It is a bitter reality that most if us Muslims only go to offer prayers in the Masjid regularly in the month of Ramadan. Having a masjid in the neighbourhood and on the call of Azaan, instead of going to offer prayers, we just lower the volume of any multimedia device we are using just for the respect of the religious prayer call.
And then comes this great Bosnian Muslim guy, who travelled 5700kms on-foot to Makkah to perform Hajj. It took a long duration of 314 days of walking through Bosnia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria and Jordan to the Muslim holy city with a backpack weighing 20 kilos. His name is Senad Hadzic and he is 47 in terms of age. During his interview, he said,
“I walked in the name of Allah, for Islam, for Bosnia-Hercegovina, for my parents and my sister.”
The Hajj is one of the five main pillars of Islam and it is applicable to perform Hajj once in a lifetime on every Muslim who is financially and physically able. This man is truly an inspiration for the Muslims of the World that how one can travel to perform the religious duty no matter they are wherever in the World.
Hajj is applicable to every able muslim once in a lifetime but namaz is that pillar of Islam which is applicable in every condition then why do we leave the prayers in front of other daily routine work?
We should take this man as an inspiration that if he can travel six countries then why we cannot travel to that nearby masjid and offer prayers.
THE RELIGION IS NOT DIFFICULT, IT IS MERELY OUR PERCEPTION.
Written By: Nabeel Tariq