‘Unta Kurus’ couple glad journey almost over

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KUALA LUMPUR — As Adnan Abdullah and his wife, Hadibah Idris, joined more than two million pilgrims from all over the world to perform the stoning ritual in Mina yesterday, their journey to fulfil the fifth pillar of Islam is drawing to a close.

“Alhamdulillah, I am glad that it is almost over,” the couple told the New Sunday Times a day before they left for Mina.

Adnan, 65, and Hadibah, 64, left their Shah Alam home on May 2, four days before the start of Ramadan on their modified Ford Ranger 2.5 WLT, named Unta Kurus, or “Lean Camel”, based on a verse in Surah Al-Haj in the Quran.

The verse reads: “…And proclaim the haj among mankind. They will come to you on foot and (mounted) on every lean camel, they will come from every distant pass.”

The road trip took years of planning and only gained momentum when the couple’s five children bought them the Ford Ranger two years ago.

Adnan said he was thankful that he and his wife got to venture to new places, meet new people and make new friends.

As Adnan Abdullah and his wife, Hadibah Idris, joined more than two million pilgrims from all over the world to perform the stoning ritual in Mina yesterday, their journey to fulfil the fifth pillar of Islam is drawing to a close.

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