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Mom’s hajj trip

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

Bismillah,

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.

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