Makkah imam urges faithful to show mercy to weaker sections

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

MAKKAH – In an air of festivity and religious fervor, Muslims all over the Kingdom started celebrating on Tuesday the Eid Al-Adha, which coincides with the annual pilgrimage of Haj. In their Eid sermons, imams at the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah as well as at thousands of mosques and prayer grounds across the Kingdom called on believers to follow the unique example of sacrifice set by Prophet Ibrahim and lead a life of total submission to Almighty Allah. Millions of Muslims including women and children turned out to offer Eid prayers at mosques and prayer grounds across the Kingdom.

At the Grand Mosque, Imam Sheikh Faisal Ghazawi led the prayers. In his Eid sermon, Ghazawi called on the faithful to shun division and hatred, and embrace love and compassion while showing mercy to the weaker sections in the society. He emphasized that Haj is instrumental in further consolidating the faith in monotheism.

At the Prophet's Mosque, the Eid prayer was led by Imam Sheikh Salah Al-Bodair and attended by Prince Faisal Bin Salman, emir of Madinah and other senior officials. In Riyadh, Eid Al-Adha prayer at Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Mosque was led by Sheikh Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Asheikh.