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King Salman: Saudi Arabia resumed using two holy mosques at full capacity

Saudi Gazette report

Riyadh — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman greeted citizens and expatriates of the Kingdom as well as Muslims around the world on the occasion of the advent of the holy month of Ramadan.

In a message read on his behalf by Acting Media Minister Majed Al-Qasabi, the King urged the faithful to use the month of fasting to purify their souls and renounce differences of opinion, saying it was a great season for good deeds and obedience to God. He prayed to God to help all Muslims make the most of the blessings of Ramadan, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

“It is by God’s grace upon us that the holy month of Ramadan brings us relief from the hardships associated with the setback of the coronavirus pandemic. We thank God for the great success we have achieved through tremendous efforts to contain the pandemic and overcome its adverse effects,” the king said.

He added, “We are proud that God has honored us for granting us the opportunity to serve the two holy mosques as well as Hajj and Umrah pilgrims and visitors to the holy mosques. We are pleased that Saudi Arabia has returned to allow the use of the full capacity of the Grand Mosque in Mecca and the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, after lifting the precautionary measures and preventive protocols that were introduced to stem the spread of the pandemic.

King Salman also thanked the courageous armed personnel belonging to all military sectors who are deployed at the borders of the Kingdom, praising their devotion to the service of their country and praying to God to grant them the best reward for their great efforts. The King asked God to accept fasting, prayers and other good deeds, as well as to protect the Kingdom and all the countries of the world from all evil.