Tuesday, 25 December 2012

My First Umrah


This is my first time to go to Saudi Arabia. I went there with my lovely parents and a group of people in a tour. They're the famous author, Abdul Latip Talib and his family, and the another winner of the Islamic history competition.

Before depature at KLIA

Finally we're arrived at Jeddah Airport

Our first stop was in Masjid Nabawi, Medina. It looks very beautiful, grand and elegant. We headed to Madinah where we're stayed at a very comfortable behind of Masjid An-Nabawi. All the hotels are usually of walking distance to the mosque. It makes easier for everyone to perform solah at the mosque as much as possible as one can.

The moment I first laid my eyes on the Masjid An-Nabawi from a far, the architecture of the building blew me away! Subhanalllah! ^^

The beautiful view outside of the mosque

In the hotel with my mom

Day by day, we continued to perform solah, dzikr, and recite the Quran in the mosque. Oh, and one more thing, I found myself really easy to wake up very early to go to the mosque for Subuh prayers. It's amazing! Cause we had to be at the mosque one hour before athan to get to the front saff. It's definitely a practice for me. Hehe ^^

Thank you Allah, for making it easy for me ^^

The most emotional experience for me was when I was in Raudhah (Paradise Garden). When we almost reached Raudhah, the space became smaller. Ya Allah, it was so packed! I held my mom so tight. It's hard as people are pushing and pushing to reach to the front. Most of the time, me and mommy were crushed. When all of this happened, I was crying while thinking of all the past sins I've done :'( I really don't know how to describe what I felt. It's just too emotional.

After spending four days in Madinah, we proceeded with our journey to the Haram Land of Mecca. I'll never forget that feeling of the moment when I see the Kaaba. My tears suddenly dropped instant I entered the Masjid al-Haram. All I did from when I was little, and till now, an adult, somehow flashes very quickly making me tear up thinking of all the sins I've done. Astaghfirullaah.. T_T

I'm speechless

Masjid Quba'

In front of our hotel

 Ihram Intention (Niyyah) at Miqat in Bir Ali

This is what we called Saie'

Safa Mount

Marwah Mount

Days went by where my parents and tour's group continued to perform our Umrah, solaah and visits around Mecca. We went to Jabal Thur, Jabal Ar-Rahmah, and made some time to shop for some souveniers.

Jabal Rahmah

Camel Farm

Listening to an Imam, crying while reciting the Quran during Subuh prayers, in Masjid al-Haram, in front of the Kaaba, with millions of Makmums praying alongside me was too much for my tiny heart to handle. All I felt at that moment was that I don't wanna leave Mecca so baddddd!! T_T

I missed Makkah and Madinah very much. The trip was not a dull moment and it was memorable too. I hope that one day, I could visit these places again. Insyaallah! Thank you Allah for inviting me this year :')


  1. Do you know, this entry makes me feel cry (eventhough I can't tear myself). Miss Kaabah, miss Subuh and night at Mecca and Medina, and yes, it was very easy to wake up one hour earlier before athaan Subuh :)

  2. Ayat! i'm jealous with you! he..he.. i also want to go there, insyaallah ^^

  3. Your article opened my eyes today! I was simply putting off my Umrah and Hajj for no reason and instead wasting my money on traveling other parts of the world for fun.

    Shame on me for the same. I will immediately plan for my Umrah if not Hajj. Thank you, thank you so much for opening my eyes! I will do dua for you, may Allah grant you highest level in paradise.Umre Umre Fiyatları | Umre Turları | Umre Fiyatları 2013 

    1. Thanks for visiting my blog, Joseph McConny! May Allah bless u ^^