Amman 18th April 2011 12:05am
We land in at Queen Aliya airport , city of Amman Jordan
A 5 hour flight leaves me slight tired but Alhamdullilah the mood is high, I want to be in a place where the prophets of Allah lived and passed through.
Jordan a country where the people of the cave were protected by Allah (Quran 18:9)
Jordan a country where lot ( bible) prophet Lut a.s lived (Quran)Lot's prophecy: Qur'an 26:161, Qur'an 7:80–84, Qur'an 15:67–77, Qur'an 26:160–168,
Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah: Qur'an 11:82, Qur'an 26:169–175,
Praise for Lot: Qur'an 37:133–138
The country of mercy and the country where thee People earned the wrath of Allah ( story of Sodom )
We are directed to buses from immigration, our passports with a group leader
We get a bus with our Cardiff group and wait , discussion on fiqh ( law matters) of prayer starts,
shall we pray our traveller prayer now or wait. some are worried we might expire the prayer time ( a Muslim has to pray five daily prayers all on time : exceptions are for travellers)
Around 1:40am sheikh farid , our UK group leader informs me, the jordanians would like a word with me!
I go , follow the security guy to immigration, searched and sat in an office. No conversation made,' than. Asked where I was from? I say UK ,asked again where I was originally from? , pakistan i say
Have you been to Jordan before?, no i say
Why are you here in Jordan? To visit Al-quds
It seems my name is similar to a trouble maker who visited Jordan before!
They take my passport to check on me,
The benefit I see, I prayed my traveler prayer in interview office, what more could I ask for Allhamdullilah
2:00 am we head for hotel , in Amman
Long roads into the suburbs , past exit to jabal Amman, We arrive, long awaited hotel
A close to the day for now , and slump into beds , waiting eagerly for the morning to come