What a day!! I'm here, I've arrived in Mecca!! It's unbelievable! After all the money-saving and planning it's nice to travel with my fellow Muslims and finally get here.
First everyone had to dress in white and everyone was praying. Then I took part in the Tawaf or walking around the Kab'ah seven times – it was huge and took a lot of time. The pride I felt in doing this was written all over my face. I also felt relieved that I was following Allah's instructions from the Qur'an, and the best thing? I wasn't alone! Everyone was there for the same reason – what a thrilling feeling!
Then I drank water from the well of Zamzam. I was aware of this spring already from the story in the Qur'an as it had been created to avoid Ishmael dying of thirst. Who knows why, but the water tasted quite sweet.
After that, I walked the same journey as Hagar in the Qur'an! I walked between two hills seven times. No wonder I'm exhausted tonight!!
Today has been an unforgettable day!