There are moments in life that are so powerful and impactful, they are hard to describe with words, feeling them is really the only way you can go about it.
Last week I did my first Umrah. Always wanted to visit KSA, and really really been wanting to perform umrah and wandered what’s it like to pray in the holy mousque with thousands. So glad I got to do it with my family, my mother and sister are such good travel companions.
It gets fairly crowded at this time of the year. Worshippers flock from all parts of the planet to perform their obligatory duty of Hajj. Although the Hajj season ended few weeks ago, many pilgrims extended their stay in Mekkah to search their souls and find inner peace I guess. Directed by the love of god, they stay and pray, as most of them can’t afford this spiritual luxury more than once in a life time.
The humbling experience of standing in front of one god alongside man and woman, the old and the young, the rich and the poor brought me to realization that man’s greatest enemy is his own ego. The humbler you force your ego to stand; the faster you will grow
The sound of each call for prayers is hypnotizing; it draws the masses towards the Haram five times a day without fail. Watching them all walk in the same direction, in and out of the place, filled me with sort of a happiness spell.
When you are in a place with as many people who are desperately pouring their hearts and eyes out to the same god that you are praying to; you can’t help but believe how big is he, that he is able to hear and answer everyone at the same time?
There was something to marvel at in every direction I looked
There is no such thing as drinking enough Zamzam Water
Many cities around the world are known as the one that doesn’t sleep, each has its own motives, however different, it is always decided by the crowds. I saw Makkah’s unique night style reflected in the spirit of the surrendering individuals, people stayed up all night to do exactly what they did during the day, only with more apparent determination.
I don’t know what others beg for at this moment, but my last prayer in Makkah was to be destined to pay it another visit soon.