Previous posts in this series: Parts 1 to 10 Not quite “three wishes” After arriving in Makkah, we settled into our hotel and had less than an hour to prepare for umrah – at 9.30PM on that Thursday night. Not only would it be our first umrah, but also our first ever sighting of the … More Hajj Chronicles Part 11: The big moment
Aside from the famous ‘table’ part of Table Mountain (in Cape Town), the mountain range has many other areas of interest – one of which captivated me for years. A few months ago, I finally made a trip up to it: the King’s Blockhouse – situated on the slopes of Devil’s Peak. According to this … More My castle on the hill
For many years, the University of Cape Town has hosted a rather mysterious memorial. At the bottom of the Leslie Commerce building lies what appears to be a gravestone, or a marker of sorts. As seen in the picture, Haji Ayesha Teladia died in 1981 – living to be 56 years old. The question is: … More Mister Y’s mysteries (part 7): Who is Ayesha Teladia?
Previous posts in this series: Parts 1 to 9 Goodbye While I fell in love with Madinah, the truth is I eventually became too comfortable there. And because there seemed to be too few outings / tours, it actually felt a bit boring at times (to be totally honest). Nonetheless, Madinah was an awesome experience, … More Hajj Chronicles Part 10: Hijra
Source: Shaykh Navaid Aziz Message: Don’t be self-righteous. As advised by Imam Sufyan ath-Thawri, when you feel the need to mention your companion’s faults, remember your own first. (More wisdom from this scholar here.)