Thursday, 5 August 2010

Oh What's This? Visa Confirmed For Umrah Baby!

I don't think I can post a smile big enough. Okay maybe I can but it's going to make your screen scroll! :)

I can't wait

Approximately a month ago my mother asked me if I could do her a favour. "Of course, anything for you mum." I said. "I know you're really busy and so much is happening but it would be a dream if you could take me to the house of Allah for ramadhan, what do you think?" she said with uncertainty. I hesitated for a moment. "Mum, only if we go for the whole month?"

So here we are. Our Visas have been confirmed and we'll be spending the whole month of Ramadhan there. Insha'allah I'll be sitting Iti'kaaf in the prophets masjid for the last 10 days.

Words cannot describe how excited I am! I need this. So much. I've had a good year. A very interesting year. I've learnt a lot. I've come to a better understanding that it is my destiny to stand up for the truth and do good. My imaan is pumped for a recharge.

This will give me a lot of time to reflect. More importantly read and study the qur'an. I will make lots of notes so that it may help me with future posts and daw'ah insha'Allah. I will be making dua for you all, the ummah.

It's time to put those heavy gym sessions to the test. See how many rakats I can pray and how many tawaafs I can perform.

I am busy but I have an urge to drop something that's been on my mind. Insha'allah if I can finish up my work and priorities on time I'll be sure to drop it.


  1. Assalaam Alaikum brother Soul Seek,

    That's excellent news! MashaAllah! This will be such a great opportunity. Please come back and tell us all about your experience. May Allah (SWT) help you make the most of this Ramadan, may he strengthen your iman and help you return a renewed person, Insha'Allah. =)

    Take care & have a safe trip!

  2. Walaikum Salaam Sister Sara,

    Jazakallah Khair and Insha'Allah! ^_^

    I hope that you have a blessed ramadhan!

  3. Asalaamulaikum!!! Wowww dude that is AWESOME!! Gosh Allah has blessed you :D I am sooo happy for you.

    Please spread the emaan and the spirituality that you bring back with you.

    I feel so excited lol... May Allah forgive you and your family and keep your hearts firm on the deen. Ameen

    Enjoy your Ramadan :D

  4. mA...once again...Allah plans so much better than we could ever thinks of planning sA. By the sounds of the last couple of posts, you've had a up-and-down couple of months, so it's really great that you're getting away from it all, and lifting your iman to a whole new level. InshA it will be super-fruitful in so many ways, and when you come back you'll be well equipped to carry on the search for the elusive Muslimah of your future. :)


  5. Walaikum Salaam, Jazakallah Khair. I pray that you both have a great ramadhan!

    Ameen Effer, Ameen RB!

  6. Asalaamu alykum Br. SoulSeek,
    may your Trip be a beneficial one. and mashaAllah, Ramadan is one of the BEST TIME TO Visit House of Allah (swt).

    Last time, when I was there, last I couldn't help but ponder how it would be in Ramadan. It was a complete blessing in month of June. and I can't imagine how blessed it would be in Ramadan!!

    have a safe trip and enjoy!!!!!!!!! and Remember, be patience with the locals.


  7. Ps: from my experience (I don't considered myself "physically fit"..rather zealous), I think you need Taqwa and iman to make those countless rakats especially before the Al Fajr prayer.

    The sight of the Kabah will draw you out of your hotel room. Sneak out of your hotel room and there get there before everyone for the fajr prayer. It will be beautiful experience and subhaAllah. It will fill your heart with Tranquility.

    The sight of Kabah will fill your appetite. some people just forget about the food, once they are there. It's mesmerizing.

  8. Walaikum Salaam Sailoress,

    Jazakallah Khair and insha'Allah.

    p.s I was being slightly sarcastic about the fitness comment lol

  9. sorry, I wasn't trying to sound harsh or anything. I was trying to reassure you that you can achieve that goal without being able to fit. inshaAllah.

  10. MashaAllah! That's brilliant. Hope you can make the best of it. Ramadan Mubarak. :)