Omani people mourn late Sultan Qaboos bin Said
January 11 2020 05:48 PM
Oman's newly sworn-in Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said carries the coffin of the late Sultan Qaboos,
Oman's newly sworn-in Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said carries the coffin of the late Sultan Qaboos, during the funeral in Muscat. Reuters

QNA/Muscat

Thousands of citizens participated in the funeral of Sultan Qaboos Bin Said at the Royal Familys cemetery in the Wilayat of Bausher Saturday.
The mourners were led by Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq Bin Taimour, along with Royal Family members. The funeral was attended by ministers, advisers, military commanders, honorable members of the State Council and members of Majlis AShura and senior state officials, civilians, sheikhs, dignitaries and a large gathering of citizens, reported Oman news agency ONA.


Mourners gather to pay their respects as Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said's coffin is carried during the funeral procession in Muscat


Mourners with security members carry the coffin of late Sultan Qaboos bin Said during the funeral 


The coffin of late Sultan Qaboos bin Said is carried during the funeral procession in Muscat

The funeral proceeded from Bait Al Barakah to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, passing by the Sultan Qaboos Street, as citizens and Armed Forces personnel lined up the road.
The funeral prayer was held at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. The late monarchs body was shrouded by Sultanates flag. The congregation was led by His Eminence Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamad al-Khalili, Grand Mufti of the Sultanate.
All prayed to the Almighty Allah to recompense HM for the good deeds he had made for his country and his people and nation, including the progress and prosperity that prevailed during his reign. The worshippers pleaded to
Allah to rest His Majestys soul to peace in paradise, in the company of the faithful.
The saddened citizens bid farewell to the leader of their blessed renaissance, which extended for about five decades full of great achievements in all spheres and which established solid pillars of security, stability and modern state foundations. 

Last updated: January 12 2020 12:48 AM


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