The 9th of Dhul Hijjah, at mount Arafah: Tomorrow is the day of Eid, confirming yet another year of fulfillment of Ibrahem’s legacy. Yet another year remembering the sacrifices he went through. Yet another year when the chosen believers will reach their next step from their life-changing journey of Hajj. Continue reading “Hajj Series: “But you might forget what day is today””
“My Master, grant me [a child] from among the righteous. So We gave him good tidings of a forbearing boy. And when he reached with him [the age of] working with him, he said, “O my son, indeed I have seen in a dream that I [must] sacrifice you, so see what you think.” He said, “O my father, just do what you are told. You will find me, if Allah wills, of the steadfast.” (Qur’an 37:100-102) Continue reading “Hajj Series: “Happy with what Allah wants””
In Makkah, thousands of years ago: Walking with sweat rolling over his forehead, tears on the verge to come out of his eyes, along with his son. Their hearts staying firm on just one belief that’s keeping it from erupting: Allah does not want bad for us.
إِنَّ الصَّفَا وَالْمَرْوَةَ مِنْ شَعَائِرِ اللهِ
“Indeed, as-Safa and al-Marwah are among the symbols of Allah.” (Qur’an 2:158)
Ibrahem aleyhi salam receives a command from Allah that he has to take his beloved wife Hajar and his newborn son Ismael, the only son for whom he and his wife spent endless nights and days supplicating their Master for a child and He had answered them.
Thousands of years ago…
“And when Abraham said, “My Lord, make this a secure city and provide its people with fruits – whoever of them believes in Allah and the Last Day.” (Qur’an 2:126)
Labbayk Allahumma. Labbayk
Here I am at Your service. Oh Allah, here I am.
Labbayka, La shareeka laka. Labbayk.
Here I am. You have no partner. Here I am,
lnnal-hamda wan-n’imata laka wal- mulk.
Truly, all the praise and the favor is Yours, and the dominion.
La shareeka lak’.
You have no partner.