Removal of respirators 'not permissible'
The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Shaikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Al Shaikh, has said that the removal of respirators from brain-dead patients and babies born with disabil...
Renovated Masaa to be ready in Ramadan
MAKKAH: The Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques is set to open the ground floor of the entire Masaa area (the area between mounts Safa and Marwah) this Ramadan. ...
Quran Printing Complex distributes over 216 Million copies
King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Quran distributed a total of 1,034,847 Noble Quran copies of various versions during the Month of Rajab corresponding to th...
Grand mufti rejects Al-Oadah's fatwa
Celebrating birthdays and wedding anniversaries has no base in Islam, Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Alsheikh has said. The mufti made the comments whil...
24-hour mosques during Ramadan
The Ministry of Islamic Affairs is ready with new plans for the holy month of Ramadan. Many mosques will be open 24 hours for people to worship at their convenience. "Spe...
More judges pronouncing alternative sentences
MAKKAH: Discretionary substitute sentences have become an alternative form of punishment meted out by Saudi judges for crimes that do not normally invite capital punishme...
Sighting of moon a must, Ulema board
Makkah: The Board of Senior Ulema dismissed the idea of determining the beginning of Ramadan with astronomic calculations without visibly sighting the month's crescent, A...
Doubts on use of appetite suppresants for Ramadan fasting
JEDDAH â€“ A senior Saudi Muslim scholar on Friday cast doubt on the religious validity of using appetite suppressing diet patches to help Muslims get through the daily f...
Mas'a expansion to be opened for Ramadan
MAKKAH: The new expansion of the Mas'a area for performing Sa'y between Safa and Marwah hillocks will be opened for at least three million Umrah pilgrims expected to visi...
Efforts afoot for smooth Haj, Umrah
JEDDAH â€“ Concrete plans have been put in place to ensure that the pilgrims are able to perform their religious obligations in comfort and peace. The Ministry of Interi...