2006 News Story

King, Crown Prince call for Muslim unity in Eid Al-Adha address

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz congratulated all Muslims and called for Islamic unity in their annual Eid Al-Adha address today.

They noted that the Islamic civilization is a unique one that can achieve productivity, creativity, diversity, vitality and strength.

The two leaders called on Muslims to overcome their differences and stand united. "The completion of the divine revelation and the understanding of the duty on our shoulders dictate us to work united and think seriously to mobilize our resources and determination, integrate sources of unity and harmony and overcome differences," they said.

Commenting on the Hajj, the King and Crown Prince noted the diversity of the pilgrims who perform the rituals each year. They remarked how the Hajj reflects unprecedented brotherhood and equality and represents the perfection of Islam.

[full text of statement]