Tahallul: The end of the Ihram ban

After finishing the sa’i we were back to the hotel via Marwah Gate. Reyhan whined because his stomach ached but every time he was invited to the toilet; the small hero just insistent to return to the hotel quickly. “I prefer to do it in the room.” “And where you going to? ” Asked Mr….

Mina: Stoning the Pillars

The bus moves toward a field adjacent to a cliff on its left side. Above the cliff stood the palace of the governor along with a sturdy fence; much like the medieval castle. Across from the palace is an empty area bounded by wire fences; in it appears white tents equipped with air conditioning. Right…

Sa’i Between two Historical Hills

After finishing the thawaf we headed to a place where the Hill of Shafa and Hill of Marwah is located. Walking through a room full of people who pray or drink zamzam water, the journey continues by through a ramp. Once on the second floor we can see the Ka’ba on the right while on…

Entering The Grand Mosque

Half an hour later we gathered at the lobby to proceed the journey into Grand Mosque.  Among the pilgrims are those who want to perform the umra by wheelchair; That’s why we set up a special guide. Alhamdulillah, these special guides are none other than the caring Bahasa Indonesia speaker (because we are Indonesian. There…

The Holy City of Mecca

وَإِذْ قَالَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ رَبِّ اجْعَلْ هَٰذَا الْبَلَدَ آمِنًا وَاجْنُبْنِي وَبَنِيَّ أَن نَّعْبُدَ الْأَصْنَامَ “Remember Abraham said: “O my Lord! Make this city one of peace and security: and preserve me and my sons from worshipping idols.” (Surah Ibrahim: 35) وَاللَّهِ إِنَّكِ لَخَيْرُ أَرْضِ اللَّهِ وَأَحَبُّ أَرْضِ اللَّهِ إِلَى اللَّهِ وَلَوْلَا أَنِّي أُخْرِجْتُ مِنْكِ مَا خَرَجْتُ…

Talbiyah (English Version)

“Labayk Allahumma labayk. Labayka laa syariyka laka labayk. Innal hamda wa ni’mata laka wal mulk. Laa syariyka lak.” Talbiyah echoed in the ceiling of the bus because none of us were silent. Whether we pronounce it in a clear or vague voice, we all glorify the Lord of the Universe through the recitation of talbiyah,…

Where do we wear ihram clothes?

There is almost no problem in changing clothes to the pilgrims who depart from Medina; Because they had to stop at Dzul Hulaifah on the way to Makkah. Problems arise when pilgrims go directly to Makkah. Where do they change the clothes? I have Indonesia for example because i am Indonesian. Generally Indonesian’s pilgrims are…

¿Dónde usamos ropa ihram?

Casi no hay problema en cambiar ropas a los peregrinos que parten de Medina; Porque tuvieron que parar en Dzul Hulaifah en el camino a Makkah. Los problemas surgen cuando los peregrinos van directamente a la Meca. ¿Dónde cambian la ropa? Tengo Indonesia por ejemplo porque soy indonesio. Generalmente los peregrinos de Indonesia se dividen…

Proper dress to a woman during hajj and umra

“Should i wear white dress?” ask a lady before we performed umra.That question is often asked by some women (especially in Indonesia) because their belief that ihram (hajj or umra) clothes should be white. Actually a woman does not have to wear white clothes, but should they choose darker dress that not exposing the private…