Love of Holy Rasool for Makkah and Madinah

Whether it is Makkah Mukarramah or Madinah Munawwarah, both hold affiliation with the Beloved Nabi صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. One has the privilege of being the birth place of Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, while the other holds the honour of being the last resting place (shrine) of Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم himself held immense affection towards both cities. At the time of migrating from Makkah Mukarramah to Madinah Munawwarah, he صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم addressed the city of Makkah and said: ‘You are the most beloved to me among all the cities. If my nation had not compelled me [to leave], I would not reside anywhere else other than you.’ (Sunan-ut-Tirmizi, vol. 5, pp. 487, Hadees 3952)

Whereas, Madinah Tayyibah is the place that Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم blessed with staying at after migrating from Makkah Mukarramah. Some ‘Muhajir Sahabah’ [emigrants] رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُم would remember Makkah Mukarramah, so the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم made Du’a: Ya Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! Make Madinah as beloved of us as Makkah was beloved [of us] or even more than that. (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 1, pp. 621, Hadees 1889)

Upon returning from any journey, the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would ride the riding animal at the usual speed but when he صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would observe the walls of Madinah, he صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would increase the speed of the riding animal out of the love for Madinah.

(Sahih Bukhari, vol. 1, pp. 620, Hadees 1886)

 

Wahan piyara Ka’bah yahan sabz Gumbad

Woh Makkah bhi meetha to piyara Madinah

The blessed Ka’bah is there, and here is the Green Dome

Sweet is Makkah, and beautiful is Madinah too

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