Wednesday, November 14, 2007

We finally arrived in Mekah at about 2 am saudi time. The view of the masjidil haram was so stunning.. and how happy we were knowing that the hotel was just about 100 metres from the mosque.. praises to Allah.

After all baggages have safely kept in respective rooms..we walked to the mosque to perform our first umrah. we went in through gate 62 which is called Bab al Umrah.. When we saw the Kaabah suddenlly there was silence. No one spoke a word as eyes was fix to the baitullah..saat itu juga hati bersyukur.. terima kasih tuhan..kerana sekali lagi memberi peluang hamba mu ini berdiri di depan baitullah..

When we completed all three rituals for umrah which were tawaf, saei and tahallul, it was already nearly 4 am but we went back to the hotel to freshen up before subuh prayer later, at 5.04am.We were exhausted but we won't missed the chance to perform jemaah prayer in front of the kaabah for anything.. the ustaz said performing solat in Masjidil Haram is 100 000 times better.. 100 000 kali lebih pahala.. woho who would want to miss that!


i. a tawaf, which consists of circling the Kaaba seven times in a counter-clockwise direction. Men are encouraged to do this three times at a hurried pace, followed by four times, more closely, at a leisurely pace.[1]

ii.Perform a sa'i, which means rapidly walking seven times back and forth between the hills of Safa and Marwah. This is a re-enactment of Hagar's frantic search for water, before the Zamzam Well was revealed to her by Allah.

iii.Perform a halq or taqsir, meaning a cutting of the hair. A taqsir is a partial shortening of the hair, whereas a halq is a complete shave of the head.

These rituals complete the Umrah, and the pilgrim can choose to go out of ihram. Although not a part of the ritual, most pilgrims drink water from the Well of Zamzam.

These rituals ritual acts symbolic of the lives of the prophet Abraham (Ibrahim) and his wife Hagar (Hajarah), and of solidarity with Muslims worldwide.

source : wikipedia :D

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