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A Tale of 2 Jumu'ahs

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Thursday, October 11, 2012, In : Hajj 

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... "Oh, it's Monday". However, one day of the week when I definitely DO know what day it is, is Friday...the great day of Youmul Jumu'ah. So far, we have had the opportunity to experience one jumu'ah in each of the 2 holy mosques, only one in Madinah and so far, one in Makkah.

I h...

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Badr

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Monday, October 1, 2012, In : Hajj 

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 get into Badr. There are many checkpoints along the way, and if there is a police presence in Badr then they would not allow us near the site of the battle.

We set off and sheikh pointed out some historical places along the way. We took the road to Badr.

The first site we stopped at was the Well...

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Rawdatul Jannah - The Garden of Paradise

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Friday, September 28, 2012, In : Hajj 

As I ended off the previous post at the start of my story, I will start exactly there.

There was a notice in the foyer that the men would be taken by the spiritual leader to go and ziyaret in the mosque on Tuesday morning at 9am. That basically means that they would be taken to greet the grave of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) (whom I will hereinafter refer to as Rasoolullah (SAW)) and his companions that lie beside him... Saydinaa Abu Bakr and Saydinaa Umar. They would also go and visit the Rawda...

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Arrival in Al- Madina Monowarah

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Thursday, September 27, 2012, In : Hajj 

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 the city, and maybe of the minarets of the Holy Mosque.

I couldn't really see much. Or rather I could see, but I didn't know what I was looking at. I decide to rather prepare for the landing and immigration procedures to follow. Fadeelah and I had been warned of the abruptness and sometimes rudeness of th...

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The journey to Arabia

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, In : Hajj 

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. I'm taking precautions this time round :)

We are now in Madina. Putting everything that has happened since the last time I posted would be sacrilege, so I won't. It's worthy of 3 posts at the very least. Don't worry, I won't make you wait forever. Hehe

Leaving the house on Saturd...

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Almost time to leave

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Thursday, September 20, 2012, In : Hajj 

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 amazing family and circle of friends I have. Everyone has been so supportive, from offering to get us things needed for the trip, to helping out with serving the visitors coming to greet, to making and bringing eatables for the tables. WOW.

This week has seen many late nights, a...
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The 5th Pillar of Faith...

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Friday, August 24, 2012, In : Announcements 

This is a short post, to make an important announcement on behalf of myself and my sister, Fadeelah.

Myself (Rogeema), as well as my sister (Fadeelah) and father (Abdullatief) would like to bid farewell to our beloved family and friends as we will be departing for the Hajj pilgrimage on 22 September, insha-Allah.

We would like to beg forgiveness from you for anything we might have said or done, knowingly or unknowingly, that might have offended you. We also seek a duah (prayer) for our well-bei...
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