TMCA UMRA TRIP 2015
"AND COMPLETE THE HAJJ & UMRA FOR ALLAH……"

 



Allah says in Surah al-Baqarah:

وَأَتِمُّواْ الْحَجَّ وَالْعُمْرَةَ لِلَّهِ فَإِنْ أُحْصِرْتُمْ فَمَا اسْتَيْسَرَ مِنَ الْهَدْىِ وَلاَ تَحْلِقُواْ رُءُوسَكُمْ حَتَّى يَبْلُغَ الْهَدْىُ مَحِلَّهُ فَمَن كَانَ مِنكُم مَّرِيضًا أَوْ بِهِ أَذًى مِّن رَّأْسِهِ فَفِدْيَةٌ مِّن صِيَامٍ أَوْ صَدَقَةٍ أَوْ نُسُكٍ فَإِذَآ أَمِنتُمْ فَمَن تَمَتَّعَ بِالْعُمْرَةِ إِلَى الْحَجِّ فَمَا اسْتَيْسَرَ مِنَ الْهَدْىِ فَمَن لَّمْ يَجِدْ فَصِيَامُ ثَلَـثَةِ أَيَّامٍ فِي الْحَجِّ وَسَبْعَةٍ إِذَا رَجَعْتُمْ تِلْكَ عَشَرَةٌ كَامِلَةٌ ذَلِكَ لِمَن لَّمْ يَكُنْ أَهْلُهُ حَاضِرِى الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ وَاتَّقُواْ اللَّهَ وَاعْلَمُواْ أَنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ

 “And complete the Hajj and Umrah for Allah. But if you are prevented, then [offer] what can be obtained with ease of sacrificial animals. And do not shave your heads until the sacrificial animal has reached its place of slaughter. And whoever among you is ill or has an ailment of the head [making shaving necessary must offer] a ransom of fasting [three days] or charity or sacrifice. And when you are secure, then whoever performs Umrah [during the Hajj months] followed by Hajj [offers] what can be obtained with ease of sacrificial animals. And whoever cannot find [or afford such an animal] – then a fast of three days during Hajj and of seven when you have returned [home]. Those are ten complete [days]. This is for those whose family is not in the area of al-Masjid al-Haram. And fear Allah and know that Allah is severe in penalty.” [196]

إِنَّ الصَّفَا وَالْمَرْوَةَ مِن شَعَآئِرِ اللَّهِ فَمَنْ حَجَّ الْبَيْتَ أَوِ اعْتَمَرَ فَلاَ جُنَاحَ عَلَيْهِ أَن يَطَّوَّفَ بِهِمَا وَمَن تَطَوَّعَ خَيْرًا فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ شَاكِرٌ عَلِيمٌ

Indeed, as-Safa and al-Marwah are among the symbols of Allah. So whoever makes Hajj to the House or performs Umrah – there is no blame upon him for walking between them. And whoever volunteers good – then indeed, Allah is appreciative and Knowing.” [158]

رَبَّنَا وَاجْعَلْنَا مُسْلِمَيْنِ لَكَ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِنَآ أُمَّةً مُّسْلِمَةً لَّكَ وَأَرِنَا مَنَاسِكَنَا وَتُبْ عَلَيْنَآ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ

Our Lord, and make us Muslims[in submission] to You and from our descendants a Muslim nation [in submission] to You. And show us our rites [all the ceremonies of pilgrimage – Hajj and Umrah] and accept our repentance. Indeed, You are the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.” [128]

TMCA has been facilitating its community members in Kuwait to perform holy Umra every year in compliance with one of its objectives.  Accordingly an Umra Trip with a strength of 124 pilgrims (families and individuals) was organized in coordination with Al Ameen Umra Services scheduled for 10 days starting from Wednesday 18th March 2015 and ending on Friday 27th March 2015.

