Mom’s hajj trip

Posted: December 1, 2010 in Ahh moments, Hajj, Parents


Alhamdulilah, all praise is due to Allah who bestows His favors upon all.

Alhamduilah, my mom came back from her trip last night and I had the chance to spend the day with her today and hear of her wonderful and beautiful experience! From her story I truly understood what it meant for Allah to call to decide who gets this opportunity to come..the time, and the way. Hajj is truly an amazing and wonderful journey that we are all commanded to embark on when able to. A lot of times with studies, work, family and a lot of other responsibilities many are not able to attend, but for someone who are still buckled down by the same things there will come a time when they cannot forsake the calling that Allah does to His home for them. Sometimes this may come in the form of a dream as it so happened with my mom…weeks before hajj season she kept hearing ‘labayaka allahuma labayak’ in her dream and people saying to her “come, we are leaving” in a short time span she hurried and made preparations and subhana’Allah with all the deadlines of visa and shots and getting her passport together Allah facilitated it for her, Allah blessed her with such a wonderful gift, subhana’Allah. One of the most beautiful aspects of her journey is that she had not planned on it this year but with the dream she felt as though she had to go, that this was truly a sign Allah wanted her to go this year! I am so hapy and glad that Allah blessed her with this change and I ask Allah to accept it of her and to make her from the people in the highest abode of Paradise. I was so happy to hear of her chance to sit and make dua for all of us, and how she particularly asked for things for each one of us, and for the ummah. Alhamdulilah.

Lesson learned; whether in a dream or a desire to go to hajj- answer that call! i.e answer the call from Allah azza wa jala! The beginning of this verse truly reminds me of that call! “Wa athanu min Allah wa rasoolihee”

9:3 And an announcement from Allah and His Messenger, to the people (assembled) on the day of the Great Pilgrimage,- that Allah and His Messenger dissolve (treaty) obligations with the Pagans. If then, ye repent, it were best for you; but if ye turn away, know ye that ye cannot frustrate Allah. And proclaim a grievous penalty to those who reject Faith.

From hearing her talks I am adamant to go next year, at 23 years of age now I am really excited at the prospect of going and being giving the chance of a life time!

Till next time, may Allah join us all in the best of places; paradise.

  1. Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

    JazakAllah khair for your comment. It is inspiring to know someone out there actually reads. I have a few blogs, but that one is especially intended for people to read it, and I think of this each time I write something; others I use just for my own thoughts. Your blogs looks nice mashaAllah. What subjects do you teach?

  2. qarisister says:

    Wa’alaykuma salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

    Waiyka, jaazaakAllah khayr for your comment.
    This blog is a mesh of everything, thoughts, education, teaching..all sorts of stuff, alhamdulilah I pray that whatever that anyone reads is a source of goodness.

    Teaching wise, I am still a student and will be graduating soon. My area of studies is social studies and language arts though I love teaching islamic studies. I’ve done some substituting, assisted, and just sorta have had my head in the classroom here in there.

    I am not guessing when I say you are an English teacher (according to your blog), but have you always taught this subject? Any other areas of interest?

  3. I majored in college in the teaching of English, so I have taught English for three years. I did take off for two years to study Islamic studies and Arabic full time. I’d prefer to teach Islamic studies, but I do not feel that I am qualified yet to teach this. I do, however, pull Islamic themes into my classroom to grab more benefit from the literature we’re reading. The students argue that “Shakespeare wasn’t Muslim,” but this doesn’t mean you can’t take Islamic themes from his writing and use it to benefit yourself.

    • qarisister says:

      Oh masha’Allah thats awesome in having taught so long.
      In teaching islamic studies, i am not much of an expert on it myself, i teach what i know to some kids and subhana’Allah its amazing and such an eman-boost activity for me.
      It sounds funny for kids to argue about learning of Shakespeare because he wasn’t muslim because non-muslim students argue and complain of learning of his works because its soo hard! Masha’Allah though that you try incorporating all kids of literature to students because for sure there is always something to be learned and gained from in such works. Alhamdulilah

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