s.zaynab kamoonpuri

The Hajj Pilgrimage

In similes...
Like the nine planets that orbit the sun...
Or like meteoroids that at times orbit the earth....
Like the moon that moves around the earth
And like several other moons that rotate and revolve around the planets
Like Triton that orbits Neptune...
Like the asteroids that go round the sun...
Like the Zodiac, the band of stars, that encircle the earth*****
Like the sun that spirals around the Galaxy
Like how the entire Milky way galaxy is spinning round and round....****: -*
Like the electrons orbiting in specific shells around the nucleus(of atoms) ...
Like in the spherical s orbital and p orbital around the atomic nucleus
Like an electron and positron said to be orbiting around their common centre of mass.
Like in fluid dynamics, a vortex, which is a region in a fluid in which the flow revolves around an axis line,

And for laymen, like moths.that are seen to encircle and fly around lights and lamps, ...

Like how the entire solar system orbits around the centre of the Milky Way
And last but not least how the earth itself makes a circuit round the sun....
So do we the Muslim believers in Hajj/Umrah pilgrimage
to Mecca in every eraand age
likewise go round and round and orbit the Ka'abah
the symbolic house of God
We feel at one with the earth
rotating on its axis.
Pilgrims experience a positive revolutionary change within themselves
as they revolve around the awesome sacrosanct cubic Kaaba
and rotate in their spherical orbits around it
akin to revolving, rotating planets and stars etc..

Muslim pilgrims actually revolve around the holy Kaabah in an anticlockwise direction
as ordained by the Creator of the universe
and likewise do many things in the universe and cosmic system
revolve and rotate in a counterclockwise direction! !


The change to be a better loftier person
To learn the sacredness of life and to respect all life
from the rite rule that you aren't allowed to kill even an ant when you are in your holiest garb and ritual of Hajj,
and this to extend to your normal world as well.

The sanctity of the sanctum sanctified
No blood can their be spilt.
The Kaabah in Mecca, a focal point to turn to, like a centripetal nucleus,
all Muslim world compasses pointing to it as a world of believers pray anywhere else as well
facing this obsidian cube in a unifiedway in that one direction
for unity in unison to the God of unity.

I'm sure if Hajj pilgrims attired as they are uniformly in pure white
if they were to be observed, photographed or videographed from above, or from a higher distance, even from space
they would look very much like a huge swirling circling mass of humanity in white
very much like how the pics of the spinning, spiraling milky way galaxy and other whirling galaxies appear!

So they go round the Kabah dressed in white
Like the sun and its solar system that are in a spiral of light.
Thus as the earth spins on its own axis
Muslims go round the Kaabah too in praxis
For as the earth goes about non-stop rotating
The pilgrims circuit the Kaabah
likewise circumambulating!


NB:
(I recently found an Article from Islamic ahlul bayt panjatan info site, more info data that corroborates and relates to my poetic observations made years ago:

When we revolve around the Kaaba we are orbiting in the same direction as the whole universe and all the creations of Allah from the tiniest particles, to the largest galaxies, along with the human race unite in praise of Allah.

Worshipping Allah in one direction. Praising Allah in one direction.



The auspicious Hajj trip is one of the five pillars of Islam, a onetime obligation upon those who have the ability to perform it. Don't delay for Hajj! When we go around the Ka'aba, we are travelling in the land traveled by all the prophets of Allah, from the prophet Adam (alaihis salaam)to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

The Ka'aba in Makkah (Kaaba Old Photos of 1880 & 1953)is never free from circumbulators.

The Blood inside the human body begins its circulation "Anticlockwise"

The electrons of an atom revolve around its nucleus in the same manner as making Tawaf, in an anti-clockwise direction.

The moon revolves around the earth anti-clockwise.

The earth rotates around its own axis in an anti-clockwise direction

The planets of the Solar system revolve around the sun in an anti-clockwise direction

The Sun along with its whole Solar system orbit in the galaxy in an anti-clockwise direction.

All the galaxies orbit in the space in an anti-clockwise direction

Tawaf pilgrims revolve around the Ka'aba in "Anticlockwise" direction
as directed by Allah

Truly Islam is from Allah)

Did u know that the Kaabah was green and once even white before? The Abbasid caliphs gave it d curent black covering. Personaly i wud hav lovd d kabah in green or white more.
I learnt that the interior Kiswah or cladding of the Kaaba is green after it has historically been red. May 28,2018






I like the connection with light here

(Bohr amended that view of the motion of the planetary electrons to bring the model in line with the regular patterns (spectral series)of light emitted by real hydrogen atoms. By limiting the orbiting electrons to a series of circular orbits having discrete radii, Bohr could account for the series of discrete wavelengths in the emission spectrum of hydrogen. Light, he proposed, radiated from hydrogen atoms only when an electronmade a transition from an outer orbit to one closer to the nucleus. The energy lost by the electron in the abrupt transition is precisely the same as the energy of the quantumof emitted light.)

