Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz today addressed Muslims on the occasion of the Eid Al-Adha holiday, which began today.
In the address, which was read by Minister of Culture and Information Iyad Madani, the King and Crown Prince noted that the Hajj represents the richness and unity of the Muslim nation. They also discussed the importance of the pillars of Islam – of which the Hajj is one – and prayed that God would accept the pilgrimage of each of the pilgrims.
This morning, Muslims across Saudi Arabia performed morning prayers to mark the Eid Al-Adha. Thousands of pilgrims poured into the Grand Mosque in Makkah for the prayers.
King Abdullah received numerous cables of congratulations from around the world on the occasion of the Eid. The King has also sent many similar cables to world leaders over the past few days.