Here, you are nearer to heaven

In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.

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“Here, you are nearer to heaven”

That were the words written at the summit of Snowdonia.

There is something about hiking, walking, connecting yourself with nature, that I fell in love with. No music, or the sounds of cars, technologies that we use daily (except phones for safety reasons). Despite having a phone, there isn’t any telephone internet access along the way anyway. So you basically were disconnected with the outside world for a while. Instead, you are deeply connected with the world of nature, your heartbeat, you own blood and sweats.

There is something about hiking, that I fell in love with. When you walk and hike, you tend to lessen you verbal words by talking (despite having friends around you) but you will be deeply connected with your thoughts.

There is something about hiking, that I fell in love with. You will be tested, of what kind of person would you be. Your friends are tired, shall you inculcate sabr and wait? Your friends are mad, due to unforeseen circumstances, will you be mad too? You hurt yourself because you slipped and you leg hit the big rock, will you be mad? The weather is not perfect, in fact, it was freezing cold. Will you blame the weather, give up and just quit the hike? You will be tested, of what kind of person would you want to be, what kind of person would you want to live with. You will be tested to the very core of what you want in life, who you want in life.

And Alhamdulillah, after I submitted my thesis on the 1st of September, Kak Sarah decided to grant me a trip I’ve been longing to have – hiking the highest mountain in Wales.

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There is something about hiking, that I fell in love with. It cannot heal a broken and fragile heart, but it will make it stronger.

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