Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Very pleased at spectacular quality of Haj

Highest of compliments to everyone who has performed such a remarkable job at making this year's Haj so safe and spiritually satisfying for all of God's pilgrims. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Vice Custodian, the Grand Mufti and all of the government and cleric hosts of the guests of God have truly done an extraordinary job of planning and coordination.

I am additionally moved at reading the contribution of the many volunteers, ordinary people, and the security, medical and administrative personnel. Few things give me more joy than reading of the tender concern for all of the pilgrims from all walks of life, such as the giving to them of free medical care.

Bless all of them and congratulations.