Riyadh (SPA) - The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz received yesterday at Al-Yamamah Palace Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier, Minister of Interior, and Chairman of Supreme Commission of Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz International Award for Prophet's Sunnah (Traditions)and Islamic Contemporary Studies, and a number of princes, ministers, scholars-members of the commission and its guests.
Addressing the audience, 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,” said the king while receiving guests attending 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.
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.