Cancer-stricken woman's Haj dream comes true

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Cancer-stricken womans Haj dream comes true

Riyadh - Saudi embassy promptly responds to her pleas on social media

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Published: Thu 31 Aug 2017, 12:32 PM

Last updated: Fri 1 Sep 2017, 11:01 AM

She is cancer-stricken and her only wish was to perform Haj rituals before she died. Now, that wish is being fulfilled, thanks to the Saudi Arabian government.
The elderly Lebanese woman had made fervent pleas for financial help to go on Haj on the social media. Moved by her commitment to take the pilgrimage despite her adverse health condition, the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Lebanon responded to her request promptly. The Kingdom not only issued visa to Amina Al-Mubaidh but also will bear all the expenses of her Haj trip.
In the video clip which went viral on social media, Amina is seen making passionate calls to assist her in going on Haj. The Saudi embassy immediately intervened to realize the dream of the dying Lebanese woman who is from Akkar region in the north of the country, says a Saudi Gazette report.
Acting Charge d'Affaires and Minister Plenipotentiary at the Saudi Embassy in Lebanon, Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari, said that the Kingdom's embassy in Lebanon monitored the appeal of Amina on social media and her desire to perform Haj this year and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded favourably to this humanitarian situation within hours.
Amina was handed over her passport stamped with the Haj visa in addition to a sum of money which would cover all the Haj expenses.

Bukhari was quoted as saying in the report that though the electronic issuance of Haj visas was closed, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs ordered that the woman be granted a manual Haj visa. "This attitude is a clear evidence of the Kingdom's role in serving human beings everywhere," he said.
After Amina was issued the visa, the Lebanese people tweeted thanks and lauded the Kingdom for the humanitarian attitude.

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