Do these Other-worldly scholars go shopping?
I mean not to the shop to get daily goods. We’re talking about shopping in as how as we know it.
According to Hadith, the most beloved of places to God, are his mosques. The most hated, are markets (thus malls, on-ground and onlone).
It took me awhile to do understand this with context. But let’s keep this one straightforward.
I was told in Madinah recently, that some of these righteous men would only visit the Prophet’s tomb, two or three days after arriving in Madinah.
This is not out of laziness or procrastination. It is to holistically prepare themselves before that grand visit they’ve been yearning for.
Meanwhile, they go around the shops buying new clothes, shawl, hat, shoes including underwear and perfume. And this was done with joy and anticipation.
For them, this is Eid.
And what a mubarak one it is.