Custodian of the Two
Holy Mosques King Abdullah
Madani commends Saudi Govt. for serving Islam and Muslims:
Arshad Madani, president
of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind and professor of Hadith at Darul Uloom
Deoband commended the efforts taken by the Saudi Arabian Government
for the service of....
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah said on Sunday that
Islam and Muslims would remain strong despite enemy conspiracies,
including those by Muslim extremists.
“I would like to tell you that the
Islamic world today is strong by the Grace of God,” the Saudi
Arabian leading daily Arab News quoted the King as saying.
King Abdullah's assertions came while
he was delivering the welcome speech in a function in Riyadh to
confer the Prince Naif International Prize for Sunnah and
Contemporary Islamic Studies.
“Whatever the enemies do, including
some Muslims who are enemies of Islam, would not affect the Islamic
faith and Muslims. Muslims would remain strong with their slogan of
monotheism, Lailaha Illallah Muhammadan Rasulullah (There is no god
but God and Muhammad is His Prophet),” said King Abdullah.
He further wished Muslim leaders, who
came from across the globe, every success in their endeavors and
urged them to become good messengers of Islam wherever they are.
Sheikh Arshad Madani, president of
Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind and professor of Hadith at Darul Uloom Deoband,
thanked the Saudi government for the warm welcome it accorded to the
participants of the Prince Naif Award ceremony, said the Arab
Madani, the son of the renowned Indian
Islamic scholar and famous freedom fighter, Sheikh Hussain Ahmed
Madani, commended the Saudi leadership for winning a leading
position for the Kingdom in the comity of nations and making the
Qur’an and Sunnah the basis for governing the country’s affairs.
Sheikh Madani also noted Saudi
Arabia’s efforts in serving religion and supporting Muslim
communities around the globe.
“The good works of Saudi Arabia are
not limited to Saudis or to Muslim countries but cover the whole
world,” he pointed out.
The meeting at Al-Yamamah Palace was
attended by Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Prince
Naif and top officials.
Crown Prince Sultan also received the
foreign guests and praised Prince Naif’s efforts in the service of
Islam and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). He
also underscored the great role being played by the Prince Naif
award in promoting studies and research on the Sunnah.
Speaking at the occasion, Yemeni
Minister of Endowments and Guidance Hamoud Al-Hattar said the Prince
Naif Prize was instrumental in encouraging Muslim researchers around
the world to focus on the Sunnah.
He praised the authorities for
presenting a posthumous award to Sheikh Ahmed Shakir, a great
scholar of Hadith who died 50 years ago, in appreciation of his
The secretariat of the prize had
received 420 research works relating to the four categories of the
prize and rejected 138 of them for not fulfilling the set