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Hajj Tales: She Left Her Job However Allah Had Higher Plans For Her

This story in regards to the Hajj pilgrimage is written by one in all our contributors, Ros. Some elements of the article could have been edited for size and readability.

In 2018, I took a break from work to handle my mum as she was sick and it got here with a blessing as Allah had higher plans for me. I used to be ‘invited’ to carry out Hajj the identical yr. I had registered for Hajj in 2016 with my father and husband. Nonetheless, because of my father’s well being situation, I had made an attraction to MUIS. With Allah’s permission, our attraction was profitable. It felt like a dream come true.

My first time seeing the Kaabah throughout Hajj

I had carried out Umrah in 2016 and so, it was not my first time seeing the Kaabah. However I need to say that it was actually a unique feeling once I regarded on the Kaabah throughout Hajj. Tears rolled down my cheeks continuous; the ambiance was great. The time spent in Masjidil Haram made me look again and mirror on my life and what I need to do.

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My most memorable moments throughout Hajj

Once I was a lot youthful, I used to see thousands and thousands of Jemaah performing the Hajj on TV… I ponder how they’ll survive with so many individuals performing tawaf on the identical time. Subhanallah, Allah is a good planner.. he had deliberate an ideal time for the Jemaah and everybody coming to worship him.

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Probably the most memorable factor for me was that I used to be accompanied by the lads in my life, my beloved father and husband. Throughout this journey, I may see how a lot they love me. I noticed one other lovely sight of my soulmate and the way he cared for my father. And I used to be handled like a princess. No cooking… no laundry… solely deal with the prayers.

One other factor I bear in mind was our journey to Arafah. Whereas on the bus, I noticed lightning and thunder at midnight sky. We had been instructed {that a} sandstorm had occurred. At the moment I used to be actually scared and I felt that at any time Allah may destroy the earth and people had been at his mercy.


Whole darkness at Arafah

Once we reached Arafah camp it was complete darkness and there was no electrical energy. After round half an hour the electrical energy resumed. I used to be very certain that issues occurred for a motive and Allah didn’t need us to be complacent with the comforts of the camp.

Challenges confronted throughout Hajj

My dad was 83 years outdated. Although he was cell, he couldn’t stroll far and wanted a wheelchair for help. The journey by bus from Muzdalifah to Mina and Mina to Jamrahtul Aqabah was an extended stroll and it was very difficult. We had been separated from my father because the route was not accessible to wheelchair customers. Alhamdulillah, the journey agent took excellent care of my father. Alongside the way in which, I met many kind-hearted individuals who helped us handle my father e.g they gave us precedence throughout mealtime, when boarding the bus and had been all the time involved about my father’s well-being.

Issues I learnt from Hajj

I’ve learnt to be extra affected person and earlier than the journey, I made an effort to hope in the course of the night time (Tahajjud). It was a great follow as a result of throughout Hajj we did Qiyamullail with the Ustaz to extend our religion. We needed to endure the late nights and on the identical time making certain that we had sufficient relaxation.

Helpful ideas for these aspiring to go on Hajj

For the youthful ones, step one is to register your intent and you can begin saving up.  Put together early for Hajj as it’s worthwhile to be bodily and mentally match and will probably be a significant journey as you should have the power to carry out the rites. For the older ones, hold match and do train earlier than the journey to extend your bodily efficiency as you need to stroll quite a bit and do the prayers.

If I may sum up my Hajj expertise in a sentence… It was a WONDERFUL expertise for me; An opportunity of a lifetime ❤️

Now that COVID-19 has affected the world and impacted Hajj and Umrah, I really feel unhappy each time I see the information and movies of the Kaabah. I want and pray that Allah will eradicate COVID-19 and grant the Jemaah their want to fulfill their Umrah and Hajj.

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