Shun extremism, Prince Nayif tells students
JEDDAH: Interior Minister Prince Naif has called for efforts to eradicate extremism and propagate the moderate teachings of Islam that promotes tolerance. He criticized t...
Sama eyes big Haj season
Sama Airlines, the newest low-cost carrier in Saudi Arabia, has signed contracts to carry more than 30,000 Haj pilgrims. The announcement came after the General Authorit...
Qutb books banned in school libraries
ABHA: The Ministry of Education recently ordered the removal of two books from school libraries because of the extremist ideas they contained. ...
30,000 extra tents for pilgrims
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques calls for performing Istiska Prayers
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has called for performing Istiska (rain-seeking) prayers throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ...
Haj agencies told to upgrade services
MAKKAH: Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, governor of Makkah, has called on all Haj-related organizations and departments to upgrade the level of services that they provide to all...
U.S. pilgrims arrive in Makkah
The first batch of U.S. pilgrims comprising 64 pilgrims coming from the United States of America through the company of Darussalam arrived here today to perform Hajj ritu...
350,000 pilgrims to perform Friday prayer at the Prophet's Mosque
Over half a million worshippers, among them 350,000 pilgrims, are expected to perform Friday prayer at the Prophet's Mosque today. Hasan Bin Hamid Al-Bakri, Director of ...
Kaaba to be adorned with new Kiswa
Kaaba to be adorned with new Kiswa ...
Half-a-million pilgrims visit Madinah
MADINAH: Around half-a-million pilgrims have arrived in Madinah to pay homage to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and pray at the Holy Mosque, according to offici...