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My brother and I came back yesterday from a ‘quick’ Umrah – a visit to the holy land outside the annual pilgrimage season. In a total of 48 hours we managed to visit Madinah spend a night there and go onto Makkah the next day.  We spent another night in Makkah and prayed Friday, in front of the Kaaba, before heading back home in the afternoon.

Total photography time was probably less than fifteen minutes, and naturally – out of respect – the photographs are only of the outside of the sacred places.  The images below are in order – starting in Madinah airport.



    • casttro
    • Posted 10 May 2009 at 4:20 am
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    nice pics bro
    o taqabal alah 6a3tik
    keep up

    • Posted 10 May 2009 at 6:11 am
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    taqabal allah 6a3tik!
    i hope to go soon too!

    thanks for the great pictures again!

  1. May God accept your good deeds!

    This is one of the best parts of living in the Middle East – Umrah and Hajj are relatively cheap.

  2. It is honestly a very serene and awing feeling when you are there! That is what I felt! Very nice pictures as usual!

  3. They’re so beautiful!

  4. @ casttro
    Thank you… Minna o minnik.

    @ eleventhst
    Thank you. il fal lich inshallah. I hope you go soon (before the heat!)

    @ Abid
    Thank you. My wife and I did Hajj while still living in London – so I know what you mean.

    @ Marzouq
    It really is. Thanks.

    @ onlooker
    They are. 🙂

  5. Hope it refreshed you mentally and spiritually. Saudi seems to be a nice place. Hope to visit soon. 🙂

  6. taqabal allah.. love your pics!

    • ijaz khan
    • Posted 21 May 2009 at 12:20 pm
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    all photograhphs is outstanding of the holy place.

  7. mashallah..been 10yrs av been there and there has nt been any single day av longed to go back again..this place is out of this world so peaceful,so magical..

    • mohd mohsin sofi
    • Posted 23 October 2009 at 2:51 pm
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    i love it allah ka ghar hai yah tu bande ki kaltiya muff karde ja te hai hum ye dua karte hai ke hum sub ko madinah or makka dekh na naseeb ho

    • mohd mohsin sofi
    • Posted 23 October 2009 at 2:52 pm
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    i love it

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