of Allāh, The One Who Is Most Kind to His slaves, I had the most marvellous dream. In my sleep that evening, I saw myself standing in the venerated presence of, and about two metres away from our Beloved Prophet Muhammad in the Raudha al-Jannah. The Holy Messenger of Allāh was immaculately dressed in pristine white apparel and white turban. I felt entirely insignificant. I was in the company of the fountainhead of virtue. I, also, was dressed in white robes and a white turban, and stood with my back towards the qiblah. Tears of happiness streamed down my cheeks. The Holy Prophet , who was sent by Allāh, The Creator and Cherisher of all things, as a Warner and a Mercy to the worlds, stood and looked at me. My spirit rested. I said in Afrikaans: “Yaa Rasoeloellah, ek het vir U kom wys my familie – Suleiman, Dawood, Rifdah, en Makkia.” In English, this reads: “O Messenger of Allāh, I have come to show to your [esteemed] self my family – Suleiman, Dawood, Rifdah and Makkia.”

I woke with a song in my heart. Allāh had honoured me with the society of the best of mankind. The dream was etched in my memory with an astonishing clarity. I shall never forget it. It was, to me, a precognition of the predestination of Allāh, The One Whose Will Reigns Supreme, and an invitation from al-Madīnah al-Munawwarah.

By my words “Yaa Rasoeloellah” (“O Messenger of Allāh”), I knew that I had definitely dreamt of the Modest Messenger of Allāh . I had addressed our Good Prophet with the utmost respect. That I spoke in “kombuis” Afrikaans was enlightening. I had much to think about.
The reason for my not mentioning my wife’s name (as part of my family) in the list of introductions to our Prophet Muhammad became apparent to me – she had introduced herself on our first Pilgrimage in 1991! The same could be said for myself – I also had not introduced myself in the dream, as I, likewise, had first travelled to Madīnah then.
I had referred to Suleiman, Dawood, Rifdah and Makkia in the sequence in which they were born. The dream held another eye-opener – I had spoken of them as ‘my family’ and not as ‘my children’ (as we do in the west). In this lay a poignant lesson – although Makkia forms part of our family, she is adopted (and not ours biologically) and therefore not of ‘our children’! For inclusiveness and especially in du’ā, I later familiarised myself with referring to them as ‘my family’, rather than ‘my children’. I would also refer to them as ‘the children’ in du’ā.
I realised also that my not speaking of them as ‘children’ could mean that all, or some of them, would be adults by the time that we got to the City of Light.

Always thereafter, I wondered why our Cherished Prophet did not speak to me in the dream.

I related my experience to anyone who would listen.

Islam teaches that a person who dreams of the Holy Prophet Muhammad has dreamt the truth and has in fact seen the Holy Prophet , and not (mistakenly) anyone else in his or her dream. Based on this reassurance, I believed with certainty that, as long as we held firmly onto the Sharī’ah of Islām, my family and I would receive divine assistance to get to the Hijaz.

A considerable number of the ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah had regularly, over the years, travelled to Saudi Arabia on Haj and ’Umrah. More than fifteen Jamaa’ah people had gone on Haj in 1997. In 1998, thirty-six persons had performed the holy journey. Twenty-one Jamaa’ah pilgrims had answered the call in 1999. The year 2000 had twenty-five Jamaa’ah hujjāj. Just eight people had gone during 2001. This time, more than a hundred went.

It was a good year, 1422AH. The Haj of that year brought new meaning to the lives of many and helped to heighten the spirit of camaraderie among the members of the ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah. Travelling to and staying in the Holy Land has always meant a lot to me. This journey was especially fulfilling. Every day was better than the one before, every moment sweeter than the previous one. Better travelling companions I could not have hoped for.

At 6pm on 24th December 2001, we left Cape Town for Johannesburg. Two days later, we left Johannesburg on Flight KQ 0461 for Nairobi and Jeddah. On 27th December 2001, we arrived by bus in Makkah al-Mukarramah from Jeddah. “Suleiman, Dawood, Rifdah, Makkia – Look! There’s the outer wall of the Masjid al-Harām,” I called out to them as our bus neared the Great Mosque. Inside was the Baitullāh. I felt like jumping out and running towards it.

