Makkah: A Story of Faith

And, my Lord will suffice me too.

Traditional Chinese medicine says that wearing socks promotes positive energy flow.

I don’t know if it’s true or not; however, I love wearing socks. I just love the warmth from them. So, I wear them all the time, at home and outside ❤️.

That day in ‘Makkah’ in our hotel room I realized that I was running short of fresh socks. Though I carried so many pairs, they were getting soiled more than I expected. I needed to wash them all immediately to get a continuous supply of three pairs per day for the next three days too.

I chose to stay back in the room only to wash all the socks and to organize our stuff a little bit. I decided to offer my Dhuhr prayer at room only instead of going to ‘Haram’.

From the wall size glass, the bright sunlight was all around inside the room. However, the window slit was the perfect place to lay all the washed socks. The slit was broad enough for the laundry and large enough to offer me a place to sit over when I was done with the laundry.

As we were leaving for the Haram quite early every day and that too in rush to catch the shuttle from the hotel and were returning quite late tired, to fall asleep immediately, I hardly got any chance to absorb that view outside from the room before.

I sat there and looked around.

As far as my eyes could see there were houses and hotels. Every cliff and its every corner was colonized. Last night only I was saying, “if there is any place on earth that really never sleeps then it is Haram in Makkah”.

SubhanAllaah ❤️!
The circumambulation of people around the Kaabah is continuous, it never stops. It really never stops. There are hundreds and thousands and the millions around it, always.

While staring at that ‘wall-to-wall’ walls in a dry arid desert where there was absolutely nothing thousands of years ago, I started thinking…

I was thinking about Prophet Ibrahim AS and his dear wife Hajar (Hagar) and their beloved baby son (later a Prophet) Ismaa’eel AS (Ishmael).

I was just thinking about them. Yes, it was the family of a Prophet. However, they were the same human beings with flesh and bones, with whims and desires, with emotions and fears.

You know what!
Prophet Ibrahim AS had no child for a long age. He got this son ‘Ismaa’eel’ (AS) in very old age. And, he was a very loving husband too.

Can we imagine the state of his heart when he was ordered from Allaah SWT to take his wife and son to Makkah and leave them there alone?

it was an uninhabited place at that time, with no inhabitants, no water, no agriculture, nothing…

Can we imagine?
Was it easy for him to take his wife and son that he got after years and years of patience to leave them in a valley that had absolutely no sign of life whatsoever?

He left them in that place that would become the location of the ‘Haram’ of today, a place that doesn’t sleep now.

And, I just love the Dua of Prophet Ibrahim AS (that is mentioned in Holy Qur’an revealed long after their times)…

“O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring to dwell in an uncultivable valley by Your Sacred House in order, O our Lord, that they may perform As-Salaah. So, fill some hearts among men with love towards them, and (O Allaah) provide them with fruits so that they may give thanks” [Al-Qur’an; 14:37]. 

And, see today. Millions and millions of worshippers go for the pilgrimage of Ka’abah every year, with love in their hearts and of course with fruits (provisions) from every corner of the earth.

From ‘an uncultivated valley’ to ‘a city that never sleeps’.
From ‘no water for a crying baby’ to ‘well of ZamZam giving water till date’.
From a ‘barren soil where nothing grows’ to ‘all kinds of fruits being brought to it from all around’.

This is called ‘His plans’.
And, this is the full trust of a man in His plans.
See how the mother of Ismaa‘eel AS had certain faith that Allah would not forsake them so long as Ibraaheem AS did what Allah commanded him to do.

And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allaah, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allaah will accomplish his purpose. Indeed, Allaah has set a measure for all things [al-Qur’an; 65:2-3]. 

While staring at somewhere in nowhere, I kept thinking…
“And, my Lord will suffice me too ❤️.”

Sisterly Yours
The Might of Pen

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