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05 June 2023

Blind old man uses rope to reach mosque


An ageing blind Saudi man insists on walking all the way to mosque five times every day although he was deprived of his sight many years ago.

His guide is just a rope, which he tied to the power pole next to the mosque entrance.

The unidentified man was asked by village residents to pray at home, but he insists on going to the mosque every day, using the rope to find his way.

A YouTube film showed the man, wearing the traditional Saudi gown and headgear, walking slowly, but with confident steps, until he reaches the mosque door, where another man happening to be going to pray led him inside the mosque.

“God has deprived this old man from his eye sight but not from his perception and faith,” the Saudi Arabic language daily Al-Saudeh said.