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Friday, 23 June 2017

WEATHER WARFARE: Geo-engineering Is The Most Powerful Weapon Being Used To Destroy Countries.

Weather Warfare

The Most Powerful Weapon
Being Used To Destroy
Countries Around The Globe!

For Total Power, Total Control,
And Hegemony of The World,
Geo-engineering is a Primary Tool
Used by The West.

(M. Javed Naseem)

Man was such a beautiful and wonderful creation of the Almighty God that even the angels were commanded to bow down in prostration in front of Adam – the first man. But unfortunately, man is so easily influenced and deceived by the Devil that he commits despicable acts defying all morals and decency. At times he becomes the meanest beast on earth. He wants to play god and control the world whereas the bitter fact is that he cannot even control his own desires and emotions that bring him downfalls.

The power-mongering elite of the West is doing anything and everything to strengthen its control – hegemony – on the world resources, wealth, energy, trade and even freedom. They are poisoning people with modified (GMO) foods; destroying agricultural land by harmful fertilizers; controlling world currencies and international trade; changing regimes and killing leaders who don’t obey them; controlling human population by different means including spreading viruses, germs and epidemics; then offering fake, harmful and useless medicines or drugs in the name of cure or treatment; promoting animosity among nations to start wars and sell weapons/bombs to both sides to kill each other; and if they can’t achieve the desired results through their agents and puppet governments in other countries, they directly invade other countries, bomb their cities and kill innocent children, women and elderly. No regard for humanity! It’s typically Uncle Sam’s moronic attitude: ‘It’s my way or the highway!’

Pakistan showed resistance to U.S. policy
in 2010, and suffered from the record floods.
Were the record floods that occurred there
later the same year just an act of nature?
Or were other forces also in play?

In recent years, biological warfare has taken top priority. They are killing people now by wildfires, droughts, at the same time by melting glaciers, creating artificial floods and rains; as well as earthquakes through bio-engineering. They are using weather to play havoc in those countries where leaders refuse to obey and reject their hegemony. The new weapon is called ‘climate engineering’ or ‘geoengineering’.

Owning The Weather In 2025!

For details, see the United States Air Force
(USAF) Center for Strategy and Technology
(CSAT) document: “Weather as a Force
Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025”

Uncle Sam is occupying, one way or the other, more than 150 countries of the world. They have their troops all over. They call them experts, personnel trainers, security staff, military trainers, educators, consultants, engineers, technicians, advisors, peace keepers, etc., etc. They are enjoying special privileges in most countries of the world by keeping more than 900 military bases. These bases are needed to flex muscles from time to time in every part of the world to scare small or weaker countries. That’s the export quality version of the American democracy. The message is loud and clear: Do as we tell you to do, or else!

The military industrial complex of the West has long been manipulating weather to put pressure on the countries they want to control. They can trigger heavy rains, snow storms, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes, as well as drought and famine.
They had been using HAARP centers all over the world to modify weather and create artificial natural disasters. After a series of protests and criticism from all quarters, it was announced in 2014 that Alaska’s hub of HAARP would be closed in 2015. Some dismantling activities were shown by the media to fool general public and change public opinion. Most people did not believe them and thought that covert operations continued. Then all of a sudden, HAARP center became operational in February 2017 under new management, and the Western press published photos of “flying saucer” style HAARP clouds in the atmosphere. Actually, people were deceived to believe that HAARP was abandoned. They were just discarding the old, out of date equipment and replacing it with the new and more sophisticated equipment, to be more effective and more efficient.

The technology, which is being perfected under the
High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program
(HAARP), is an appendage of the Strategic Defense
Initiative – ‘Star Wars’.

From a military standpoint, HAARP is a
weapon of mass destruction, operating from the
outer atmosphere and capable of destabilizing
agricultural and ecological systems
around the world.

The debate on climate change does not acknowledge the role of climatic warfare, namely the deliberate manipulation of climate for military use. 
“HAARP is a weapon of mass destruction, capable of destabilizing agricultural and ecological systems globally.”
Climatic warfare’ potentially threatens the future of humanity, but has casually been excluded from the reports for which the IPCC received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.  It has also been excluded from the November 2015 Paris Climate Summit.