Topic(s) of this poem: spiritual

Poem Submitted: Monday, August 5, 2019
Poem Edited: Monday, August 5, 2019

Form: Ars Poetica


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Comments about The Hajj Pilgrimage by s.zaynab kamoonpuri

  • Muhammad Ali (12/19/2019 11:38:00 AM)

    Beautiful. Your love, emotions, information and urge to say all this to all of us.
    Thanks for sharing this lovely poem.

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (11/3/2019 12:34:00 AM)

    Very informative about why an anti-clockwise direction is taken for perambulation, and other related things

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    S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri(12/9/2019 1:51:00 PM)

    Thanks for a great brilliant comment.

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  • David Dale Kush (8/14/2019 5:48:00 AM)

    very deep for a simple thinker like me thought provoking must stand back to take it all in excellent write

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    S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri(8/15/2019 1:48:00 AM)

    But you sound like a thinker no less, thanks for a great comment that made me smile too. Best wishes,

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  • Nadeem IshaqueNadeem Ishaque (8/13/2019 5:46:00 PM)

    Your aesthetic metaphor on the Bohr atom led me to a moral reflection. In Bohr's atom, some states are allowed while others are forbidden. The beauty of discrete spectral emission (light & color) would not be possible without such quantization. Similarly, moral beauty in the human domain comes from self-realization of limits, bounds and forbidden states.

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    S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri(8/14/2019 12:42:00 AM)

    Wow thanks for your scientific evaluation comparison and conclusion in allegory. It's great to hear from a scientist on here!

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  • Nadeem IshaqueNadeem Ishaque (8/13/2019 5:41:00 PM)

    Poetic observations on the manifestation of form, motion and spirit embodied in the Muslim pilgrimage and its verisimilitude with pure geometry (circle, cube) and the motion inherent in the universe from the infinite to the infinitesimal. The white circulating mass does not discriminate race, color, ethnicity or gender. With a common purpose humanity can transcend all divisions including religion. Difference remains but it is celebrated!

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    S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri(8/14/2019 12:26:00 AM)

    Wow thanks so much poet for a brill intellectual review and addition. May God bless you for your acknowledgement. Religion was meant for unity but we can celebrate the differences peacefully.

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (8/11/2019 8:29:00 PM)

    I thank you for increasing my knowledge about your religion and the ties it has to the universe. And your knowledge of the heavenlies bogles my mind! ! ! ! A stellar job of writing! ! ! !

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    S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri(8/14/2019 12:24:00 AM)

    Warmest thanks for a stellar comment, you summed it up brilliantly! Take care always. 🌺

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  • Bryony SheldonBryony Sheldon (8/7/2019 5:32:00 PM)

    A truly magnificent piece!
    You are a fantastic poet. Thank you for sharing.

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    S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri(8/8/2019 5:35:00 AM)

    Warmest thanks for such lovely nice feedback!

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  • Misnia Bahri AwaludinMisnia Bahri Awaludin (8/7/2019 2:30:00 PM)

    How I wish I preform Hajj inshallah Amin , this poem really inspired me

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    S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri(8/8/2019 5:34:00 AM)

    Inshallah ameen for both u and me sister. Warm regards!

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  • Leeann Azzopardi (8/7/2019 5:46:00 AM)

    The imagery is like the stars themselves in this poem; floating in my mind

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    S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri(8/7/2019 1:44:00 PM)

    Aw warmest thanks for a stellar response, let's float together!

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  • Dominic WindramDominic Windram (8/7/2019 5:15:00 AM)

    Great poem...abounding with powerful imagery. I particularly like the use of anaphora. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the hajj...a truly wonderful spiritual experience of the Muslim faith....wow! ! !

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    S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri(8/7/2019 1:43:00 PM)

    Wow thanks for teaching me a new term, anaphora ' sounds poetic! And thanks soo much for your nice great heartwarming feedback and thoughts.

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  • Lyn PaulLyn Paul (8/6/2019 7:50:00 PM)

    Your words are filled with knowledge. Read with interest and great wonder.
    Thank you Zaynab you have given this work your all.

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    S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri(8/7/2019 4:34:00 AM)

    Yes I tried to give all my passion to this write, glad you noticed. Warmest thanks for your fair impartial thoughts on this and always, you are a soul I admire lots for your fair great understanding of humanity.

