Put all the hype aside..
Put all the discussions around renovations, tall buildings, expansions aside.
Put all the sectarian differences aside
There will always be at least one person, who is visiting the place for the first time, seeking some spiritual nourishment and searching for some truth…Last week this person was me…
Did I get any answers?
Well, I guess many. The most important is that Allah doesn’t reside in Makkah, Allah resides within each one of us.
Do we really visit many places seeking an answer, only to discover that we have been carrying it around within ourselves since the start of time??
My simple answer is yes. Visiting Makkah made things clearer. The difference is that for once I listened to my inner self . After all, the aim of all pilgrims from all faiths is to leave earthly baggages, surrender and listen. The rituals for visiting Makkah are so intense to help the willing person to do just that!
The clarity of this finding was so enormous and the spiritual connection was so thrilling to the point that I feel I must go back again or at least learn to listen more