• Hajj

    I have to leave you for a while

    Yesterday was my birthday.It was the most special birthday I have ever had. The chance to show gratitude to Allah for everything I have been granted with, right at His house, the holy ka’bah, was surreal. Gratitude for good friends,…

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    When is the best time to tawaaf?

    Tawaaf is the circumambulation of the ka’bah 7 times in anti-clockwise direction. It is an act of worship that cannot be done anywhere else but there, at Allah’s house, the Beit’ullah, the ka’bah.  When is the best time to Tawaaf?  …

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    A Tale of 2 Jumu’ahs

    Most of the time I don’t know what day it is, which is wonderful. I’ve never experienced this in my life before. When I happen to check in on Twitter and see people complaining about their horrible Monday, I realise……

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    Arriving in Makkah – the Umrah

    It has been quite a long time since I’ve last spoken about our journey, and once again I apologise for this.  We left my beloved Madinah last Wednesday, 3rd October for the city of Allah’s house, the Holy Ka’bah. When…

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    Delay in posts

    This is just a quick note to apologise for not posting anything in close to a week. We are in Makkah Al- Mukarramah now and I have LOADS to tell.But Makkah is also very tiring, so most of my free…

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    Badr

    Today we went to Badr, the site of the Battle of Badr, the first battle in Islam. We were warned beforehand that it’s a trip of more than 200km from Madina, and that there is no guarantee that we would…