‘Reject extremism, defeat terrorism’
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah congratulated Muslims on the successful completion of Ramadan on Sunday.
On the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr, the king said: “Eid brings joy to the hearts of Muslims after having engaged in worship during the month of Ramadan,” he said. “Allah will reward Muslims who have abstained from indulgence,” he said.
The king’s speech was issued by Culture and Information Minister Abdulaziz Khoja.
The king said: “The Muslim nation is facing tough realities as a result of conflict and fanatic rhetoric. The enemies of Islam have preyed on groups who have become easy tools for killing innocent people through perverting the essence of Islamic law to serve their goals and personal interests.”
He said: “It is our duty to advise victims of terrorist brainwashing and will take an affirmative stance against terrorism,” he said.
“We will prevent anyone who seeks to hinder national security while affirming our commitment to protecting the Kingdom, its interests, territorial integrity, unity and stability among our people, our guests and our residents.”
King Abdullah said: “Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said engaging in acts of worship, such as fasting and reciting the Qur’an, will tip the scales in favor of Muslims on the Day of Judgment. These acts will undoubtedly bear witness to your sincerity and good deeds.”
The king added: “I congratulate you all on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr from the land of the Two Holy Mosques, where Allah bestowed this blessed country with stability, security and unity under the testament of faith.”
He pointed out: “Saudi Arabia was inspired by the great religion of Islam, calling for the rejection of extremism and supporting a moderate stance in every sphere of life.”
Prince Muqrin also extended Eid greetings to King Abdullah and to the Saudi nation.