Expanded mataaf to be ready for Haj
he new mataaf (the circumambulation area) in the Grand Mosque will have a capacity to handle 105,000 pilgrims an hour, according to a senior official. Sultan Al-Qurash...
Prophet's Mosque to house 1.6m after expansion
More than 5,000 workers, engineers and technicians are working round-the-clock in a hectic race against time to complete the unprecedented expansion project of the Prophe...
Senior scholars defend KSA's Islamic laws
The Council of Senior Scholars has defended the Kingdom's judiciary, saying it is based on Islamic law and guarantees the rights of all peo...
Grand Mufti: IS 'in direct violation of Islamic principles'
The Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh stressed that IS does not represent Sunni beliefs and values due to its corrupt practices in direct violation of the principle...
Shariah rule 'sovereign Saudi right'
It is Saudi Arabia's sovereign right to implement Shariah law, said Bandar Al-Aiban, president of the Human Rights Commission. Addressing the 28th session of the UN Huma...
Scholars for joint plan to fight terror
Islamic scholars on Wednesday called for an integrated strategic plan and cooperation with the international community to combat terrorism and recommended efforts to defu...
Muslim scholars condemn linking Islam to acts of terrorism
slamic scholars from across the world lambasted on Monday the double standard being followed at the global level in wrongly linking Islam with terrorism. Taking part ...
Hay'a chief urges staff to uphold Islamic values
Abdulrahman Al-Sanad, head of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Hay'a), has urged his staff in Riyadh to perform their duties in accordan...
Commission of the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice Issues Statement
The official spokesman of the General Presidency of the Commission of the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice Sheikh Turki bin Abdullah Al Shalil said that everyth...
'No black market' inGrand Mosque relics
The Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Affairs has rejected reports that rare antiquities found during the expansion of the Grand Mosque has been selling for thousands of...