Cape Town – A South African man, Fariet Moosa, reportedly died in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he assisted South African pilgrims for the 2022 Hajj season.
Moosa died on Thursday.
According to The Citizen, Moosa departed for the kingdom on June 3, together with other South African volunteers who accompanied the pilgrims to assist them with aspects of entry into the kingdom, easing the communication barrier, medical assistance, and even their rituals.
In a statement, South African Hajj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) confirmed Moosa’s death and said that he survived by his family in South Africa.
“Brother Fariet Moosa was out in the path assisting the pilgrims in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Makkah. A person out in the service of Islam to the Muslim community of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), serving the guests of Allah, his reward is that of a Martyr,” said SAHUC.
The funeral of a man who went out to serve the guests of Allah from @sahuchajj passed away earlier today and the funeral prayers took place at Masjid Al Haram. @sahuchajj are responsible for those pilgrims who travel from South Africa
May Allah shower his blessings on him. pic.twitter.com/BPfhv0gDqW
— 𝗛𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗻 (@HaramainInfo) June 23, 2022
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo