Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques during meeting with princes, scholars and senior officials:

- The sovereign king is Allah, we’re all worshippers of Allah

- I plead to be spared titles of “sovereign of hearts” or “king of humane compassion

Prince Saud Al-Faisal discusses bilateral relations, regional developments with British PM

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at the Royal Court at Al-Yamamah Palace a number of princes; the Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the President of the Presidency for Scholastic Research and Religious Edicts (Dar Al-Ifta) and Scholars Council Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Al-Sheikh; a number of Ulema and sheikhs; Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Abdulrahman Al-Attiyah; a number of ministers and senior officials; dignitaries of Riyadh, Hail, Asir and Baha Regions; a delegation of the Ministry of Education; Chairman and members of Board of Directors of Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and a group of citizens who came to greet the King.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques delivered the following speech:

'In the name of Allah, the merciful, the compassionate, My brothers and sons,

Thank you all, and I wish all of you success; I thank each and every one of you I have seen or shaken hands with.

Unfortunately, I could not stand-up, but in few days or months, Allah Almighty willing, I will.

My brothers,

Since the scholarly Sheikhs are present, I have a word or two to say; these are meant for all the people.


I am called the 'sovereign of hearts,' or the 'king of humane compassion,' I do plead that you spare me such titles. The sovereign king is Allah, and we are all the worshippers of Allah the most exalted. I therefore beg that I be saved such titles.

Thank you brothers.'

For his part, the Grand Mufti delivered a speech in which he lauded the latest package of royal orders issued by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and explained its positive impact on the individual and the whole Saudi community.

In short, it constitutes a message to the Muslims and the worldwide over that this land is the cradle of Islam and will continue to be, the Mufti said.

He concluded that the reform in this country emanates from its religion, motherland and the scholars who you restored their prestige.

Then, a number of the attendees delivered speech respectively in which they expressed their happiness for the wise royal orders that reflect the interests of the Saudi society in general and the citizen in particular.

For his part, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud expressed appreciation and thanks to everyone, wishing them success.

The audience was attended by Prince Fahd bin Mohammed bin Abdulaziz; Prince Fahd bin Mashari bin Gallwi; Prince Bandar bin Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman; Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior; Prince Miqren bin Abdulaziz, Chief of General Intelligence; Prince Saad bin Abdullah bin Turki; Prince Khalid bin Musaed bin Abdulrahman; Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Mohamed, Minister of Education; Prince Mishary bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al-Baha Province; Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Prince Mansour bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Prince Dr. Bandar bin Salman bin Mohammed, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Prince Abdulaziz bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz, Minister of State, Member of the Cabinet and Chief of the Court of the Cabinet's Presidency.

On the other hand, Prince Faisal Ibn Abdullah Ibn Mohammed Al Saud, Minister of Education has expressed in his own name and on behalf of all employees of the Ministry of Education, teachers, and students their thanks to and appreciation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Ibn Abdulaziz Al Saud for the issuance of royal decrees which reflect the King's love to his people.

In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), he said that the decrees touched on all requirements of the Saudi people including security, anti-corruption measures and improvement of the standards of living, noting that the decrees remind the people of the important roles of Muslim scholars in the commitment of the homeland and the leadership to the Holy Quran and Prophetic Sunnah.

On the other hand, Prince Faisal Ibn Abdulmajeed Ibn Abdulaziz, described the King's address on Friday as an extraordinary one at a time when the world is witnessing fast changes, while the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is witnessing indescribable love and cohesion between the Saudi leadership and people, quoting the King's remarks that the Saudi people are safety valves of the Kingdom.

He pointed out that all the royal decrees issued are for the prosperity and welfare of all strata of citizens, praying to Allah Almighty for the long life of the King to continue his leadership of the Kingdom under national unity umbrella for its further progress and prosperity.

Meanwhile, Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Minister of Foreign Affairs, had a meeting in London with his British counterpart William Hague.

Then, Prince Saud Al-Faisal held a meeting in Downing Street with the British Prime Minister David Cameron.

During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and ways of enhancing and developing them in addition to the current developments in the Middle East.

The meeting was attended by Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Ambassador to the United Kingdom and a number of senior officials in the British government.