After a very busy year...
It has been a year since I've posted anything here. Which i figured is probably a good thing since most people will now know my blog as officially dead, noone will comment or even think twice about visitng me here, so i can pur my heart out with all my lifes worries... I dont think so!
Alhamdulillah we've been to hajj and back. THE greatest experience of my life. My dad expresses it very well:
"In our lives we feel joy at different levels on different occassions. When we ace our first exam at school, thats one kind of joy. When we get our first job, thats another kind of joy. When we buy our parents gifts with our first paycheck thats another kind of joy. When we get married, thats another. When we have children, thats yet another kind of joy. But the joy of standing before Baytullah (the house of Allah) is one that supercedes any joy you will ever feel in life".
And i can testify to that statement. Although i havent experienced any of the joys he has mentioned (no acing exams, no job, no money, no marriage, no kid - yes i am quite useless :P), in my small time in this world this has been the single most memorable journey I have ever undertaken. I feel that no matter how much I go on about the beauty of this pillar of our deen unless the audience has experienced the sentiments it wont be received with the same feelings of heartfeltedness (someone buy me a dictionary!).
Insha Allah in a later post I'll mention the pro's and con's of this journey. The lack of implementation of Islam comprehensively is very blatant, although those that live there are often convinced of what is being implement upon them is Islam and nothing but Islam. Insha Allah thats in a later post, along with fotos :) For now, im off, this "oppressed" soul has housework to complete. Toodles.