R. Gamaliel, R. Eliezer b. Azariah, R. Yehoshua, and R. Akiva
came to the Temple Mount
they saw a fox coming out of the Holy of Holies,
they all burst into tears, except Akiva
Akiva laughed. [Makkot 24b]
Akiva said, old men and old women shall dwell again
In the streets of Jerusalem
And the streets of the city shall be full of children
— I know the prophecy.
Akiva saw something his friends did not
He saw the future —
How dark the night, he said, how bright the day to come. [the Maharal]
The harder the fall, the higher the return
In the future
When it is time for the Messiah to come
On what day do you suppose the Messiah will be born?
The ninth of Av.
According to one source, all other instances of maqam hijaz, it is mixed with maqam bayat.
Only Shabbat Devarim, Shabbat Chazon [Shabbat of Vision] does hijaz appear in its pure form.
A maqam is a musical figure. Each Shabbat is associated with a particular maqam.
Maqam Hijaz D [1/2] E-flat 1 ½] F# [ 1/2] G