(Artificial clouds created by HAARP)

From ‘Global Research’
Prof Michel Chossudovsky adds:

Rarely acknowledged in the debate on global climate change,
the world’s weather can now be modified as part of a new
generation of sophisticated electromagnetic weapons. Both
the US and Russia have developed capabilities to manipulate
the climate for military use.
Environmental modification techniques have been applied
by the US military for more than half a century. US mathematician
John von Neumann, in liaison with the US Department of Defense,
started his research on weather modification in the late 1940s at the
height of the Cold War and foresaw ‘forms of climatic warfare as
yet unimagined’. During the Vietnam war, cloud-seeding techniques
were used, starting in 1967 under Project Popeye, the objective of
which was to prolong the monsoon season and block enemy supply
routes along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
The US military has developed advanced capabilities that enable
it selectively to alter weather patterns. The technology, which is
being perfected under the High-frequency Active Auroral Research
Program (HAARP), is an appendage of the Strategic Defense
Initiative – ‘Star Wars’. From a military standpoint, HAARP is a
weapon of mass destruction, operating from the outer atmosphere
and capable of destabilizing agricultural and ecological systems
around the world.
Weather-modification, according to the US Air Force document
AF 2025 Final Report, ‘offers the war fighter a wide range of
possible options to defeat or coerce an adversary’, capabilities,
it says, extend to the triggering of floods, hurricanes, droughts
and earthquakes: ‘Weather modification will become a part of
domestic and international security and could be done unilaterally…
It could have offensive and defensive applications and even be
used for deterrence purposes. The ability to generate precipitation,
fog and storms on earth or to modify space weather… and the
production of artificial weather all are a part of an integrated
set of [military] technologies.’

(Aerial spraying over Mammoth Mountain, California)
 Dane Wigington is the lead researcher for today, investigating all levels of geo-engineering from stratospheric aerosol spraying (SAG) to HAARP. He assisted Michael Murphy with his acclaimed production of “What In The World Are They Spraying?” and has spoken extensively in a wide range of forums to explain the environmental dangers we face on a global level. Here are excerpts from his eye-opening article published by the Wake Up World:

U.S. Government Engineering The Climate
To Control Populations

Climate Engineering and The U.S. Military

Climate engineering is the most powerful and most utilized weapon of the western power structure to destabilize and topple the countries and governments around the globe that it wishes to control. Geo-engineering is a primary tool that has been used to help force nations to allow U.S. or NATO occupation. If you don’t believe the U.S. military is concerned with the climate, think again. The military industrial complex has long sought to “control the weather” and historical documents prove that the U.S. has been heavily invested in climate modification for a very long time.

For details, see the United States Air Force (USAF) Center for Strategy and Technology (CSAT) document: Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025.

How many countries have U.S. military boots on the ground? There are at least 156 U.S.-occupied countries around the globe with some 900 bases. Does anyone really believe that all these countries just wanted the U.S. to occupy them? Is it a coincidence that many if not most of these countries endured some sort of climate cataclysm prior to the occupation being allowed? How many countries in Africa were subjected to record drought before being destabilized and occupied? Occupations that often began under “humanitarian” pretexts due to climate catastrophes?

And what about the Middle Eastern countries that have recently been destabilized? Many of these countries were not co-operating with the U.S. agenda before they experienced record drought — Is there a connection? Record drought in Syria preceded the recent destabilization — Was weather warfare used to help trigger the ongoing civil war? Yes.
How about Iraq; were they also a target of weather warfare to help trigger destabilization? Was the record drought in Iraq during the years prior to the invasion in 2003 a natural occurrence? Or was it also engineered? Were there plans to invade Iraq years ahead of time? If available data is examined, the answer is inarguably yes. The invasion of Iraq was planned well before the events of 9/11.

