Monday, July 03, 2006

back from umrah!!



Assalamalaykum folks

V just returned from umrah today alhamdulillah.Our umrah went very smooth and wonderful thanx to Allah subhano ta'ala.We reached Mekkah Mukarramah after a 17 hour drive in bus along with people of various nationalities viz. moroccan,turkish,pakistanis,indians,bahraini arabs....
We reached Mekkah Mukarramah on thursday.We have seen the kaaba twice before but seeing the Kaaba is always an incredible sensation which cannot be described.You can feel it once u reach in front of that marvellous Baitullah (house of allah i.e Kaaba) We did umrah.As usual there was a rush of people but to us it seemed empty coz we had last seen the Huge rush of hajj mashallah.
We met our uncle's family from canada in Haram after 5 years.We all ate roasted chicken,shawarma,chicken burgers,pakistani food......slurp...all HALAL (obviously :) Ah! the delights if living in arab world.And u get chapati,salad,raaita free of cost!!
Ok enough about food..i just can' help it..hehehe...
On thursday night there was a great rush of people as next day was friday and its weekend for saudis.On friday after fajr amma and me did tawaaf and tried to touch the hajre aswad (the black stone) but there was such a rush of people there that we came back.
It so wonderful in mekkah and madinah...people always going towards the two holy masjids...only muslims..b4 entering madina and makkah..a few kilometres before ...there's a board -"MUSLIMS ONLY" and "NON MUSLIMS THIS WAY" !!
The call of athan and the shopkeepers close their shops ..the usually bustling bazaar is empty..every1 just goes towards the masjid..and once the Imam stands for namaz there;s pin drop silence ..the whole crowd is hushed and bowed in front of THE ONE AND ONLY ONE -ALLLAH THE ALMIGHTY!!!!
On friday after isha amma and me again did tawaf and reached upto the hajre aswad and alhamdulillah after a while we were able to touch it.I kissed it 3 times and thanked allah for letting me sinner touch it.
Then we reached Madina Munavvarah on saturday and prayed 2 nafl in Masjid Quba and visited Mount Uhud and prayed for the martyrs (shuhuda) of Battle of Uhud.
Then at last we saw the MOST BEAUTIFUL masjid of the whole world-Masjid Nabvi!! Its absolutely breathtaking!! How i wish some non muslim could just see the namaz in the 2 masjid..sooooo many people without any hungama doing worship peacefully mashallah and prostrating in front of ALLAh subhanota'la.I do hope u all might soon visit the 2 holy places inshallah.
We went to the Rauza in MAsjid Nabvi and said our salam 2 Prophet Mohammad Sallallaho Alayhi Wassalam,Abu BAkr Razi allahu ta'la anhu and Umar Raziallahu ta'ala anhu.We alhamdulillah got a chance to pray 4 nafil in Riyazul Jannah,( to see what it is .see the below post on madina munavvarah).
Altogether it was a nice trip.May allah accept everyone's umrah and duas.And grant us many opportunities to visit soon.

I'll post the pictures soon inshallah, maybe in a day or two.

Any mistake or question?

10 comments:

mbslrm said...

It's been like 9 years since I've went.

CooL MuslimaH said...

once u go there u get addicted..u want to go again and again!! inshallah u will be able to go soon!!

Azure said...

Blessed, you've got a really good blog mashallah!
Keep it up!

taqo said...

hey...where did u drive from?

CooL MuslimaH said...

well taqwa, from ur neighbouring country..BAHRAIN.....so u know arabic? give me some lessons :)

Anonymous said...

assalamoalikum

cool muslimah but i don't have any taunt to say you before i did mistake.

N/ Rhythmic Explosion said...

awesome mashallah.
I went recently and also on Hajj this past year Alhumdulillah

I miss it like I never thought before. Subhanallah, truly a place of sakinah.

May Allah accept your Umarah Inshallah and give you a chance soon to preform Hajj. Ameen

Keep us in your duas

CooL MuslimaH said...

yeah it sure is a place of sakinah and u do miss it... and alhamdulillah i performed hajj this year (didnt u c the post on madina ..about my hajj)??

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Joseph said...

No body wants to come back from peace full umrah but it is impossible, although you can stay there for maximum time by availing cheap umrah packages you can extend your tour more than 30 days in which you can visit whole Makkah and out side Makkah very easily.