Saudi Arabia spends billions to transform cradle of Islam
Saudi Arabia is pouring billions of dollars into Medina, burial place of the Prophet Mohammad and the cradle of Islam, to turn the religion's second holiest site into a h...
Scholars want action against extremists
JEDDAH: Reacting to the recent disclosure by the Interior Ministry that terrorist organizations were exploiting Haj and Umrah facilities to bring in foreign Al-Qaeda cadr...
Abd al-Rahman al-Barrak: Sunni and Shia Sects Cannot be Reconciled
In a fatwa issued on 15 June, Shaykh Abd al-Rahman al-Barrak disparages current efforts toward reconciliation between Saudi Sunni and Shia communities, saying a rapproch...
Abdallah seeks stability by reaching out on religion
Saudi Arabia is known for the religious intolerance of its puritanical brand of Wahabi Islam. But King Abdullah, tired of what many in his country see as a constant barra...
Global Interfaith Dialogue Set For July 16 In Madrid
The Muslim World League (MWL) will organize a global interfaith dialogue in Madrid on July 16, it was announced here yesterday. Leading personalities representing vari...
Shia worshippers warned against praying with Sunnis
The Shia supported al-Rasid website reported that threats were made by an extreme Salafist group against Shia paritioners who planned to pray along side Sunni Muslims tod...
Director of US-based Saudi Academy Arrested
The director of a Saudi government-funded Islamic school has been arrested and charged with failing to report a child abuse allegation, adding to scrutiny of the northern...
BBC Commissions Documentary on Islam & Science
A thousand years ago, Muslim scholars and scientists were busy putting together the basic principles and early learning that forms the foundation of much of modern scienc...
OIC Chief - UN Secretary General Meet in Jeddah
The Secretary General of the Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC), Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, held on Saturday 14th June 2008 in Jeddah, a meeting with UN Secret...
Muhammad bin Nawwaf Receives Muslim Preachers
Prince Muhammad bin Nawwaf, Saudi ambassador to the United Kingdom and Ireland, received here today participants in the Second Gathering of Doa'at (Preachers) in Britain ...