Hajj 2022 Memories | Day 7

The Day of Hajj 1443H, finally! I don’t have enough words to describe the previous night, or this morning, or the time till this afternoon. All I can say is, it can only be felt, it can only be experienced once you are in the magical lands of Mina, Muzdalifa and Arafat. It’s time for…

Hajj 2022 Memories | Day 6

Today is our first day of Hajj, first day at Mina tents. I always wondered what it would feel like to live in tents. Surreal, that’s how. I have lots of memories of this day, but nothing to show of it. I never even thought about clicking any picture. These five days are the most…

Hajj 2022 Memories | Day 5

Today, we will start our journey from Makkah to Mina. This is going to be fun and exciting, I hope. May Allah bless us with strength to do our best during these five days of Hajj 1433H. Amen. Shabana Mukhtar

Hajj 2022 Memories | Day 4

So, Umrah is done, and we are told to rest. The group organizers want us to save our energies for the strenuous 5 days of Hajj 1443 ahead of us. I think they are right. Besides, I want to prepare for those 5 days. No matter how many times you read the books and notes…

Hajj 2022 Memories | Day 3

Day 3: Makkah Outside our hotel. It’s quite far from Al Masjid Al Haram ( ~2.5 kilometers). Just look at the view. I think since it’s related to Makakh, everything looks beautiful. Day 3: Haram Shareef And the view from ground floor. It was just me and sis, my brother had separated from us and…

Hajj 2022 Memories | Day 2 Part 2

After getting our luggage and settling in our room, we learn that the group will take us for Umrah post lunch. A wait of 6 hours at least… Who could wait for that long to be in Haram-e-Makkah? We headed out on our own and took a cab to Haram. The cab dropped us about…

Hajj 2022 Memories | Day 2

Day 2: Up in the Air Day 2 had begun even before we boarded the flight. Yeah, you guessed it right. The flight was delayed by two and a half hours. The food was yummy, and few people were awake to eat it. I was one of the “chatorey” people who ate dinner. Day 2:…

Hajj 2022 Memories | Day 1

Day 1 Day 1: Nagpur Alhamdulillah! All the praises to the Almighty, the Exalted. Our flight has taken to the sky. The view from the window is always so breathtaking beautiful. ­ And this: Or this     Why is it that a picture taken from the airplane is never the same as the sight…