Ramadan begins on Thursday
The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that Thursday, June 18, will be the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan, the Royal Court said in a statement. ...
Court: Look for Ramadan crescent on Tuesday
The Supreme Court on Sunday called on Muslims across the Kingdom to look for the Ramadan crescent on Tuesday, as it will decide the first day of the fasting month. Anyon...
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...