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Al-Rajhi: A billionaire ready to die!

By Dr. Khaled M. Batarfi It was my first visit to the Qassim region. The media tour was organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage. One of my favorite program highlights was the visit to two of the biggest palm tree farms in the world. One belongs to the family of the late Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz, and the other to the Sulaiman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Rajhi Endowment. Both give all their products free to charity. Sheikh Sulaiman’s son, Dr. Mohammed, joined us, as we toured their Al-Watania Poultry farm and factory, and met with a staff of highly-trained Saudi men and women. During a visit to a family exhibition, the Sheikh showed us how his labs developed ways to eliminate the bad smell that comes from poultry farms, and to get rid of harmful insects that infect plants, by raising and spreading useful insects. He also exhibited with pride his personal possessions from the humble beginnings of a long and successful career. It may be that he wanted to offer a lesson to his visitors, children and grandchildren, that the road to success is not covered with roses. Perhaps he was reminding himself to return some of Allah’s gifts to His underprivileged children. During lunch, Alrajhi relayed his life story. He left elementary school after the second year, and worked as a porter who received half a halala a day, that was when the riyal was equivalent to 22 halalas. Then he worked as a cook ...

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Support the Awqaf SA Hajj Waqf

Don’t miss the Opportunity! Don’t miss the Awqaf SA Hajj Waqf Pledgeline! About the Awqaf SA Hajj Waqf Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is compulsory on those that can afford the sacred journey. But there are those who save for this ultimate journey all their lives, yet cannot make it. Or there are those who barely make it and have nothing to spare for food and/ or other necessities. Still there are those that serve our community at our Masajid and Madaris – muezzins and imams – that will never make it unless they are sponsored. Awqaf SA has launched the Hajj Waqf Fund to assist or subsidise the indigent hajee. Contribute to the Hajj Waqf Fund and be part of this sadaqah jariyyah initiative. SAVE THE DATE! 19 August 2018 on #347 ITV on the eve of Aarafah. 18.15pm – 21.45pm Help make someone’s Hajj a reality Support our Hajj Waqf Fund Since 2014 We helped 60 Hujajj 100 Hajj stipends issued With your contribution we can help more needy Hujajj!! 3 Easy ways to make your Hajj Waqf pledge Payfast: https://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go/awqafsa Select this link below to donate to the Water Project WhatsApp: 084 786 0010 Email: pledge@awqafsa.org.za Find out out more information Support the Awqaf SA Hajj Waqf Make a Waqf! Leave a legacy! ITV Pledgeline Contact details Call: 0110867700/1/2/3 2016 Hajj Beneficiary This is what past Hujjajj had to say about Awqaf SA’s Hajj Waqf “I am thankful to Awqaf SA and ...

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