The Global Village

At the peak of Hajj, around 3 million people converge to perform ibadah together. Different races from all over the world with diverse languages, culture, colours and sizes ~ stand together shoulder-to-shoulder as one ummah praising one and only God. Every single person will answer your Salam and shake your hand with a smile regardless of their nationality.
"You Malaysian?" or "You Indonesian?".... that's what I got most of the time. But a few of them asked me "From China?"..... maybe I should have answered my mother's ancestors were from China.... that should clarify their confusion.

At another time, a Pakistani chap looked shocked when I told him I am 40 years and my eldest daughther is 17 years old. He explained something to an "old man" sitting next to him and they started laughing. He told me, that guy next to him looked like my grandfather but he is 42 years old...... never judge a book by its cover!!

Let us pray that our brothers and sisters in Iraq.... maintain unity in the name of Allah; are protected by Allah from the whispers of Syaitan; are protected from believing in lies and hearsays; stop the meaningless killings between Muslims. Just ponder..... "Why would any Iraqis blew-up the dome now? Iraqis could have done it long-time ago if they wanted to. Note the uncanny timing vis-a-vis the other situations worldwide? 'Third parties' blew-up the dome, why then are Iraqis killing each other".

Lesson - "And hold fast all of you together to the Rope of Allah and be not divided; and remember with gratitude Allah's favour on you; for you were enemies one to another and He joined your hearts in love, so that by His Grace you became brethren; and you were on the brink of the pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allah makes His Ayat clear to you, that you may be guided" {Surah (3) Al-Imran: Ayat 103}

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