Crown Prince Naif Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, was laid to rest in Al-Adl cemetery on Sunday evening.
King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques was joined in the funeral prayers at the Grand Mosque by dignitaries from around the world, princes, senior officials and thousands of citizens. Hundreds of thousands of Umrah performers from all over the world also attended the funeral prayers.
The funeral prayers were led by Sheikh Saud Al-Shuraim, Imam and Khateeb of the Grand Mosque.
Funeral prayers in absentia were also performed in the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah and in mosques across the Kingdom on the directive of the King.
The late Crown Prince Naif Bin Abdul Aziz was laid to rest in Al-Adl cemetery, which is one of Makkah’s oldest cemeteries
First opened for use in 1345 Hegira, Al-Adl is the second biggest cemetery in Makkah after Al-Malat in Al-Hojoun area. The cemetery is located northeast of the Grand Mosque and to the east of the Makkah governorate office.A 200-meter-long and seven-meter-wide alley separates the governorate building from the cemetery. The cemetery is 50,000 square meters in size. A rugged terrain in the middle of the cemetery was recently leveled to make the area more spacious.
A number of famous scholars and eminent people were buried in this cemetery including former Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Baz and Muhammad Bin Saleh Al-Othaimeen, former member of the Supreme Council of Senior Ulema. Former Imams of the Grand Mosque were also buried in the cemetery including Sheikh Abdullah Al-Khulaifi, Abdullah Khayyat and Abdullah Al-Bassam, member of the higher scholar committee.
Also resting there are Prince Mansour Bin Abdul Aziz, Meshari Bin Abdul Aziz and Prince Majed Bin Abdul Aziz and others.