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Dutch Revert on Hajj – 2

Step by step, I leave all materialistic matters and privacy behind me until I sleep outside underneath the clear sky. To return to God is to return to oneself. Everything that ties you down in this world slowly disappears. Your choices and strength of belief surface. It is a learning experience.

A Dutch Revert’s Reflections on Hajj

In most of our deeds we follow in the footsteps of the Prophet, peace be upon him, but not for the sa’i. Here, you follow in the footsteps of Hajar, like the Prophet peace be upon him used to do. Hajar and her son Isma’il…

Many Years Longing for Hajj
Many Years Longing for Hajj

Many years ago while I was still in primary school in Australia, an Evangelist preacher who was supposedly a publisher of “Glad Tidings“, came to speak at our school hall. He began preaching and explaining things new to me as a Muslim and I listened since I was encouraged by my parents to engage in …

My First Hajj – Tips and Stories
My First Hajj - Tips and Stories

This was unlike any other experience. We had read that we would all be reciting the above words, but yet the actual experience of reciting it, all of us together, created an amazing feeling of unity. This is a feeling you seldom find in the Ummah on a daily basis…

UK Sister Reflects on Hajj
UK Sister Reflects on Hajj

When I first came to Islam, I met many people who, on their return from Hajj, had an aura of peace and tranquility about them. I yearned for that feeling and still try to seek it now. On their return, they seemed to be on a higher spiritual level. It was as if all was …

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