Visiting Baqi Cemetery

“Zai!”  a well built officer in dark-covered squirrel shout to somebody. “Oh someone called.” I thought. Zai is a Pashto language equivalent to “dude”. “Hmm, who he been shout at?” Curiosity flashed through my mind even though eyes of mine kept on to the high and gray-green gate of the Baqi Cemetary. “Zai! Zai! “The…

The tomb of the Prophet

When our group had gathered we were moving towards the exit. The closer to the door the traffic becomes slower as almost everyone faced the tomb of the prophet which is in the left side. There we greet the prophet and his two companions by saying “Assalamu alaikum, O Messenger of Allah. Wa rohmatullahi wa…

Raudhah, a Garden of Heaven

We had a briefing next to the golden door of Nabawi Mosque. A short explanation about what to do inside the mosque. After the pilgrims understood I guided them to read the entrance prayer. Our sandals were put into plastic bags or handbags while the winter wind was blowing in the direction of our backs….

The holy city of Medina

Alhamdulillah, after two hours flight across The Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus, and Egypt we’re finnaly arrived in Medina. As soon as the plane lowered the height, the cloud curtain was open, Uhud Hill similar to the red camel welcomed our arrival. The white houses of Medina as well as the not-so-tall buildings symbolize modesty while the…