Millions For Makkah Cleaner Man

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Cleaner in Makkah
Really 'Cleans Up'
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..And Gets Million$

Makkah, Saudi Arabia - November 3, 2012:  Clean Up Man - REALLY CLEAN$ UP! Bangali Man Makes Millions on Friday

Amazing as it may sound, this is reported by several news sources and is worthy of mention here in Islam Newsroom due to the nature of this lesson in life.

It was during the pilgrimage (hajj) that a poor street cleaner from Bangladesh instantly got millions (dollars, dinars, riyals or rupees - doesn't matter it was in the millions and millions).

Here's the story just as got it . .

A sweating Bangladeshi cleaner earning less than Dh1,000 a month was busy sweeping the ground just outside the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia when an old man rushed forward and hugged him

With tears in his eyes, the man began crying when he told the cleaner that he is his brother and that he would give him Dh 16 million.
The incident is not part of an Asian movie.
It happened in Makkah on Friday, which the cleaner described as the “most beautiful Friday in my life.”
The cleaner had come to Saudi Arabia to flee his repressive brother, who usurped his share from a family inheritance and sent him to jail many times.
At first, he could not recognize his elder brother because of his shaven head and pilgrimage dress.
People who know the cleaner stared in surprise as the old crying pilgrim nearly strangled him with his hugs and kisses.
Their surprise quickly turned into curiosity as the old man started to recount the story to his brother’s friends.
They were told that the cleaner is not that poor man as he looks.
He hails from a wealthy and prestigious family at home but that he left his family after his older brother denied him his SR17-million share (Dh16.8 million) of the inheritance.
cleanup man1But what made the old man return to his senses and decide to give his younger brother his rights back.?
His answer was that he could not stop feeling guilty for years and that he believes he suffered from cancer because of his oppression of his brother.
He told them he had wanted to go to Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage for many years but that he had not known he would meet his brother in the Gulf Kingdom.
“The old man told the crowd who gathered to see this dramatic scene that he and his brother hail from a very rich and prestigious family, including former cabinet ministers and dignitaries……he spoke to them in Bangladeshi language through his young brother who spoke Arabic fluently,” Sabq newspaper said.
“After he finished relating their story, scores of men surrounded the cleaner to hug him and congratulate him on the new wealth.”
The paper quoted the pilgrim as saying he felt much better after he met his brother and performed pilgrimage, adding: ”I don’t see just a brother but one of my sons…perhaps he is dearer to me than all my sons….I pray to Allah that I will be able to compensate him all these years of deprivation and oppression.”
The cleaner told the paper that he decided to return home immediately and to “turn this page of hunger, loneliness, deprivation and torment for being away from home.”
“I will never forget what I have been through in my country and here…I will always remember the poor and I promise to support and help them because I know poverty and its harms,” the paper quoted him as saying, adding that he had memorized a large portion of the Quran during his stay in Saudi Arabia.
Sabq said the two later went together to a nearby restaurant and invited the cleaner’s friends to have a meal with them.
“A Saudi man who has known the cleaner for a long time whispered to a friend at the restaurant ‘I have always given money to this cleaner but I have never known I was helping a millionaire.”

Allahu Akbar! Now that is the kind of good news we all like to hear. One brother is patient, the other brother makes Hajj and repents. Allah brings them together and everyone lives happily ever after, inshallah.

Don't you just love it when a story comes together like this and makes the front page?

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#18 iqbal ahmed 2012-11-30 07:41
al humdollillah this is Allah mercy for both of them, one got ajer in this dunya and akhira for precious sabr subhan allah, and the other brother was also not left over, so how merciful is allah we cannot imagine.
#17 Abdul Hamid 2012-11-10 19:41
#16 Sr. Monica 2012-11-10 16:48
Subhanallah! As I was reading this, I thought of the fact that the younger brother left his oppressive older brother. I\'m sure it would have been very difficult to stay and face the abuse of his brother and that is why he left, but by leaving without consistently trying to keep in contact, he severed family ties with him. This is sinful upon a Muslim - (I learned this and corrected my own actions of severing ties with a family member. So, the older brother saved himself from sin, but he also saved his younger brother from the sin of severing ties. (inshaAllah). Although my family member abused me, and I left them behind in escaping the abuse, when learning of the great sin of severing ties with a family member, I apologized to my family member (my abuser) for severing the ties and then asked Allah swt for forgiveness. That evening, when speaking to my family member after 16 years, that person (a Christian) repeated the Shahada. Alhamdulillah. Allahu Akbar.
#15 fatoo 2012-11-10 09:58
sobhan allah ma shaa allah kan wa ma lam yashaa fam yakon it is only in Allah hand and his well thanks brother for this story . I hopr all the best for all mosllem ya rab
#14 Mohamed Abdullahi 2012-11-10 00:14
All praises are for Allah... Who made a poor man into a rich man with in one moment..

O Allah guide us to the straight path...Greet story.
#13 Ahmed Saleh Al Braik 2012-11-09 23:53
May Allah protect him from the harms of wealth and excess and make all that money add to his rewards in the day of judgment!
#12 iftekhar 2012-11-09 20:03
Indeed enlightening,an d full of guidance.Allah is oft forgiving and merciful.May ALLAH guide us all to the straight path and keep us all under the shade of His mercy here and hereafter.ameen .
#11 Sultan Faiz 2012-11-09 16:39
Alhamdulillah, that Allah (Subhanahu wa ta'aala) Blessed the older brother with long enough life in order to repent and opened his eyes and heart to distinguish between the truth and falsehood. Thank you for sharing this uplifting story. Jazak-Allah!
#10 nadia 2012-11-09 06:09
Salam, JazakAllahkhair for posting & I will share this with our students Inshallah. wslm.
#9 UMM MABRUR 2012-11-09 00:01
What a story! may Allah keep them both in this path of rectitude Aameen and us all.

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