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Ghanian Poor man spotted a drone and wished he could go to Hajj . Turkey sponsored his Hajj

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Ghanian Abdullah’s dream to go to Hajj comes true . Allah calls to hajj whom he wills.

Al-Hassan Abdullah, a poor Ghanaian villager whose story went viral on Turkish social media .A turkey news channel was recording a video with their drone and eventually this drone fell in front of this old man’s house.The journalist ran to get the drone back and saw it in the old man’s  hand .

He innocently  asked the Turkish film crew flying a drone with a camera in his village in Ghana if they had “a bigger one of this that would take him to [Saudi Arabia]” where millions of Muslims go every year for the hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage. As his story went viral on social media, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu intervened and helped arrange a hajj journey for Abdullah, who is impoverished. He arrived in Istanbul from Accra on Friday and was welcomed by a Turkish charity whose work focuses on Ghana.

 

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Abdullah told Anadolu Agency (AA) he was pleased to be in Istanbul and it was God who blessed him with this favor from Turkey. “I am grateful to God and I pray to everyone who helped this dream come true. Turkish state’s assistance is valuable for me and I believe this will help improve friendship, brotherhood between Muslims,” he said.

Abdullah’s story made the headlines after a TRT World employee tweeted the image. “Then, people started to seek a way to reach out to him, from businesspeople to companies. Finally, a Turkish police officer from Turkish embassy in Ghana contacted him. He says ,he is grateful to Turkish people,”

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The Author of this website is Fahmina Jawed(Aafiya), an Alimah graduate who believes in spreading the Pearls of Islam and offering guidance through her knowledge(ilm). She is an Optometry Doctor as well and she loves to read the books of the Pious Scholars.

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    Abdullah

    Jazkallah Khairan. Allah is capable of doing anything. Praise be to Allah.

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    Abdullah

    Subhan Allah ! Very happy for him . May Alah call us to hajj too