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Former para-athlete who was born armless earns a living by selling kuih at Ramadan bazaar

No hands? No problem.

With the Ramadan season officially upon us, many vendors have set up stalls selling delicious Malay cuisine at bazaars across the country to celebrate the breaking of fast and earn an income as well.

Hardworking young man selling kuih

One such example is Hijjaz (@muhdhijjaz1), a hardworking young man who manages a stall at bazaar located at Taman Melawati despite his physical disabilities.

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Screengrab via TikTok/@muhdhijjaz1

In the video, Hijjaz is seen frying pieces of peneram, a traditional Malay pastry and tossing it deftly into a yellow container using a long wooden stick.

@muhdhijjaz1 Balas kepada @penyuu_terbang ♬ original sound – ꜰᴀᴛɪᴍᴀ ꕤ

What caught the attention of many however, was his dedication in not letting his physical condition be an obstacle in making an honest living during the holy month.

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Read also: 5 Important Facts We Learnt About Ramadan And Fasting From Our Muslim Colleagues 

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Screengrab via TikTok/@muhdhijjaz1

When asked by a netizen how he managed to carry out his work while not having both arms, Hijjaz simply answered, “This is the reality. No dark jokes here.

Salam Ramadan. [I have to] work even though [I have] shortcomings.

@muhdhijjaz1 Kasi like sikit 🤏🏻 #ramadhan ♬ suara asli – Angi Lay

“No excuses”

Speaking to WeirdKaya, Hijjaz said that he was born without arms and was formerly a para-athlete for Perak before venturing into his peneram business.

Previously, I had represented the state as a para-athlete and was crowned champion of SUKMA Perak 2018.

The video has since garnered over 218k views and 28.3k likes at the time of publication, with many praising Hijjaz for his determination and resilience.

The very best. Salute bro”.

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Please be careful while at work. I pray that your work will not be burdensome.”

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“Keep up the good spirit, brother!”

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In response to the kind comments, Hijjaz said that he will continue to maintain his vigor while on the job even though he feels tired from fasting.

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Cover Image via TikTok/@muhdhijjaz1

Editor: Sarah Yeoh