Friday, November 26, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Now I know why my two brothers and wives keep repeating visit the Holy place every year. I once teasingly asked them, “why don’t you guys go to other counties such as
Before heading to
Teringat semasa ke Raudhah. Raudah adalah rumah Nabi dan bau-bauan Syurga dapat dihidu bila berada di sini. It was so hard to get into here actually as the entry time for women is limited. The time to get in is just for 2 hours, one after Asar and one after Isyak. I made the first attempt on the first day. Had to bring Hannah as nobody was available to look after her. Husband still at
Hannah was sleeping when I brought her into Raudhah. Alhamdulillah she was safe and soundly slept even though the environment was jostle and crowded. People pushed here and there. I thought everybody should behave when we are entering the good place. I couldn’t pray while in Raudhah as it was so crowded, moreover Hannah was in my arm, so I just did my doa. As we are given just a short of time by ‘petugas’ di situ. Hurriedly after made my doa, I made a move to the exit lane. Then only I remembered to visit Maqam Rasulullah saw. No way to turn as I would go against the lane if to go back and the ‘petugas’ had already shouted, asking to get out. Just pray from the far. Hannah was sleeping all the way until we reached hotel, MasyaAllah. Alhamdulillah, Kau telah menyenangkan urusanku.
On the second night, Elly (cousin) was available to look after Hannah. I determined to go to Raudhah again as this was the last night for us in Madinah. This time, I easily got to the front line in Raudhah and prayed. Then moved nearer to where the Maqam Rasulullah located although we couldn’t see anything. Women can’t see Maqam Rasulullah from women site but men can see easily from their site. I made doa here and sent my friends’ and relatives’ regards to Rasulullah. Ammar and Aqil told me that they could see clearly the Maqam Rasulullah and his friends', Saidina Abu Bakar a.s. and Saidina Othman a.s. Ammar and Aqil told me, “Keranda Saidina Abu Bakar besar sangat dan panjang dari keranda Nabi, mami. Keranda Saidina Othman pun panjang”. MasyaAllah, seronoknya mereka dapat melihat dengan jelas.
The next day, we headed to Bir Ali untuk berniat ihram before continuing our journey to
Visiting the Holy place make us ‘insaf’, aware and realize how small ourselves. While trying to imagine the real land in zaman Rasulullah, it is only a little that we can see nowadays. It is a little bit sad when we see skyscraper building surrounded the Masjidil Haram namely The Hilton,
Alhamdulillah, I concentrated my heart to do shopping (for remembrance and bought some souvenirs) only at the end of my journey. I focused my heart to fully worship, InsyaAllah. I was not perfect of thinking that but I was trying. Hannah, as well, remained her good manner there. As she is the youngest jemaah in the group, she was treated as entertainer for the group during meal time and visiting places J . She would sing for us while we were having lunch, dinner and tea time and also on the bus. Thanks Allah for rewarded me such a witty bright and good girl like her. Tak susah bawa dia ke
After we completed our Umrah Rukun, the azan for the Fajr prayer echoed tenderly. We waited there till we performed the Fajr prayer together (berjemaah). After praying, the handphone rang, and it was from Mr Hubby. He’s waiting outside. That was the first time we gathered after about 5 days we didn’t see each other ;B. He has completed his Umrah Rukun before we reached the