Suatu Hari Nanti

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْم   Asap tipis menyeruak dari tumpukan nasi putih kecoklatan. Tepat diatasnya teronggok daging kambing coklat besar yang sangat wangi, membangkitkan selera siapapun yang memandang. Jangan lupakan irisan bawang bombay manis atau kapulaga yang memancarkan aroma khas. Empat orang pria besar mengelilingi nampan putih sementara seorang pelayan Bengali datang dengan nampan lain…

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….

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…

The Holy Water of Zamzam

Alhamdulillah we’ve done sunnah prayer behind Maqam Ibrahim; Conveys all intentions to the God of the Universe. As I sat watching the pilgrims; No matter how tycoon they may, with abundant wealth and noble positions, all in earnest in the hope of God’s blessings. The individual hope and salvation of the world and the hereafter…

Thawaf: Walking Around the Ka’ba

Thousands of people moves into the same direction, against the clockwise direction, The Kaaba is on the left. Mostly wearing ihram clothes while others are casual. The Malays, Pakistanis, Indians, Arabs, Turks, Americans, Latins, Europeans, Chinese, Japanese, and other nations all come together to fulfill God’s call. They all come by driving or walking, some…

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 (Version Latina)

“Labayk Allahumma labayk Labayka laa syariyka laka labayk Inna hamda wa ni’mata laka wal mulk Laa syariyka lak”. Talbiyah resonó en el techo del autobús porque ninguno de nosotros guardaba silencio. Si lo pronunciamos con una voz clara o vaga, todos glorificamos al Señor del Universo a través de la recitación de talbiyah, “Yo lleno…

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,…