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When I was on a trip to saudi arab Makkah and madina, our group went on ziyarah. A young guide, drove us from place to place. I still remember we asked this guide, you are so lucky, you live in the town so close to the best mosques, you can do umrah or hajj whenever you want. To this he replied, I’m very blessed to live here. The only matter that makes it difficult for the muslims who live here is the hasad (jealousy) in the people. If it wouldn’t have been for that, I would have liked it even more. This was in 2009. 

I remember what he said til today. The qualities Islam came to change, are still found in many muslims. If we would try to strengthen the brotherhood and sisterhood of the ummah, our brothers and sisters wouldn’t be in so much trouble, misery and danger. We have forgotten to practice the qualities Hazoor Paak ‎ﷺ have taught. Ya Allah, grant us to win the struggle of proactively strengthening the brotherhood of this ummah. Grant us to win struggle of proactively get rid of bad qualities in our heart, that are making problem for all ummati to unite as one ummah. Aamen 

Before I went more frequently to the Mosque than what I do nowadays. There are a few reasons for that. For the first I think that it`s the Masjid`s people responsibility to take care of the new people who come and encourage them to come on different days they celebrate. Though what I`ve experiences is that some people treat you really bad when you are there and tries to tumko neecha dikhana. I went to a program at the sunni mosque and there all the people were talking so loudly that I couldn`t hear the program. There was no respect to the people having a program. Instead of the Masjid being a place where one comes closer to ones spirituality people use it for different things. Some rishtey are made through those places, don`t want to talk how, but I`ve heard about som aunties that work for it and the people who are there talk more about their private things instead of listening to the speech of the Maulvi or the naat-reader. So I`m quite fed up and don`t have enough encouragement to go back on another program. What can I do to change this? I`m voicing my opinion so the people at least are aware over the circumstances.

Why do we go to the Mosque/Masjid? To come closer to Allah and his Prophet (pbuh) I hope and not for other selfish reasons. What I`ve experience make me not want to go back. I remember when I was on Umrah in Saudi Arabia. Now that was a different experience. I felt I come so much closer to Allah. The salat were recited so slowly that one could think of the interpretion that one knew while they were reciting it. Simply wonderful. Nowadays because of the pressure from the other muslims the namaz or especially the taraweeh is read so fast that one has difficulties following it. I felt that the people who came to Makkah sharif or Madeena sharif they came to pray not talk. I saw people praying all over the place and it really increased my imaan. Listening to the azan and praying with all the other, I felt unity and that we all are alike in front of our Lord. Even the higher class and the middle class and the poor were on the same row. I remember there was a woman there that hadn`t that clean clothes though when she prayed prayer after the salat she was so close to Allah that I got really amazed. Though no-one was giving her their seat to sit, she found a place in-between me and the ones beside me, and I could feel like she is like a person who is more closer to Allah than a lot of people at that place. A very nice experience. I would love more of these experiences in the mosques`in Oslo Norway. Just a request 😉

I`m going to write this one in Norwegian as it sometimes is a bit difficult to describe everything in english as my vocabulary is not that wide. But it`s increasing In sha Allah 🙂

Det er ikke så lett å få taxi i verken Medina eller Makkah. Og selv om mange av taxisjåførene kan urdu er det ikke alltid like lett å gjøre seg forstått. Så vi ville få en liten tur rundt omkring viktige steder når vi var i Makkah. Vi snakket med flere sjåfører og til slutt fant vi en som var flink i urdu så vi kjørte av gårde med han.

Da vi kom til fjellet der Ghar-e-Hira ligger så begynte vi å diskutere om hvem som skulle gå først eventuelt om Mamma og Pappa skulle bli med. Sjåføren som kjørte oss mente at det er mange trapper og de eldre kommer til å bli slitne. Og siden vi ikke kom oss til fjellet så tidlig så var sola rett over oss og det var meget varmt. Sikkert oppimot 40 grader eller mer. Dermed ble vi enige om at jeg og venninna mi skulle dra og foreldrene våre skulle bli igjen.

