Released Date : 10/07/2013
Everyone must go on a pilgrimage sometime in their life.
We often read and hear the need to see the big picture, to view things from a broader perspective, to have a sense of gratitude – to transform. A pilgrimage provides a
When I decided to go for Haj (the
The Quran says about Haj
Logic is the asset of an educated mind. It can also sometimes become its liability. When a logical mind doesn’t see the ‘how’ it disbelieves the outcome. That is logical. The question that needs to be asked is, is it because there is no ‘how’ or is it simply because one has not yet understood the ‘how’?
During those 40 days of pilgrimage there were many moments when you start experiencing
I share this because, irrespective of our religious beliefs, our age, education or financial background, there is universality in what we seek beneath all the obvious needs; peace and purity.
And there is no one
How does an adult who has ‘experienced’ life re-achieve this state of peace and purity? And how does a pilgrimage help? The answer lies in performing the pilgrimage ‘the way it is prescribed.’
A pilgrimage, as per Wikipedia is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance. A journey generally implies travel and it is interesting to note that all quest for knowledge – whether spiritual or worldly has implied travel. Why the travel? Travel reveals our true character. It is said that you do not know someone unless you have travelled with him. The Urdu word for travel (safar) is derived from the Arabic sufur meaning ‘to unveil’.
So what is the prescribed way for this journey?The next chapter will focus on how one should prepare physically, mentally and spiritually for a journey of this nature; a journey that you will supposedly undertake only once in your lifetime.