Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 09 January 2018| 21 Rabi ul Aakhir 1439
Saudi Sheikh Ali Al-Alakmi died in Abha last weekend at the age of 147.
The oldest Saudi man had his own special diet and hated riding cars, to the extent that he went to Mecca on foot.
Sheikh al-Alkami, witnessed the reign of Ali bin Mohammed bin Aa’id, Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Aa’ad and Hasan bin Aa’ad.
He was 38 when King Abdulaziz bin Saud declared Asir part of Saudi Arabia.
According to Yahya al-Alekami, a family member, Sheikh Ali always ate from his farm, organic grains, wheat, maize, barley and honey.
He ate fresh meat from his farm animals, and refused to eat at the festivities, or touch processed food.
Yahya added that Sheikh Ali never deserted the Quran, and preferred walking over any modern mode of transport.
Sheik suffered the loss of a son and daughter during his lifetime.
Before his death, Sheikh said: “Life was beautiful in the past. Today, things and people are very different. No one is left of my generation, so I feel lonely among people”.
The 147-year-old recently suffered a brain stroke that lead to a decline in his health and an end to his long life.
Source – Al Arabiya