Colours of My Life  Day 4 –  A picture of something you’d like to do again.


I’ll never forget taking this picture. It was some time after 3 am and already the first level was packed. 

 Seven years ago I was privileged and blessed enough to be given the opportunity to go on the holy pilgrimage to Mecca.  I went with my mother, my father, and my younger siblings.  It truly is a journey of a lifetime and not something that I can describe eloquently enough to do it justice. 

Seeing the Kaa’ba for the first time was one of the most powerful moments of my life.  We face in its direction five times a day when we pray. We see it on TV and in magazines. We know that image as well as we know our own mother’s face.  Yet, when you are standing right there before it, it is as if you are seeing it for the first time.

I went through the rituals and performed my duties, but I was so overwhelmed by the atmosphere that it was easy to get distracted.  Millions and millions of people from practically every country of the world all together for one reason.  To praise our Lord and pray for His mercy. 

Inshallah, God willing, I will return.


  • Shahirah Elaiza says:

    Stunning mashaAllah. That place is just… breathtaking. A person can never take a bad shot of the Ka'abah.

  • LaiLa says:

    O.ohh!! you went to Mecca 🙂 my parents too, I want to go, I think it is something very speciall

  • Creative Mind says:

    Assalam Alaikum Aamna..
    I like this post…Hajj is a greatest blessing of Allah for any Muslim & i feel you are so lucky..pray for me that any day i will be able to visit…
    This is a great picture..i think you must frame this & hang this in your room…
    ~ Khadija @ Creative Mind

  • Mona Z says:

    SubhanAllah, Everyone says that, seeing it for the first time is amazing. I hope to go inshaAllah, ya rab!

  • Em Maliks Kitchen says:

    Mashallah you are very lcky to have gone so young! Inshallah I will be able to go with family soon, maybe after my toddlers grow up a bit.

  • Discovering Montessori says:

    Beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing.

  • HijabiMommy says:

    Amazing picture, Masha'allah. May we all have an opportunity to visit one day sooooooon!!!

  • Amnah says:

    @Shahirah – Isn't it beautiful to see the Kaa'ba in ihraam?

    @Laila – It's absolutely incredible.

    @Creative Mind – Inshallah one day you are given the opportunity to go for hajj!

    @Mona – Seriously, there's no way to describe it. Inshallah you are able to go one day!

    @Em Malik – It's seriously hard work. Lot's and lot's of walking. Takes a lot of energy. Inshallah you can go in good health and with lots of strength!

    @Discovering Montessori – Thank you and you're welcome 🙂

    @HijabiMommy – Thank you and Inshallah!!!

  • FARET says:

    it’s great if we go to macca. Inshallah I hope one day I will go with my family too

  • nayyar hashimie says:

    As Salam sister seeing your site while researching things about Hajj I am too excited cause i leave very shortly for Hajj and just wanted to ask you for some tips like what you packed and how many hijabs should i take along with abbayays and in the tents are you allowed to take off your abbya any other female tips would be helpful JazakaAllah you can email me please that would be great. I am from Tampa Florida, USA

  • nayyar hashimie says:

    my email address is nhashimie@yahoo.com JazakaAllah Kairun hope to hear from you soon before i leave in October 15the 2012
    Wa Salam
    Nayyar Hashimie

    • nayyar hashimie says:

      As Salam Again just wanted to know they do allow you to take pictures i heard they check and no cameras allowed please do let me know.

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