This weekend was all about visiting and greeting family & friends who are MOST fortunate to have received their invitation for Hadj.
I’m sure you feel this way too, when chatting to the Gujaaj that we naturally feel a sudden longing to be on Hadj too. We start questioning ourselves when we will be on the road to performing Hadj, seriously setting a date and making it a reality for ourselves.
As with everything, we can only achieve what we work towards, with the blessings of Our Creator, of course. So if we haven’t physically made that application/registered for Hadj, how could we receive accreditation.
Oh, the quota system is the most scariest! Imagine 16000 South Africans applies and only +-2000 are accredited. The following year 5000 new applicants plus the applicants that hasn’t yet been accredited…and again only 2000 are accredited….that’s like a 20 year waiting period!!! (I don’t know if the numbers are correct, just used it as an example]. Saudi’s please build faster, we need a bigger quota!! Proves true that the invitation for Hadj IS from Allah.
Cape Town International Airport is about 10 minutes from where I live and take any opportunity to go, always enjoy going to see ppl off or welcoming them back from their travels.
The crowd of Gujaaj this morning was of all ages, mostly older but also a lot of younger ppl, probably 20/30 year olds. How honored they are to be the guests of Allah this year.
They’ve started their journey with sincerest hearts, few years ago, knowing that their opportunity will come to spend their Rizq in the way of Allah. To enjoy the next few weeks in daily supplications, guaranteed that all duahs will be answered, to be released from sin, and to be present on the day of Arafat, AMEEN.
Even though you would be the first or even the last one of your family or you are “not ready”… Allah promises us Hadj decreases poverty when we spend in His way. Why do we continue making excuses for ourselves, when will we be ones leaving….I ask myself?