Sunday, November 2, 2008

.: Beyond words :.

Make a prayer.

Over tea, I had a brief discussion with my sister pertaining to the repercussions of our Hajj. Adjacent to our dining table, there are 2 framed blown up photographs at the King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Jeddah whereas another at Mina courtesy of my uncle. One of it is featured in earlier entries of my blog under the Hajj 2007.2008 label. *the thinker pose* Of all the photographs taken, I do not wish to comment on his choice of selections.

To summarize things, we noticed changes in ourselves together with the rest of our entourage. I for one felt that each of us reaped immense constructive knowledge. Sis mentioned that she now dons the hijab whenever she's out. Dad reads the Qur'an almost after every solat. Can't say much about the others since I hardly see them. On the other hand, I'm reading up more on Islamic materials. Pretty hilarious when during a recent visit to a bookstore the owner was recommending me a few good reads and each time he handed me one I'll tell him that I already have it. This followed by the part when I bought books by the bulk. *he must have thought I have a library for a house* At least my family know where to find me if they lose sight of me at the mall, and which section to start it off with. *to which I believe is much to be expected, haha~*

Truth be told, it is really great to reminisce about it once a while. Seeing the programmes and news on Hajj as shown on the telly unfettered the encounters then.
A statement I recalled from my superior upon seeing him after my return was, "I told people that my sister is somewhere in the sea of people. There! I think that's her!"

Absolutely amazing.
11.22pm Malaysian Time


Sketched Soul said...

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister Hajar,

Have you ever though about writing a book?

I just read your last three posts, and that's what keeps coming to mind.. you must write a book! Really! I'd be the first to read it :D (insha'Allah)

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

PS: If you not already writing, please think about it.

Hajar Alwi said...

Assalamualaikum Dear Sister Farhana,

Never crossed my mind. However, the idea of penning a children's book does interest me. *me, the next marge?* Hopefully I don't end up giving them nightmares. Haha~

Insya'Allah, should the idea materialize you'll certainly be one of the first to know about it. :)


Amina said...

I would love to go on Hajj. I plan it since time I converted to islam, ca 9 years now. Insha Allah next year!


Sketched Soul said...

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister Hajar,

Humm.. I'm surprised it's never crossed your mind, seeing that you are a very talented writer, tabarak'Allah.

Insha'Allah I hope you take the idea of writing a children's book further. AlhumduliLlah, we've all been blessed with different talents, and at least one of us should be making use of them..haha :D

Lots of Love

Hajar Alwi said...

Amina :: Insya'Allah, I pray that you'll get your chance next year. :)

W'salam Dear Sister Farhana :: Masha'Allah. Surely I do not think I am worthy of such praise, albeit I thank you for it. :)

Insya'Allah. Should I find my feet, it may be a future endeavor. In the context of talents, I suppose when you have to, you will do. Necessity is the mother of invention therein I believe you have truly been a part of. ^