For å komme til toppen av fjellet er det lagd flere trapper av stein som er utrolig bra å gå på. Dette var rene treningsøkten for meg som ikke har trent på år og dag 😉 Jeg ble veldig sliten og mellom meg og venninna mi var det en liten konkurranse om hvem som ledet. Noen ganger var jeg foran henne andre ganger var hun foran meg. Dersom vi var litt foran hverandre så stoppet vi opp og ventet på hverandre. Heldigvis hadde vi med oss vann men siden det var så varmt så ble vannet fort varmt også.

Under turen møtte vi noen folk på veien som ønsket å få penger av oss for at de skulle be for oss. De var ganske fattige. Jeg hadde ikke med noen penger så hver gang jeg møtte noen slike tørte jeg ikke å gå uten å si noe slik at de ikke skulle misforstå og tro at jeg ikke brydde meg om dem eller at jeg var stuck up. Så hver gang så sa jeg at jeg ikke hadde med penger men at jeg skal dua karna for dem or phir mene udhar hi unke liye ek choti si dua ki, ke Allah unke haq me behtar faisla karein. Unse woh bohot khush hoyein. Da en av de ble så glad sa de til meg at jeg skulle passe på eiendelene mine der oppe siden det var aper der. Jeg trodde han tullet så jeg bare lo det av meg 🙂

Både på vei oppover og på vei nedover var det folk som jobbet for å lage bedre trapper der veien var litt dårlig. De bærte med sement eller lignende helt fra bunnen av fjellet opp til den trappen de holdt på å fikse. Sementen eller det stoffet de brukte hadde de i store bøtter. Mashallah itni mehnat se kam karna. I thought like wow! So tough work and no complaining at all. Apni dhun me lage hoe the. Totally impressed 🙂 And thinking how thankful we should be that have a rather easier job then them.. 😉 Lekin phir woh duaein bhi tou bohot ikathi kar rahein the, so I`m sure their just thankful that they could help 🙂 Alhamdolillah 🙂

Når vi kom på toppen av fjellet var det et sted hvor man kunne kjøpe drikke og hvile litt. Så vi kjøpte en Cola hver og tok noen bilder. Vi ventet ikke lenge før vi fortsatte turen til Ghar`en. Litt bortenfor toppen må man gå ned en bratt trapp før man kommer til utenfor Ghar-e-Hira`en. Den trappen var så skummel at vi satt oss ned og gikk nedover på denne måten. Vi tørte omtrent ikke å se ned. Etter denne trappen kom vi til inngangen der vi måtte komme oss forbi to steiner på hver sin side. Det var meget trangt. Her er det om å gjøre å ikke ha altfor masse fett på seg. Vi kom oss såvidt gjennom den trange gangen før vi kom frem til Ghar`en.

Utenfor Ghar`en var det endel kø for å få lese en bønn der Muhammad Mustapha (peace be upon him) leste sine bønner. Så vi måtte vente endel. VI tok noen bilder og ventet i kø. Ingen fikk lov til å be for lenge siden køen økte. 2 nafl var det meste de fikk ada karna før noen begynte å be dem å skynde seg. Mens vi ventet var det noen som ba som hadde lagd frem litt mat i en pose, og selvølgelig uten at vi ante noen ting så kom det noen aper og prøvde å ta maten. De stjal noe drikke og noen fra køen fant en stokk som de jagde dem med.

Når jeg kom inn i Ghar`en så var det meget trangt der inne og såvidt plass til å stå. Tenke seg til at Muhammad (May peace be upon him) gikk denne veien om natten og dagen i flere år for å be og ba i et så lite sted, just for peace and quiet. 🙂 Wow 🙂 Mashallah for en inspirasjon. Jeg fullførte 4 nafl med litt kjeft fra de som stod bak meg om at det tok veldig lang tid. Det var en utrolig flott opplevelse å se hvordan det var der og lese bønn. Meget tilfredsstillende. Etter at vi hadde bedt bønnen var det å komme seg ned så raskt som mulig. På grunn av køen til bønnen hadde vi brukt for lang tid og var ganske forsinket i forhold til planen vår. Foreldrene våre begynte å bli bekymret over at vi ikke hadde kommet ned ennå. Vi skyndte oss så godt vi kunne nedover fjellet.

