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No, This Cleaner Is Not a Secret Millionaire

A photo of a cleaner who works at the Masjid Al Haram in Makkah has gone viral on social media. It has been shared thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter with the following story:


A resident of Makka, after finishing his namaz in masjid ul Haram, approached the one of the Haram’s cleaners, offered him a few rials as sadaqa and said: “Take it, my friend…”
The cleaner smiled, took out his wallet and said to the Saudi man:”Look at my wallet!” The wallet was bursting with the bank cards… He politely thanked the Saudi man and said: ” I’m in no need of sadaqa.” The Saudi man, still in shock, asked the Indian cleaner: “Who are you? What are you doing here?”
Indian said:”By Allah’s will, I’m the owner of the chain of hotels in India. From time to time I seek working visa to work in masjid ul Haram so I could be a servant in Allah’s house by day and by night, asking my Rabb to accept my good deeds that I’m doing only for the sake of His Noble Face.
Saudi man went on and asked the other Indian cleaners who was that man. They replied that the man he’s enquiring about is the multimillionaire from India.


When I first came across the story on my newsfeed, I thought it was an awesome story and I thought about sharing it on IlmFeed’s Facebook page but I decided to verify the story first.

After some searching I came across a clip on YouTube in which a man asks the man (pictured in the viral photo) if the story is true. The man introduces himself as Muhammad Aslam and says the story is untrue. He adds that he has been working as a cleaner in the Masjid Al Haram for 25 years and he is clearly surprised about the story about him being a secret millionaire.

He may not be a millionaire but Aslam and many other Haramain Heroes are providing a valuable service to the Masjid Al Haram and I pray that Allah grants him happiness in this life and the hereafter.

See the video here:


By Rafiq ibn Jubair

Written by IlmFeed

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