Monday, November 24, 2008

Starting my spiritual Journey....




In sha Allah I'll be leaving for Hajj sometime during the next week....I'm really excited & overwhelmed with the idea.....
I haven't blogged for sometime now....because of a super busy schedule...

We have a wedding in the family...my young cousin who's like a sister to me is getting married in less than 1 week...It is actually a very emotional time for me....watching as this little kid is all grown up & ready for marriage...sobhan Allah... Got me thinking about my own kids...& that in a very short time they're gonna be starting their own lives ... well....I'm just getting old

I also started studying MACROBIOTICS & this is something I'm very excited about...but anyways that's another post ..in sha Allah

This is in addition to taking care of my kids & a very hectic work schedule....
I need to start researching my hajj journey .....

So far I've found a great blog Footsteps to Hajj I need to read through it as it has loads of important info....
I also found a very simple yet informative tutorial on Hajj on the BBC website
Another must-read is an online journal of a canadian sister writing her journy to hajj


This is a simple illustration of hajj taken from wikipedia;


Actually I found some amazing blogs like this blog "Just Quran" showcasing some rare photage of Mekka
I found a little Hajj booklet for the kids ,it is in PDF

Also one of my friends suggested a great book by the late Saied Sabe' "Fiqh Al Sunna"...I will be reading through the chapters of hajj & umra & also this will be the book I'm taking with me as a reference .


I'm planning a list of stuff I'll be taking from here:


  • The book "Fiqh Al Sunna"
  • I think I need to get this bag where I can keep important documents handy & with me at all times
  • A list of all the people that asked me to make duaa's for them


I still need to figure out what I'll be wearing....I've heard different opinions about this....some people suggested wearing Saudi abbaya with comfy clothes below...others suggested wearing white abbayas....this is very Egyptian ...but I have issues with wearing the color white ......
well anyways ..........that's another post all together....
Any suggestions ......??
ya mosahel ya Rab.

4 comments:

Yasmeen said...

May Allah make the Hajj possible for you.Remember us in your dua.White or black clothing is ok,as long its all body covering except the face.
May Allah bless your cousin a very happy married life.
Do blog about your pilgrimage on returning,Inshallah.
Jazakallah for the informative links of Hajj.

umelbanat said...

Thanks Yasmeen for the warm wishes...
& in sha Allah I will blog more about this journy....

Hajar said...

Wonderful news one after another. :) May you and family attain a mabrur Hajj! On the clothes, have something that you are comfortable in. Do have a safe journey and take care.

umelbanat said...

Hajar
Jazaky Allah khayran ukhti...