back from tanah haram

I’m back safely Alhamdulillah :)

My umrah trip with my mum and cuz was great and came at the right time. With Allah’s grace, things went according to plan and He allowed us to enjoy a smooth journey to and fro, and in between.

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at perkarangan Masjidil Haram. the feeling of finally seeing the Ka’abah… is indescribable.

and ahh yes… when in Arab, dress like the Arabs? sunglasses are also a must due to the sun’s glare. never have i been surrounded by so many beautiful people from all over the world (babies included) and met so many different people from all walks of life. and to think they all came to one place with the same intention in mind – to worship You, Allah and to be closer to Rasulullah s.a.w. what an eye-opener, masyaAllah…

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at Masjid Quba with my mum. Masjid Quba was the first mosque that Rasulullah s.a.w built upon reaching Madinah after 13 years at Makkah.

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I love this! This was at the museum we visited – murals; Allah s.w.t, Rasullullah s.a.w and his 4 sohabahs – Abu Bakar r.a, Uthman r.a, Ali r.a and Umar r.a. 

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at Jabal Nur, where Gua Hira is located. Gua Hira is where Rasulullah s.a.w first got the revelation, or wahyu, from Malaikat Jibril. climbing Jabal Nur, i felt so close to Rasulullah s.a.w. Stepping on where the Prophet s.a.w used to step on to get to the cave… We started our climb at 3am and even tho it was still dark and the mount was treacherous (the beginning steps Bukit Timah hill pun kalah beb), we could navigate our way up because the light, or nur, that came from the moon allowed us to do so. that’s why it’s called Jabal Nur, or Mount of Light. 

and first time climbing up a mountain, that we didn’t need the compass or the stars to tell the kiblat coz we could clearly see Masjidil Haram from Jabal Nur and did our Subuh prayer there.. amazing.

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Ain & me. Alhamdulillah got to meet Ain, whose family also went for umrah around the same time as my family.

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at Red Sea, where we passed by on the way back to solat at a masjid which was built above the sea. i love this picture. (and that’s not some random stranger, that’s my cuz over there.)

so now i’m a litte bit depressed and adjusting to life back here, especially the 5-hr time zone.. it’s gonna take some time for sure. i pray for more Umrahs and insyaAllah, Hajj in the future.

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5 responses to “back from tanah haram

  1. @isyah

    yea! you’re back!

    & we shall meet again… :)

    muax! love love

  2. simplymardy

    yup yup insyaAllah!

    oh ya ive yet to reply to that fb thread…

    loves

  3. siti_m

    ur back! masyaAllah, beautiful pics and experience ((: pray for us too ya, mudah-mudahan ade rezeki berumrah dan hajj` nak jumpe awak sooon, missing u sis. ur trademark: ur specs, takle lepas hee`

  4. simplymardy

    hehehe thanks sis maryam!

    yup2 beautiful pics from 2 beautiful places… i feel that everyone should get the experience of being in Allah’ sacred lands if He wills. miss u too sis, see u soon for usrah insyaAllah :)

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