Riyadh, (UNA-OIC) – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman congratulated everyone on the blessed Eid Al-Adha as Muslims offered Eid prayers on Friday morning in the Grand Mosque, the Prophet’s Mosque and throughout the Kingdom amid coronavirus precautionary measures, Saudi Gazette reported.
“I congratulate everyone on the blessed Eid Al-Adha. May Allah (grant us another Eid where we will be in) good, blessings, health, and wellness,” King Salman said.
“We also ask Him (God) to accept the pilgrimage of those who completed Haj, and (to accept) Muslims’ prayers, and to remove the coronavirus pandemic in our countries,” he added.
Meanwhile, in the Grand Mosque, the worshipers performed the prayers, led by Sheikh Dr. Abdullah Bin Awad Al-Juhani, the imam and preacher of the Grand Mosque, who called upon the Hajj pilgrims to fear God.
Sheikh Al-Juhani said: “This is the day of the blessed Eid Al-Adha, the day of the greatest pilgrimage, the day of the completion of the revelation and the completion of the grace of Islam.”
“One of the best acts of worship and the greatest acts of worship is the obligation of Hajj, which is the fifth pillar of Islam. It is obligatory for every Muslim man and Muslim woman with the ability — physical and material — to carry it out as its merit is great and its reward is great.
Sheikh Al-Juhani praised Saudi Arabia’s government led by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman for organizing the Hajj with a limited number of pilgrims in order to preserve their security and safety in the House of God amid the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic, pointing out that one of the basic teachings of Islam is to save lives.
He cited the Almighty’s saying (and do not kill yourselves) and (do not throw your hands to perish) that God was How merciful).
In Madinah, scores of worshipers performed the blessed Eid Al-Adha prayers at the Prophet’s Mosque attended by Prince Faisal Bin Salman, the Governor of Madinah region, and his deputy Prince Saud Bin Khaled Al Faisal, and led by Sheikh Ahmed Bin Talib Bin Humaid, the imam and preacher of the Prophet’s Mosque.