King Abdullah encourages contemplation, compassion during Ramadan

August 21, 2009

On behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, a speech was delivered today on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan by Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Abdulaziz Khojah. Ramadan, which begins Saturday, is the month in which the Quran was imparted to the Prophet Mohammed.

In their address, King Abdullah and Crown Prince Sultan urged Muslims to contemplate the teachings of their religion and to practice generosity and tolerance. “What great and significant lessons learnt from the month of Ramadan,” they stated. “Let us avail ourselves of opportunity of the days and nights of this month to further thank God for His both visible and invisible grants; let us dash to stirring up the spirit of brotherhood and fraternity; let us promote the meanings of sympathy, compassion and openhandedness; and let us recall the great values of religion which are some of the blessings of this good month and this tolerant religion.”

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