Restoring a thread from Sunniforum.com
Just thought about sharing few incidents while I was on umrah this time.. How Allah سبحانه وتعالى decides our fate at times is really incredible and beyond our weak understanding..
I reached Jeddah on 24th August 2011 at about 2:30 pm noon, Saudi time. Surprisingly, immigration was very quick, way beyond their usual standards.The night before I had packed the trolley bag rather hurriedly , putting in my wallet stashed with currency notes.. also with credit and debit cards. .my iphone, . Also.. amanat of few people that were to be handed down at Makkah Mukarramah. it was very rare of me to do such a thing, that I carry items of value in person..
Now I stand waiting at the conveyor belt for luggage..till the last one was down.. my impatience growing every minute to be told that I shall have to wait for a few hrs more. After a good 4 hrs I was told that it has been misplaced somewhere and I shall have to come tomorrow..
So here I was.. with only Ihram on me and a passport.. may be few hundred riyals.. nothing else.. I was made a complete faqeer in the real sense !
I was lucky that my cousin and uncle were at Makkah.. so after Umrah, I had to borrow a lungi from him.. and went about to buy a thobe and undergarments..! subhan Allah.. u come to value clothes when u have none..
Hazrat Maulana Farooq sahab Makki (db) was amongst the first people to call me.. I told him what happened .. he asked me to recite a verse from surah luqman.. "ya bunayya... to latheefun khabeer "- 148 times.. and ya hafeezu ya hafeezu ya aleem 104 times.. said that I shall definitely get it back..insha Allah..
We met the next day .. said that Allah سبحانه وتعالى wanted to cut me off from everything and keep me in Makkah Muazzamah exclusively for him.. and for Makki sahab himself .. he said Allah سبحانه وتعالى wanted to cut his thought away from medicines and fix on Allah سبحانه وتعالى ..
So days passed .. like a faqeer.. but ibadah was something really different in this condition.. when u have nothing with u beside Allah سبحانه وتعالى..
I went to Jeddah thrice .. only to be told that they are trying.. and have sent email to the airlines etc.. They told me it was untraceable at the end.. but something inside kept telling me that I shall find it .. insha Allah.. .
Eid was in Makkah Mukarramah… and I was to leave for Medinah Munawwara at 3pm .. so I left the blessed city early.. and took the flight..
All the way I kept thinking about the blessed city and how these unclean feet would walk on it.. with thoughts of my luggage coming in at times..
Anyhow I landed in Madina airport… was walking towards the belt when something inside me kept saying to go ahead towards my right. .after a few steps .. I thought I saw something .. that resembled my bag.. I went closer.. in total disbelief of what I was seeing.. my bag was lying there in a corner..!! for a second I was stunned.. how in the world could it land here..
I felt it with hands to be sure.. 6 days had passed with no sign of it .. and here it is in Madina munawwara.. I called Maulana Farooq sahab (db) .. he said You shall find Allah سبحانه وتعالى in Madinah Munawwara.. he asked me to present his salaams at the noble court..
I reached hotel.. took bath.. called Hazrat Maulana usman sahab (db).. he asked me to meet after isha.. and after isha I went to present my unclean self at the noble court of our beloved Nabi salallahu alaihi wasallam.. gave my salam..