• Hajj

    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

    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

    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…

  • Hajj

    The 5th Pillar of Faith…

    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…

  • Family & Friends,  Inspiration

    Adios 2011

    2011… Wow, what a year! From the vibes I’ve been getting over the past few days, I know that a lot of people reading this may not have had a good year. A lot of my close friends have had…

  • Inspiration,  Running

    The Slave Run

    It was a clear, crisp, Sunday morning. I needed a long run. I didn’t have anyone to run with. But that was okay…because I’ve decided to take my Blackberry along, and when I #tweetmyrun I’m never really alone. I have my Twitter…

  • Events

    South Africa 2010

    On 15 May 2004, the headlines of the BBC Sport section read:  South Africa has won the right to host the 2010 World Cup finals after holding off the challenge of Morocco. It was one of countless headlines involving the…

  • Family & Friends,  Running

    I Am Runner…

    ROAD RUNNING… it is my newfound passion and source of inspiration… and a true testament to the amazing machine that is the human body! Being a bit of a fitness junkie, I have always had a very intense love of gym…