In The Month of Ramadan, We Honor Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah,

A Distinguished, world-renowned Saudi Arabian Pediatric Surgeon

As the crescent moon marks the beginning of Ramadan, a time of reflection, generosity, and community, we turn our hearts towards those who embody the spirit of this holy month. This year, we recognize Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah, a distinguished Saudi Arabian pediatric surgeon and a beacon of humanitarian aid.

Dr. Al Rabeeah’s dedication to healing transcends borders. His career as a skilled pediatric surgeon is interwoven with leadership roles that prioritize the well-being of others. As former Minister of Health, he spearheaded advancements in Saudi Arabia’s healthcare system.

But Dr. Al Rabeeah’s impact extends far beyond his home country. He currently serves as the Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief). Under his leadership, KSrelief has provided life-saving assistance in countless global crises, exemplifying the Muslim community’s commitment to alleviating suffering.

Dr. Al Rabeeah’s work is a powerful testament to the Muslim spirit of giving, a core principle during Ramadan. His dedication to medical care and humanitarian efforts reflects the Islamic emphasis on compassion, charity (zakat), and social justice.

The Muslim community throughout history has played a vital role in scientific advancements, fostering tolerance, and building a more just world. Hospitals founded by Muslim rulers were centers of medical excellence in medieval times. Muslim scholars like Ibn Rushd (Averroes) played a key role in preserving and transmitting Greek philosophical knowledge to Europe, influencing the development of Western science.

Today, Muslims continue to be at the forefront of various fields, contributing immensely to society. They run businesses, lead in scientific research, and serve their communities as doctors, teachers, and engineers.

During Ramadan, let us celebrate Dr. Al Rabeeah and countless other Muslims who selflessly work to improve the lives of others. May their compassion and unwavering dedication inspire all of us to build a more just and peaceful world.