Thair Abud (Ali)
|Facts about me:
Born: 6 June 1965
Born in: Duisburg, Germany
In Austria since 1979
My name is Thair Abud, I was born in Germany, in 1965. My father is Iraqi and my mother is German. I have been living in Graz, the second largest city of Austria since 1979, where I live and work.
Last year my sister has told me, that she has breast cancer, I told her, that I will make a pilgrimage for her with the condition that she has to follow my way on the guides which I use, as the way from Austria to Santiago (Spain), is well described in guides which I bought. When I was on the way, I was always in contact with her so that she knew where I was. I started every day for 102 days with the words „For Zaussen“.
When I arrived back home, she told me, that when her pain was on high level, she took the guide and followed me on the way, till she forgot the pain. So I helped her in some painful moments.
On the way I made an offering (Nithir): If my sister will turn to be healthy again and if I will arrive safely to Spain, I will walk to Mecca. Now it’s time to fulfill the promises made.
I will start on Friday July 25th 2014
The way will take me in Europe from mosque to mosque the first one will be around 200 km south of Graz in Zagreb (Croatia), most of them were built in Ottoman architecture, the oldest is the Jumaya mosque in Plovdiv (Bulgaria which was built 1364.