Saudi youth ‘must join national cause’

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has stressed the need for enlisting young Saudis in the army in order to utilize their capabilities for defending the country against enemies.

He called on the authorities to be prepared financially and morally to train and make Saudi youths capable of defending the country.

“Compulsory military service for our youth is important and required to ensure that our strength is unbeatable,” the grand mufti said.

Delivering his Friday sermon at Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh, he said: “Young Saudis must be ready and armed at all times to resist any demon. We must prepare our youth in a proper way so that they become our shield for jihad in the service of God against enemies of the religion and the nation.”

The grand mufti said that in times of prosperity and peace, the country must invest in the capabilities of the youth and enable them to defend their country. “People should thwart the attempts of those trying to brainwash the youth and attract them toward deviant ideology and misleading thoughts,” he added.

He said young Saudis must be constantly ready to defend the religion and the nation through their compulsory military training.

He explained that Muslims are being targeted by the enemies of Islam and this is what is happening is some countries. “Sunnis in some Muslim countries face aggression and harassment by the enemies of Islam.”

They want to take control of the Arab countries by interfering in their internal affairs. The Muslims in Yemen are subjected to such harassment by the enemies of Islam, he added.

These enemies have killed innocent people, destroyed mosques and universities and pose a threat to the peace and security of neighboring countries including the land of the Two Holy Mosques, he said.

He emphasized that people in the Kingdom must help their brothers in Yemen. The grand mufti warned Saudis against heeding rumors and lies and urged them to stand united against any attempts to weaken them.


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