For 17 years, A Sri Lankan Couple Has Been Serving Hajj And Umrah Pilgrims

For 17 years, A Sri Lankan Couple Has Been Serving Hajj And Umrah Pilgrims


Sri Lankan Couple Has Been Serving Hajj And Umrah

Anyone will salute after hearing about the experience of a married

Sri Lankan couple who has toiled for 17 years at the Masjid Al-Haram

serving Hajj and Umrah pilgrims.

Ashraf and Fatima are two of the 12,000 staff who work at

the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah to service Umrah and Hajj pilgrims

under the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques.

They expressed their joy and thanks for the opportunity to serve the faithful

for twelve years in an interview with the Saudi Gazette.

They praised Allah, the Almighty, for blessing them with work that

would allow them to financially support themselves while

also allowing them to serve and gain God’s pleasure.

Masjid Al Haram

While working on the same opportunity in Makkah, the pair shared their stories and experiences. Fatima started working at Masjid Al Haram 17 years ago, and their remarkable journey began. She was in charge of the Holy Mosque’s women’s prayer area, including laying out prayer carpets and mats.

Fatima continued the account, saying that after four years of laboring alone in the Holy City, she felt compelled to bring her husband to work in the Grand Mosque with her. She promptly informed the Haram Presidency of her desire to get her Sri Lankan husband to Makkah to work alongside her.

First hesitant

Fortunately, Fatima’s plea was approved, and Ashraf was sent to the Grand Mosque.

Ashraf was first hesitant to leave his homeland and work in Saudi Arabia. His heart, however, was softened by his wife’s pleading. Ashraf changed his mind and chose Saudi Arabia. He is grateful every day for the opportunity to serve the pilgrims who visit the Grand Mosque at all hours of the day and night. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that not everyone will have.

He claimed that working in Makkah provided them with pride, happiness, and honor and that it had eternally transformed their lives.

Hajj and Umrah

Another massive benefit of this couple’s noble effort is their work in the Grand Mosque, which allows Muslims from all over the world to conduct Hajj and Umrah every week. When calculated, they are thought to have undertaken Umrah over 900 times. What a beautiful fact, Masha Allah. May Allah acknowledge their excellent deeds and lavishly reward them.

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