Hajj Chronicles Part 5: A little piece of Heaven

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The Rawda-tul Jannah in Masjid-an Nabawi


The first 24 hours in Madinah made a huge impression on me and helped me realise why people love the place so much: it felt like the Prophet s.a.w.’s masjid was a piece of Jannah. Of course, quite literally, there is a piece of Jannah in there – the Rawda-tul Jannah (the piece of land which will be in Jannah, as stated in hadith).

But beyond that, many other things made it feel like an other-worldly experience.

The main thing difference between this place and elsewhere was the atmosphere. There was a calmness and tranquillity which I don’t think you’ll find anywhere else in the world – and this was despite the fact that there were so many people present. And the serenity wasn’t just external – it…

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