Saudi Rulers Reconsider Ties to Wahhabi Clergy
Saudi Arabia's ruling Al Saud royal family are trying to adjust their relationship with the country's strict Wahhabi school of Sunni Islam as they increasingly view the t...
Retract remarks and repent, Grand Mufti advises Al-Ghamdi
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Aal Alsheikh has asked Sheikh Ahmad Al-Ghamdi, former Makkah chief of Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Haia...
Huge umbrellas to be installed at Makkah Grand Mosque
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has approved a project to install about 300 sunshades in the courtyards of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, similar to the ones...
Be wary of 'misguiding channels'
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has urged people to be wary of misleading ideas and information broadcast by top satellite channels in the name of Islam that are...
Al-Azhar chief raps "barbaric" IS crimes
The head of Al-Azhar, one of the most prestigious centers of Sunni Islam learning, on Wednesday condemned "barbaric crimes" committed by the Islamic State group in Iraq a...
Two Holy Mosques University to be launched soon
The new Two Holy Mosques University would be launched soon with an emphasis on teaching various religious disciplines, said Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, head of the Pre...
Online Umrah visa applications now open
Umrah operators are now ready to receive online applications for visas, Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar has said. Hajjar said they opened up for applications on Nov. 23. He u...
125 Grand Mosque gates opened
The Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques has opened 125 gates at the Grand Mosque to facilitate the entry and exit of Umrah pilgrims, who started arriving on Nov. 23 (Safar...
Grand mufti: Steer clear of anti-Islamic websites
Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, grand mufti and chairman of the Standing Committee for Scientific Research and Ifta, said the cyber war waged by anti-Islamic websites are p...
Social media activities of imams monitored
The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call, and Guidance monitors the social media activities of all of its sheikhs, imams and official preachers, according to its...