How many know there has been a crop-destroying drought in Russia and Ukraine? Just another coincidence? Certainly the whole world understands that Iran is also a current primary target for the western power structure, is it just bad luck for Iran that there is record drought there, too? Does anyone in the U.S. even know that the leaders from Iran have been on the floor of the UN openly stating that Western powers are causing the record drought with climate modification? Pakistan showed resistance to US policy in 2010, were the record floods that occurred there later the same year just an act of nature? Or were other forces in play? Record deluge is also a weapon used by the weather-makers. As the planet continues to warm rapidly, deluges will increase.

How are things in South America? Certainly we all know how the US power structure is constantly complaining about the BRIC countries. Brazil and Venezuela have been a source of aggravation for our government for a very long time. Brazil is experiencing devastating record drought, and yes, so is Venezuela.

I could go on and on about the countries that have been victims of the US/NATO weather warfare juggernaut of biosphere destruction, but let’s now consider the catastrophic and unprecedented drought being engineered in the U.S. West, should we ask ourselves what agendas are now being carried out on the US population? The laws of physics make clear that a natural warming world should bring more rain overall; the atmosphere can carry 7% more moisture for every degree of additional warming. Why is there so much drought in so many countries around the world when the laws of physics state there should be more overall rainfall on a warming planet, not less? 

Now it seems that the power structure is sending us the message that they know the drought in the US West is only going to get worse. In fact NASA has recently stated on the record that the western U.S. states can expect “mega-droughts” in the coming decades — How do they know this? NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has recently stated that even with a potential record El Niño event, there will be no relief for the completely parched state of California. Since when does El Niño not bring more rain to the West? How does NOAA know this?

It is important to remember that defense contractor Raytheon is involved in geoengineering programs, and also does the weather modeling for NOAA and the National Weather Service. Lockheed Martin (another defense contractor involved in weather modification) supplies the weather modeling for the FAA. The weather “predictions” are nothing more than the scheduled weather. 

5 Western states are close to running out of water, and Lake Mead is is at record low levels. The states most affected by the engineered weather catastrophes (drought and deluge as has just occurred in Texas) are also the stated location of the upcoming “Jade Helm” military exercises — another coincidence perhaps? No. In reality, the weather warfare being waged against the U.S. population (and others) is continuing to escalate. And, due to the highly toxic fallout from geoengineering, weather warfare is also biological warfare as it affects the entire web of life.

(Geo-engineering protest march in Bolona, Italy)
Western Meltdown Engineered To Cool The East

How hot is it going to be under the completely engineered high pressure heat dome in the West? Record shattering. Is it any wonder the Western states are burning to the ground? This also includes Alaska and Canada where more than 600 wildfires are currently burning.

The engineered high pressure zone facilitates the jet stream manipulation the climate engineers are after. By pushing the upper level winds up and over (north of) the heat dome, the winds then spin clockwise around the high pressure. A large “dip” in the jet stream is then formed, which contributes to yet another engineered cool-down in the Eastern US which is scheduled for late this week.  Though the Western US could be considered a “climate sacrifice zone”, available data indicates the West of the U.S. is also a target for engineered drought.

Severe environmental degradation and resource depletion are factors that cannot be hidden from public view much longer. The global power structure is playing every card they have. They are moving their chess pieces into place rapidly as they prepare for total societal collapse and civil unrest. Though solar radiation management is being pushed as mitigation for our warming planet, climate engineering/weather warfare is making an already bad climate/environmental situation exponentially worse overall. These programs are being used as a primary method to control populations and governments around the globe with no regard to the damage being done to the biosphere. The highly toxic fallout from geoengineering is also rapidly sickening global populations thus making them easier to control.
(Pic: Haarp clouds)
The entire global climate system has been derailed, there is no completely natural or untainted weather, none. The ongoing scenario in the US lower 48 is as meteorologically unnatural as it is unprecedented. There are many agendas being carried out by the weather makers; one is the manipulation of US population’s perception of the climate. At the core of the weather warfare that is being waged is, of course, the agenda of total power and total control, this must always be remembered and considered.

Does this mean we have no chance? Should giving up the fight for the common good be considered? Absolutely not. So long as there is a chance that the planet’s life support systems can still be salvaged (and there is a chance), it is our responsibility to fight on. Marching in the battle to preserve a future for our children is not an option, it is our primary obligation in life. The human race is free falling into near term extinction because of its own behavior and apathy. It is this apathy that has allowed psychotic individuals to wield power unchecked and unchallenged for centuries.

