Social media can’t stop praising an 80-year-old worker who served Masjid an Nabawi for 40 years (four decades).
Citizens of Saudi Arabia have also launched a funded campaign for the worker, identified as Moqtada. After his photos went viral, citizens also appealed to his employer not to fire him but to honor him.
It was a tough moment when my employer told me that I am being retired because of my old age.”Moqtad told the media.
The majority of the citizens have also pushed the Saudi Government to give the worker a permanent iqama and citizenship. As long as the worker stays in Saudi Arabia, he should be getting a regular salary for his four-decades of service for the Masjid an Nabawi.
Writer Hamad Al-Majed of Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper said that he had informed an official from the Saudi Binladin group about the worker’s campaign.
Saudi woman writer Monaira Al-Qadeeb also extended her support for the campaign. Adding people like these workers should be honored.