Today I drove 547 miles in my car but have only gone one mile in my journey to Mecca. I used a treadmill to do my walking to mecca because I didn’t have the time to leave my busy life and find a way to focus on my Islam.
I saw snow-capped mountains in the distance and beautiful desert lakes, sparkling blue in the late autumn day. I left before dawn and saw the sun rise through a few silver tinged clouds and saw the sun set while still shining on airplanes rushing to airports to the west. And after dark I saw a horrible accident in a gully off to the side of the road. Upside down vehicle with many highway patrol and rescue trucks tell a grim story even if you never find out the details.
So the vastness of Nevada and a gully of tragedy and while I combined my prayers as is permitted the traveler, I only traveled a single mile on my spiritual journey. And in the gully, will they travel any further?
May Allah grant them some ease of their burden as I try to travel further on my own path.