THE MIRACLE THE TWO HOLY MOSQUES
?This is the real story of Allah’s miracles
And how what seems impossible actually happens to the devoted, the pious, the sincere, honest people
?He was an unassuming, modest, shy hardworking devoted Muslim Egyptian engineer and architect who preferred to guard his privacy more than anything else!
?Dr. Muhammad Kamal Isma’eel (1908 – 2008) that was his name
?The youngest in the history of Egypt to obtain a high school (certificate), the youngest to get enrolled in the Royal School of Engineering, the youngest ever to graduate from it, the youngest to be sent to Europe to obtain three doctorates in Islamic Architecture.
?He was also the youngest to obtain the “Nile” scarf and the rank of “Iron” from the then King of Egypt
?He was the first engineer who undertook the planning and implementation of the (Haramain) Makkah and Madinah mosques expansion project.
?He refused to receive any payment for his engineering design and architectural supervision, despite efforts by King Fahd and the Bin Laden Company.
?When he returned a cheaque of millions he told Bakar Bin Ladan:
“Why should I accept money (for my work) at the two sacred mosques, how will I face Allah (on the Day of Judgement?).”
?He married at age of 44 years, his wife gave him a son, and died. He never married again instead spending his time in prayer and teaching young people!
?OUR story here is about the marble (work) of Haram Shareef (Holy mosque), as Kamal wanted to cover the floor of the Haram mosque for those making ‘tawaf’ with a particular kind of marble to absorb heat.
This marble was available only in a small mountain in Greece.
?He travelled to Greece and signed a contract buying sufficient quantity of the marble, almost half the mountain.
?Kamal returned (to Makkah), the white marble was shipped to Saudi Arabia was placed on the floor of the Holy mosque in Makkah
After 15 years, the Saudi government asked him to place similar type of marble in the Holy mosque in Madinah.
?Engineer Muhammad Kamal said, When the King asked him to cover the Prophet’s ﷺ mosque too with the same marble, “I got very confused, because there was only one place on the earth to get this type of marble, that was Greece, and I had already bought half of the then available”
?Kamal says that he went to the same company in Greece and met the CEO, and asked him about the quantity that remained.
The CEO said that it had been sold “immediately after you left 15 years ago”
?That was like a kick in the stomach for Kamal. Kamal left the meeting and while leaving their office, he met the office secretary and requested her to please share the where abouts of the person who purchased the rest of the marble
?She said she would try her best but since it was 15 years ago…
?Kamal gave her hotel address & number, and promised to come again the next day
Kamal said that while leaving Office, he thought to himself why do I want to know who bought (it)?
?He said to himself, Allah will make something wonderful to happen.
?On the next day, few hours before leaving to airport, Kamal received a phone call from the secretary saying that she had found the address of the buyer.
?Kamal went to their office thinking what would I do with the address of the buyer, as 15 years had passed?
?Kamal reached to office and the secretary gave him the address of the company who bought the rest of the marble.
?Kamal said that his heart began to beat so fast he had to sit down the moment he discovered that the company which bought the marble was a Saudi company.
?Kamal flew to Saudi Arabia the same day and upon arrival, he went straight to the office of the company that had bought the marble and met the Director Admin, and asked him what he had done with the marble he purchased many years ago from Greece.
He said, I can’t remember.
?He contacted the stock room (of the company) and asked them about the white marble from Greece and they told him that all the quantity is available; was never used.
?Kamal started crying like a baby, and told the full story to the owner of the company and how that marble was required for the mosque at Madinah!
?Kamal gave the owner a blank cheque, and asked him write the amount you want.
?When the owner came to know that the marble is for the mosque of the Holy Prophet ﷺ, he said I will not accept even one Riyal.
Allah made me to purchase this marble and to forget about it, it was meant to be used for the mosque of the Holy Prophet ﷺ.
?Dr Muhammad Kamal Isma’eel passed away in 2008 at the age of a 100