HAJJ 2016

King Salman: Saudi Arabia honored to serve Hajj pilgrims

Saudi King Salman thanked the Saudi military personnel for their efforts in serving pilgrims. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman congratulated citizens and pilgrims on Eid Al-Adha and wished that “this occasion brings bounties and blessings for the Ummah.”

The King received at the Royal Court in Mina Palace on Monday princes, the Grand Mufti, Ulema, sheikhs, guests from GCC countries, ministers, commanders of all military sectors participating in Haj, and heads of scouts.

King Salman thanked the Saudi military personnel for their efforts in serving pilgrims.

The King said: “We are all honored to serve pilgrims and stay up the nights for their comfort. We spare no effort to provide safety and comfort so that they perform their rites with ease and peace of mind.

“Your nation appreciates your noble deeds and your sacrifices in protecting the nation. We are proud of this, and we pray to Allah to help you and bless your efforts. We are continuing on the path of our forefathers in defending the religion and the nation.

“On this day we remember our heroes — the martyrs — who sacrificed their lives in defending their religion and their nation. We pray to Almighty Allah to have mercy on their souls and to make paradise their abode. We pray to Allah to grant quick recovery to the injured. We also pray to Allah to protect our country.”

This article first appeared in the Saudi Gazette on Sept. 13, 2016.

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