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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Hajj Mubarak!

wishing all my Muslim friends Hajj Mubarak!



A lil bit about hajj :the journey of a lifetime...



The Hajj is associated with the life of Islamic prophet Muhammad from the 7th century, but the ritual of pilgrimage to Mecca is considered by Muslims to stretch back thousands of years to the time of Ibrahim (Abraham). Pilgrims join processions of hundreds of thousands of people, who simultaneously converge on Mecca for the week of the Hajj, and perform a series of rituals: Each person walks counter-clockwise seven times about the Ka'bah, the cube-shaped building which acts as the Muslim direction of prayer; kisses the Black Stone in the corner of the Kaaba; runs back and forth between the hills of Al-Safa and Al-Marwah; drinks from the Zamzam Well; goes to the plains of Mount Arafat to stand in vigil; and throws stones in a ritual Stoning of the Devil. The pilgrims then shave their heads, perform a ritual of animal sacrifice, and celebrate the three day global festival of Eid al-Adha.
source : wikipedia.

it has been 2 years now since my journey of hajj..it really was quite an experience.
all the moments of hardship and calmness still live strong in my mind.


^ Masjid Nabawi in Madinah



the place in the pic above was known to be the house of Saidina Abu Bakar As-sidiq..
now is the KFC..hehe

The Kaabah




Mina

Night in Muzdalifah


View of Arafah from the Mountain of Mercy

the camp in Arafah

the people O_O


craving for carl's in Makkah? heh

those were some of the pics to show how it was...though the hajj is over for me, day by day im trying to improve myself to be a better Muslim..so that my Hajj will not be just a waste of time, but a truly meaningful one..

The Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) says: In 4 occasions the doors of sky are opened and prayers will be accepted ; on the occasion of coincidence of the rows of fighters in the cause of God, when it rains and in the time of getting up for saying prayers and at the time of looking at the great Kaaba. source : www.duas.org

hope u guys get the chance to experience it one day!

Salam, shaz

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