All systems go as pilgrim influx due
Saudi missions abroad have issued 5.5 million Umrah visas until June 2. "As many as 4.9 million of the faithful have already performed Umrah this year" said Abdullah Mar...
Special security at mosques during Ramadan
RIYADH: The Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance (MIAECG) announced here Friday that its mosques across the Kingdom are ready for the upcoming month...
Board of Senior Ulema flays Dammam blast
The Board of Senior Ulema on Friday condemned the suicide attack near Al-Anoud Mosque in Dammam. In a statement issued on Friday and carried by the Saudi Press Agency,...
Hay'a chief goes to front line
Abdul Rahman Al-Sanad, president of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Haia), on Thursday visited the armed forces stationed in the Ki...
Saudi youth 'must join national cause'
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has stressed the need for enlisting young Saudis in the army in order to utilize their capabilities for defending the country aga...
Grand Mosque expansion project in final stages
The expansion of the mataaf (circumambulation area) and the northern arena of the Grand Mosque is in its final stages, said Sultan Al-Qurashi, General Director of Projec...
Grand mufti denies fake fatwa
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has denied issuing a fatwa that states it is permissible for a starving man to save himself by eating the flesh of a woman....
73 percent of expansion work at Grand Mosque completed
Construction work at the Grand Mosque in Makkah is in full swing and the projects are expected to be completed before the Holy month of Ramadan. The projects administrat...
Grand mufti wants media to promote national cohesion
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, chairman of the board of senior scholars, has urged journalists to report the truth and defend the country against rumor-mongeri...
al-Sudais backs decisive campaign
Head of the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais has lauded the stand taken by the Kingdom and other nations against the Houthis in Yemen....