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The oldest man in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Ali bin Mohammad bin Marii Al-Alkami died at 147, giving us 147 lessons if we ponder. He was 38 when King Abdu Aziz bin Saud declared Asir as a part of Saudi Arabia.
People around him used to call him Baba Ali. He breathed his last in Abha at the age of 147. He died suffering a brain stroke. He was known as the oldest man in Saudi Arabia.
Leading a simple life with fewer luxuries and having a proper nourishing diet along with the walk and exercise is the key to a longer, healthier, and happier life.
Sheikh Ali always ate from his farm homegrown fruit and vegetables, farm-grown organic grains, wheat, maize, barley, and honey. He also ate fresh meat from his farm animals and refused to eat anything other than this.
This was his special diet, and he hated riding cars and loved walking on foot even when he went to Makkah on foot. He never visited the hospital, even reaching this advanced age. These were some reasons for his healthy and long life.
He was an early riser who always slept after the night prayer (Salat-ul-Isha) and woke up early 2 hours before the morning prayer (Salat-ul-Fajr). He also never skipped any of his prayers, and he walked almost 4 kilometers to attend Friday prayer.
His loved ones explained that last Friday was the first person to enter the mosque. He was a wise and generous man.
He offered Hajj 40 times in his life, recited the Quran daily, and always depended on himself for his work.
He was a father of two, a son and a daughter. His son died, and he started feeling alone as he said before his death, “ Life was beautiful in the past.
Today, things and people are very different. No one is left of my generation, so I feel lonely among people.”
Source: Al Arabiya