#Alhamdulillah it’s indeed an incredible blessing to even be able to wish to make this trip. #umra13 – posted on 06/04/2013 02:22:13

For, there are many who couldn’t even reach that wishing point let alone making it here. #umra13 – posted on 06/04/2013 02:22:20

No matter how many times one reached here, it’s a brand new experience every time they set foot here. #umra13 – posted on 06/04/2013 02:22:47

No matter how many times you saw the Kaaba earlier,eyes flood as if they are seeing it for first time. #umra13 – posted on 06/04/2013 02:23:11

The very sight of Kaaba arrests the heart and it pounds with desire and greed like bees witnessing a nectar-rich flower. #umra13 – posted on 06/04/2013 02:23:27

Every heart here yearns with dreams and ambitions infinitely like the spring of Zamzam. Duas bustle from the well of sincerity. #umra13 – posted on 06/04/2013 02:23:49

One wouldn’t know what & how to ask, especially when it’s said no plea made here goes unanswered. #umra13 – posted on 06/04/2013 02:24:13

‘Should I ask for forgiveness 1st? What about good health? Why not for parents , siblings, wife and kids? How about ambitions?’ #umra13 – posted on 06/04/2013 02:24:27

‘And then there are tons of dua requests from friends, relatives, colleagues & others to mention’ #umra13 – posted on 06/04/2013 02:24:43

Equations of Etiquettes r different here. A master giving precedence to his employee or hubby carrying wife’s shoes is only normal. #umra13 – posted on 06/04/2013 02:24:56

Makka is also home to the international fraternity of Islam. One can meet believers from the most unexpected corners of the world. #umra13 – posted on 06/04/2013 02:25:28

An Egyptian man I met on rooftop prayer area asked if Amitabh Bachan had become Muslim? ‘I heard him reciting kalima in the movies’ #umra13 – posted on 06/04/2013 02:25:38

He said Egypt was in love with indian movies and prayed for @SrBachchan to be among the believers soon. #umra13 – posted on 06/04/2013 02:26:17

He asked if Indian Muslims were oppressed & killed. ‘Tell me a land where they aren’t. Even in #Muslim countries they aren’t safe’ I replied – posted on 06/04/2013 02:26:44

Muslim blood, honor& freedom is now become extra cheap especially in traditional Islamic countries. No one to ask, forget to act. 😷 #umra13 – posted on 06/04/2013 02:27:22

Muslims are considered ‘write-off’ accounts on SuperPowers’ conspiracy books. And no one dare to audit the Mighty Right. #umra13 – posted on 06/04/2013 02:27:42

It’s day 2/2 at Makkah. We are scheduled to leave for Madina tomorrow. Eager to embrace the city of mercy and love. Inshallah. #umra13 – posted on 06/04/2013 02:40:23


En route Madina. En route my Self. #umra13 – posted on 06/04/2013 10:34:28

Madina. Air here is like silk. #umra13 – posted on 06/04/2013 20:44:33

Although the lover yearns to get closer, his love at times stops him from going near the Beloved. #umra13 – posted on 06/04/2013 20:49:20

A stage comes when Love becomes a poison from within. It suffocates the heart making it hard to even breathe. #umra13 – posted on 06/04/2013 20:50:32

Made dua for all the children of Adam who happened to be reading this line. – posted on 07/04/2013 09:08:38

Madina is the land for love-abiding believers. The most exotic spiritual destination for love-lorn souls. #umra13 – posted on 07/04/2013 13:16:37

What reason/excuse would one need to visit one’s own parents. Rasoolullah is even more related than them. #umra13 – posted on 07/04/2013 13:40:38

Tell me, o lovers, is dreaming of the Beloved in sleep as sweet as losing it for his sake. #madina13 – posted on 08/04/2013 05:20:05