Photoessay: Distance and Closeness in Madina – almiskeenah


Photoessay: Distance and Closeness in Madina – almiskeenah

Understanding closeness to Allah through reflecting on distance and photography of urban architecture of Madina.

…while wandering the Madanian streets, a stream of swirling thoughts tend to take over…what struck me here was ‘distance’…the physical distance between this street scene and Masjid Nabawi, tucked in behind the newer buildings…the technological distance spanning the engineering and construction of these contrasting buildings…and what of the distance these satellite dishes span, bringing the entire world in front of one’s eyes, whilst simultaneously having the potential of totally distancing one from reality…as well as divorcing one from He Who promises to run to us if we walk to Him…Whose Presence can be felt without any external dish by fine tuning our heart to shorten the distance, bringing Him into pristine focus…Ya Rabb, Ya Lateef, Ya Wadud!!

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