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When is the best time to tawaaf?

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Sunday, October 14, 2012, In : Hajj 

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? 

Many people advised us to go late at night, or after Esha. It's cooler then, and you don't get the heat of the sun. So, of course, we tried that.

The sheikh also leads group tawaafs every evening at 11pm. We decided immediately that we would not partake in the group ...

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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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Arriving in Makkah - the Umrah

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, In : Hajj 

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 one enters the city of Makkah for the purposes of Hajj or Umrah, it is required to enter with an umrah, and to cross the meeqat (border) in ihraam.

The requirements of the umrah is as follows:
  • To enter into ihraam
  • The niyyah
  • Tawaaf
  • Sa'ee
  • Khalq (cutting the hair after completion of the...

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Delay in posts

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Sunday, October 7, 2012, In : Hajj 

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 time is spent either resting or sleeping.
However, I am very excited to report on the events of the past week, so a post will follow soon.

I thank you for your patience, and for all your prayers for us.

Chat soon...

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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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