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Hajj 2024: The Bittersweet Tale of Satria

Jumat, 17 Mei 2024 - 03:30 | 14.56k
Satria and her mom in Makkah for Hajj 2024 (15/5/2024). (Photo: MCH 2024 Kemenag RI)
Satria and her mom in Makkah for Hajj 2024 (15/5/2024). (Photo: MCH 2024 Kemenag RI)

TIMESINDONESIA, JAKARTA – In the bustling streets of Wonosobo, a quiet town nestled in the heart of Central Java, a poignant tale unfolds. It's the story of Satria, a 23-year-old youth who recently completed his undergraduate studies and embarked on a pilgrimage to the holy land of Makkah alongside his mother, Tri Hayati (57) for Hajj 2024.

Satria's pilgrimage wasn't like that of the ordinary faithful. He embarked on this sacred journey to fulfill a duty left unfulfilled by his late father, who passed away just a year prior. Assigned to Kloter 12 SOC, Satria carried the weight of his father's absence with him as he set foot on the path to spiritual enlightenment.

"I never imagined I would set foot in the Holy Land. Even now, my mind still lingers in Indonesia," Satria expressed, his words tinged with a mix of gratitude and sorrow.

Despite his youth, Satria faced the challenges of the pilgrimage with unwavering determination. His resolve to perform his religious duties with utmost devotion remained unshaken.

"I pray that my pilgrimage will be accepted, and that I may supplicate for my father's soul here," he solemnly shared.

For Satria, this journey was a divine gift, a testament to the boundless mercy of Allah SWT. He harbored hopes that his deeds and those of his parents would be a source of blessings in both this world and the hereafter.

Satria's pilgrimage serves as a poignant reminder of life's fleeting nature and its inherent significance. The departure of his father served as a catalyst, propelling him towards a life of kindness and obedience to the divine will.

As Satria traverses the sacred sites and performs the rituals of Hajj, his heart brims with reverence and longing. Each step he takes is a tribute to his father's memory, a testament to the enduring bond between a son and his departed patriarch.

In the vast expanse of the desert, amidst the throngs of pilgrims, Satria finds solace in his faith and solace in the knowledge that his father's spirit walks beside him. And though his pilgrimage may be marked by tears and longing, it is also imbued with hope and redemption, a testament to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

As the sun sets over the horizon, casting its golden hues upon the sacred land, Satria bows his head in prayer, his heart heavy yet uplifted by the promise of divine grace. And in that moment, during Hajj 2024, amidst the whispers of the desert winds, the story of a son's solemn journey finds its place among the annals of time, a testament to the enduring power of love and devotion.(*)

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