"Hello Ramadan Program" to help those fasting
RIYADH: The Ministry of Health will launch the "Hello Ramadan Health" program from today to mark the beginning of the holy month. The program aims to assist Muslims in ge...
Royal Court announces: Sunday 30 Shaaban, Monday1st Ramadan
Jeddah, August 30, SPA--The Royal Court said in a statement today that the Supreme Judiciary Council announced that Sunday is Shaaban 30, and Monday is Ramadan 1st. The C...
Free Umrah trips for poor
JEDDAH â€“ Cooperative Office for Call and Guidance at Riyadh will distribute free meals, Qurâ€™an copies, Islamic CDs and organize free Umrah trips for poor pilgrims dur...
al-Sudais to lead prayers at Grand Mosque in Ramadan
Shoura Council Chairman Saleh bin Homaid, who is also an imam of the Grand Mosque, said that Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais was still continuing in his position as one of the ima...
Simultaneous Translation for Tarawih Prayers from the Two Holy Mosques
All required arrangements have been made for carrying out the project of simultaneous translation for Traweeh prayers (which are performed after Isha (night) prayers duri...
Mas'a expansion to be opened for Ramadan
MAKKAH: The new expansion of the Mas'a area for performing Sa'y between Safa and Marwah hillocks will be opened for at least three million Umrah pilgrims expected to visi...
Efforts afoot for smooth Haj, Umrah
JEDDAH â€“ Concrete plans have been put in place to ensure that the pilgrims are able to perform their religious obligations in comfort and peace. The Ministry of Interi...
Sighting of moon a must, Ulema board
Makkah: The Board of Senior Ulema dismissed the idea of determining the beginning of Ramadan with astronomic calculations without visibly sighting the month's crescent, A...
Doubts on use of appetite suppresants for Ramadan fasting
JEDDAH â€“ A senior Saudi Muslim scholar on Friday cast doubt on the religious validity of using appetite suppressing diet patches to help Muslims get through the daily f...
More judges pronouncing alternative sentences
MAKKAH: Discretionary substitute sentences have become an alternative form of punishment meted out by Saudi judges for crimes that do not normally invite capital punishme...