His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, the Prince of Al Madinah Al Munawwarah affirmed that the selection of Al Madinah Al Munawwarah as a capital of Islamic culture for 1434 A.H.- 2013 A.D. confirms the Islamic stature of Al Madinah Al Munawwarah. It is the immigration city of the Honorable Messenger (PBUH), and from which the guidance, light, and right message was launched and whose banner was carried by the instructor of humanity Muhammad (PBUH).Thus, hearts met in the love and obedience of Allah, following Allah’s injunctions and evading His prohibitions, and from which the finest human culture and civilization and the noblest meanings of justice and equality originated. Also, His Excellency pointed out what Al Madinah Al Munawwarah abounds with of historical, cultural, social , and economic characteristics qualifying it to be a capital of culture and symbol for the unity of Islam and Muslims where Muslims come thereto from all corners of the world to visit the Honorable Prophet’s Mosque and pray therein and to be honored by sending peace on the best of humanity and His two Companions ( May Allah Bless Them).
As well, His Excellency, on this occasion, expressed His sincere gratitude and great appreciation for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud (May Allah Save Him) on the occasion of the issuance of the Royal Order of appointing Him as a Prince of Al Madinah Al Munawwarah Region, supplicating to Allah Almighty to sustain Him to achieve the aspirations of Rulers and ambitions of the citizens and visitors of the province. His Excellency stated that He will spare no effort to follow-up the efforts exerted by the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Highness the Crown Prince to develop the city of the Messenger( PBUH) and all the Region Governorates. Besides, Prince Faisal Bin Salman eulogized what has been achieved by the previous Princes of Al Madinah of accomplishments and successes in the renaissance of Al Madinah Al Munawwarah Region, stressing the continuance of building- up and development in a way that attains flourishment and growth for the land and people of this blessed city.
His Excellency praised what Al Madinah Al Munawwarah witnesses of civilized renaissance including all fields and the indicators of growth and development therein which were blended with the aspirations of Rulers and the accompanying civilized extension of promotion, advancecement , and advantages enjoyed by the citizen, resident, and visitor. Also, His Excellency praised Allah Almighty for the blessings endowed on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of security, stability and word unification under the banner of monotheism. Verily, Allah Almighty honored this blessed state by holding it responsible for the sponsorship, service, and reconstruction of the Two Holy Mosques; for this end, it spared no effort throughout its history to maintain this great honor through the permanent and continuous care thereof till the two Holy Mosques witnessed the current expansion and development that provided comfort for Pilgrims, Umrah Performers and Visitors.
His Excellency regarded the occasion of Al Madinah Al Munawwarah: Capital of Islamic Culture 1434 A.H. 2013 A.D. as an embodiment of a tremendous Islamic culture phenomenon and celebration to be held under the auspices of His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Abdul Al Aziz, the Crown Prince and the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense ( May Allah Save Him), ensuring that the events of the occasion embodies the concept of Islamic cultural unity and deepens the tolerance and moderation values and renouncing all forms of extremism and terrorism and deemed as a mixture of originality and culture, looking forward to being acquainted with the details of the history of the good Taibah and realizing the successive civilizations it underwent which were reflected in the multiplicity of cultures , and reminiscence of bright aspects of its cultural heritage.
His Excellency outlined that the preparations for highlighting the events appropriately has been completed by forming the events’ executive committees and developing programs that ensure the successfulness of the events by the contribution of all bodies whether governmental or private which will , God willing, take over executing the programs related to this occasion. Also, His Excellency expressed his utmost thanks, gratitude, and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and His Highness the Crown Prince – May Allah Save Them – on this occasion in His name and on behalf of the people of Al Madinah Al Munawwarah for their sincere and permanent efforts for the service and promotion of the issues of the two Arab and Muslim nations and providing all what may be possible for the success of this occasion and in keenness of reflecting the religious and scientific stature of Al Madinah Al Munawwarah by this tremendous cultural occasion .