• Hajj,  Travel

    Arrival in Al-Madina Monowarah

    The pilot announces that we will be landing in Madina in a few minutes and that the temperature on the ground is 41 degrees. I hastily look out of the window to see if I can get a glimpse of…

  • Family & Friends,  Hajj,  Travel

    The journey to Arabia

    This is the second time I am writing this particular blog post. The first time I lost it. I wasn’t exactly impressed, as time here is precious and losing over an hours’ work is saddening. But anyway, enough about that.…

  • Family & Friends,  Hajj,  Travel

    Almost time to leave

    It’s almost time… we leave home for Hajj tomorrow. The buildup has been phenomenal. We are beyond excited and cannot wait to reach the Beitullah. My heart longs and yearns for it. Once again I am reminded of what an…