For the past 30 years, this elderly Saudi man visited hospital patients daily
03 December 2018| 25 Rabi ul Awwal 1440|Al Arabiya
For the past 30 years, Ali Ibrahim al-Moussa, a simple Saudi farmer, has been visiting patients at the Hawtat Sudair Hospital in the kingdom’s city of al-Majmaah. He continues to do so to this day, despite his old age.
Moussa is known in the city for his out of the ordinary and kind act, and has been celebrated at the hospital and honored for insisting on visiting patients to check on their health, keep them company, and pray for them.
Moussa’s son, who drops his father off at the hospital daily after he became too old to drive, said: “The hospital’s management cooperates with my father seeing that he loves to visit the sick. My father has nothing to do with medicine, he is a simply farmer who plants palm trees and farms all his life.”
“He has a great desire to visit the sick to do good, to the extent that he became very popular among the patients as he brings them joy every day, keeps them company, and relieves some of their pain. He’s always given them hope for healing and tells them stories of how God healed many from other diseases,” his son told Al Arabiya English.
The hospital presented Moussa with a medal, and gifts in recognition of his initiative to help patients in his own unique way.