2006 News Story

King, Crown Prince congratulate Muslims on Ramadan

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz issued a statement today congratulating Muslims on the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, which starts tomorrow.

In their remarks, which was read by Acting Minister of Culture and Information Saud Al-Muthami, the King and Crown Prince urged Muslims to use the holy month as an opportunity to renew their commitment to the Islamic ideals of peace, justice and prosperity.

“The holy month of Ramadan comes at a time when the Muslim nation faces great external challenges. From time to time, it is afflicted with dark tumult and suffers from some of its people who have not deeply looked at the tolerance and ease of this religion,” the two leaders said.

“Islam is a religion of affection, mercy, tolerance, dialogue and effective participation in human civilization advancement.”