Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Very Short Umrah Trip


Last Thursday, at 10:00am, my family and I flew from Dammam to Jeddah to begin our second umrah in Makkah. This time, Alhamdulillah, all of us were able to perform the umrah without any glitch. The Haram is packed with people from all walks of life, most obviously are the people from Turkey as they are having holidays and came to Makkah in throngs.

Our journey was a bit hectic becauce we had only one day to perform the umrah and to leave the very next day before Jumaat prayer, or else the road coming in and going out of Makkah would be closed until after 3pm. As our flight was at 3pm, we could not afford to miss the trip back to Jeddah, hence we need to finish up our tawaf wida' before 10:30am. Alhamdulillah, all's well that ends well.

I know I have been quiet and not posted anything for quite a while. I am packed with the kids' activities that left me quite breathless. Indeed! The two elder ones are graduating soon, therefore they have lots of events planned and we the parents have to take part in them. Furthermore, I have my class, with my memorizations, which are now getting more and more challenging. But I have always tell myself to persevere and to hang in there. InsyaAllah, there'll be greater rewards for those who persevere. Ameen.