Young man carries an elderly from Arafat to Mina

Young man carries an elderly from Arafat to Mina
Updated 18 October 2013

Young man carries an elderly from Arafat to Mina

Young man carries an elderly from Arafat to Mina

It was a heart-warming gesture that best conveyed the true essence of the Qur’anic verse “All the faithful are brothers.”
Tweeters posted a photo of a non-Arab young man carrying an elderly Haji. The picture revealed that the young man wasn’t relat- ed to the older one. The young man said he carried him because “Islam teaches us to be like brothers to one another.”
The caption in the photo said one of the pilgrims wanted to commend the young man for doing the right thing to his father, but the young man said: “This isn’t my father, I found him alone in Arafat, so I carried him on my back to Muzdalifah and then to Mina,” said the young man. When asked why he did it, he merely said: “All the faithful are brothers.”