Author: sarah glubbFri, 2018-06-15 16:36ID: 1529069994159297400
JEDDAH: King Salman performed the Eid Al-Fitr prayer in Makkahs Grand Mosque on Friday.
He also received Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri; the commander of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition, Gen. Raheel Sharif; and princes, scholars, sheikhs, and senior civilian and military officials at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah. They came to congratulate him on Eid Al-Fitr.
The monarch also received congratulatory phone calls from Bahrains King Hamad, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Kuwaits Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Kuwaits heir-apparent Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
King Salman thanked them, wished them a happy Eid, and appealed to Allah to make the Muslim world more united, coherent and strong.
He also greeted the Saudi people and Muslims everywhere, thanking Allah because “we have successfully and comfortably completed our fasting and worshipping during the holy month of Ramadan.”
The monarch said: “Eid is a day of happiness and joy following strict worshipping, embodying the significance and meaning of communication, cohesion, solidarity, tolerance and cooperation.”
He thanked Allah for having “honored the leadership, people and government” of Saudi Arabia with the task of serving the Two Holy Mosques and their worshippers, “which the Kingdom will spare no effort to achieve.”
King Salman also thanked Allah for having helped Saudi Arabia “remain adherent to Islamic Shariah law.”
The monarch later arrived in Jeddah after spending the last 10 days of Ramadan in Makkah. He was seen off by Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, and a number of senior officials.