Hajj help at hand for the disabled

The story of Abdul Azeez from Mecca, a wheelchair-pusher during Hajj and Umrah season.

    It is the final day of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, known to Muslims as the Hajj.

    It is a tough challenge to make the journey, especially for those with disabilities, but they are not without help.

    Some make a living by assisting pilgrims in wheelchairs. Here is the story of one of them, in his own words.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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