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I was meant to cover the #Hajj this year for the BBC, but logistical issues / tensions in Asia meant I couldn’t.. still I wanted to share with you the beautiful story of one pilgrim.. this is Talib Jan, a poor shepherd from northern Pakistan: He saved up for 6 years to go on Haj
Talib Jan is from the Diamer region, I’ve been there and it’s beautiful, but also very remote.. in his whole life he had never once left the mountains around his village... we met in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad as he prepared to fly to Saudi. It was his first time away from home
I asked him if he was afraid to be getting on an plane to a faraway country? He told me the first time he saw a picture of the Great Mosque in Makkah he was terrified, and was sure he would get lost.. but then local religious scholars had reassured him God would look after him
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Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) delivered his last sermon (Khutbah) on the ninth of Dhul Hijjah (12th and last month of the Islamic year), 10 years after Hijrah (migration from Makkah to Madinah) in the Uranah Valley of mount Arafat.
His words were quite clear and concise and were directed to the ENTIRE HUMANITY .
After praising, and thanking Allah he said:

“O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again.
Therefore listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and take these words to those who could not be present here today.
O people, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as Sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust.
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Millions of Muslims are completing the ancient rites of #Hajj in Mecca during these days.

May God accept their efforts. #Hajj2018

حج مبرور و سعي مشكور و ذنب مغفور.
I went on Hajj in 2012. Why is it so life-changing?

It is the ultimate spiritual retreat. The chance to disconnect and see the big picture.

It is an antidote to despair. A chance to *use* faith to win something very real: tranquility.
It is beautiful. You'll rarely, if ever, see humanity that up close and personal. Everyone takes away something that affects them, but for me, it was the unified diversity of Hajj.

No matter what, it goes on as it has for centuries. No matter where you're from.
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