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The story of Lukman, the Grilled Meatball Seller, Realizes his Childhood Dream of Going on Hajj.

The story of Lukman, the Grilled Meatball Seller, Realizes his Childhood Dream of Going on Hajj.

Dream - Going on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a dream for every Muslim. Like Lukman Busro, who fulfilled his childhood dream of going to the Kaaba at the age of 35. This age is considered young for Indonesian Hajj pilgrims, most of whom are already elderly. Understandably, going to the Holy Land requires a lot of money, so many people save for a long time. But Lukman was able to go on Hajj at a young age. It turns out that Lukman's struggle to be able to go on Hajj was obtained through prayer and his efforts to save money from selling grilled meatball soup. Every day, in the Ngemplak District, Boyolali Regency, Central Java, he seeks sustenance around Adi Soemarno Surakarta Airport.

Lukman's Story, Grilled Meatball Seller Realizes Childhood Dream of Pilgrimage

Lukman has been pursuing his business since early 2012, when he was one year into his marriage. Being the only seller of grilled meatballs at the airport, he has many customers.

Lukman's Story, Grilled Meatball Seller Realizes Childhood Dream of Pilgrimage

Maybe with his childhood dream of being able to go on a pilgrimage, Allah made it easier for him to earn a living. With the help of his wife, Lukman claimed to be able to generate a turnover of Rp400 thousand to Rp500 thousand per day.

               

"Hajj List Year 2012"

"He used the income to fulfill the needs of his family and saved some of it for the hajj registration. From a year of savings, Lukman finally registered for the hajj at the end of 2012."

"“I use the income from my sales to meet the needs of my family. I set aside some for Hajj savings. Finally, at the end of 2012, the money accumulated and I immediately registered for Hajj,”"
The text translates to: "Lukman's words were quoted from the Kemenag website, Friday, June 7, 2024."

"Dream.co.id."

Lukman's Story, Grilled Meatball Seller Realizes Childhood Dream of Pilgrimage

Because the limited funds are only enough for one person, he registered for the hajj without his wife. Regarding provisions for his wife and five children, he claimed to already have enough savings. According to Lukman, if you want to perform the hajj, you must have a strong desire, both in prayer and effort. Just like Lukman's parents taught him to pray for the hajj since he was a child.

"My father taught me the hajj prayer since I was little, even though I come from a humble family. Every prayer I always pray to be able to perform the hajj,""
ucap Lukman.

"Dream.co.id."

Lukman's Story, Grilled Meatball Seller Realizes Childhood Dream of Pilgrimage

Lukman conveyed, anyone can go on Hajj if there is already intention and being called by Allah. "My initial determination was that I wanted to go on Hajj. Don't wait until you are rich, but strive for it from an early age," he continued.

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