MANAMA: A Saudi mother was so impressed with the character of a young man that she wanted him to marry her only daughter.
Halima, 70, was performing Umrah in Makkah when she needed a wheelchair to complete the Sai, the second major pillar that includes walking seven times between the mounts of Safa and Marwa, located around 420 metres from each other.
A young man smilingly offered her the wheelchair and volunteered to push it during the Sai, Saudi Arabic daily Okaz reported.
But when at the end, she handed him SR100 for his services, he refused the money and told her that he was part of a group of young men offering their efforts at the Grand Mosque in the service of Allah.
The woman, impressed with the man’s good nature, asked him if he wanted to marry her daughter and become her son-in-law. He however flashed into a smile and thanked her without taking up the offer.
According to officials, around 1,000 young men have signed up to join the ‘Young People of Makkah at Your Service’ programme to help people at the Grand Mosque during Ramazan, the daily said.