Employees of the Internal Affairs Department Help a Support Staff Employee Perform Umrah
Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: “Whoever calls for doing a deed of righteousness will have a reward equal to that of everyone who follows him, without their reward being diminished in any way on that account," reported by Imam Muslim. In obedience to this prophetic command, employees of the Internal Affairs Department in Dubai Customs (DC) have offered finance to one of the support staff employees, Mr. Radwan Ahmad Mohammad Siddiq, to enable him to perform Umrah (Islamic Minor Pilgrimage). It was a noble initiative that aimed to fulfill the spiritual need of the employee, looking forward to receiving the reward from Allah the Exalted and Almighty.
The Human being consists of the miraculous mixture of body and soul. Even though the body may be well provided for, the soul may be imprisoned, suffocating, desperately in need of nurture and cure. Understanding this, employees of the Internal Affairs Department found it precious to assist their brother who yearned for visiting the Sacred House of Allah, where the soul tastes the sweetness of Allah’s Mercy and Forgiveness. The Mosque of Mecca is a place that gives comfort to the soul and joy to the eyes by beholding the honored Kaaba and touching the blessed Black Stone. It is where the heart finds relief through sincere devotion to Allah the Almighty and diligent entreats that He bestows His ample blessings on us in this worldly life and the Afterlife. Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: “A warrior who fights for the cause of Allah and a performer of Hajj (Islamic Pilgrimage) or Umrah (Islamic Minor Pilgrimage) are the guests of Allah: He called on them, so they answered Him; they invoked Him, so He gave them what they asked," an authentic Hadith, reported by Ibn Majah in his book Al-Sunan. Our employees know the matchless reward granted to those who worship Allah in His Sacred House; one Prayer in it equals in reward a hundred thousand Prayers observed anywhere else, as Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said.
This initiative reflects the harmony and affection among employees of the Internal Affairs Department and their keenness to encourage acts of charity among the staff. They thus offer a good example worthy of emulation by their colleagues and peers in the different departments and customs centers.
After performing Umrah, Mr. Radwan Ahmad Mohammad Siddiq returned to his work, by the Grace of Allah, happy to have got the chance to observe this great Islamic worship.