The Bosnian who made the pilgrimage to Mecca – on foot [1 of 2 ]


To perform Hajj, 47 years old Bosnian Muslim reached Mecca after walking 6000 kilometers on foot. Senad Hadzic covered this miles long journey in 314 days. The Bosnian wanted to perform the pilgrimage but did not have enough money, so he embarked on this holy trip on foot. About his arduous but equally inspiring endeavor, said Hadzic. ” By this miles long walk,  I am proving that everything I do is for the love of God.” 
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EACH YEAR MILLIONS TRAVEL TO THE BIRTH PLACE OF MUHAMMAD (PBUH) BUT NOT MANY OF THEM WALK THOUSANDS OF MILES TO GO THERE

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by  Bismillah News

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[New Delhi-Sohail Siddiqui] A Bosnian Muslim pilgrim who left last December 2011 on pilgrimage to Makkah on foot told AFP on Monday 29th Oct’12 that he has arrived after passing through seven countries including war-torn Syria.
“I arrived Saturday in Makkah. I am not tired, these are the best days of my life,” Senad Hadzic, 47, said when reached by phone on a Saudi mobile number.

Islamic Republic of Bosnia and Hercegovina http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_ABjqmBnIA
 He said he had covered some 5,700 kilometers (3,540 miles) in 314 days of walking through Bosnia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria and Jordan to the Muslim holy city in south-western Saudi Arabia, with a backpack weighing 20 kilos (44 pounds).

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He charted his progress on his Facebook page, where he posted a picture apparently of an entry/exit card for foreigners issued by the Syrian interior ministry.

“I passed through Syria in April. I walked some 500 kilometers in 11 days. I went through Aleppo and Damascus and passed dozens of check-points held by pro-government and rebel forces alike, but I was never detained,” Hadzic said

At a check-point held by (President Bashar) al-Assad’s forces the soldier ordered me to empty my backpack … When I showed them my Quran and explained I was making the pilgrimage on foot, they let me go,” he told AFP.
“I walked in the name of Allah, for Islam, for Bosnia-Herzegovina, for my parents and my sister,” he added.

On his Facebook page he said God had shown him the way in dreams, including to go through Syria instead of Iraq.
During the pilgrimage, Hadzic faced temperatures ranging from minus 35 Celsius in Bulgaria to plus 44 Celsius in Jordan.

He said he had to wait in Istanbul for several weeks to get permission to cross the Bosphorus Bridge on foot and two months at the border between Jordan and Saudi Arabia to obtain an entry visa.
The hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and must be undertaken at least once in a lifetime by all Muslims who are able to (don’t forget to share this great story Ma’sha’Allah). 
Courtesy :  Come Towards Allah Come Towards Success]

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