Monday, 26 September 2011

..pakmat, lc and the haj..

     Sports blogger, Rizal Hashim, of blog Loose Canon,  (read his blog here) is a much traveled man..it is in the nature of his job that he covers the globe...and pakmat would follow his blog and travels with a tinge of envy..now here is a young man who has made the world as his playground, and pakmat is still peering hesitatingly from under his coconut-shell..a glitch early in my career had removed my right to a passport and along with it the right to travel..but I have made Bachok as my place for atonement and so quietly I quelled whatever travel itch that I had..

..lc at gate 85, MasjidillHaram..with his daughter, son and nephew..
enjoying a snack with wife, no doubt, the photographer..pic taken
from his blog..'tanpa izin'..

..there was a time, on reading my blog, he suggested that I make a trip to London, where my 3rd daughter is. He must have been tickled that I know so much about the city and yet not been there...and  I said, nay..there is a journey I have to make first..there is a  little flame that was burning in my heart unheeded until it turned into a raging fire that I found impossible to ignore or douse...my prayers were unto Him, along with my tears that kept on supressing the despair..and the hopelessness of it all..but throughout I kept my faith in Him..for man will always proposed..and God disposes...

....I am going to make that journey now, lc..God listens..and God grants according to His will...no, maybe I will not have that ikan dory..or meet Kanoute, but I will be there at Masjidil-Haram, and tawaf the Kaabah, if He so Wills it..and if He so Wills it, I will saie from Sofa to Marwah....and wukuf at Arafat...and I will cry out with the rest of them, Labaikallah humma labbaik...here I am, Lord, Your servant...

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pakmat..have a safe journey with your wife. Hope your prayers will be heard there..

Marilyn..

Wan Sharif said...

Do tell me when will your transit (in KL) date be.. I has made a promise to myself that I will insyaAllah see you then.. at least!;))

rizal hashim said...

Masya-Allah, PakMat, how I envy you. You will be a guest of Allah at the first house of Allah on earth, right at the centre of the world, making the ultimate journey. Nothing compares to that.

I hope to see you, InsyaAllah, before and after Haj.

May Pak Mat and missus be granted Haj Mabrur, that all your sins be washed away, May you be blessed, and others be blessed by you.

Bon Voyage, Pak Mat, Labbayk Allahumma Labbayk.

GUiKP said...

Salam Pak Mat,
Saya yakin Pak Mat tidak akan sia-sia kan peluang yang ada dan akan sentiasa fokus sepanjang mengerjakan ibadah di Tanah Suci. Semoga mendapat Haji Mabrur. Amin

Anonymous said...

Salam Pak Mat

Insyallah d kurniakn haji yg mabrur.

wawa

Tommy Yewfigure said...

thumbs up!! I'm happy for u too.
Have a safe trip, when r u flying off?

MeWithNoNames said...

Sy doakan semoga Pakmat selamat pergi dan balik...

Red Alfa said...

Salam Pak Mat

A lifetime you were held back, it's the merest of glitch, you say.

When you are freed, you know where first to start.

You are indeed blessed and may you be ever more there in Mekah.

May you then be travelling ever more to all your life's dream cities.

Fauziah Ismail said...

Salam Pakmat
It's been a while since I last visited.
Wishing you a good journey there and back.
Insya'Allah, I'll be making a trip there in March for my first umrah.

YuinTing said...

Dear Pakmat, I am very happy to hear the news. Wishing you and your wife a safe and great journey!

Haslina said...

Have a safe journey and may you and spouse will be granted Haji Mabrur, insyaAllah..

mood@yemen said...

Labbaik,

My prayers for you & your wife, and may both of you be blessed with haji mabrur....

mood@kebungku

Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum,

Selamat pergi selamat kembali - semoga dipermudahkan segalanya, insyaAllah.

After this, you can make a trip to London. By the way, take loads of pics so you can share 'em here.

A

Zubaidah Arshad said...

Pakmat,
Semoga selamat pergi dan selamat kembali. InsyaAllah.
Semoga mendapat haji yang mabrur.

London is nothing compared to Mecca. You are one lucky man.

ZA

Miz Love said...

Selamat menunaikan haji yang mabrur.
Semoga segala dosa diampunkan oleh Allah.

Anonymous said...

selamat menjalani ibadah pakmat
moga mendapat haji yg mabrur.

Anonymous said...

Something to share (setelah diberi peluang menjadi tetamu nya empat kali)

On my fourth Haj only I learn I shouldn't complain, yes on anything.Sleep a lot during the day/rest spend more time at night (also , this will avoid you from sometime unnecessary "talking"))tahjud and iktikaf in His house. my

ismi said...

pak mat, i really like reading ur blog. i pray that ur journey will be a blessful one and u'' be rewarded with haji mabrur. wana continue reading ur posts when u return, insyaaAllah

jamilah said...

Selamat pergi dan kembali Pakmat. Moga dipermudahkan segalanya dan mendapat apa yg diimpikan...doakan moga kami yg tinggal pun dapat pergi menyusul kemudian...

Take care!

Anonymous said...

I shed a tear, full of envy...been there, done that..even perform the umrah once but still longing for the opportunity to perform the haj...My doa for u and yr mrs..

School Of Tots said...

Congratulation Pak Mat !!
You are the chosen one.

luahfikiran said...

SALAM,
LF DOAKAN YANG TERBAIK UTK PAK MAT, AMIN

pakmat said...

salam
marilyn
wan sharif
lc,
GUiKp
wawa
tommy
mewithnoname
reedalfa
fauziahismail
yuinting
haslina
mood@yemen
a
zubaidaharshad
mizlove
anon4thoctober08.29
anon4thoctober09.50
ismi
jamilah
anon4thoctober22.43
sot...

thank you all for your kind words and thoughts...may
God bless you all and keep you all under His care...jdbb...cheers

Pak Man laksam said...

Semoga mendapat haji yang mabrur.....