وَأَذِّن فِي النَّاسِ بِالْحَجِّ يَأْتُوكَ رِجَالًا وَعَلَىٰ كُلِّ ضَامِرٍ يَأْتِينَ مِن كُلِّ فَجٍّ عَمِيقٍ
(interpretation of the meaning):
“And proclaim to mankind the Hajj (pilgrimage). They will come to you on foot and on every lean camel, they will come from every deep and distant (wide) mountain highway (to perform Hajj)”
[soorah Al-Hajj, verse:27]
A 75-year-old Yemeni walks over 2 months to reach Minaa for Hajj.
Mohammed 3Ali Al-Mirfa3 told Al-Madina newspaper on Thursday that he started his journey from his home town in Yemen on the third day of Eid Al-Fitr (July 3).
He described his foot journey to be long and exhausting but he said: “I was determined to walk it regardless of any difficulties.”
Al-Mirfa3 said he bade farewell to his 12 children, wife and relatives and began his journey of a lifetime. He said he is destitute and does not have anything to lose.
“I was only assisted in my journey by my strong will and determination which my long years have not been able to break,” he said.
When the newspaper met him, he was drinking a cup of tea provided to him by one of the cleaners. He was eating a loaf of bread with the tea.
“This is my breakfast. I am happy to have made it to the sacred Sites,” he said.
Al-Mirfa3 did not say if he had a Hajj campaign to accommodate him in Minaa, 3Arafat and Makkah.
He did not also say how he will go back home.
Source : Saudi Gazette
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