I was spellbound by the grandeur of the shrine. I could barely speak – struggling to put my thoughts into words. As I stood infront of the Kabah (the black Stone), my mind could barely pause from thinking about all the historical events this place had witnessed and will in the future. It was intriguing how people from different communities and creeds travel to Makkah to worship Allah (swt) and gain His pleasure. Moreover, coming from different parts of the world, all of them blend together and form a perfect union of Allah’s creation which worships Him day and night. It’s always spectacular.
Allah mentions in Surah Al Hajj:
“And proclaim that the people shall observe Hajj pilgrimage. They will come to you walking or riding on various exhausted (means of transportation). They will come from the farthest locations.”(Verse 27)
It was during the sunset hour when we reached Makkah. I was traveling for ‘Umrah’ with my