Hajj Chronicles Part 11: The big moment

slip-sliding away.....

Previous posts in this series: Parts 1 to 10

A night shot of Masjid al-Haram in Makkah A night shot of Masjid al-Haram in Makkah

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 Kabah in person – a moment in which duas are very readily accepted by Allah.

With that in mind, we were advised beforehand to plan the dua we would make at that moment. It’s truly a once in a lifetime experience, so you really need to think ahead and have your dua planned. I’d already done that, including in my list a recommendation I’d heard: ask Allah to accept all your duas for the rest of your life to come.

That recommendation reminded me of a childhood…

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