I begin in the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
I begin with the praise of Allah, who has granted me this journey to the Land of the Lovers.
Today just couldn’t come sooner. 17th October. The day my journey would begin.
I genuinely feel incredibly privileged going to Karbala for Ashura. Every year I see people going for Ashura and Arbaeen and wonder when it will be my turn. This year was my turn.
I am leaving my family and friends behind and embarking on a voyage that will Inshallah spiritually uplift my body and soul.