Ghassan Refai is an elderly Palestinian man who has fed the cats and birds of Al-Aqsa Mosque for the past 30 years.
He’s known there as ‘Abu Huraira,’ which means “father of the kitten.” Cats and birds recognize him and they always follow him once he shows up.
He is inspired by the legacy of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), who taught us to be kind and look after animals.He comes here four times a week from the village of Ar’ara.
But cats and birds aren’t the only ones he looks after. is generosity also extends towards people. He hands out sweets and candy to the kids and his bag is always full of special gifts for people who come to Al-Aqsa mosque when he is there.