Thursday, 29 October 2015

I have not missed even a single prayer in Masjid Nabawi from last 37 Years – Afghani Expat

There is no other perfect role model for all Muslims, than the Holy Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be upon Him). The way that He led his life and conducted his business is how all Muslims should practice their lives. Muslims since ages have been trying their best to follow in the footsteps of the Holy Prophet (Peace be Upon Him). There are several ordinary people from this age who we can be taken as examples to motivate ourselves that if another ordinary person can do it, then you can also do it. One such story has emerged from the Kingdom where an Afghani Expatriate working in the Kingdom has come across as an example for all Muslims and has become a symbol of his devotion.

An Afghan Expatriate, Haji Muhammad has been working in the Kingdom as a Plumber. Haji Muhammad came in the Kingdom at the age of 19 in search of work.  Ever since he first visited the Prophet’s Mosque in the Holy city Madinah almost 37 years ago, he has never ever missed even a single prayer inside the Prophet’s Mosque. Haji Muhammad’s family consists of 2 wives and 12 children in the Kingdom and in all of these 37 years he has only visited his home country of Afghanistan only once. Haji Muhammad, the pious devotee who has not missed even one single prayer at the Prophet’s Mosque can be seen occupying his regular spot behind the Imam of the Mosque. Those pilgrims or Muslims who make their way to Madinah annually will not miss out on the familiar face which can be seen donning a black turban.

The Saudi Gazette also reported on the issue. The Saudi Gazette stated that when Haji Muhammad started work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, he informed his sponsor that he did not want to miss any single prayer in the Prophet’s Mosque. Muhammad Haji spoke to the media and stated that he has always made sure that he performs all his prayers in the Prophet’s Mosque, even since he was a young man of 19. He added that he absolutely loves picking up the copies of the Holy Quran from all the visitors to the Prophet’s Mosque and keeping them back to their cabinets. He also stated that he has become friends with numerous worshippers who frequent the mosques over the years and he has also left a mark on several of the worshippers through his undivided devotion.

Haji Muhammad has truly shown true devotion to prayer to Allah, to obedience towards Allah and to the Prophet’s Mosque. It is this level of devotion and dedication, which allow others to hold as an example and to strive towards attaining motivation and dedication towards Allah and prayers.

In these modern times, often times we forego prayers while we are involved in doing other stuff. Even when we are travelling there are several places available for prayer however we decide to engage ourselves in other activities other than prayer.

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