My Footprint

 This is the story of an 'Abdullah1.

 

"I will take you, if Allah Wills, on a unique journey prior to my pilgrimage to Mekkah: The holy place for Muslims all over the world. Starting without money, one deadline, little equipment and purely my faith in, the God I believe in, Allah, I will walk, with The Will of Allah, within 100-120 days from The Netherlands to Greece, and from there on to the Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia. This is my story."

route-from-The-Netherlands-to-Saudi-Arabia-Umrah-Piligrimage-Walking-Route"Islam motivates me to do good and make the best out of this life."


Why?

(Interpretation of Quran verse 51:56) "And I created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone)."

(Interpretation of Quran verse 67:2) "…Who has created life and death so that He may try you which of you are best in deeds…"

"While in a gap year I did all kinds of jobs. From babysitting to working on a customer service, and from tutoring kids to following an internship at a fastly growing company. I realized I don't want to spend all my life doing what doesn't satisfy me.

While believing named verses summarize the purpose of all mankind. I also believe each of us has a unique package based on our unique set of characteristics, destiny, talents, and interests. This individual package can be used to reach the higher purpose of worshipping one God alone. By, for example, using your talents to do good deeds for the sake of worshipping Allah. When we look at Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him), his purpose was clear: To be the last prophet and messenger of Allah. When we look at 'Isa/Jesus (peace be upon him), his purpose is also clear: To be a prophet of Allah and the Messiah. And so every individual has his own purpose.

I am not entirely sure what mine is, but partly during this journey, I hope, with the Will of Allah, to find out. This, while doing what I like and I think is good; Worshipping Allah, talking to people, learn from them, share their stories, write, challenge myself, and obtain knowledge & wisdom.

..And I also hope to be able to inspire you!"

1 Abdullah or Abdallah is the primary transliteration of the Arabic given name, Arabic: عبد الله‎, built from the Arabic words Abd and Allah (Allah itself composed of Al- and Ilah). The first letter "a" in Al-Ilah in its native pronunciation is often unstressed and commonly transliterated by u, a stressed a is often used as well, although any vowel can also be used. It is one of many Arabic theophoric names, meaning servant of God or God's slave. The feminine counterpart of this name is Amatullah.