Prayer the only thing helps 137-year-old Saudi man to wake up


Riyadh: A 137-year-old Saudi man who remains asleep most of the time at his home in the Gulf Kingdom wakes up regularly for prayers with the help of his son.

According to Emirates 24/7 report, the man was asleep and almost in a trance when his son put his hand on his father’s head and shouted to him that it was time for prayers.

The lean old man, who was still lying and could hardly move, then started to say Azhan (prayers call) in a low shaky voice as his tears began to roll down on his cheek, prompting his son to give him tissues.

“My father’s condition should be a lesson for all,” his son said, quoted by the Kuwait Arabic language daily Al Anba, which did not say where in Saudi Arabia the man lives.