"AsSalaam Alaika, Rasulullah.."
The Green Dome
Arriving there I saw no one, later I learn't that the session had taken place but was curtailed by the police, who had objected to the mixed gender gathering.
While I was standing around the Green Dome area, I saw a guy pass by and heard him greet the Rasul (SAW) quietly, “AsSalaam Alaika, Ya Rasulullah….”
I decided to do the same.
“ AsSalaam Alaika, Rasulullah…” And then a strange thing happened. I began to choke with emotions. The hair on my body rose. And then I was talking to him. “ Ya Rasulullah, I need your help. I need you to intercede for me on the Day of Judgment to Allah (SWT) If you don’t, I’ll be in serious trouble, for I am a huge sinner…” I was crying. This was not a dua. This was a chat, a talk, a straight from the heart. I started to recite Durood. I made a mental note, then, to ask my wife Rasheeda to join me in a dua just outside Ar-Rawdah site, after all we have had some really unique experiences together and this place is one in which I think we should pray together.