BBC Commissions Documentary on Islam & Science
A thousand years ago, Muslim scholars and scientists were busy putting together the basic principles and early learning that forms the foundation of much of modern scienc...
Director of US-based Saudi Academy Arrested
The director of a Saudi government-funded Islamic school has been arrested and charged with failing to report a child abuse allegation, adding to scrutiny of the northern...
Shia worshippers warned against praying with Sunnis
The Shia supported al-Rasid website reported that threats were made by an extreme Salafist group against Shia paritioners who planned to pray along side Sunni Muslims tod...
Global Interfaith Dialogue Set For July 16 In Madrid
The Muslim World League (MWL) will organize a global interfaith dialogue in Madrid on July 16, it was announced here yesterday. Leading personalities representing vari...
Abdallah seeks stability by reaching out on religion
Saudi Arabia is known for the religious intolerance of its puritanical brand of Wahabi Islam. But King Abdullah, tired of what many in his country see as a constant barra...
Abd al-Rahman al-Barrak: Sunni and Shia Sects Cannot be Reconciled
In a fatwa issued on 15 June, Shaykh Abd al-Rahman al-Barrak disparages current efforts toward reconciliation between Saudi Sunni and Shia communities, saying a rapproch...
Scholars want action against extremists
JEDDAH: Reacting to the recent disclosure by the Interior Ministry that terrorist organizations were exploiting Haj and Umrah facilities to bring in foreign Al-Qaeda cadr...
Saudi Arabia spends billions to transform cradle of Islam
Saudi Arabia is pouring billions of dollars into Medina, burial place of the Prophet Mohammad and the cradle of Islam, to turn the religion's second holiest site into a h...
Al al-Shaykh warns against harboring deviants
Supreme Council of the Ulema head Abd al-Aziz bin Abdallah Al al-Shaykh warned young Saudis not to harbor or support deviant saying the current attack by the powers of ag...
Monorail in holy sites by 2010
Haj pilgrims traveling between Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifa may be able to take advantage of the proposed monorail project by 2010, a local newspaper reported yesterday. Ni...