Awqaf Minister: ‘Defending Jerusalem Is a Duty’

Awqaf Minister: ‘Defending Jerusalem Is a Duty’

Thursday, 18 January, 2018 - 10:15
Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance Sheikh Saleh bin Abdulaziz Al Ash-Sheikh. Aharq Al-Awsat
Cairo- Asharq Al Awsat
Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance Sheikh Saleh bin Abdulaziz Al Ash-Sheikh stressed that Saudi Arabia supports all that Egypt is doing in order to end the suffering of the Palestinian people.

“Jerusalem is for Arabs, and this blessed land is the land of Ibrahim and the prophets after him,” Ash-Sheikh said.

Jerusalem "is linked to our faith, and defending it is an obligatory duty," Saudi Awqaf Minister said during his participation in Al-Azhar International Conference in Support of Jerusalem.

“Scholars are message carriers, not policymakers, and they must work to achieve victory over Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque,” he noted, adding that “we must establish that doctrine to know who is the real enemy and liberate Jerusalem from the Zionist entity.”

He explained that scholars should follow the Holy Quran and the Prophet’s Sunna and be certain that “victory is coming inevitably ... The occupation, even if it lasted long, will be ended by the saviors.”

Ash-Sheikh said that he would like to thank God for giving him the opportunity to attend the international conference to discuss practical activities that will lead to the victory of Jerusalem and the Palestinian cause and the dignity of Arabs and Muslims.

He also thanked Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for sponsoring this conference and supporting the Palestinian cause.

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