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Imam-e-Kaaba Sheikh Saleh Al Humaid in Islamabad on four-day visit

Distinguished dignitary will lead Friday prayer at federal capital’s Faisal Mosque

  • Sheikh Saleh to lead Friday prayer at  Faisal Mosque.
  • He is in Pakistan to strengthen ties between nations.
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Imam-e-Kaaba Sheikh Saleh Al Humaid, the custodian of Islam’s holiest site, landed in the federal capital to further strengthen the brotherly relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

Apart from meeting the country’s senior leadership, Sheikh Saleh — during his four-day Pakistan visit — will also lead the Friday prayer at Islamabad’s Faisal Mosque.

Born in the Saudi city of Buraydah, the distinguished dignitary became a Hafiz-e-Quran at age 20. He holds Masters and PhD degrees from Makkah’s from Umm Al Qurra University and was appointed an imam in Masjid Al Haram in 1983.

Sheikh Saleh — who is also an advisor to the Kingdom’s Royal Court — has previously served as the head of Saudi Arabia’s Soura Council and President High Judiciary Commission.

On his arrival, Imam-e-Kaaba was received by caretaker Interior Minister Sarfraz Bugti, caretaker Minister for Education Madad Ali Sindhi, Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi, Saudi Ambassador Nawaf bin Said Al Malki, and several other senior officials.

Expressing his views, Ashrafi, who also serves as SAPM on Religious Harmony, highlighted the “spiritual and diplomatic” significance of Sheikh Saleh’s visit.

The PUC chairman also stressed that the visit would also “contribute to the promotion of peace, unity and shared values of the two nations.”

— Additional input from APP

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