Welcome to the Journey

Peace & Blessings,

I was recently blessed to be able to go on a very powerful and spiritual journey to Mecca to complete the Hajj pilgrimage, one of the 5 pillars of the Muslim faith. During my trip, I kept a travel journal to document my experiences, reflections, aspirations, and more. This is a transcript of those journal entries. I’ll also be including photos and videos along the way.

There are a total of 2 books. Each day’s posts will be broken up into smaller sections that will be released every few days, with different themes, until all 23 days are complete.

The journal progresses as the journey does, so be sure to keep reading to see how my perspectives evolved and matured throughout the trip.

Click Here to Start from Day 1. You can also scroll along the right sidebar to see posts from other days. There’s also an FAQ section you can visit, especially great for those of you making preparations to go to Hajj yourselves.

Please feel free to share with others and to post any comments/feedback. Hope you enjoy :)


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9 responses to “Welcome to the Journey

  1. zaynab

    Bslam! MashaAllah, this is really great to read. Looking forward to reading how your journey progressed. Can’t wait to see the pics too:) I’ve always wanted to experience the tranquility that everyone attributes to Madinah. InshaAllah soon.

  2. As salaamu alaikum

    I look forward to reading this – and think it’s an awesome idea :) I also went in 2011, and kept a journal. I’m putting mine in blog form too, at:


    Have a look if you get the chance.

    I’ll be interested to see your accounts from AFTER you got back home. A lot of us struggle coming back into the ‘normal’ environment and responsibilities after such an amazing journey; and it’ll be nice to read your account too (if you plan to write it).

    • Bslam

      Walaikum assalaam!

      I’m definitely going to check out your blog, thank you so much for sharing! Would love to see the whole experience from another perspective, feel free to give any feedback as you read through the writings on this site too :)

      I’ve been thinking about how to follow-up the end of the trip and the journey. I think I will prepare something that talks about the experience of entering back into normal society again. Thank you for the suggestions :)

      Hope you enjoy, salaam!

  3. sumazla

    Nice posts. Even I am recording my experiences with hundreds of pictures. Very clear instructions about Hajj and related matters found in http://www.whatishaj.com

  4. Excellent post. I like reading this post. Thanks for sharing.

  5. you have shared very keen information, no doubt Hajj has great importance for the Muslims…. thanks for sharing…

  6. No doubt, Hajj is the most powerful and spiritual journey…… very nice blog keep sharing.

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