There was a huge crowd outside the Mesjidil Haram tonight immediately after the Maghrib prayer. Inside was even more. I prayed on the first floor, and there too was shoulder-to-shoulder. The Mosque was full. People who prayed inside the Mosque were seen leaving, and the people who had to pray outside were seen entering. The weather was a bit on the warmer side, reading 28 degree Celcius.
We saw many jemaah from Malaysia and Indonesia. We can easily recognize the Muslimah from Malaysia and Indonesia from their dress white Telekong. Tonight, when I was looking at the crowd from a higher elevation I was kind of reminded of a similar scene at the Kota Baru Stadium when Kelantan Muslims, males and females, gathered and pray in congregation led by Tok Guru Nik Aziz.
One question came to mind tonight; What would happen to the votes of Malaysians who will be on their Umrah Journey in Mekah and Medinah on the day of the General Election?
I don't have an answer. Under normal circumstances I would not care that much. However for this 13th General Election, I do care. Every vote from a God fearing Muslim will make a difference for Malaysia and its future. A God fearing Muslim will be voting for a God fearing leader. Of that I am sure...