This story in regards to the Hajj pilgrimage is written by one in every of our contributors, Maryam who went on Hajj in 2012. Some components of the article might have been edited for size and readability.
My first time seeing the Kaabah
The primary time I noticed the Ka’abah was in highschool after I went for Umrah with my household. As we have been strolling as much as the precise Ka’abah, I used to be wanting down and I may hear my dad and mom crying however I didn’t really feel something in any respect. And when my dad mentioned to search for, I felt like somebody had hit my coronary heart; it was like my coronary heart was useless and it instantly got here to life. I gasped for air as a result of it actually felt like I used to be respiration for the primary time Subhanallah. I used to be bawling uncontrollably and it felt like I didn’t even know that I used to be useless till Allah introduced me to life. Subhanallah that feeling of the presence of Allah SWT was one thing that not solely modified my life at that second however was the catalyst for me to start out in search of Him in my life.
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My most memorable second throughout Hajj
There have been so many memorable experiences for me throughout Hajj, however there’s one the place there was a younger girl who was going round and giving quite a lot of objects to obviously impoverished people.
Lots of people on Hajj sleep on the streets, perhaps as a result of they spent all of their life financial savings to be there, and that doesn’t imply that they will afford lodging. And so, individuals would go round and can be giving issues away.
There was this woman who had a bag and he or she went to those a lot a lot older girls who have been sitting on the ground and he or she gave them a bag and the bag had provides in it however the girls, one in every of them checked out her and mentioned, “Is that this a mushaf (a written copy of the Quran)? Is that this a mushaf?” The sister was like, “No, this isn’t a Quran,” and the woman was like, “Please, please purchase me a Quran”.
That basically simply speaks to you about Hajj; that you can be so impoverished, you can include actually nothing however you come for lots. Once I say impoverished, I don’t simply imply financially. All of us go for Hajj and we’re ultimately in poverty. Clearly, we take a look at individuals struggling financially and we are saying they’re disadvantaged financially however perhaps they aren’t disadvantaged within the ways in which we’re disadvantaged if we’re financially steady.
Every particular person has completely different assessments and coming for Hajj you see all of that. Even when somebody has every part on the earth however they don’t have Allah, they will undergo Hajj and never expertise something. However another person can come they usually have actually nothing tangible when it comes to property, they will’t even afford a mushaf, a Quran they usually ask for anyone to offer them a mushaf. That’s a really highly effective anecdote of how Hajj actually ranges us in entrance of Allah.
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If I may sum up my Hajj expertise…
I’d say Hajj is jihad, particularly for a lady. It’s truly from a Hadith and I didn’t realise the truth of a Hadith till I skilled it and I simply stored fascinated by that time and again. Hajj is a big bodily, psychological, religious, emotional problem but it surely’s additionally one which helps you take away your shackles which connect you to this world and helps your soul transcend to the One who made it.
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Now that COVID-19 has affected the world and impacted Hajj and Umrah, truthfully, I really feel actually lonely and unhappy. The individuals going for Hajj this 12 months, I ponder what have they executed of their lives to be so beloved to Allah that Allah would select them for one thing so particular and so honoured. Subhanallah, what particular act have they been doing all through their lives; perhaps due to that Allah SWT has chosen them.
You possibly can learn extra of Maryam’s inspiring tales on her Instagram @themaryamamir.
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