Umrah Day 5: Umrah Hudaibiyah
Today we are set to perform another umrah and we will be travelling out of the city of Mekah for that. Quick breakfast before going out. I have learnt not to eat too much for breakfast because the journey out of Mekah can be a long one and there may not be any stopover for toilet breaks.
Of course its difficult when you are a food lover presented with a buffet of delicious food but this is your chance to exercise self control. Lol.
The ustaz who will be leading us today!
Our stopover at Hudaibiyah Camel Farm!
We stopped in the middle of desert, literally.
The camels were all so cute I really wanted to touch them but I think I may scare them all away. So we settled for a picture with them in the background instead.
Of all animals, do you wonder why camels was often mentioned in the Quran?
Why do they not reflect on the camels and how they are created? (88:17)
And He created the livestock for you, to…provide you with luxury during your leisure, and when you travel. And they carry your loads to lands that you could not reach without a great hardship. (16:5-7)
The camels are created specially to withstand the hot weather and its unique ability to store water makes them one of the most special creatures ever created by the Almighty.
If you look closer, the camel’s face will appear that its smiling. This little camel stood still for a few minutes to allow me to take a good photo of it. Can you see it smiling at me?
I was about to touch it (yes I am an animal lover and I think animals love me too), but a girl started to mover closer to it and it must have gotten scared because it started to walk away.
I was pretty sure that if she had not interfered, I would have been able to touch it. Lol.
How can we come to a camel farm and not have a taste of fresh camel milk?
After we were done, we rode the bus back to Masjidil Haram to perform Umrah Hudaibiyah. This ustaz is good because he was calm and waited for everyone in the group. He organized us well in the midst of the chaos of people during tawaf.
He even brought us to a less crowded place to drink the zam zam water. I don’t think many knew the existence of this place.
Alhamdulilah we managed to complete it despite having aching thighs and calves from the hike yesterday.
Can’t help but admire the beautiful ceiling of Masjidil Haram.
I was too tired and sleepy so while waiting for prayer time I laid down on the carpeted floor to rest. The ceiling was too beautiful that I could not resist snapping this picture. My mum was unaware of course. Lol.
It was very windy when we were on our way back to the hotel. My eyes felt that small particles of sand were entering it so I had to quickly take out my shades are wear it. There were others who chose to cover their faces with face masks.
Apparently, it was mini sandstorm. Actually we could not really see the sand but if you look closely to the white-tiled floor, fine brown coloured sand can clearly be seen.
My first time experiencing this so of course we must capture the moment right?
Stopped by the book store on the way back and they have books in English! Yay!
I could not help but purchase all these back. Can’t wait to read them all too! #bookworm