King, crown prince greet Muslims on Ramadan
By Tousif Khan - Mon Aug 01, 6:55 am
JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and Crown Prince Sultan, deputy premier and minister of defense and aviation, greeted Muslims in the Kingdom and the rest of the world Sunday on the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan.
In a joint address read out by Minister of Culture and Information Abdul Aziz Khoja, the king and the crown prince said: “We pray to Almighty Allah to make the advent of this month an opportunity for the Muslim Ummah to learn more, to strive to reject disunity and to achieve the ideals of brotherhood. That is when the strong stands by the weak, the wealthy supports the needy and the oppressed forgives the oppressor. Thus, they will build a tolerant society where people coexist peacefully preserving the rights and respecting the rights of others.”
The first of Ramadan is on Aug. 1 according to a statement issued by the Supreme Court on Saturday. The schools are on vacation and offices will have special working hours. The holy month also attracts millions of Umrah pilgrims from all parts of world.