“The world will not be destroyed by those
who do evil, but by those who watch them
without doing anything.”
– Albert Einstein

The climate science community, of course, will not speak about the geoengineering elephant in the room so they just claim not to know or understand why the Eastern US is cool while most of the world isn’t. It is up to all of us. Educate yourself and stand your ground in the battle to sound the alarm, all of our voices are essential in the fight to expose and halt climate engineering.


Friday, 16 June 2017


(Umrah Memories 3/3)

Bakkah (Makkah)
The Epicenter of Blessing
And Guidance

The Sacred Landmarks of
Makkah And Around

(M. Javed Naseem)

“The first House (of worship) appointed for
men was that at Bakka (Makkah), full of blessing
and of guidance for all kinds of beings.”
(al-Quran 3:96)

Makkah is called the City of God because it accommodates the House of Allah (Kaabah) or the Bait-Ullah. For Muslims of the world, this is the holiest place on earth. Even Allah, the Almighty, has declared in the Holy Quran that this place is full of blessings and of guidance for all kinds of creatures including humans. This is a very special and unique place in the entire universe – a place where humans keep glorifying the Lord Creator’s name 24 house a day, seven days a week, summer or winter, rain or shine. Muslims are always found circling around (performing Tawaf) the House of God.

This holy place (Kaabah) is full of blessings, guidance and cure for many physical and spiritual ailments. Offering a prayer is a great privilege and honor. According to a narration, a prayer (Salaat) offered in the Bait-Ullah (House of God) brings you 100,000 times more rewards than a prayer (Salaat) offered in any other mosque. In other words, a Salaat offered in the Bait-Ullah is equal to 100,000 Salaats offered in another mosque. What a blessing! Here’s the Hadith:

It is narrated by Imam Ahmad in his Musnad and also by Ibn Maajah and others on the authority of Jaabir that the Prophet (s.a.w.) said: “The prayer in my mosque (Masjid Nabawi, Madinah) is better than 1,000 prayers in any other mosque with the exception of Masjid al-Haraam (Kaabah at Makkah); and a prayer in Masjid al-Haraam (Makkah) is better than 100,000 prayers in other mosques.” There is no difference of opinion in this regard between an obligatory prayer and other (optional) prayers as the statement of the Prophet (s.a.w.) was general.

Makkah is like a history book of Islam. It has witnessed the historical events of the dawn of Islam, the birth of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) and the spread of Islam from here to all corners of the world. The city of Makkah and its surroundings contain many landmarks. Some of them have become the part of Hajj and Umrah rites. Umrah is normally done within the complex of Haram Sharif (Bait-Ullah) and can be completed within an hour or hour-and-half. But Hajj requires going to the surrounding areas and spending time there. Therefore, it is completed in about 5 days (starting on the 8th of Dhul-Hijjah and finishing on the 12th) with Tawaf-ul Widaa. The festival of Eid-ul-Adha falls on the 3rd day, i.e., 10th of Dhul-Hijjah when all the pilgrims are gathered in the ‘tent city’ of Mina. Mina is about 3km away. Pilgrims spend their first night there.
The second day of Hajj is very important and it is called ‘Arafah Day’ (Yaum-al Arafah). Pilgrims go from Mina to the plains of Arafat at the foot of Jabal-ar Rahmah. There is a spot on the top of Jabal-ar Rahmah (Mountain of Mercy) which is marked by a small piller. It was here that Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) delivered his famous “Last Sermon” or “Khutbah Hajjat-ul Widaa” which is called the ‘First Charter of Human Rights’.

Muzdalifah, Masjid Namrah,
Arafat & Mina:
It is in this city of Mina near Mecca that the Hajj pilgrims perform the ritual stoning of the Devil (Ramy al-Jamarat) on the last day of the Hajj. In the low lying Mina valley is the Jamarat Valley. Three pillars (now three black walls) stand here, representing Satan or the Devil, the perpetrator of all evil. The pilgrims denounce sin and stone these pillars, pledging allegiance to God and virtue. Mina is best known for the role it plays during the annual Hajj pilgrimage when its tent-cities provided by the Saudi government give temporary accommodation to millions of visiting pilgrims.