We booked into a hotel and completed the rites of ’Umrah. That Suleiman, Dawood and Rifdah were of age had added value to things. Makkia was just big enough for us not to have to carry her during the tawāf of the Baitullāh and the sā’i. She had turned eight in Makkah.

Taxis coasted through the bustling streets. Tow-away trucks hurriedly hauled away badly parked vehicles. Trucks busily pumped desalinated water into storage tanks. Lorries delivered water from the central water distribution centre on the outskirts of Mecca to homes, schools, hospitals and hotels in the area. There were more water delivery trucks than bread distribution vans on the roads.

With the approach of every obligatory prayer, traffic police hastily converted smaller roads into one-ways that led towards the Masjid al-Harām. On the completion of the prayers, many thoroughfares functioned as one-ways leading away from the Grand Mosque. Outside of the busy times, these streets served as dual carriageways.

Various tongues sounded from a string of telephone booths as international callers spoke to family and friends back home. Pilgrims stood in line as they waited to use the clustered telephone kiosks.

A cup of tea cost one Saudi riyal on the street. Mutabbag, fried pastry crammed with sweet or savoury filling, were topped with lemon and pepper. This was sold by street vendors in Mecca as ‘fast food’. Kibda sandwiches overflowing with fried liver slices mixed with onion, tomato, and green peppers were irresistible. Traditionally made shawarma was especially tasty. Fruit and vegetables stands made a mint. Stalls selling fruit juice sprinkled with shaved ice had a roaring trade.

Cafés and restaurants flourished. Coffee in herbal, fruity or cardamom blends was served in small cups as appetizers. Tables overflowed with regional delights. Rice was the staple cooked meal ingredient. Slow-cooked, broad, brown beans called fūl was particularly mouth-watering and eaten with flat Afghan bread called tamīz, at breakfast. Spicy kebab tested one’s taste buds. Sweet mint tea was served in small glasses. Pakistani eateries sold burgers, pies, samosas, breyani, roast chicken, and roti and curry. On offer also, were warm and cold beverages.

Shopkeepers gave customers some chewing gum, a packet of tissues, or an item of similar value, instead of a half-riyal coin as change. Some shops did not keep coins. Handling loose change was seen as a nuisance.

Recorded recitals from the Holy Qur’ān by Dr ’Abd Al-Rahmān ibn ’Abd Al-’Aziz al-Sudais al-Najdi and Shaykh Saud ibn Ibrahim al-Shuraim al-Najdi sounded from audio shops. An expert in Islamic jurisprudence, Shaykh ’Abd Al-Rahmān al-Sudais had been the leading Imam in the Masjid al-Harām since 1983. Shaykh Saud al-Shuraim, also, was Hāfith al-Qur’ān and an Imam in the Great Mosque. He served as a judge in the High Court of Mecca and was a member of the teaching staff at the Umm al-Qura University in the Holy City.

If monetary outlay was the standard by which such things were measured, the Sacred Mosque in Makkah must have ranked as the principal wonder of the world. Billions of Saudi riyal had been spent on its expansion and upkeep. Escalators carried eager worshippers between floors. The air-conditioning and audio systems there were from the top drawer.

Embroidered Quranic texts glistened above head height on the kiswah. Brown tiles had replaced the hand-hewed stones of the Holy Ka’aba. The polished granite base of the Baitullāh had not changed.

Authorities protected the blind and the infirm against the frenetic pace of the matāf by restricting them to certain sections of the Grand Mosque during this time.

Falcons had ousted the finches from the Ancient Mosque. Gliding majestically from the 89-metre-high minarets, these magnificent hunting birds soared elegantly on the warm air currents high above the Masjid al-Harām. They were showing off, I thought.

