Journey to the Center of the Earth and An Announcement - A Motivational and Inspirational Story about Hajj / Pilgrimage for Muslims


As Salaamu 'alaykum and peace to all,

To all my beloved blog readers of Life Storyteller: Islamic Motivational and Inspirational Blog

Just around the corner is a month where millions of our brothers and sisters will be fulfilling one of the pillars of Islam.

Remember this hadeeth?

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Islam is built upon five pillars: testifying that there is no true god except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, performing Prayer, paying the Zakah, making the pilgrimage to the Sacred House (Hajj), and fasting the month of Ramadan.” (Reported by Al-Bukhari)

They will be making the journey of their lifetime to the center of the world, and more importantly they will become the guests in Allaah's House.

This once a year event is something that all Muslims wish to perform at least once in their lifetime because Hajj is an amazing journey. It truly is.

And you know something else?

Hajj is also a place where all the guests of Allaah will have a chance to undergo an 'intensive practical training' for a certain period of time to exercise all the beautiful virtues that we, Muslims are supposed to have within us, you agree?

Virtues like patience, helping others, honesty, loving for others what you love for yourself, smiling as charity, if you dont have anything good to say dont say anything at all, want for your brother what you want for yourself and so many more would be needed here!

And I have something else to share with you all...

Alhamulillaah, alhamdulillaah, alhamdulillaah I am most grateful to Allaah that I found my name to be in His guest list this year, inshaAllaah... So this means that I would be joining my more than 2.5 Million brothers and sisters who would be coming from all over the world to His Holy Cities to perform this beautiful journey, inshaAllaah.

Please pray that Allaah grant me and all the pilgrims Hajj Mabroor, accept all our deeds, excuse us for all our weaknesses, forgive us of all our errors and bless us all with His Love, Mercy and Abundance, ameen...

Please pray that He, our Lord the Al Mighty, makes our journey safe and all our affairs easy, ameen...

Please pray that we are given all the strengths- physical, mental, spiritual and emotional (and many more) to do all that we are supposed to do and much more, ameen...

Please pray that Allaah grant all the pilgrims with patients every second of the day, with enthusiasm to perform deeds and actions that pleased Him, with humbleness to act like His guests, with love for one another, with excellent health at all times and with wisdom in our words, actions and decisions, ameen...

InshaAllaah, for all the prayers, dua's and supplications I make for myself and my loved ones, I shall ask the same for all my beloved blog and book readers too, inshaAllaah. And of course, for all Muslimeen and Muslimah in general...

And you know something? If we could do all that, He, our Most Merciful and Most Loving Lord has promised us something great!

Yes, He did!

Here is what our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) once said,

Abud-Darda' (Radhiallaho anha) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam) saying, "Whenever a Muslim supplicates for his (Muslim) brother in his absence, the angels say: `May the same be for you too'.''[Muslim]

SubhanAllaah! Isnt that amazing? Whatever we wished for others, whatever dua's, prayers and supplications we made for others (in his absence), the angels are going to say 'May the same be for you too!'.

Isnt this the best news? I felt like it is a 2-in-1, 3-in-1 or All-Win kind of deal! SubhanAllaah...

Now, coming back to me performing Hajj, inshaAllaah, inshaAllaah, inshaAllaah, I will try my level best to do at least one post from either Makkah or Medina, inshaAllaah. So, please do come back soon for a motivational story made/written in Allaah's land, inshaAllaah.

To everyone, I request forgiveness should I have wronged any of you in any way.

Below are a few videos about Hajj that I wish to share with you...

What is the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage all about?

Till we 'meet' again, inshaAllaah... Please do keep me and all the pilgrims in your prayers...

Sis Zabrina

Sis Zabrina also known as Zabrina A. Bakar, is a Life Storyteller, motivational and inspirational writer and speaker; and author and creator of Islamic motivational book Life Open Secret book series She maintains an active blog at and social networking platform a Web 2.0 at

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aieenayan said…
Alhamdullilah... You're going to Mecca for hajj! I so envy you...But am also happy for you :-) You will be in my thoughts and prayers bina. Take care, semoga selamat pergi dan pulang :-)