Abd Lah, a Malaysian Muslim, has kicked off his life-time journey to hajj on Sunday, April eight, after years of planning and coaching to cross hundreds of miles throughout the Asian continent on bicycle to succeed in the holy metropolis of Makkah.
“I first deliberate this seven years in the past. And now, after two years of coaching with the assistance of execs, I’m lastly on my method,” Suliman Abd Lah, forty seven, from Padang Serai, Kulim district, west Malaysia, informed New Straits Occasions. “Abd Lah named his journey ‘Biking In the direction of the Ka`bah’.
Beginning his journey, Abd Lah carries a bag of kit, meals and an Al-Quran. In accordance with the paper, he’ll use mosques as his resting locations and plans to recite the Qur’an all through his journey. Crossing the Asian continent to succeed in Makkah, he’ll journey round 10,000 kilometers from Changlung, earlier than arriving Makkah on July sixteen.
Muslims from all over the world pour into Makkah yearly to carry out hajj, one of many 5 pillars of Islam. The Hajj consists of a number of rituals, which are supposed to symbolize the important ideas of the Islamic religion, and to commemorate the trials of Prophet Abraham and his household. Each in a position-bodied grownup Muslim who can financially afford the journey should carry out hajj at the very least as soon as in a lifetime.
Abd Lah stated he spent a month learning the potential routes. He was additionally suggested by spiritual academics towards biking on Fridays. “My household and buddies have been extraordinarily supportive of my mission. I’ve additionally acquired numerous sponsorships, together with from my employer, Terengganu Biking Staff and my buddies in Harian Metro,” he stated.
He expects the journey to problem him each bodily and mentally as he should courageous the various weathers of Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Iran, the UAE and eventually, Saudi Arabia.
This text was initially revealed on Aboutislam.internet
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