A combo image shows guard comforting the crying baby at the Grand Mosque in Makkah.
Syed Shayaan Bakht, Gulf Today
In a humane gesture, a security guard at the Grand Mosque of Makkah was seen holding a crying baby so that his mother could pray. The caring gesture has gone viral on all social media platforms.
The video showed the security guard caressing the baby, patting him on his back so that he could stop crying. The mother of the boy praised the authorities for making excellent arrangements and thanked the guard.
Netizens have heaped praise upon the man for his noble deed. This is not the first time a security guard has helped pilgrims perform the rituals and prayers.
In March, a kind gesture of a security guard towards a little girl praying at the Grand Mosque in Makkah won the hearts of millions of people on social media platforms.
The security guard saw the child praying under the sun, so he did his best to hold an umbrella to block the sun’s rays giving her some shade and relief from the heat.
The girl was seen greeting the guard after completing her prayers. The girl’s identity is not known, but netizens have appealed to the authorities to honour the man for his noble deeds.
Meanwhile, the Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahd Al-Jalajil confirmed a reassuring health status for all pilgrims and visitors to Makkah this Ramadan.
He added that no epidemic outbreaks or any threats to public health have been recorded so far, noting the Saudi government’s keenness to provide the best services for pilgrims and to maintain their health and safety.
An official associated with the situation said, "It was designed by engineer Munir Al-Jundi, and its lines were made by Sheikh Abdul Rahim Bukhari.
The religious rites will begin on Sunday. Only 60,000 fully vaccinated Saudi citizens and residents from more than 558,000 applicants have been chosen for the downsized pilgrimage.
The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has recently documented the Black Stone at the Holy Kaaba inside Grand Mosque using the technique of stacked panoramic focus.
For the first time in the 1400 year history of the Faith, Islam’s three holiest mosques in Mecca, Medina, and al-Quds have been closed for Ramadan and public prayers are set to remain suspended during Eid al-Fitr, the feast concluding the fasting month. Only mosque staff have performed the five daily prayers and the Taraweeh, special Ramadan prayers, which have been broadcast to Muslims locked down at home due to the coronavirus which is savaging the world.
Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed on Thursday, honoured the winners of the eighth edition of the "Thank You” Award for employees of the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority, at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre.
European foreign ministers and UN agencies called for a ceasefire, with alarm rising over the worsening humanitarian crisis and potential starvation in the territory.
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