Hajis Flock to Hera
Their faces bathed in sweat, cheeks stained with tears, dozens of Muslim pilgrims scale Makkah's Jabal Al-Noor mountain, undertaking the arduous ascent to follow in the f...
2m pilgrims arrive in Mina
Two million Muslims from around the world arrived in the Mina valley outside the holy city of Makkah. They came by bus, car or on foot to camp in the tent city for Yaum A...
Pilgrims gather in Arafat at Haj climax
Nearly two millions pilgrims from 164 nations gathered on Wednesday on the plains of Arafat, about 20 km from Makkah, for what is described as the most important and cen...
Saudi Council of Senior Scholars condemns Paris attack
Saudi Arabiaâ??s highest religious body has condemned a coordinated assault by gunmen and bombers that killed 127 people across Paris as contrary to Islamic values....
Grand mufti tells youth not to be misled
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Asheikh has warned Saudi youth against falling prey to mischief makers and their deviant agendas. Al-Asheikh, who is also the chairman of...
More imams to be hired for mosques in prisons
The Directorate General of Prisons, in coordination with the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Daâ??wah, and Guidance has increased the appointment of imams for ci...
Shoura pushes for Haia 'behavior book'
The Shoura Council has urged the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) to implement its strategic plan, which includes compiling a list of ...
Prominent Saudi cleric injured in Philippines shooting
A gunman shot and wounded a prominent Saudi Arabian cleric who was on an Islamic State hit list after he gave a speech to fellow Muslim preachers in a city in southern Ph...
Meet Saudi Arabia's stars of social media
For a nation whose king calls himself "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques", it's probably not surprising that Saudi Arabia's "superstars" of social media are clerics. Natu...
2nd Ramadan 1437 Makkah Taraweeh