|Reception of the Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon who conveyed the greetings of King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz|
Fadlullah: We encourage working to maintain stability in the Arab and Islamic region, and confront all the attempts of inciting strife among the Muslims.
His Eminence, the Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah, emphasized the necessity to work on preserving the security and stability of the Arab and Islamic region, especially in Al-Hijaz region and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, being the country where Al-Hajj and Al-Umra are performed. He also stressed the necessity of striving to preserve the Islamic unity and confronting all the external attempts that aim at fomenting sedition between the Sunnis and Shiites. Moreover, he revealed that one of the most important factors for consecrating stability and security is the country's internal stability, as well as developing its relations with the neighboring Arab and Islamic region.
His Eminence was speaking to the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Lebanon, Ali Awad Al-Ussairy, who visited the Sayyed and went with him through the developments of the Lebanese situation, the inter-Arab relations' file, as well as the challenges facing the Arab and Islamic nation, particularly the Palestinian issue.
Sayyed Fadlullah confirmed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the country of the two Holy Mosques [Al-Kaaba and the Prophet's Mosque in Al-Madina], the cradle of Islam, and the place from which the Islamic Message was launched to the world, ought to persist on its quest to unify the Muslims' ranks inside and outside the Kingdom and face the Takfiri parties trying to divide the Muslims and distort the image of Islam.
His Eminence emphasized that our true concern is to maintain the stability in the Arab and Islamic region, especially in Al-Hijaz, the country where Al-Hajj and Al-Umra are performed. Thus, it ought to be safe and stable and thriving with its people and the pilgrims that visit it from all over the world.
He added: amongst the most significant factors in the issue of stability is what is related to the country's internal unity, the inter-Islamic relations, and the Islamic-Arab relations. Moreover, everyone ought to work on preserving these relations, as well as enhancing and developing them, in compliance with what secures the entire Arab and Islamic reality, and blocks the road before all the external axes, and the arrogant powers aiming at inciting strife among the Muslims and fomenting sedition between the Sunnis and Shiites.
His Eminence also emphasized that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ought to pursue the policy of dialogue and opening up at the Arab level, especially with the Republic of Syria, which could result in a positive impact on the Arab issues generally and the Palestinian cause in particular. Moreover, he stressed the necessity of supporting the Palestinian people against the Israeli Judaization policy, and helping them to reunite their ranks by supporting the inter-Palestinian dialogue with every means possible.
On his part, the Saudi Ambassador conveyed the greetings of King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz and the officials at the Kingdom to His Eminence, Sayyed Fadlullah, emphasizing that the nation is in dire need for conscious and open-minded scholars who work for the sake of the unity among the Muslims.
Moreover, the Saudi Ambassador confirmed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will continue its work to consecrate Lebanon's stability, as well as the unity and sovereignty of the Lebanese people, emphasizing the necessity of preserving the Lebanese diversity that represents a civilized image in the region.