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Haikus for the Hujjaj

Haikus for the Hujjaj

I went on Hajj in 2007 and every year around the time of Yawm al-Arafah I have a real visceral feeling and a deep yearning to return, all the memories of my trip resurface. This year, I decided to channel to give those feelings an outlet and composed a series of Haikus. I may not win any awards for poetry but I thought I would share them with you. I stand before you // my ego broken and bruised //…

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Hajj Tips

Hajj Tips

Primarily for those who are going for the first time based on my first and thus far only time! Feel free to add your tips in the comments. Drink lots of water I found that whenever I got the start of a headache it was due to the lack of water, this is a warning sign that you are starting to dehydrate so drink plenty of water and drink it immediately, always keep a bottle with you and always top…

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Hajj: Council of British Hajis

Hajj: Council of British Hajis

A new charitable organisation has been launched called the Council of British Hajis: The CBH is a not-for-profit voluntary charity whose aims are to work for the welfare of British Hajjis and to ensure that they are relieved of any distress and to ensure that Hajj service providers perform their obligations towards the pilgrims making the experience an enjoyable one. See http://www.the-cbh.org.uk/ for more details.

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