a few days ago i performed my umrah wajib with my roommate Kak Sidah. Rayhar provides buses for its pilgrims to go and niat at various miqats in Makkah namely Hudaibiah, Ja'ranah and Tane'em'. the closest miqat is Taneém which is 7km from Masjidil Haram. that day we went to Taneém.
a day after that i didn't perform umrah, but there was an umrah ziarah for my KT96 group. we went to see the places we had to be at during haj, but which are now deserted places - Arafah, Muzdalifah and Mina. some of you can see the pics in my facebook. then we went to Jabal Rahmah, the place where Adam met Hawa after a few hundred years. we also visited Jabal Thur (where the Prophet hid with Saidina Abu Bakar, if i'm not mistaken) and Jabal Nur (where the Prophet received his first revelation).
Yesterday i performed umrah for my late mother. it's the least i could do for a person who had raised me with love. as it was meant for her, it was very emotional for me, as one of the mustajab places to doa is during tawaf and when i doa for her, tears came falling down. may be some of the people were puzzled to see a lady crying, but i just didn't care. i performed the umrah alone, for the first time, and it's better this way because i could move faster. may be during umrah season tawaf and saie would take less than 2 hours, but it took me 1 hour to complete the tawaf, and 1 hour to complete the saie. unlike some people who tawaf on the 1st floor, i stick to the groundfloor, and i was in the middle of the tawaf ring. i didn't have much difficulty and the most pleasant experience was when i could feel the cool air - which Ustaz Hj Ahmad Rosli mentions in his book as the breeze from heaven.
today i didn't perform umrah, but we stopped at the camel farm. based from my previous experience, the camel farm is a very smelly place, and the smell hit me as soon as the bus door opened. some bought camel milk, but i wasnt interested at all as i'm lactose intolerant. then we went to Hudaibiah mosque for miqat. it was a brief visit, unlike the one i had when i performed umrah where we visited the museum exhibiting masjidil haram objects such as kiswah and the gold door.
i will continue my story later.