Lebanese Shiite Scholar receives Saudi Citizenship, he pledges to serve the Kingdom


Riyadh – Lebanese Shiite scholar Sayyed Mohammed Ali Al-Husseini on Sunday thanked Saudi Arabia for granting him nationality under the recent citizenship drive announced by King Salman Al-Saud.

Al-Husseini who also serves as Secretary General of Arab Islamic Council of Lebanon tweeted that, “I would like to thank the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz and his Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, for the great honor of granting me Saudi citizenship. Saudi Arabia is really super”.

He said, “On the occasion of the issuance of the honoetable royal order from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, may God support him, and my honor to be granted the Saudi nationality, I extend my thanks and appreciation to the honorable and His Highness the Crown Prince, asking God Almighty to preserve the Kingdom and its leadership and to help me serve this great country”.

Saudi citizens congratulated and hailed Al-Husseini for obtaining citizenship.

Al-Husseini stressed that Saudi nationality is a responsibility that every Arab and every Muslim should be proud of, and it is his responsibility to preserve this precious gift.

He tweeted, “I pledge to God Almighty to work diligently, honestly and faithfully to serve my great country, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”.

Sayyed Al-Husseini is well-respected Shiite scholar who is famous for rejecting sectarianism, and for promoting moderation. He works tirelessly to resist the attempts to politicize the Shiite community.

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