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  • Glen KappyGlen Kappy (8/6/2019 5:38:00 PM)

    it was interesting to read this as i like learning about faith traditions—and learn some things i did—and the parents of kosovar friends have left here to make hajj. they are elderly, and i pray they'll be okay. (i have seen video footage of people in hajj—indeed a mass of humanity! —and have heard of injuries and even death at times because of the crowds. i hope they, as most, will find the experience inspiring, exceeding their expectations. -glen

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    S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri(8/7/2019 4:32:00 AM)

    Thanks so much for your thoughts and comment! Nice of you to pray for others, that's what we try to do too, .
    Yes accidents happen anywhere ESP when people are careless and negligent, let alone in an overcrowded place teeming with people like Mecca at hajj, it is not surprising.

    S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri(8/7/2019 4:31:00 AM)

    /cont/..People are actually surprised that they are able to manage, organise and control such a mass of crowds at all without too many accidents. My parents performed hajj without noticing any untoward accidents and I performed the mini hajj without any undesirable events noted so many get lucky. Many also think it's a privilege to die in the holy precincts.
    Your thoughts and wishes for the pilgrims are noted with appreciation, thanks again,

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  • Marie ShineMarie Shine (8/6/2019 3:20:00 PM)

    An excellently inked epic write which imparts the story of 'The Hajj Pilgrimage' to the reader. Finely narrated. I am not Muslim, but I enjoyed reading the poem very much and I learned a lot from it. A very insightful, sublime write. Thank you for sharing and thank you also for kindly reading my poem. No, I don't know the couple in the picture, I got the graphic on Google. Thank you again...

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    S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri(8/7/2019 4:12:00 AM)

    Warm thanks for your nice understanding thoughts on this religious poem. Take care!

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  • Nosheen IrfanNosheen Irfan (8/6/2019 6:02:00 AM)

    Infused with spiritual energy, this poem stirs our mind as well as heart. The circular motion is definitely a sign of submission to the creator. A beautiful and intelligent take on the significance of Hajj and the beauty of faith.

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    S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri(8/6/2019 12:45:00 PM)

    I'm impressed how you add to it, how you say it stirs the mind and heart wow. Warmest thanks for your shining comment! Take care and blessings,

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  • Riza BraholliRiza Braholli (8/6/2019 5:33:00 AM)

    Zaynab you experience and write beautifully your experiences in relation to God and the great truths of the world... big like for you.... dr. Riza

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    S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri(8/6/2019 12:43:00 PM)

    Thanks so much for your nice acknowledgement. I like your great works too. In high esteem thanks and regards Doc! And God bless.

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (8/6/2019 3:29:00 AM)

    ....we the Muslim believers in Hajj/Umrah pilgrimage
    likewise go round and round and orbit the Ka'abah.... anti-clockwise
    ....To learn the sacredness of life and to respect all life.... //.... Full of spirituality and divine thought which is followed by the entire cosmic world and the scientific theories astronomy, physics and the like. Thanks, zaynab ji, for this amazing write and the detailed Poet's Notes.

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    S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri(8/6/2019 12:37:00 PM)

    Aw my heart is filled with deep admiration and gratitude for your great impartial fair and reasoning understanding of this poem that means a lot to me. Shows you are a great thoughtful, noble soul and I wish more are like you. Thanks so much from the bottom of my heart for your comment!

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  • Akhtar Jawad (8/5/2019 11:02:00 PM)

    A philosophic view and a nice poetic description of the pilgrimage. An amazing poem.

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    S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri(8/6/2019 12:35:00 PM)

    Philosophical hmm ok, and all factional backed by science as learnt and expounded in various science features and journals. Thanks so much for your review! God bless!

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (8/5/2019 10:40:00 PM)

    and my pilgrimage heart always recite the below

    Hajji-o Aao
    Shahe-Shah Ka Raoja Dekho;

    Ka'ba Tu Dekh Chukhe
    Ka'ba Ka Ka'ba Dekho......(Ahmad Reza Khan Fazele Bereli)

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (8/5/2019 10:38:00 PM)

    here is my soul
    I'm not this body
    no, not this body
    I'm the self
    no, not this ego
    my soul is eternal entity of my-self

    o let's go
    go to this soul roundly
    to the Ka'ba
    the naval point of the earth
    the focal point of the heart
    the source of the peace
    for the all eternal soul

    please allow me
    allow my segregated pure self,
    my soul with the greatest unity........
    make me pilgrimage to ever pure eternity.....

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (8/5/2019 10:36:00 PM)

    Pilgrims experience a positive revolutionary change within themselves
    as they revolve around the awesome sacrosanct cubic Kaaba.../// superb excellent expression on the Abrahamic spirituality

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    S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri(8/6/2019 12:32:00 PM)

    Wow nice to know you are learned and informed as to know that it is Abrahamic from which come the series of religions from Allah, the latest being Islam. Thanks for great excellent reviews

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