The mosque’s administration wanted to reward the worker with a cash prize but he refused.
Lahore (Pakistan Point News – 15th May, 2019) A Pakistani worker who performs the duty of cleaning the Holy Kaaba got his wish fulfilled as the administration of Al-Haram Mosque allowed him to pray inside Hijr-e-Ismail (Stone of Ismail).
The Pakistani worker was voted the most diligent cleaner of the month.
Honouring his wish, the administration allowed him to pray in Hijr-e-Ismail. The doors were closed and the sacred place of Hijr-e-Ismail was completely assigned to him.
Before each prayer every day, the Hijr Ismail, the entire area around the Kaaba and Al-Multazim (the area between the Black Stone and the Kaaba door) are sterilized by disinfectants, cleaned and perfumed.
The cleaning operation starts at Hijr Ismail, goes on to the whole area surrounding the Kaaba and then continues to Al-Multazim.
The cleaning is done in two phases: the first is the sterilization of the mataf area, the Al-Multazim, Al-Rukn Al-Yamani (the right-hand corner) and the Black Stone and the second is perfuming with special perfume.