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Saudi leaders give 1420 Eid Al-Adha address

On the occasion of the Eid Al-Adha of the Hijrah year 1420, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Ibn Abdul Aziz and Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz greeted all Islamic nations and citizens as well as the two million pilgrims currently in the Holy Places in a joint address from Mina delivered on their behalf on radio and television by Minister of Information Dr. Fouad Abdulsalam Al-Farsi. In their address, they attested to the pleasure of the leadership, government and people of Saudi Arabia to receive the pilgrims, whom, they said, it is an honor to serve, with love, respect and appreciation, providing them with round-the-clock services to enable them to perform the Hajj rituals in comfort, ease, security and safety.

They referred to yesterday's worldwide video coverage, via television satellite, that enabled viewers everywhere on the globe to watch as pilgrims clad in white stood at Mount Arafat, raising their voices saying "God is great" and beseeching Him for forgiveness. Praising God for the two great festivals of Islam, the Eid Al-Fitr[at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan] and the Eid Al-Adha [the culmination of the annual pilgrimage to Makkah], they conveyed greetings to citizens, expatriates, and pilgrims in the Kingdom, and to Muslims all over the world. They prayed God to make it a happy Eid for all, full of well being and happiness, and to bestow on the Islamic world the strength to continue its progress.


[full text of 1420 Eid Al-Adha address}