JEDDAH, 2 November 2004 — Crown Prince Abdullah visited the house of the late Muhammad Alawi Al-Malki in Makkah’s Rusaifa district on Sunday night and expressed his deep condolences over the death of the Islamic scholar.
Prince Abdullah commended the noble efforts of Al-Malki in the service of Islam. “The late scholar was faithful both to his religion and country,” the crown prince said while addressing Al-Malki’s kith and kin.
Prince Abdullah was accompanied by a number of prominent princes and officials including Prince Fawaz, Prince Faisal ibn Abdullah ibn Muhammad, assistant director of intelligence, and Prince Turki ibn Abdullah, adviser at his court.
Al-Malki’s family said they were honored by the royal visit, adding that it gave them immense consolation after the big loss. “Prince Abdullah’s words have cooled our hearts,” said Ahmed, the eldest son of Al-Malki. He commended the crown prince’s efforts to strengthen national unity by bringing Saudis together.
He said Prince Abdullah’s statement would have great impact on the family and students of Al-Malki.
Prince Sultan, second deputy premier and minister of defense and aviation, also visited the late Al-Malki’s house yesterday to convey his condolences.