Al-Sudais: Sectarianism tearing apart countries
Stay away from sectarianism, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, president of the Two Holy Mosques Affairs, told the more than 1 million worshippers who crowded the Grand Mosque during Friday prayers amid tight security.
Al-Sudais alluded to the sectarian strife and conflicts tearing apart Muslim countries.
“Muslims around the world fast and pray as they witness what is going on in Palestine and Syria,” he said. Al-Sudais warned against bloodshed and urged crisis resolution. Worshippers were kept cool by the more than 250 fans distributed around the Grand Mosque. The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, by contrast, saw around half a million worshippers attend Friday prayers.