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Disabled Qatari boy performs Umrah by walking on hands

Muftah, who is active on social media and has a million followers on Instagram lives life to the fullest

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A 14-year-old Qatari boy has risen beyond his disability to perform the Umrah by walking on his hands.

Ghanim al-Muftah was born with Caudal Regression Syndrome, which affects the development of the lower spine. Hence he does not have a lower body.

In Mecca, he undertook the pilgrimage without his wheelchair, while walking on his hands while circling the Kaaba, and was lifted to kiss the black stone, according to step feed.

Muftah, who is active on social media, also met with the Grand Mosque’s Imam Sheikh Maher Al-Muaiqly.

الجزء الثالث . . . . السعادة في طاعة الله ... دوما لك الحمد يا الله

A video posted by Ghanim Al-Muftah|غانم المفتاح (@g_almuftah) on

The visit came about following an invite to Muftah and his family from Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the board of a Saudi tourism commission, and a special security team accompanied them during the pilgrimage.

His twin brother, who was born normal, also joined him on the pilgrimage.

Active on social media

Muftah, who is active on social media and has a million followers on Instagram lives life to the fullest, actively pursuing his interests.

"I was thankfully able to serve my religion, country and family while spreading positive vibes to people and showing them that humans have the ability to give, no matter what their circumstances are," he said in Dubai at the Arab Social Media Influencers Summit last month, according to Khaleej Times.