“Hajj by itself is a transformative experience, and even more so under the guidance of Shaykh Abu Eesa. When the sun was hot and the going got tough, his reminders and lessons constantly pushed us to aim higher and strive harder to stand out from the crowd in terms of gaining nearness to Allah. He leaves his jokes behind, and instead you get powerful reminders that will help keep you spiritually-focused and internally on track, and help you get the best out of your Hajj.”