In my two weeks in Mekah and Madinah, I prayed for many things. I prayed for Allah’s barakah and rahmah in this life and the hereafter, I prayed for the long life of my family members, that our sins be forgiven, that our ibadah be accepted and for my family and I to be rewarded with Jannah.
When I first arrived in Mekah last week, a question came to my mind. Do birds fly over or even land on the Kaabah? I’ve lived here for many years and never recalled seeing this.
During my 6th round of Tawaf Wada’ just now, I recited a line from the Quran which I memorised:
“And when my slaves asks you [O Muhammad] concerning me – indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant whenever he calls upon me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they be rightly guided” – AlBaqarah: 186
As I recited this line, birds flew in front of me and landed on the Kaabah. I thought it is a lovely yet deep coincidence this happened and whipped out my phone to take a quick picture (I generally dislike having my phone distract me during ibadah).
Seen here, birds on the Kaabah. I prayed for many things and had a simple question when I came to Mekah and Allah showed me his answer. May all my prayers be answered eventually Inshallah.
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