Arab News – Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has commended the nation’s soldiers for not only guarding the Saudi borders but also protecting the Islamic religion.
“The soldiers positioned at the Saudi borders are protecting religion, the country and the Ummah and fighting for the sake of Allah,” Al-Asheikh said.
The grand mufti made the statement during a campaign organized by King Saud Medical City (KSMC) recently to donate blood for the soldiers.
The campaign was in cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Council of Senior Ulema (Scholars) under the slogan “The valiant soldiers, we are all with you.”
Al-Asheikh, also the head of the Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Issuing Fatwas, advised the troops “to fear Allah because you’re a Mujahideen fighting on Allah’s behalf.”
For his part, Sheikh Dr. Abdullah Al-Mutlaq, adviser at the Royal Court and member of the High Council of Ulema, told the soldiers, “You, at the border areas, are better than the world we live in now.”
On the other hand, Dr. Fahd Al-Majid, secretary general of the Council of Ulema, lauded the efforts of KSMC got organizing the blood donation drive.
“This blood donation campaign has two messages. One is for the whole country and its citizens regarding the importance of blood donation,” he said. Dr. Al-Majid added that the other is “for the soldiers to know and understand that we are totally in support of them,” adding that the blood donation drive has generated a lot of interest.
Dr. Haitham Al-Falah, KSMC executive director, added that the campaign “comes as a matter of national duty since it’s for soldiers who care for our comfort and protection.”
He thanked the General Secretariat of the Council of Senior Ulema for their participation in the campaign.


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