President Anwar Sadat of Egypt prayed at Hussein's Mosque in Cairo ion Sunday, the first day of the important Moslem feast of Al Adha.
President Anwar Sadat of Egypt prayed at Hussein's Mosque in Cairo ion Sunday, the first day of the important Moslem feast of Al Adha. Moslems throughout the world celebrated the feast with calls for holy war to liberate the territories occupied by Israel.
The heads of Moslem states announced they would not receive the traditional congratulatory visitors because of the present situation in the Arab world. In Cairo, President Sadat was joined by Egyptian Government ministers in prayers at the Mosque before visiting the tomb of the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser.
SYNOPSIS: Moslems throughout the world celebrated the first day of the important Al Adha feast with calls for a holy war to liberate the territories occupied by Israel. Here in Cairo, Egypt's President Anwar Sadat took part in prayers at Hussein's mosque.
He was joined in the prayers by Egyptian Government ministers. Heads of state in the Moslem countries announced a break form tradition during the feast to highlight the Middle East situation. The leaders cancelled their reception of congratulatory visitors who normally call on the heads of Moslem states during the feast.
The leaders decided the present situation in the Arab world did not warrant congratulations. After the prayers here at Hussein's Mosque, President Sadat visited the tomb and mosque erected to the memory of the memory of his predecessor, the late President Gama Abdel Nasser.