Sunday, April 8, 2012

1am in Medina tranquility and peace

Hello bloggers

Last night we had the opportunity to visit our beloved Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) grave. One would say it was organised chaos, with literally hundreds of people all wanting to be in the same place at the same time.

It is a practise of visiting guests to pay respects and to pray a voluntary prayer for the Prophet (PBUH).

I take my hat off to the ladies who organised the visit so that each country had an opportunity to pay their respects. This is not easy as there are of course the patient pilgrim who is willing to wait their turn and there are those who are impatient.

It was a wonderfully spiritual and uplifting experience and I am so grateful that we have been afforded this opportunity.

Here are some pics I took between 1 and 2 am this morning as we walked back to our hotel. Here you have a feeling of safety that we have lost many years ago in South Africa. Never in our wildest dreams would we be walking around with cell phones, iPads And camera's at this time of night.

There are always people around - workers visitors and residents - I am starting to wonder if they ever sleep LOL.

Hope you are all well. We leave for Mecca on Tuesday so please keep us in your Duahs (prayers) so that we may have a safe journey and that we are in good health to complete our Umrah inshallah (God willing).

Hugz

Shamela

1 comment:

  1. Oh boy was I tired here....the eyes tell the story..lol

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