Peace, one and all…
Insha Allah, in little over a month my family and I will travel to Turkey on our first overseas trip together. God willing, we will rest in the sunshine and take in some of the sights and sounds of southern Turkey. We hope to visit some good friends of ours and then, during the middle of our time there, we hope to journey on to Konya, the adopted home and final resting place of Hazrat-i-Pir Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi (may God sanctify his noble soul). May God grant us the grace to visit Mevlana’s house.
Personally, I am really looking forward to this trip, and to visiting Rumi in particular. In some ways, it feels similar to shortly before our trip to Mecca on umrah (which was almost 10 years ago)! There is a similar mixture of hope, anticipation and nervousness that I felt before we landed in Saudi Arabia.
May God bless our trip and may Hu keep my family and I safe on His path.