Indian actress and ex-Bigg Boss contestant, Sofia Hayat performed Umrah with her fiancé. The self-proclaimed ‘Gaia Mother’ documented the trip religiously (pun intended) on her Instagram account.
Pictures of the couple in Makkah have gone viral on social media.
Some people have criticized Sofia for the ‘Om’ sign on her forehead. People are also questioning how she got permission to visit the sacred place, as only Muslims are allowed inside Makkah.
Take a look at all the pictures from her trip:
Islam respects women. A man must not touch a woman that is not his wife, or be violent to her. That is why I love islam. These rules however do not apply in Mecca. Men forget the rules when they go there. Today on my 2nd umra as I attempted again to touch the black stone, I was being pushed by men. One man was pushing his genitals into me from behind..the women's queue is non existent because men have used their physical strength to push women out of the way. As I was about a metre from the black stone, I was pushed so hard against my ribs I could not breath. I was scared, so I decided to turn back, as I did, men kept pushing, and my hijab came off and got caught between the pushing men, I was being dragged back by it and was started to be strangled by it. I screamed. Suddenly a few good men saw what was happening and came to my rescue. I am so shaken up and sad that at the house of God; men do not care about the words in the Quran. Allah is in me and she says to me that if a man thinks he will go to Jannat by touching the black stone yet disregards the respect Islam has for women, then your hajj or umrah is useless. In the house of Allah women are being disrespected. Allah is the greatest she is the most high … I am so sad this happens in her house in Makkah. The man who lifts a women to the stone and does not touch it himself will surely see Jannat. I appeal to the King to set up 1 day for only women so that they may with deepest respect, be able to touch the Kabba, without this non islamic behaviour from men. I know women desire as much as men to touch the kabba and stone…so why should they have to suffer? A woman cannot match a mans physical strength. Even in the Cave where the prophet pbuh received the Quran, people are throwing rubbish and even urinating around it as their are no toilets. Again..do you think by touching the walls of the cave your prayers will be answered if you do not look after her home? I was there 2 days and will try again..I saw women trampled on and squashed by men..the basic foundations of Islam .. peace love and respect for each other..have been forgotten in the very place they should be remembered. Namaste..Salaam. #makkah
3rd attempt at touching the black stone and it did not happen. Too much pushing and shoving, Again I saw women trampled on and pushed by men. Some were crying because they were scared. I feel energy very intensely..the energy at the black stone is very sad…fear. The energy around the black stone is men pushing desperately to touch the stone and women being pushed and trampled because we cannot match a mans strength. This energy is keeping the stone black..it will go white when there is love there and support and unity, when women are revered and men step back to allow the sacred feminine to step forward and worship. Women gave birth to men and yet here they have no respect for that or the respect that Islam teaches about women. I was told women need a mehrem because things have happened in the past like they have to me. What is the mehrem supposed to do in this situation? I ask the king to allow women half day there and men half day. I am ashamed that this is happening in the house of Allah. Lets bring pure love and peace to the black stone. Mecca is indeed a place of intense sacred energy, and many pilgrims are full of love..I know the day will come when the aggression and pushing stops at the black stone..and women can walk up with reverence and dignity. That is what Allah wants. We as a united force of man and woman, bring our love here. We urge all who enter to love and respect ALL who are there. Lift up each Woman as you lift up your own Mother. Amen
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