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 Tawaf-e-Ziyarat.

The sight as we walk from our camp in Mina to Azizia… 3 kilometers, ONLY. We are headed to Haram e Makkah for Tawaf-e-Ziyarat.

This descent will take us to Azizia, where we hope to get a taxi for Al Majid Al Haram, Makkah. 

We are here, finally! Alhamdulillah!

Every time I arrive in front of Malik Fahad Gate (Gate 79), I get chills. Scratch that! Every time I arrive in front of Al Masjid Al Haram, I get goosebumps. Something so divine about this place.

Look at those majestic minarets and gate. Subhanallah! 

I can keep staring at this beautiful sight forever. You can never have enough of it.

I guess it makes sense to capture some of Allah’s best creatures–Insaan. And the iconic Clock Tower sending light to the sky 🙂 

Going inside for Tawaf-e-Ziyarat. May Allah make me furtunate enough to come to this place again and again. Amen.

Shabana Mukhtar