Mount Arafat (place of Prophet’s last Khutbah) : Mount Arafat or Mount Arafah is a plain about 20km (12 miles) southeast of Makkah. Mount Arafat is about 70m (230 ft) in height and is also known as the Mount of Mercy (Jabal ar-Rahmah).
On the 9th of the month of Dhul Hijjah, pilgrims go to Arafat from Mina, for the most important part of the Hajj. The sermon (Khutbah) of Hajj is narrated and combined prayers of Zuhr and Asr are offered. The pilgrims spend the whole day on the mountain to supplicate to Allah for forgiveness and to pray for personal strength in the future.
Arafah rituals end at sunset and pilgrims then move to Muzdalifah for a shortened and combined prayer of Maghrib and Isha, and for a short rest.
The plain area surrounding the hill is called the Plain of Arafat. The term Mount Arafah is sometimes applied to this entire area. It has an important place in Islam because during the Hajj, it is obligatory for pilgrims to spend the afternoon there on the ninth day of Dhul Hijjah. Since late 2010, this place is served by Makkah Metro. On a normal Hajj, it would be around 20km of walking.
(pic: 241-JabalRahma)

Arafat (the tent city):
Jabal al-Rahmah : The Hill of Arafat is also known as Jabal ar-Rahmah, meaning Mountain of Mercy. It is narrated that this was the place where Adam met Hawwa (Eve) on earth. On the ninth day of Hajj, pilgrims leave Mina for Mount Arafat where they stand in contemplative vigil and pray and recite the Quran.
It is here that Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) gave his last sermon (Khutba Hajjat-ul Widaa) to the Muslims who had accompanied him for the Hajj towards the end of his life. Spending the afternoon on Mount Arafat is an obligatory ritual for pilgrims.

Masjid Namrah is located in the plains of Arafat and pilgrims offer here combined Salaats of Duhr and Asr. Namrah is a huge mosque and the expansion has brought one portion of it into the boundaries of Muzdalifah. At sunset, the pilgrims leave for Muzdalifah. In this valley, they offer combined Salaats of Maghrib and Isha. The pilgrims spend the night at Muzdalifah.

(Rami at Jamaraat)
Next morning, the third day (this day is the Eid-ul Adha day), before sunrise they collect pebbles (stones to perform Rami). The pebbles are collected at Muzdalifah and then pilgrims leave for Mina where Rami (stoning of Devils) is performed.
Actually, this whole complex is one huge area, divided by marked signs for Mina, Muzdalifah, Arafat, etc. Third day is assigned for offering the animals for sacrifice; and the first Rami at Mina. Tawaf-e-Ziarat is performed and pilgrims spend the 3rd night in Mina tents.

If somebody is unable to perform both rituals (sacrifice and Ramy) on the third day, they can also perform them the next day (the 4th day) before the Duhr Salaat. At this stage, pilgrims can get the haircut and change the Ihram to the normal clothing. The 4th day is also assigned for Rami at three different spots, all marked by black walls now, with lots of pedestrian walk-ways to facilitate the rituals. The 4th night is also spent in the ‘tent city’ of Mina.

The 5th day is the last day of Hajj rituals. Any due Ramy or other ritual should be performed today. Pilgrims leave Mina after Asr prayer (before Maghrib prayer) for Makkah. And that marks the end of the Hajj rituals (except one – Tawaf Widaa). When back in Makkah, pilgrims can perform Tawaf Widaa any time before leaving for their own countries/cities.

Jabal Thawr (or Sawr):
This mountain is located in the lower part of Makkah to the south of the district of Misfalah. It’s about 1,405 meters high. On the summit of it, there is an historic place called the “Cave of Thawr” (or Ghaar-e-Thawr).

