On behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – may God protect him -, His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, held today, at the Royal Court in Mina Palace, the annual reception for their Excellencies and state, And Islamic dignitaries, guests of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, guests of government agencies, heads of delegations and offices of pilgrims’ affairs who performed Hajj this year.
At the beginning of the ceremony, His Highness the Crown Prince shook hands with His Majesty King Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, King of Malaysia, His Excellency President Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, His Excellency President Muhammad Shahab al-Din of the Republic of Bangladesh, His Excellency President Arif Alvi of the Republic of Pakistan, and His Excellency Mr. Faisal Nassim, Deputy The President of the Republic of the Maldives, His Excellency Mr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt, His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Naguib Azmi Mikati, Prime Minister of Lebanon, His Excellency Mr. Hamza Abdi Berri, Prime Minister of Somalia, His Excellency Mr. Ohamoudou Mohamedou, Prime Minister and Head of Government in Niger, and His Excellency Mr. Muhammad Shtayyeh, Prime Minister of the State of Palestine, and Their Excellencies the Speakers of Parliament in a number of Islamic countries.
Then the speech ceremony prepared for this occasion began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran.
His Highness the Crown Prince delivered a speech on this occasion, the text of which is as follows:
In the name of God, the most gracious, the most merciful
Dear brothers and sisters, pilgrims to the Sacred House of God:
May the peace, blessings, and mercy of God be upon you:
We are pleased, on behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, may God protect him, to greet you from the vicinity of the Sacred House of God, and to congratulate the pilgrims of the House of God and the Islamic nation on the blessed Eid al-Adha, asking the Lord Almighty to accept good deeds from us and from you and the pilgrims of his house, and to make Their Hajj is accepted, their efforts commended, and their sins forgiven.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, since its establishment, has honored the Lord Almighty to serve the Two Holy Mosques and take care of them, and has made this at the forefront of its interests, and has taken all efforts and harnessed all capabilities to provide comfort and reassurance to the guests of Rahman.
We ask God Almighty to perpetuate safety and security for us and the Islamic Ummah, just as we ask Him to grant the pilgrims of His House success to complete their rituals in these blessed days and to return them to their homes safely.
Happy new year.
Peace, mercy and blessings of God.
His Excellency the Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Chairman of the Program Committee for Serving the Guests of the Merciful, Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, delivered a speech in which he said: “We thank God for making it easy for the pilgrims to perform their rituals with ease, safety and reassurance, and this is the result of God’s success, then the support and guidance of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – may God protect him – and His Highness the Crown Prince’s careful follow-up to everything that contributes to the comfort and safety of the guests of Rahman.
He pointed out that the pilgrims of the Sacred House of God enjoy a package of quality services at all stations of their spiritual journey, which work has begun to prepare since the end of the Hajj season last year, and it is honored to be provided by more than forty government sectors with effective participation and complementarity, led by the sons and daughters of this benevolent country, based on Their religious and national responsibility towards the Two Holy Mosques and their pilgrims, and as an extension of the honor and the authentic historical commitment of our country, leadership and people, within ambitious transformational projects led by the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
He added, based on the directives of His Highness the Crown Prince and his continuous follow-up to translating the objectives of the Service Program for the Guests of Rahman to facilitate access to the Two Holy Mosques, perform Umrah and visit for all Muslims, by simplifying procedures, developing visa systems and digitizing them on a unified platform in several languages, which resulted in this year achieving the highest historical number. The number of pilgrims coming to the Kingdom exceeded ten million.
Dr. Al-Rabeeah explained that this year, for the first time, fair competition was opened in the service of pilgrims abroad, and the implementation of the Makkah Route initiative was expanded, which has so far benefited seven countries, and has served more than 400,000 pilgrims since its launch.
His Excellency indicated that it is to enrich the religious and cultural experience of Umrah pilgrims and visitors, and in coordination with partners, work is underway to rehabilitate Islamic historical sites and enrichment destinations, as in the next few years more than 100 historical sites and exhibitions related to the Prophet’s purified biography will be inaugurated, and work will also be done to invest human competencies Which serves the guests of Rahman in the three sectors: governmental, private, and non-profit.
After that, I delivered the speech of the Muslim World League for this year, delivered by Sheikh Muhammad Al-Hafiz Al-Nahwi, in which he appreciated the efforts made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in managing the Hajj seasons, serving the guests of Rahman, and raising them to high levels of modernization and renewal.
He praised the support and empowerment of the Muslim World League from the Kingdom and the crystallization of its role worldwide to serve Islam and Muslims, as well as the transformation of the Makkah Document in the process of the nation’s scholars to become a scientific and intellectual beacon for which the two worlds can be proud of, and an educational curriculum and training material in religious institutions for the world. Islamic.
Then His Excellency the Jordanian Minister of Awqaf, Islamic Affairs and Holy Sites, Dr. Muhammad bin Ahmed Al-Khalayleh, delivered the speech of the heads of Hajj affairs offices, in which he expressed his thanks, pride and appreciation for the great efforts made by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, And His Highness, the faithful Crown Prince – may God preserve them – to serve the pilgrims of the Sacred House of God, and to enable them to perform their duty easily and easily.
His Excellency added today that we are witnessing the great achievements made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to receive pilgrims, serve them and support them, and among the greatest blessings of God Almighty upon Muslims is that He has provided for them brothers who do everything for them to facilitate their journey and residence to perform the religious duty, pointing out that the Kingdom is the pillar of the House of Islam by embracing the sanctities of Muslims In Makkah Al-Mukarramah and Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, where pilgrims from all over the world meet every year, to get to know each other, remember God, and draw closer to Him, the Most High, through worship and supplication.
After that, everyone was honored to greet His Highness the Crown Prince.
At the conclusion of the reception, everyone had lunch with His Highness the Crown Prince.
The reception was attended by His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz, His Royal Highness Prince Mansour bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Saad bin Abdulaziz, His Royal Highness Prince Sattam bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, and His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, His Highness Prince Dr. Bandar bin Abdullah bin Turki, His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, His Highness Prince Miteb bin Saud bin Saad, and His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Special Adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Highness Prince Dr. Muhammad bin Salman bin Muhammad, His Highness Prince Dr. Turki bin Saud bin Muhammad, Advisor at the Royal Court, His Highness Prince Dr. Saud bin Salman bin Muhammad, His Royal Highness Prince Dr. Hussam bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al-Baha Region, and His Royal Highness Prince Nawwaf bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, His Royal Highness Prince Mansour bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, His Highness Prince Dr. Bandar bin Salman bin Muhammad, His Royal Highness Prince Khaled bin Turki bin Faisal, and His Highness Prince Fahd bin Khalid bin Abdullah, His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Mishaal bin Abdulaziz, His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Muhammad bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz, Minister of State and Member of the Council of Ministers, and His Royal Highness Prince Badr bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Makkah Al-Mukarramah Region, and His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Nahar bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Taif, and His Highness Prince Faisal bin Muhammad bin Saad, Assistant Undersecretary of the Principality of Makkah Al-Mukarramah Region for Rights, and His Highness Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Jalawi, Governor of Jeddah, and His Highness His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Sports, His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior, His Royal Highness Prince Bandar bin Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Assistant Chief of General Intelligence, and His Royal Highness Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Minister of the National Guard, and His Royal Highness Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, and His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, and His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Turki bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz, and His Royal Highness Prince Mishaal bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, His Royal Highness Prince Saad bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, His Royal Highness Prince Mashhour bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdul-Ilah bin Abdulaziz, His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, and His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs .