Makkah and Madina are two places in the world that I would love to live in. They’re so significant in Islamic history and in Islam itself. We go for Umrah, we go for Hajj – it’s a fundamental part of Islam.
I’ve been to both Makkah and Madina before but I don’t remember either place. I was far too young to remember visiting. And some small, childish part of me is jealous of tiny me for getting to have that experience without either remembering it or realizing the significance of where I was.
It’s one of the goals in my life to go to both of those places frequently even if I don’t get to live there. They’re sacred and they’re important and I can’t help but think that I’d find some kind of peace if I were there, some kind of boost of my faith.
Even if that doesn’t happen, I know that I’ll love seeing the beauty and the history of both Makkah and Madina.