Da vi hadde kommet frem føltes beina som gele og jeg greide omtrent ikke å gå lenger enn til en stol hvor jeg satt meg ned og fikk kaldt vann i flaske av Mamma. Mamma og Pappa ga oss klem og gratulerte oss over at vi hadde tatt turen med masse dua. Vi var slitne men så mye satisfaction vi fikk fra å besøke Ghar-e-Hira`en var mer enn nok for meg.

Tenk at vår profet gikk hele denne veien dag ut og dag inn i utrolig mange år. Jeg og venninna mi tok kun EN tur og var så slitne. Jeg håper alle får mulighet til å besøke dette stedet en dag..
🙂 Utrolig fin opplevelse, anbefales sterkt 🙂

I don`t think I will be able to list up all the reasons but some of the main reasons  which I wanted to share about why i enjoyed my stay in Saudi Arab are:

  • The whole energetic feeling of being at a holy place 🙂 Simply wonderful 🙂
  • The feeling of nearness to God seeing all the holy places at Madina and Makkah. You come so much closer to Allah Subhanatalah.
  • Whenever you listen to the azan everyone leave every work they are doing and head for the Holy Mosque. If someone has a shop they close the shop. The feeling of tazah iman and unity when all the people are heading to pray for the one Allah Subanatalah. Thousands of people are hastening towards prayer and wants to come in time not to miss the first part.
  • The azan itself so beautiful to listen to. A call for everyone toward success in life.
  • When all the people are standing united reading the prayer. Even the most richest and the most poorest people, they stand together all alike.  Only their pukhta iman (the most Godfearing) differs them from each other which only Allah knows best.  All at the same prayer reciting the same verses.
  • The recitation at the prayer is very beautiful and they recite very slowly. I really appreciate that a lot. In the mosques in Norway they recite talawat so rapid in the prayers. So I feel ke Madine and Makkeh me ziada mazah ata tha, ke you get fully into the namaz.
  • All the men, women, children cover themselves fully. Kisi ko dhekte ke waqt sharam nahi ati.

Just the other day Mum was talking about wanting to go for a Umrah. We were discussing it with Dad as well. Allthough we we`re there just last year, it`s a place you want to visit all the time. I remember the feeling i had when we were leaving Makkah sharif last year, I simply didn`t want to go home. One gets so much sakoon being there.. It`s simply lovely..
Talking with them I realized how much I would love to revisit this holy place with my hubby, one day, when I get married.. Inshallah, Ameen sum ameen.

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My Prayer..

“O Allah, place light in my heart, and on my tongue light, and in my ears light and in my sight light, and above me light, and below me light, and to my right light, and to my left light, and before me light and behind me light. Place in my soul light. Magnify for me light, and amplify for me light. Make for me light and make me a light. O Allah, grant me light, and place light in my nerves, and in my body light and in my blood light and in my hair light and in my skin light.” Ameen

Bukhari and Muslim

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Surah 105 Al Fil

Let not man be intoxicated with power, Or material resourses, They cannot defeat. The purpose of Allah. So Abrahah Ashram Found to his cost. His sacrilegious attack On the holy Fane of Allah brought about His own undoing:what seemed but frail Destroyed his mighty hosts in a day!

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USE YOUR OWN VOICE TO RAISE YOUR OPINION!

Nasiyat..

(",) My Mum always says that
you should marry someone
who loves you more than you
love him, because that man
would never ever make you cry
or be the reason that your
sheding tears. He would do
anything to always keep you
happy and satisfied (",)

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(“,) Your heart is mine and mine is yours, and so it`s been since I`ve known love`s true meaning itself, holding each others hand we stand together beneath the lovely sky, gazing towards the same destiny, just U and I (“,)

Naat/hamd-Quote of the moment :)

Saari duniya ke liye dard
se mahmor hain jo..
Ik faqat Rehmat-e-aalam
hi ka seena dekha..

Ye sab tumhara
karam hain Aka
ke baat ab tak
bani hoyi hain..

Ehsas dein toofik dein..
Phir jazbaen Siddiq dein..

Kya ye zarra likhein
Shaan Unki, jin pe
bejhein Salaam
khud Khudai..

Quote of the moment :)

Though we might sometimes
have to struggle through thick
or thin,We will receive each
other’s support to be there to
win..And we will blossom like
this through eternity..
InshaAllah
Ameen summa ameen

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