Countless salutations, Peace, and blessings of ALLAH be upon
Prophet Muhammad (), the Imam-ul-Anbiya leader of all prophets and messengers
of ALLAH and of all the believers, trustee of the Divine secrets and selected
by Divine court and on his friends and family members as each one of them is
also the leader of Sharia.
The alchemy of eternal bliss is also unavailable
everywhere, found in the Divine treasure. The Divine treasure in heaven
belongs to the angels and on this earth in the hearts of Prophets.
Since living in Saudi Arabia, I have been searching for
someone to help me connect the Seerah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad () to our
present time and pass it out to the next generation. Luckily met an eminent Islamic
scholar and author of a very famous book Justujoo-e- Madinah, and several other
Islamic books, Mr. Abdul Hameed Qadri in Riyad,h Saudi Arabia a, and for whom,
hI have every respect for his efforts and his devotion to his great mission and
goals of his life in search of the sites related to the blessed Seerah of the
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
by visiting and
witnessing places that most historians could not teach. My
association with his noble work made me think and inspired me to write this
book "Pearls of Arabia" through this very new advanced technology of
G.P.S (Global Positioning System) with their Co-ordinates.
The availability of the GPS Coordinates is one of the new
sophisticated tools of research which has made it easier for Muslims, who are
coming from the western world, Europe, North America, South America, Africa,
Australia, New Zealand and the rest of the world to reach their desired places
of visit (Ziarat).
After spending more than 30 years in Saudi Arabia, and being
associated with King Saud University Medical City Riyadh, during this period, I
have tried to collect the hidden pearls of Saudi Arabia from this very great
Islamic country, the center of Muslim history and very enriched Islamic
heritage. I want to share some of my recent memories of this Ziaratth with my
visitors. In this book, you will find a unique Ziarat of Saudi Arabia that some
people have not heard of.
Generally, Muslims from the Middle East, Far East, Central
Asia, and South-East Asia, including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri-Lanka and,
Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Palestine, Syria, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Turkey, love to
visit these blessed sites connected to the Seerah of Prophet Muhammad. (peace be upon him)
Lack of information about such locations and directions of
these holy sites deprives them of reaching out to these blessed places of
Ziarat. This really initiated me to write this book for our Muslim visitors to
provide accurate directions, locations, and whereabouts, through this new
advanced technology of the " Global Positioning System" (GPS).
All you have to do is just feed the Coordinate Numbers of
your desired location into your Mobile Phone or GPS device; it will guide you toward
the desired place. This is very simple and easy; no need to follow paper Maps and
My main objective and purpose in writing this book was to
connect the missing history links of these holy sites of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
and his companions to
Muslims of the present world. When they visit and witness these holy places,
they will be able to realize some of the hardships and sacrifices through which
the beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
and his companions
had gone through and how they traveled through such difficult terrains and
Muslims of the present time should thank and realize how
this great noble religion of Islam has reached us through the great sacrifices
of our Prophet Muhammad () and his companions.
It was a great honor and privilege for me to have this
opportunity to compile this handy, concise book for Muslims by the will of ALLAH
Subhanaho-Ta'ala and by His mercy. Otherwise, I did not fit for such a big
task, ; Iave tried my best to present this book to our readers and visitors.
Moreover, I personally thank all my friends, whether mentioned or not mentioned
in this book, who have helped me in this book by investing their time and great
efforts. May ALLAH
Please give them the best rewards for all their help,
contributions, and assistance. Lastly, I will request my readers, if you find
any error or mistake, please let me know and give me.
Your feedbacks. I will always welcome your suggestions. The
author, publisher, and printer disclaim responsibility for any inadvertent
errors or omissions in view of the possibility of human error. May ALLAH accept
this little effort and make this book for me and for my family the sources of
salvation in this world and hereafter. Ameen.
Masood Ahmed M.D