Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Day 10 - Arafah (9th of Dhul Hijjah)

Today was one of the most important days of my life. It felt like 10 days rolled into one. It felt like there was no sense of when time started and when it ended. It felt like every emotion that ever existed could be seen on every face: fear, desperation, frustrations, euphoria, hope, sadness, panic, serenity...

As people pleaded at Arafah, it felt like no one else mattered. As people lay down weary on the ground of Muzdalifah, it felt like humanity has always been equal. As people pelted the stones at Jamarat, it felt like everyone's frustration against their own weakness towards Shaytan was being released.

Arafah, Muzdalifah and Jamarat. A day that could leave you drained, but if you are blessed, a day that should make you feel reborn.

Sh Riad called it our new birthday.

Like I said, the most important day of my life.

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