My Dear Rohingya

  A huge wave burst from the bus. Men and women, young and old; all crashing violently into the entrance of Palm Garden Medina. So great the human tsunami i was forced to pull back. “Ustadz (master), i’ve been blocked by the waves.” I shouted to Ustad Ali who was standing across the street. “Fear…

Miqat in Dhul Hulaifah

“Psssssss” a wind blow heard as soon as the door opened. With  a friendly smile, Musa allowed us to enter the mosque. Alhamdulillah we arrived at Dzul Hulaifah which is the place of the miqot (a certain place to wear the ihram) of Medina inhabitant as well as foreigners who depart to Mecca through it….

Hejaz Railway Museum

Subhi started the engine and soon we were out of Nabawi Mosque’s basement. Our destination is a cream-colored European building surrounded by a tall black iron fence. The building looks striking due to it distinction from other buildings that are generally square and white colored. Once there, Subhi and i walked along the inner part…

Asma al-Husna Museum

I was walking to the gate 15 which is located in the west side of the Nabawi Mosque; near to the hotel i stay. The air was still a bit cold even the gray and blue marble floors looked like a frozen lake. You can see anywhere many Bangladeshi women slept under the large white…

Visitar la Tumba de Baqi

“Zai!” Un oficial bien construido en la oscuridad cubierta de ardilla gritar a alguien. “Oh alguien llamó.” Pensé. Zai es un Pashto equivalente a “amigo”. “Hmm, ¿a quién le ha gritado?” La curiosidad pasó por mi mente a pesar de que los ojos de la mía se mantenían en la puerta alta y gris-verde del…

Visiting Baqi Cemetery

“Zai!”  a well built officer in dark-covered squirrel shout to somebody. “Oh someone called.” I thought. Zai is a Pashto language equivalent to “dude”. “Hmm, who he been shout at?” Curiosity flashed through my mind even though eyes of mine kept on to the high and gray-green gate of the Baqi Cemetary. “Zai! Zai! “The…

King Fahd Glorius Quran Printing Complex

I feel a little bit upset because did not have more time to stop at the Qur’an Printing Complex; Whereas in this place we’re able get the famous Madinah’s mushaf (manuscript). So worth the value of this manuscript, a friend of mine had asked me to bring it one. “My fiancee want it as a…

Rancho de Camellos

Caminamos junto a un lago de color blanco y verde. Las hierbas verdes parecían no ser perturbadas por el calor del verano. Una puerta de agua gris me recuerda a la ciudad de Kudus, es un poco difícil conseguir soto (Kudus sopa tradicional) aquí. En la encrucijada el paisaje cambió. La única cosa que existe…

Camel Ranch

We walked beside a white and green colored lake. Green grasses seemed undisturbed by the heat of summer. A gray water door reminds me of the city of Kudus, it’s just a bit difficult to get soto (Kudus traditional soup) here. At the crossroads the scenery changed. The only thing that exists now is the…

Jabal Magnet (Colina del imán)

Mientras que Wahyudi anunció que tendremos un horario de manasik (tutorial de la umra) por la tarde, nuestro autobús manejó suavemente entre edificios de tres pisos de color marrón. “¿Qué hora?” Le preguntó al señor Rudi que era el más a tiempo entre nosotros. “A las cuatro, señor. Wahyudi respondió con su acento de Madura….