Clothed in ’Umrah clothes, our group went to al-Ji’rānah one day, intent on performing the Lesser Pilgrimage from there. Adjacent to the Masjid al-Ji’rānah, was a large burial ground. Haji Bienjamien Abrahams and I approached it. I was about to peer over the high wall, when he had already opened the heavy metal gate. We went inside. The graves were well maintained. We raised our hands and recited the Surah Al-Fātiha for the sake of Allāh , dedicating the spiritual benefits of its recital to the people who were buried in the graveyard. I lifted my head and saw the soul of every occupant of every grave standing at the head of his burial place. Some of the holy companions of our Expressive Prophet Muhammad had been laid to rest within this cemetery. Many had fallen in battle. Allāh, The One Who Is free of all wants and Worthy of all praise, is Pleased With them and they are pleased with Allāh . They had given their lives for their God Most High, exulting in the defence of Islam. No amount of reparation can repay their service. They had championed a cause so wondrous, being so wonderful themselves.

Prayers for rain on 31st December 2001 in the Masjid al-Harām were answered when showers fell in Mecca hours later. Thunder preceded the sudden downpour. The torrent broke a long spell of drought. Urchins paddled impishly through the flooded streets in low lying areas.

At around 16:00 on 2nd January 2002, we went by bus from Makkah to Madīnah and reached there the next morning. Cape Muslims rarely spent more than ten days in Madīnah – my family and I would spend twenty-one wonderful days there.

Al-Masjid al-Rasūl, complete with underground parking and first floor, had been enlarged to include two inner courtyards. Twelve big state-of-the-art, umbrella-shaped Teflon sunshades sheltered visitors against the sun. Enlarged to hold more than a million worshippers, the Holy Mosque boasted large patterned doors, precast terrazzo cornices, eye-catching brass chandeliers and golden grilles. Plush woollen carpets enhanced the stylish décor.

Sheikh ’Ali ibn ’Abd Al-Rahmān al-Hudhaifi al-’Awāmiri was an Imam in the Mosque of the Prophet. He lectured at the Islamic University of Medina and taught in al-Masjid al-Rasūl. Always, when we performed the congregational Salāh on arrival in the City of Light, Sheikh al-Hudhaifi had led the prayer in al-Masjid al-Nabwi. On every occasion, strangely, he had loudly recited from the part of the Chapter of the Glorious Qur’ān called Al-Furqān (“The Criterion”) wherein God describes the ’Ibād al-Rahmān. This time was no different. The Word of God tore at my heart. Worshippers sobbed openly.

Underneath the green dome in the Masjid al-Nabwi was the Apartment of Sayyidatinā ‘Āishah. The treasures of the heavens and the earth and all its elements could not rival the worth of this Sacred Chamber. Curtained behind ceiling-high partitioning, it held the holy graves of our Selfless Prophet Muhammad , Sayyidinā Abu Bakr al-Siddīq and Sayyidinā ’Umar al-Farūq (May Allāh, The One Who Lives and dies not, Bless them with His Guardianship).

After performing the necessary Salawāt, I carefully walked into the Raudha al-Jannah. A fresh breeze blew through the place. Calm came over me. Heavenly fragrances caught my attention. My mood moved from a state of grace to the very mountain-top of spirituality. Clad in white robes and a white turban, and standing with my back towards the qiblah, I stopped about five feet from the brass lattice that separates one from the holy graves.

Written in Arabic above head height to my right on the enclosure, were the Words from the Chapter in the Grand Qur’ān called Al-Hujurāt (The Private Apartments, or The Inner Apartments, 49:2). Reworded in English, it said: O you who believe! Raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet, nor speak aloud to him in talk, as you may speak aloud to one another, lest your deeds become vain and you perceive not.
Above that, was written an Arabic couplet from a qasīdah by Imam al-Habīb ‘Abdallah bin ‘Alawi al-Haddād (1634-1720CE/1044-1132AH – May Allāh Be Pleased With him), that, translated, said:
Our Great Prophet! Whose greatness of character
Was Praised by God Himself in the greatest of Books

A little ahead of me on the barrier was displayed the Words from the Quranic Chapter named Al-Hujurāt, 49:3 (translated from Arabic): Those who lower their voices in the presence of Allāh’s Messenger, their hearts have Allāh tested for piety: for them are Forgiveness and a great Reward.

