I did not get chosen to go for Itikaaf to Mecca this Ramadan………………. and so I despaired, and then a friend sent this:
Say, do not despair because the Beloved drives you away;
if He drives you away today, will He not call you back tomorrow?
If He shuts the door on you, do not go away;
be patient there, for after patience
He will seat you in the place of honor.
And if He bars against you all ways and passages,
He will show you a secret way, which no man knows.
Salam, do not despair! It is hard not to, but trust his wisdom! A reminder to myself to before you. You know there are those who are near but are far, and those who are far but are near at the same time .But you too can get the ajar of Hajj and Umrah for your blessed placed of prayer – simply wait in your reading place until 20 mins after sunrise and perform the Salat Ishraq prayer! With the right intention we too can gain the same rewards if not more. Ramadan mubarak.
The sister who asked you advice about the the hijab once upon a time!
‘He who performs Fajr Salat with Jamaat and remains seated in the same place while engaging in Dhikr until after sunrise and thereafter performs 2 Rakaats Nafil Salat, (Ishraaq), he will obtain the Thawaab of one Hajj and one Umrah.’
Walaikum Asalaam wa Rahmatullah i wa barakatahu!
You lifted my spirit!!
How is the hijab going and what is the response? and how do you feel?