To me, Eid ul adha is a day that reassures me that the sacrifices I’ve made for Allah will all be worth it
Having a vision has made my work (or should I say my ikigai!) a lot clearer and easier as I can now be guided by my values rather than the stress of keeping up with trends, the pressure to be “cool” and “fashionable” or grow the business quickly that is common in the retail industry.
During my shifts, I love to give extra tips to our customers that I learnt from my own experience at hajj. You probably won’t find these in your usual books or lectures. Let’s just call them…Anisa’s Hajj Hacks!
Hajj taught me a vital lesson that every believer needs to understand and implement. That is- in order for us Muslims to not only survive this life, but thrive in the next, we need to sacrifice everything for Allah, the way Ibrahim and his family did.