Saudi issues 3.24m Umrah visas
Statistics from the Central Haj Committee in Makkah showed that 3.24 million Umrah visas have been issued by Saudi embassies across the world this year, Arab News has re...
World Assembly of Muslim Youth holds annual Iftar Party
The World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) held here today annual Iftar Party which was attended by a number of ambassadors accredited to the Kingdom as well as a number o...
500,000 Iftar meals served in Madina
An estimated 500,000 Iftar meals per day are served at the Prophetâ€™s Mosque. Philanthropists in their hundreds flock to the Prophetâ€™s Mosque after Asr prayers carry...
1.5 million worshippers perform Friday prayers at the Sacred Mosque
The number of worshippers at the Sacred Mosque in Makkah for Friday prayers was estimated at 1.5 million....
Prayer area reservation is banned
The practice of reserving places in prayer rows in the Grand Mosque is banned completely, Hamoud Al-Ayada, Director of Cleaning and Carpeting Administration at the mosque...
Cleric issues fatwa against TV networks
Saudi Arabia's top judiciary official has issued a religious decree saying it is permissible to kill the owners of satellite TV networks that broadcast immoral content, ...
Shaykh Luhaydan defends Fatwa
Sheikh Salih bin Mohammed Al-Liheidan, the Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, responding to a question from the Saudi television about the row on a fatwa he had ea...
Courtyard expansion makes room for over 700,000
MAKKAH: More than 700,000 worshippers will be able to pray at the same time when the 12,000 additional sq. meters of courtyard around the Grand Mosque is completed, bring...
Juma prayers performed in comfort and ease
Makkah, Sept 19, SPA -- Under the direct supervision of the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and follow-up of Prince Khalid al-Faisal, the Go...
SR 70 billion spend on expansion of Two Holy Mosques
In realization of the importance of the Two Holy Mosques, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has spent more than SR 70 billion to implement expansion projects at the Two Holy M...