Like other Muslims, Emak, -a kind old lady, is eager to perform the pilgrimage (Haj). Unfortunately, she does not have the money to fulfill her wish. Her daily cake sales are not enough, and her widower son Zein, merely hawks his paintings around the neighborhood. Zein sees her persistence, and wants desperately to realize Emak’s wish. But the unfinished problems of his failed marriage, makes him feel helpless. Meanwhile, Emak’s wealthy neighbor has gone for the Haj (the major Mecca pilgrimage) many times, as well as the Umrah (or the minor Mecca pilgrimage).