Every Muslim who is financially able to do so is obliged to make the pilgrimage to Mecca during Hajj at least once in his or her lifetime.
It seems just like yesterday, I was like my friend, busy making my final preparations for my Hajj journey. This time two years back, Mom, Abe and I were already in Madinah and getting ourselves ready for this journey of a lifetime. And these were the very words we and the multitudes of Muslim from all over the world chanted:
Labbaik Allah humma labbaik... Labbaik la sharika laka labbaik... Innal hamda...Wan-ni'mata Laka walmulk... Laa sharika lak.
O my Lord, here I am at Your service, here I am.
Two hajj seasons had passed since we left the holy city Makkah. Time just flies by.....
Tonite, I must call my friend to wish her a safe journey and Hajj Mabrur, InshaAllah.