So, my husband’s teyze just got back from ummrah!
If you don’t know what that is, it’s basically hajj on the off season.
It seems making these trips is rather common in Turkey. She went with a group from her hometown, paying for meals and lodging up front. Man, it is hard to make that trip from America, but from here it is only a short flight! Cool!
She brought back dates (the pits of which we put in our wallets to bring bereket), zam zam water, rose water, musk, and gifts! Gifts included scarves, shawls, rings, essences, and things like that.
From what I could discern, she enjoyed her trip. Though the weather was hot and the food was laden with meat! Haha
Sorry there’s no pictures, it was all family stuff 😉