Ghar al-Thawr (Cave of the Bull) was the place where Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) and his companion Abu Bakr (r.a.a.) took refuge from the Quraish. They stayed in this cave for three days before migrating from Makkah to Madinah. As a matter fact, the migration (Hijrah) started from this cave. Abu Bakr’s family took care of the Prophet (s.a.w.) and brought them food and water. For most Muslims, the cave is of religious significance, and is thus visited by many pilgrims and the tourists.
It takes about 2 hours on foot to climb up the mountain of Thawr to reach the Cave. On return, it takes about one hour to come down. It is very strenuous and hard walk, particularly during hot summer days.

Jabal al-Nour (Hira Mountain):
Jabal al-Nour (Jabal Nur) or the Mountain of Light is a mountain near Makkah and is famous for its cave “Hira”. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Makkah.

The cave (Ghaar Hira) is actually quite a small corner. It is long about four-arms’ length and wide about 1.75 arms’ length. The mountain is barely 640 meter tall. But it does take two hours to make it to the cave and is extremely strenuous on the individual. However, the mount and the cave hold tremendous significance for Muslims throughout the world. Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) is said to have spent a great deal of time in this cave meditating. It is believed that he had received his first revelation from God through the archangel Gabriel inside this cave.

Safa & Marwah
Haram Sharif is a complex and it includes the Masjid al-Haram, the Kaabah, the focal point of prayer for all Muslims; Maqam-e-Ibrahim (Abraham’s place), Zam Zam well, the hills of Safa – from which the ritual walking (Sa’ee) begins – and Marwah.

Safa is located about 100 meters from the Kaabah while Marwah is about 350 meters away. The distance between the two hills of Safa and Marwah is approximately 450 meters, so that seven trips amount to roughly 3.1km. The two points and the path between them are now inside a long gallery that forms part of the Masjid. It’s the coldest area in the complex as it is fully covered and air-conditioning runs at full swing.

The hill of Marwah has almost disappeared as constant lifting of floors and never-ending construction projects or improvements have raised the ground-floor to the level of Marwah hill. It has become a part of the floor now.
On the contrary, the hill of Safa, where the ritual of Sa’ee starts, has been preserved in a glass frame (enclave) and it is still above the ground level.

The Sa’ee track of Safa & Marwah has now three levels and separate tracks/paths for electric and manual wheelchairs, pushcarts and pedestrians. The area where men are supposed to run, is marked with green lights. It’s about 100 meters. For the rest of the area, you walk briskly.

Walking (Sa’ee) between Safa and Marwah commemorates the ritual Hajar (Hagar) performed while looking for water and food for her son Ishmael. This ritual is an essential part of Hajj and Umrah rites.

Like Madinah, the city of Makkah is also full of Pakistani and Bengali shops, restaurants and small hotels. Most of the Saudis now speak Urdu. There is also a sugar-cane juice shop near the Haram Sharif. We enjoyed the freshly squeezed ice-cold sugar-cane juice when the outside temperature near Haram Sharif was around 45c degrees. A big glass of refreshing juice costs only 3SR.
Alhamdo-lillah, we enjoyed our Umrah trip and hope that the pics/information I shared with you were also useful and interesting for you. God bless!


Friday, 9 June 2017

INCREDIBLE MADINAH And Its Landmark: Mountain of Uhud. (Umrah Mem. 2/3)

(Umrah Memories 2/3)
Incredible Madinah
And Its Landmark:
Mountain of Uhud

Climate Change Brings Plenty Of
Rains To Madinah Now

(M. Javed Naseem)

To visit Madinah is not a part of Hajj or Umrah rites, but the unique merits of the City of the Prophet (s.a.w.), his Mosque and his sacred tomb attract every pilgrim to visit it. There is no requirement of Ihram or Talbiyah to visit Madinah or the Prophet's Mosque (Masjid-e-Nabawi). The Prophet (s.a.w.) had great love for this city. He once said that "There is a cure for every disease in the dust of Madinah" – (Al-Targhib).

