All praise is to Allah, the Lord Of The Creation.
The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Al-Hamdu Lil laahi Rabbil 'Aalameen was Salaatu was- Salaamu 'Alaa Saiyyidinaa Muhammadin wa Aa layhee wa As-haabee hee Ajma 'een ".
Thank you Allah for another beautiful day. Thank you for giving us good health, for blessing us with much happiness, love and goodness.
It's Friday again; a day among the seven days of the week when Allah's Special mercies are granted. Also a day of gathering for all Muslims and rewards are increased.
Still embracing the topic of "fernweh". The feeling comes and it subsides after a while. Sometimes we are able fulfill that internal desire to just drop everything and be free. But many atimes it's not. Contraints there are many; money, time, commitments, health to name a few.
|Minaret at the Mosque de Roma|
But the feeling of "fernweh" is not a bad feeling. Reminisce, looking back to the time spent traveling be it with our loved ones, family, friends or even complete strangers have significant impacts on our present daily on goings. Happy thoughts provide us ideas to strive better and motivated to accept the challenge and make significant improvements.
|Mochea de Roma - Mosque in Rome|
And "fernweh" too will allow us to relate and share our stories with others. Be led in a journey seen through the eyes of the traveler, as if we are there with them though descriptive and pictorial displays. Learn from their miss calculations and wrong turns as well as celebrate their jubilation.
Alhamdulillah, in the last few years we have done a significant bit of traveling; witnessing the greatness of the Creator and the greatness of Islam our religion. I have promised many that I will share my "fernweh" experiences. Don't quite know where to start actually; each place we saw has its own history, beauty and personal impressions to share. And it may take a while for me to compile these stories as well, but I promise I will.
So...just a bit of a wait there, InshaAllah this sharing and chronicling of the trips will be out soon.