Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Umrah

Alhamdulillah syukur, we are back safe and sound, and in high spirits too. It has been a journey of wonder for the kids, seeing the Kaabah and praying in Masjidil Haram for the first time, feeling the nearness of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) as they stepped foot inside Masjid Nabawi in Medinah, and visiting all the places of interest associated with the struggles of Islam in the Land of the Anbiyyas. I shall write more in days to come when life is a bit more settled.

This picture was taken at 2.00 am (Saudi time) on the same day of our arrival, soon after we completed the Tawaf and Sae'i. It was a long day indeed; an eight-hour flight from Kuala Lumpur to Jeddah, followed by two hours of customs & immigration clearance and one-and-a-half hours of coach ride from Jeddah, arriving Makkah at 11 pm local time (4 am Malaysian time).

One hour was all we were given upon arrival (this included checking in, a very late dinner and freshening up) before proceeding to Masjidil Haram for the required Tawaf and Sae'i (which took almost two hours to finish due to the throng). We were dead beat by then, but immensely happy to have completed the first Umrah.

18 comments:

Kak Teh said...

puteri, looking forward to the nex entry. want to relive my experience too. alhamdulillah, everything went well.

kay_leeda said...

Kak Puteri,

Alhamdulillah sudah selamat pulang. Sayu nyer bila melihat your picture tu....

I'm just as eager as Kak Teh so please cepat-cepat post stories from your trip ya :)

tireless mom said...

Yes yes kak Puteri cepat post. Tak tahu pun bila you left and tahu tahu dah pulang. Alhamdulillah semua nya selamat.

Makcik Ezza said...

alhamdulillah semua selamat pulang...

saya juga nak tahu kisah selanjut nya...berehat lah dulu yaa

mekyam said...

can i say "cool!"? :D

Kitchen Guardian said...

kak puteri,

alhamdulillah!the picture brings back all those wonderful memories of my time doing umrah a few years back and the nearness to the Prophet (pbuh)in masjidil nabbawi, so very true...hmm i can almost feel the moment....

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Puteri,
Mama was dead jealous tengok itu gambar. Just the other day I heard her and Dad talking about doing another trip there. They just went last August! Hmmm....I guess it's a place you'd want to visit over and over again. Lillie and Jules must have missed you heaps. purrr....meow!

Cik Puan Kamil said...

Welcome home Aunty May ! ALhamdullilah your ibadah trip went well

Shahieda said...

Salaams Sis Puteri,

Welcome home! Wishing you and your loved ones an Umrah Maqbool Insha-Allah Ameen!

Wan Sharif said...

Alhamdulillah, semuanya berjalan lancar with your Umrahs and journey. Take a good, long-needed rest although I have to admit I am also looking forward to your follow-up entry/ies. Tentu rasa terharu masa nak tinggalkan Bumi Anbiyya..

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Welcome back Puteri, it must be very fulfilling for you guys to be able to go on this pilgrimage as a family. I look forward to your detail post.

Salam,
Tommy

P/S – Are non-Muslim allowed to visit/tour these holy places? Please excuse my ignorance.

Anonymous said...

Alhamdullilah selamat mengerjakan umrah bersama keluarga tercinta.I was at AlHaram in 2005 for the Haj.Hope to be there soon,Insyallah!
.........wawa

mamasita said...

Ahh Puteri..my silent tears of extreme joy for you and your family..finally, dapat bawak semua anak2 pergi Umrah sama2..what more can we ask for kan..syukur2 Alhamdullillah..

p.s.Mesti prame gambar tu besar2!

NanaDJ said...

Puteri,
Looking at the photo make me realise how much I miss Masjid Al Haram. It has been more than two years since we went there, and for us that is a long time. It used to be an annual trip for us.
I am glad all went well. Looking forward to your postings.
Salam to you both and the children.

Naz said...

Now, THAT's the kind of family potrait that I would like to have one day :)
Alhamdulillah, Kak Puteri.
I look forward to your next entry.

Anonymous said...

Salam Kak,
If you dont mind akak pergi dengan Travel Agency mana kak. insyaAllah akan pergi juga awal Ramadhan (mudah mudahan tiada aral),tengah dok sort out available agencies ni.

Kalau akak nak reply privately, boleh e-mail saya di suhana77@gmail.com.

-Su-

p/s: saya suka gambar tu :)

3yearshousewife said...

Kak,
Bestnyer dpt menunaikan umrah with the whole family.

Kama said...

Folks, am mulling over my scribbles now to write.

Tommy - Unfortunately, non-muslims are not allowed to enter the haram (forbidden) lands of Makkah and Madinah. The haram parameter is clearly indicated in both cities. mainly, it's the inner city near the mosque areas.

suhana - we went by triways omega travel & tours. you can check out their website (given in my blog).