(Rain at the Masjid-e-Nabawi, Madinah)
Madinah Munawarah (the city of lights) is the second holy city to Muslims after Makkah. It’s also known by many other names such as Taibah, Yathrib, the City of the Messenger, and Dar Al-Hijri (i.e. Home of Migration). It is located in the Hijaz region. It is surrounded by a number of mountains: Al-Hujaj, or Pilgrims' Mountain to the West, Salaa to the north-west, Al-E'er or Caravan Mountain to the south and Uhad to the north.
Madinah is a desert oasis, with fertile land, surrounded by mountains and rocky areas from all sides. It was known as Yatrib in writings of the ancient Maeniand. Obviously, the population structure of this desert oasis is a combination of northern Arabs and southern Arabs, who settled there and built their civilization a thousand years before Christ. It is the city whose people supported Prophet Mohammad (s.a.w.) when he migrated there from Makkah.

(Madinah International airport – Prince Mohammed Bin Abdelaziz Airport)
During our trip, it was on the 11th May, 2017, that we experienced heavy rains in Madinah. But the heavy rains in Madinah were also reported in the Press on 15th February, 2017. The rains were coupled with lightning, thunder and gusty winds. In a few minutes, the low lying areas were lightly flooded. Water was gushing all over. Rain started in the afternoon and continued, for a few hours, into the evening. 40C degrees temperature of Madinah turned into pleasant 30C degrees and the pilgrims had a break from scorching heat.

(Bengali/Pakistani Market in Madinah after rain)
Not far from the Masjid-e-Nabawi, is the Pakistani-Bengali Market where pilgrims do all kinds of shopping at very low prices. There are also many Pakistani small hotels and restaurants that offer South-Asian foods and sweets. We were at this market when rain started and we had to run for shelter.

(Rain at Masjid-e-Nabawi, Madinah)
Years ago, it would be considered something ‘rare’ but lately, the weather patterns have changed all over the world and Makkah and Madinah (Saudi Arabia and also U.A. Emirates) get flooded every year. Here are some clippings from the Saudi newspaper ‘Arab News’, from April-December 2016.

Heavy rain, floods in Saudi Arabia leave seven dead
(November 2016)
At least seven people died and many others were injured
or trapped by heavy rain and floods that swept various
regions of Saudi Arabia.

Heavy rain turns Riyadh desert into ‘sea’
(1st December, 2016)
Heavy rainfall has transformed the desert north of the
Saudi capital, Riyadh, into what resembles a small sea.

Rains play havoc in Madinah: 3 dead
(Thursday, 14 April 2016)
Unprecedented rains in several parts of the Kingdom on Tuesday
resulted in accidents that caused deaths and injuries and damage
to property. Madinah topped the affected cities due to incessant
rains. The holy city reported three deaths and 40 injuries due to
20 road accidents in a period of 12 hours after the rains commenced
at 7 a.m. Madinah region Red Crescent spokesman Khaled bin Mosaed
Al-Sahli said the heavy rainfall and floods in Madinah resulted in a
number of traffic accidents and collisions.

Al-Hijra Highway saw the largest number of accidents, followed by
the Yanbu Highway, Al-Qassim Highway, roads inside Madinah,
Al-Mahd road (Gharab) and the Tabuk Highway.
“Accidents occurring on Al-Hijra Highway (Madinah-Makkah) alone
resulted in one death and two serious injuries, as well as three other
less critical injuries.”
Abha witnessed the collapse of a bridge which was
under construction closing the Riyadh-Abha road
and King Abdullah Road toward Rafidah.

(Mountain of Uhud, Madinah)
Battle of Uhud:

The biggest landmark of Madinah, after the Masjid-e-Nabawi (Prophet’s Mosque), is the mountain of Uhud. This historic place has witnessed the history of Islam in the making. The second big battle of Islam, the Battle of Uhud, was fought there. It’s about 5km from Madinah. Prophet Muhammad loved this mountain.
Qatadah reported from Anas ibn Malik (r.a.a.) who said: Allah's Messenger (s.a.w.) said, "Uhud is a mountain that loves us and we love it too."

