Imam sahab was reciting verses from the glorious Quran and his voice was shattering with emotions,several
muqtadee’s in fajr prayer were also feeling the emotions and becoming dolorous, alluring voice of sheikh and Masjide Nabwi softened our hearts and wet out eyes.
Minates of Masjid e Nabawi SAW - Madinah
After Fajr prayer the crowd started moving towards the place where millions of angels arrive to deliver the salam by billions of muslims from all dimensions of this planet, the place is the Hujra’e Syeda Ayesha RA,where our beloved Prophet Hazrat Muhammad SAW is resting along with his two loyal companions, Syedna Abubakr and Syedna Umar RA.
The crowd passed through the face of Hujra quietly with great respect paying salam and durood in humble voices, scholars were present to abstain people
from doing any prohibited act or making noise, surely this is the place where a minor mistake can take a person away from Heaven.
Asalamo Alika Ya Rasoolallah, Ya Khatam-an-Nabiyeen!
Outside the mosque pleasent morning light was about to come, the weather was cool and clouds were among the audience, birds were present in a large number flying over the Haram, they too were anxios to pay Salam on the greatest of all creatures of the Almighty Allah!
Some people moved towards their residences while some started looking for breakfast, as most of them were present in the mosque since mid night,
but our eyes were on the historic graveyard Jannat ul Baqee.Walking in the direction of nose it is opposite to the Haram, facing the Bab-e-Jibrail, approximately 200 meters away. The graveyard is closed for women but men are allowed to enter after Fajr and Asr prayers for limited time.
As we entered through the main gate, our eyes saw huge notice boards describing Sunnah method how to enter and behave in grayards.
Baqee is a huge graveyard, more than thousand years old, all the graves were simple with no identification signs or plot numbers,
every grave was reminding us the clearest truth in life, that is the end of life!
However few graves had boundaries of the demolished tombs which were present there some time ago, Baqee is the home of millions, yes millions of Saleheen.
Many prominent Sahaba, Ummat-ul-Momineen,Ahle Bait, Imams, Awliya, Scholars and Shaheed are buried here during last 1400 years.
On right side from main entrance few graves were identified as Imam Hassan (RA) and Hazrat Abbas(Uncle of Prophet), moving towards left side the graves of Ummat tul Momineen (RA) can be found, ahead of it on left side has Imam Shafi and Imam Malik, and moving ahead towards centre has the grave of Hazrat Usman (RA) the third caliph of Islam.
Morning light and a view of Masjid e Nabwi - SAW
There was a scholar standing near the grave of Hazrat Usman, he was asking people not to raise hands and pray from the grave, when someone asks for dua for the deceased, the scholar replied it is even not confirmed cent per cent that this is the grave of the great Usman bin Affan, so i encourage you to pray for all.
One can imagine the ups and downs of Islam and initial days of Medinah while standing near those graves in Baqee, the simple outlook of the clay graves told us the hardships which our forefathers faced, the pious people burried in baqee spent their lives according to Quran and sunnah and were great examples of simplicity,loyalty and honesty.
Sunlight was coming from the patches of clouds and the Minates of Haram were glowing, Baqee gates were about to close, we slowly moved outside, after making a dua for all the pious Muslims burried.