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Madinah: A Beautiful City with Beautiful People

17 Sep 2019

The history of Madinah is filled with stories of giving and good deeds, starting with the way Madinah residents welcomed the immigrants fleeing from injustice with brotherhood and warmth. Not only did they share their homes with the immigrants; they also shared their wealth with them. Philanthropy runs through the veins of those living in Madinah until today, as this passion for good deeds has evolved into a culture passed on from generation to generation.

The Good Deeds of Madinah Residents
Madinah residents are known for their love of good deeds; they take initiative and contribute to society as individuals or groups, which is why they are known as the People of Goodness. They exert so much effort in charity work that their initiatives are adopted by government and private entities as official duties that are more effective and organised. One of the most prominent good deeds in Madinah is feeding fasting individuals in the Prophet’s Mosque every Monday and Thursday, on the white days, and throughout Ramadan. This is in addition to the guides who’ve been dedicating their time to guiding and assisting people who visit the Prophet’s Mosque for hundreds of years until the National Guides Foundation was established to organise their work.

Every Good Deed Counts
The closer you get to the Prophet’s Mosque, the happier and more comfortable you start to feel; the brotherly atmosphere encourages you to help those around you any way you can. Some help the elderly cross the street, some give children candy and toys, and everyone around does their best to do good deeds, no matter how small. Nothing comes close to the happiness we feel in Shaza Al Madina every week when we offer pilgrims fresh juice after the Friday prayers and see their refreshed faces. We’d like to finish this blog post by telling you about one of the most touching stories we remember. One day, the general manager of Shaza Al Madina saw an elderly woman weeping. When he asked her why, he found out that she was performing Hajj for the first time with a Hajj trip that separated women’s rooms from men’s rooms, and she was staying in a room with women that she wasn’t getting along with. She felt very alienated despite her husband’s presence in the same trip. The general manager calmed her down and provided her with a room for her and her husband during the remainder of their stay, and now this couple will cherish their trip to Madinah with Shaza Al Madina forever.

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