The pilgrimage in 3 buses commenced from Murgab grounds after Maghreb prayer at about 07:00 p.m. on Wednesday 18th March 2015 with warm greetings and dua's from FIMA President Mr.Siddique Valiyakath, KKMCC President Mr. Sharaffudheen Kenneth and all office bearers of TMCA.  Each bus was taken care and led by a Co-ordinator from TMCA who extended exemplary services to the needs of the pilgrims of their designated bus.

Various establishments and individuals sponsored for the only sake of Allah, a variety of things during the trip as usual like in any other years which made the pilgrims  comfortable. The pilgrims reached Meekat at about 11:00 p.m. on Thursday 19th March 2015 and started further its journey in Ihram saying "Talbiya" towards Holy Ka'ba at about 01:30 a.m. and reached the holy land at about 02:30 a.m. on Friday 20th March 2015 and were able to perform Umra by Allah's Grace between the time of Salatul Tahajjud and Salatul Fajr, Alhamdulillah.  Also the pilgrims had a golden chance of performing their Salatul Jum'a in holy Ka'ba on the same day, Allah Akbar.  During the stay in Makkah the pilgrims had the opportunity to visit important places of Hajj rituals such as Mina, Muzdalifa, Mount Arafat, Jamaraat Bridges, Masjid Nimr besides historical spots namely Jebel Al-Toor, Jebel Al-Rahma, Jebel Al-Noor, the Islamic Museum and few more spots at Taif City.  We had a chance of visiting ‘Jannatul Maula’ the cemetery of people of Makkah on the way to Mina.  Here located are the graves of Ummul Momeneen Khadijah RA, Asma RA, Prophet’s son Qasim, Abu Talib, Abdullah Bin Zubair.  May Allah be pleased with them all.

The long full 5 days made the pilgrims spending lot of time in Ibada inside the Holy Mosque starting from Salatul Tahhajjud till Salatul Isha'a with more number of Tawaf as much as possible.  Alhamdulillah.  The pilgrims stayed in Mecca for 5 full days until 08:00 a.m. on Wednesday 25th March 2015 and then continued its journey further towards  Holy City of Madina Al-Munawwarah, the place where our Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) spent his life after the Hijrat.  The pilgrims reached Al-Madina at about 3:30 p.m. and were able to perform Salatul Asr at "Quba Masjid", the first mosque built by our beloved Prophet (PBUH) immediately after his arrival at this land for Hijarat. Thereafter, the pilgrims visited Masjid Al-Qiblatain (Dual Qibla Mosque), visited site of Trench warfare (Ahal Yutham) and a factory engaged in the packaging and processing of dates prior to reaching accommodation at about 08:00 p.m. very near to holy mosque.

The pilgrims performed their Salatul Ishaa' in the holy mosque Masjid Al-Nabawi and had the opportunity of making Ziarat and saying Salam to our beloved Prophet (PBUH) and our great Caliphs Abubacker Siddique (RA) and Omar Ibn Khatab (RA) and also the Jannatul Baqi since then until performing Juma' prayer on 28th March 2015.  Meanwhile, the pilgrims had a chance to visit Mount Uhad and also a spot called Wadi-Al-Jin where rolling objects move faster on road without any  force applied further.

The pilgrims started their return journey at about 03:30 p.m. in Madinah after Juma' prayer and back home safe in Kuwait by the grace of Allah in the morning hours on Saturday 29th March 2015, Alhamdulillah.  An Islamic Quiz to the adults and Quran recitation competition to the children were arranged inside the buses during the return journey and prizes offered to the winners.

The office bearers of TMCA gave a reception to the returning pilgrims in a nice manner offering our traditional tea & samosa as refreshment.
May Allah accept all Ibaadah of the pilgrims and reward them in abundance. Ameen.

Also May Allah reward the sponsors, well-wishers, volunteers, Al Ameen Umra Service Team and office bearers of TMCA who extended a great effort and support in  completing the holy trip with great comfort, success and memorable one.

Compiled in English by: Brother S.M.Abdul Kadir, Madurai.

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