I feel sort of sad writing this post as there is no words I can really put down to explain my experience and how my heart feels.
All I know is I kept saying ‘Thank you for this opportunity’ ‘Thank you for having us’ , ‘Thank you for inviting us’, ‘forgive me’….’forgive us for not putting you first’.
The first time seeing the beautiful Ka’bah it was so big and breathtaking. It makes your knees weak and you become speechless. Subhan’Allah.
We booked for 10 days – 5 days Mekkah and 5 days Medina and two extra days for travel (28th March – 8th April). In cause of these dates I knew instantly it was our calling as Ibrahim was born on the 2nd of April. We completed 2 Umrah’s first it always have to be yourself and second was for my baby boy.
I took my childhood Quran with me and an English translation Quran with us. I have never tried reading the English translation before and I was amazed by what I was learning and meanings. We use to sit in front of the Kabah for hours just watching…it was so peaceful.
As write this…I feel sad. As some of the moments and experiences are mine and my memories. I think I am going to keep it this way. So I’ll share of the posts I’ve already shared on my IG. It doesn’t feel right writing a blog on my special spiritual moments.
I would like to say…save your holiday money, put your house deposit on hold. Forget your designer shoes. And Make intention and honestly its worth it. Don’t know if we’ll be invited back but insh’Allah when the time is right we can be called for Hajj.
Only time I got emotional for Ibrahim when I saw other kids struggling with the heat. That broke me and I would literally would give the mother my hand self fan or my spray bottles.
I felt so free and had no weight on my shoulders….I would surprise myself with the knowledge I had about Islam when I was having conversations with the Umrah group. It was such a nice and supportive group and honestly made the experience. We went with Wayfarers UK, Luton group. The company is very professional, organised and gave us schedules which I thoroughly appreciated!
Inshallah speak soon.