King, Crown Prince address Muslims on eve of Ramadan

July 9, 2013

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz addressed the Saudi people and Muslims around the world on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan. A speech was delivered on their behalf today by Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Abdulaziz bin Mohieddin Khoja.

“Our sons, daughters, brothers and sisters in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, our Muslim brothers all over the world: We congratulate you on the blessed month of Ramadan, the month of good, blessing, mercy and best morals,” Dr. Khoja said.

“Islam is the religion of love, tolerance and forgiveness,” he declared. “It is a message for building and peace and a method for dialogue, not introversion and defeat.” He continued, “Graced by God to serve the two holy mosques and, having that honor, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will never give room for exploiting the religion as a mask behind which extremists, the frivolous and those who are eager to secure personal interests practice their flagrant and rejected interpretations, defaming the profile of the great Islam through their radical and extreme behavior.”

Dr. Khoja concluded, “I ask God Almighty to guide us to the right path and inspire us with better guidance and wisdom and to help us against he whoever becomes deviant and hurts human beings. We also pray to God Almighty to get our brothers in the sister country of Syria to alleviate their sufferings, calling on the international community not to precede their political calculations over their ethical ones, and whoever does so, history will write that he participated in the killing of innocents and breaching the liberties of the people.”