MADINAH – Malaysian Arjunaidi Mohamad, now in Madinah on his way to perform the haj pilgrimage is indeed a special person.
He lost his leg six months after his marriage to Pariyem Pautoredjo, now 40, about 23 years ago. Looking at the couple, one could see their determination to seek refuge in Allah.
“I thank Allah for lending me my right leg for 21 years and I am now thankful that He gave me the opportunity to come to the holy land to perform the haj pilgrimage,” said Arjunaidi, 44, who now runs a motor workshop in Kuang, Selangor.
Arjunaidi, who now has five children, including a pair of twins, age between 12 and 23, said he registered with Tabung Haji in 2003 and three years ago had enough saving to go for the pilgrimage.
“Praise to Allah, my wife and I are able to be here now because our names were in the list of pilgrims for this year,” he added. The couple arrived here last Sunday.
He thanked Tabung Haji for providing the necessary assistance, especially “helping me to get back my wheelchair which was stranded at the Prince Mohammad Abdulaziz Airport.”
Arjunaidi lost his right leg in an accident in 1991 while returning from work in Rawang, Selangor.
The couple, who hails from Melaka, is among 11,088 Malaysians who have arrived in Madinah for the haj pilgrimage. They will leave for Makkah in stages beginning Aug 24. – BERNAMA