Monday, February 13, 2012

Daily Diary: Umrah Goodies

For non-Muslim readers: Umrah is pilgrimage to the holy places in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Whenever my friends and family go for Umrah to Mecca they always bring me back something.

My boss' mother got me kohl, my boss got me a prayer mat, my friend got me some good Islamic books, a Saudi girlfriend got me a prayer garment, and my mother in law just came back the other day bearing a whole carload gifts.

I have a big bottle of zam zam water. A new coat and some toys for the baby. Perfume for husband and myself.

And an absolutely deliciously scented supply of bukhoor (incense) and a saudi-style burner for it.

I am usually not a big fan of bukhoor beyond laban (frankincense) but this particulour Oud does not smell like cat pee to me. It smells smoky and tasty and almost sweet but still foresty. Yum.

I can't wait to scent all the clothes in our wardrobe with it. :)

May Allah accept the prayers she made in Mecca, ameen.


Boxie said...

mashallah that is so nice of her.

Amanne | said...

I love all the goodies I get when someone comes back from Hajj or Umrah :)

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

Boxie: Alhamdulilah she seems to like me now. It was a journey

Amanne: I love your blog BTW:)