The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, greeted citizens and expatriates in the Kingdom and Muslims all over the world on the occasion of the advent of the holy month of Ramadan.
In a speech delivered on his behalf by the Acting Minister of Media Majid al-Qasabi, the King said Ramadan is an opportunity to purify the soul and renounce differences of opinion, adding that it is an excellent season for good deeds and obedience to God.
He prayed to God to assist all Muslims to take maximum advantage of the benefits of Ramadan, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
“It is from God’s grace upon us that the holy month of Ramadan brings us relief after hardship with the receding of the coronavirus pandemic,” said the King, thanking God for the great success achieved through making tremendous efforts in containing the pandemic and overcoming its adverse effects.
“We are proud that God has honored us with granting the opportunity to serve the Two Holy Mosques and Hajj and Umrah pilgrims and visitors to the Holy Mosques.”
King Salman also expressed his delight that Saudi Arabia has returned to allow the use of the total capacity of the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah after lifting the coronavirus precautionary measures and preventive protocols introduced to contain the spread of the pandemic.
The monarch also thanked the brave soldiers on the Kingdom’s borders, praising their dedication to serving their country and praying to God to bestow them the best reward for their outstanding efforts.
“May Allah accept from us and you our fasting, praying, and good deeds, and grant us success and reward, and may Allah protect our country and all countries of the world from every evil,” concluded the message.
Meanwhile, King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman received cables and phone calls of congratulations on Ramadan from the leaders of Islamic countries, which they thanked, asking God to return the blessed occasion to the Islamic nation with good, blessing, and lasting security and stability.
They also sent cables of congratulations to the leaders of Islamic countries on this blessed occasion.
In the cables, the King and the Crown Prince prayed to Allah Almighty to accept all their good deeds and worship and return this blessed occasion to the Islamic nation with further progress and prosperity.
Furthermore, the Custodian received a phone call from King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, congratulating him on the advent of Ramadan.
King Salman congratulated the Bahraini monarch on this holy month, calling on God Almighty to help everyone fast and do good deeds.