(Enclave of Shuhada-e-Uhud. Some prominent martyrs of Uhud are buried inside the enclave while others are buried outside it.)
Martyrs of Uhud:
The above enclosure, at the foot of Mount Uhud contains in the center the graves of the Prophet’s uncle Hamza (r.a.a.), Abdullah bin Jasht (r.a.a.) and Mus’ab bin Umair (r.a.a.) who were all martyred in the Battle of Uhud. The rest of the martyrs of Uhud are buried behind this enclosure.
Generally, it is agreed that there were 70 martyrs of the Battle of Uhud, but a figure of 86, 101 and even 103 is also mentioned by some writers. Allah knows best. May Allah bless their souls.
(Jabal al Rumah – the hill where Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) had appointed a group of 50 archers to ward off any attack from the side. Khalid ibn Walid attacked Muslims from this hill. People walk up the hill and all over the place. But I was feeling terrible by the thought that I was walking on this sacred soil with my shoes on where Prophet, his uncle, his companions and other Shuhada-e-Uhud spilled their blood for Allah's cause. So I didn't even cross the enclave. )
It was Saturday, March 23, 625 (7th Shawwal, 3-Hijri. A group of approximately 1,000 Muslim men from Madinah had managed to circle around the Meccan forces, led by Abu Sufyan ibn Harb. Shortly before the battle started, Abdallah ibn Ubayy (the chief of the Khazraj tribe) and his followers withdrew their support for Muhammad (s.a.w.) and returned to Madinah, with reports suggesting Ibn Ubayy's discontent with the war-plan to march out from Madinah to meet the Meccans. (Muslims were betrayed by Munaafiqeen and traitors in every era of history.)

(The Uhud war map on display at the war site)
The Muslim force, now numbering around 700, was stationed on the slopes of Uhud, facing Madinah with the rear being protected by the towering mount itself. Before the battle, Muhammad (s.a.w.) had assigned 50 archers on a nearby rocky hill called Jabal al-Rumah, at the West side of the Muslim camp. This was a strategic decision in order to shield the vulnerable flanks of the outnumbered Muslim army; the archers on the hill were to protect the left flank, while the right flank was to be protected by the Mount of Uhud.
Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) ordered the Muslim archers to never, under any circumstances, leave their positions on the hill unless ordered to do so by him only, he made this order very clear by uttering these words to the archers, "If you saw us prevail and start to take spoils, do not come to assist us. And if you saw us get vanquished and birds eat from our heads, do not come to assist us."

(War lay-out on display with Mountain of Uhud in the background)
Muslims pierced through the Meccan lines, with victory appearing certain. However, it was the detachment of the Muslim archers on Jabal al-Rumah, disobeying Prophet's strict orders to remain stationary, that would shift the outcome of the battle, as they ran downhill to join in the advance and despoil the Meccan camp, leaving the flank vulnerable.
At this critical juncture, the Meccan cavalry led by Khalid ibn al-Walid exploited this move and attacked the remaining few of Muslim archers who refused to disobey Prophet's orders and were still positioned on the hill. From there, the Meccans were then able to target and overrun the Muslim flank and rear. Confusion ensued, and numerous Muslims were killed. The Prophet himself was also injured.
A serious mistake was committed by the archers which altered the outcome of the battle. Muslims had to withdraw up the slopes of Uhud. The Meccans did not pursue the Muslims further, but marched back to Mecca declaring victory.

(The historic Mountain of Uhud near Madinah)
We left Madinah around 3:00pm with a coach and arrived at Makkah after 10:00pm. At the outskirts of Makkah, we encountered heavy rain and thunderstorm. There were traffic jams, construction detours and other delays in the Holy City.

(Sunset on the outskirts of Makkah)

I would like to share with you some unusual pictures of Madinah. I took more than 300 pics myself, and my wife helped me with some. God bless!

(Minarets and folded umbrellas at Masjid-e-Nabawi, Madinah)
(Mehrab of Masjid-e-Nabawi, Madinah)
(A part of the Riaz-ul-Jannah, Masjid-e-Nabawi)
(Inside Masjid-e-Nabawi, Madinah)
(Enclave of the Prophet’s grave at Masjid-e-Nabawi)
( The beautiful minaret of Masjid-e-Nabawi after rain)