The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has sought the intervention of Allah in the restoration of pilgrimage to the Islamic world the way it had been before the arrival of Corona Virus that had stopped the normal performances for the second year running.
In a message to the Islamic world today, July 20, to mark the Eid-el-Kabir, the King expressed hope that in the year ahead, the restrictions (of large gatherings) will be taken away for the feast to go as it has always been.
“My brothers and sisters residing on the land of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, brothers and sisters of Muslims in the east and west of the earth, peace, mercy and blessings of God be upon you, and happy new year, health, safety, and success from God.”
Quoted by the Saudi Press Agency, King Salma expressed gratitude for the effective coordination of 2021 Hajj season in light of the covid-19 pandemic.
“In conclusion, we praise and thank God for the honor that this blessed country has bestowed on serving the Two Holy Mosques and their destination to the fullest, and for His success in managing the Hajj and Umrah seasons successfully in light of this pandemic and the restrictions and effects that it imposed on the entire world. To ensure the safety of the pilgrims, and thanks also to the workers and volunteers in all government and private sectors who contributed to the success of this year’s Hajj season.
“And I ask God to accept their Hajj from the pilgrims, and from other Muslims their good deeds, and to bring this feast back to the Islamic nation as it enjoys security, stability, safety and prosperity, and happy New Year.”