Funeral of Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz

June 16th, 2012 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz was laid to rest at a solemn ceremony in Riyadh on, TuesdayWe commemorate and offer our respects  to the grieving family and nation.

His funeral prayers were held at Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Mosque after the afternoon prayers were attended by King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Prince Misha’l Bin Abdul Aziz, President of the Allegiance Commission; Prince Naif Bin Abdul Aziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior; Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, Emir of Riyadh region; other senior princes and officials. The funeral prayers were led by Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah Aal-Al-Sheikh, Grand Mufti of the Kingdom.

 Crown Prince Sultan’s body, was swathed in a brown cloth, and was  carried through the throng of mourners on a bier to the mosque for funeral prayers before burial. Funeral prayers were also held in mosques across the Kingdom. The Crown Prince died on Saturday and his mortal remains were brought to Riyadh, Monday. King Abdullah was chief mourner at the g mosque, where hundreds of men gathered behind the kneeling figure of the Grand Mufti as he led prayers.

More than 100 foreign dignitaries who attended the funeral and offered condolences inlcuding : Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait; Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar; Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, King of Bahrain; King Abdullah of Jordan; Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; Sheikh Gen. Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahayan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi; Ismael Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti; Abdullah Wade, President of Senegal; Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, President of Sudan; Lt. Gen. Abd Rabo Mansour Hadi, Vice President of Yemen; Farouq Al-Shara, Vice President of Syria; Najib Miqati, Prime Minister of Lebanon; Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, military ruler of Egypt; Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan; Jeremiah Mateparae, Governor-General of New Zealand; Dr. Ikililou Dhoinine, President of Comoros; Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan; Al-Muhtadee Billah, Crown Prince of Brunei; Najib Razaq, Prime Minister of Malaysia; Bulent Arinc, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey; Jejomar Cabauatan Binay Jr., Vice President of the Philippines; and Ali Akbar Salehi, Foreign Minister of Iran.

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