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Low-cost domestic Haj booking starts next week
Government | Monday 27 July, 2015 3:38 am
The Haj Ministry will next week start receiving on-line applications from both Saudi and expatriate domestic pilgrims for low-cost Haj amid objections from the local 207 Haj service-providers.   The ministry, on its part, said it has completed all procedures to receive applications...
The Big Heart Foundation donates AED 7million to UNHCR to help refugee crisis
Government | Sunday 26 July, 2015 9:34 am
Pledge to help 46,080 Syrian refugees living in Zaatari Camp, 2062 vulnerable Syrian refugees in urban areas and more than 4000 Rohingya Muslims displaced since May 2015 The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) has pledged to donate AED 7 million towards three projects run by the UNHCR which will go...
1st batch of Hajis arriving July 31
Government | Thursday 23 July, 2015 3:55 am
The first batch of pilgrims is set to arrive in the Kingdom on July 31, according to Hatim Bin Hassan Qadi, spokesman of the Haj Ministry. He said the Haj pilgrims will be arriving within over a week’s time while more than 331,000 Umrah pilgrims  have not so far left for their...
Expanded mataf can be utilized this Haj
Government | Thursday 23 July, 2015 2:30 am
Work has resumed on the third phase of the expansion of the Grand Mosque to increase the capacity of the Mataf (circular walkway around the Kaaba), with government officials hoping the work will be completed before this year’s Haj. Sultan Al-Qurashi, director of the department of projects...
ADP Medical Services Counter Obesity through Treatment and Outreach
Government | Thursday 23 July, 2015 12:54 am
In a move to challenge the spread of obesity, the Abu Dhabi Police have launched a weight care clinic at the Medical Services Department to provide treatment and to raise awareness regarding the risks related to being overweight. The clinic, equipped with the latest devices to assist the treatment...
Rousing welcome for king in Jeddah
Government | Saturday 18 July, 2015 4:28 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman performed the Eid Al-Fitr prayer at the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Friday morning, before leaving for Jeddah sometime later. He spent the last 10 days of the holy month of Ramadan close to the Grand Mosque. Soon after the Eid prayer, the king...
Friday is the first day of Eid Al-Fitr
Government | Thursday 16 July, 2015 7:09 pm
Its offically annoucned that tomorrow, Friday 17th of July is the first day of Eid Al Fitr The Ministry of Islamic Affairs has announced that Eid Al-Fitr prayers will be offered at 5:35 a.m on the day of the Eid Al-Fitr at 625 designated mosques in Riyadh. Arrangements have also been made to...
King approves revised plan for Prophet’s Mosque
Government | Thursday 16 July, 2015 2:57 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has approved the revised designs for the Prophet’s Mosque expansion project, which includes expansion of the mosque, Darb Al-Sunnah project (3km stretch between the Prophet’s Mosque and Quba Mosque and rebuilding of the Quba Mosque. The...
658 Riyadh sites set aside for Eid prayers
Government | Thursday 16 July, 2015 2:54 am
The Ministry of Islamic Affairs has announced that Eid Al-Fitr prayers will be offered at 5:35 a.m on the day of the Eid Al-Fitr at 625 designated mosques in Riyadh. Arrangements have also been made to conduct prayers in 33 open spaces, including Suleimania, Deira and Manfouha with special...
Look for Eid crescent tomorrow
Government | Wednesday 15 July, 2015 5:43 am
The Supreme Court has urged Muslims across the Kingdom to look for the Shawwal crescent soon after the Magreb prayers on Thursday to determine Eid Al-Fitr. Anyone who sights the crescent on the 29th of Ramadan should register the testimony with the nearest court or report it to a competent...
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