Published: 2018-11-24 07:52
Last Updated: 2018-11-24 08:10
The Grand Mufti of Syria sent a message of love and appreciation to Jordan on Friday, November 23, in an interview with Roya TV in Damascus.
Roya was accompanying the Jordanian Parliamentary delegation that was visiting the neighbouring country over the weekend, crossing over through the recently-reopened Jaber-Nasib Border Crossing.
Mufti Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun said:
“Jordan is the backbone of the Arab world, which protects Arab nations, Jerusalem and Mecca. Jordanian people feel the pain of those suffering in the Arab world, therefore, when MPs from the Kingdom come to visit Syria and say to me ‘we are with you,’ I’m not at all surprised by that, as we come from the same roots and we are one nation.
“God has chosen our land as the place where all religions originated from. Our land is the place where good people come together. So I do not find it surprising to see good people visiting us from Jordan, and good people from Syria visiting Jordan.
“One day we will go back hand-in-hand to Jerusalem and say hello to Haifa, Jaffa and Gaza. This is our land, our future.”
Hassoun has been the Grand Mufti of Syria since 2005. He took office after the death of his predecessor Ahmed Kuftaro.