Sheikh Mohammed mourns the death of 'Doctor of the Poor'

Sheikh Mohammed, mourns, death, Doctor of the Poor

Dubai - Dr Mashali passed away at the age of 79 on Tuesday. He is survived by his son, who works as a teacher.



By Hesham Salah

Published: Tue 28 Jul 2020, 7:00 PM

Last updated: Wed 29 Jul 2020, 4:14 PM

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has mourned the death of Dr Mohammed Al Mashali, while hailing the Egyptian 'doctor of the poor' as a "hopemaker of a different kind".

Taking to Twitter, Sheikh Mohammed said: "He spent 50 years of his life to help and treat the poor. He is a model for all doctors and a role model for great people. May Allah bless his soul and grant him paradise."
Dr Mashali passed away at the age of 79 on Tuesday. He is survived by his son, who works as a teacher.
Dr Mashali offered medical services to the needy at just 10 Egyptian pounds (Dh2.5 approx) for each check-up. Sometimes, he didn't even charge from downtrodden patients and also provided them with medicines.
A young Mashali witnessed a life-changing incident when a child committed suicide by immolating himself because his mother couldn't buy him medicines. Despite his best efforts to save him, the child died from severe burn injuries in his arms. The tragedy left a deep and lasting imprint in his mind.
Dr Mashali dedicated his life to serve the poor, and was showered with love by millions of people who saw him as a ray of hope in their times of darkness.
hesham@khaleejtimes.com 


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