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Hajj Journey – Part 5

On the last day, we walked the streets of Madinah and bought some souvenirs for our friends and family. After praying in the mosque and sending our peace on the prophet, we headed back to the UK. Madinah was indeed a very beautiful city where the people were relatively friendly, and there was also a […]

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Hajj Journey – Part 4

During the last two days, we went to Madinah. The travel took us 6 hours by coach and it may take longer depending on road condition. We stayed right next to the Al Haram Mosque which was very convenient. We arrived at mid night when it coincided with one of the few slots when women […]

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Hajj Journey – Part 3

After praying Maghrib, we took the bus towards Muztalifah where we spent the night. The plain of Muztalifah is just a plain land in the middle of nowhere. We had to bring our own sleeping bags and find an empty space to sleep. The vast land of Muztalifah was filled with pilgrims as far as […]

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Hajj Journey (Part 2)

A few days later, the Hajj lasting for 5 days has finally begun. On the first day, at around midnight, we waited for the coach that the Saudi Hajj Ministry has arranged for us to go to Mina. In Mina, the tent city, we stayed in a tent on tatami-like mattress with around 60 other […]

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Hajj Journey – Part 1

It has been nearly a month since I came back from Hajj. Hajj is the most amazing thing that I have ever experienced. I felt Allah’s blessing throughout my journey. Yes, there were some difficulties but they were not as hard as I expected. Performing Hajj at young age is definitely a great advantage. I […]

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