Raised to the left on the fence, were set down the Arabic Words from the Quranic Chapter Al-Ahzāb (The Confederates, The Clans, The Coalition, or The Combined Forces, 33:40), translated into English: Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but (he is) the Messenger of Allāh, and the Seal of the Prophets: and Allāh has full knowledge of all things.

I was unable to stop the tears from running into my beard. Choking back my emotions, I managed to greet and bestow salutations on the Holy Messenger of Allāh . I faithfully declared the essentials of my faith, confirmed our Prophet’s most excellent standing in the Sight of God, proclaimed the unquestioned success of his mission and again conveyed peace and greetings on God’s Chosen Messenger. I softly added: “Yaa Rasoeloellah, ek het vir U kom wys my familie – Suleiman, Dawood, Rifdah, en Makkia.” (“O Messenger of Allāh, I have come to show to your [esteemed] self my family – Suleiman, Dawood, Rifdah and Makkia.”)

I greeted our Warm-hearted Prophet Muhammad on behalf of the people who had asked me to do so. I also greeted the Holy Prophet’s illustrious companions, Sayyidinā Abu Bakr al-Siddīq and Sayyidinā ’Umar al-Farūq, and attested to their rank before God and the unselfish help that they had given our Holy Prophet (May Allāh, The One Who Is Best Informed of all things, Comfort them with His Unending Satisfaction).

My dream of our Free-handed Prophet Muhammad had come true after more than six years. Allāh, The One Who Feeds us against hunger and Makes us secure against fear, Had Guided us through the flawless personality of our Prophet . Our Holy Prophet had taught me good manners. I considered it a major honour being able to present my family to our Wise Prophet . I was glad that I could show to our Prophet that there had been some moral advancement in our lives since we had last been to al-Madīnah al-Munawwarah. Our Blameless Prophet Muhammad is the guiding light of those who do good deeds. There is no man greater than him. He is the spirit of truth and the master of those who warn against evil. The most honoured person in the Sight of Allāh , our Generous Prophet remains the model that guides others to the straight path. Our Chivalrous Prophet Muhammad is the Sayed of the people of paradise.

“It’s warm here,” Makkia had quietly protested to me on the Holy Plain of ’Arafāt on the Day of Wuqūf.
“It usually is,” I gently reassured her.

In the Holy Pilgrimage we had partly received our just earthly deserts. Allāh, The Guardian and Disposer of all affairs, had honoured my family and I in our pursuit of seeking His Countenance, by Granting that we stand together, for His sake, on the Plain of ’Arafāt on the Day of Haj. We performed the Pilgrimage with a singularity of purpose. Together we had, as closely as humanly possible, served as willing instruments in the Grand Plan. I, in keeping my word, had faithfully embraced my destiny. I had followed my dream to the letter. I had another Haj in a million.

In Makkah al-Mukarramah I had met with the Signs of God in all its Glory. In al-Madīnah al-Munawwarah, I had found the Mosque of the Prophet, serene, yet resplendent with its many offerings.

From the Sahīh al-Bukhāri, Volume 9, Hadīth Number 122, translated from Arabic:
Narrated Abū Huraira : I heard the Prophet saying, “Whoever sees me in a dream will see me in his wakefulness, and Satan cannot imitate me in shape.” Abū ’Abdullah said, “Ibn Sīrīn said, ‘Only if he sees the Prophet in his (real) shape.’”

From the Sahīh al-Muslim, Book 29, Hadīth Number 5636, translated from Arabic:
Abū Huraira reported: I heard Allāh’s Messenger as saying: “He who saw me in a dream would soon see me in the state of wakefulness, or as if he saw me in a state of wakefulness, for Satan does not appear in my form.”

May Allāh Bestow Peace and Salutations on our master Muhammad, on all the prophets and messengers, on the angels, on the righteous, on the martyrs and upon His pious slaves.

Al-Hamdu Lillāh.

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