That day was the last day of our visit in Jordan, the country where Prophet Yusya ‹bin Nun and Prophet Shoaib and the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu› alaihi wa sallam, namely Muadh ibn Jabal, ‹Abd Allah ibn Rawahah, Zaid ibn Haritha, Abu Ubaidah bin Al-Jarrah were burried.
Jordan is also a country where the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‹alaihi wa sallam still alive in the form of a tree named Shahabi tree or assyajarah al-Mubarakah or a blessed tree that grows in the middle of the desert named Buqa›awiyya. Many leading scholars of this century also came from Jordan, they were Sheikh Salim bin ‹Eid Al-Hilali and Sheikh Ali bin Hasan› Abdul Hamid al-Halabi the disciples of Shaykh Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani rahimahullah, hadith scholars of this century.
Before leaving Jordan, we visited the Dead Sea which was located at 400 m below sea level, a place that became the lowest point in the world. Although it named «sea», the actual Dead Sea was a lake. The salt content of that sea reached 30%, contrasting with salt levels in other sea that only about 3%.
For security reasons, visitors were not allowed to swim or dive in the Dead Sea, but only allowed to float on the Dead Sea. We did not worry about drowning! The high salinity made us floating. A gift that must be taken from there was the Dead Sea mud for it was the material to make cosmetic products.