2006 News Story

King and Crown Prince call for Muslim unity in Eid address

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz issued a joint statement from Mina today, addressing Muslims everywhere on the occasion of the Eid Al-Adha. In the statement, which was read by Minister of Culture and Information Iyad Madani, King Abdullah and Crown Prince Sultan called for unity and security in the Muslim world.

“We pray to Almighty Allah to facilitate this Eid to bring about security and stability in all Muslim countries and in the entire world, and to unify the ranks of the Muslims and to enable them to follow the proper path and the right track,” the statement said.

King Abdullah and Crown Prince Sultan also congratulated Muslims on the Eid Al-Adha and pilgrims on performing the Hajj.

King Abdullah also addressed guests who came to Mina Palace to congratulate him on the Eid Al-Adha, including princes, scholars, sheikhs, ministers and members of the Saudi security forces. In his remarks, the King praised their efforts to combat terrorism and defend Islam against criminals and killers. He reaffirmed his belief that the Kingdom would be victorious in the battle against the deviant group, and that the evildoers would be defeated.

The King also continued to receive Muslim leaders conveying their good wishes for the Eid, as well as numerous congratulatory telephone calls.