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Astana (IINA) – The first summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Science and Technology, at the level of head of states and governments kicked off Sunday in Astana, Kazakhstan. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in his capacity as the current chairman of the 13th OIC Summit Conference, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President Mamnoon Hussain of Pakistan, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev, President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid, Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, and OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen were among the leaders who attended the opening session. The Astana Summit marks a historic milestone as…

09/11/2017
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Washington – The Saudi embassy in Washington announced that Riyadh is prepared to stand side by side with the United States in wake of Storm Harvey that caused huge damage in the southern states of Texas and Louisiana. Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman, telephoned Texas Governor Greg Abbott to confirm that Saudi Arabia supports the American people in light of such a crisis. Saudi cultural attaché in the US participated in volunteer work and ground support teams in Texas, particularly Houston, which was swamped by Storm Harvey. Some 300,000 food rations were donated by…

09/03/2017
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The Department of Religious Studies Central University of Kashmir, orgainsed a two-day international conference on “Conservation of Environment and Role of Religion” from 5 to 6 July 2017. The conference was organised in collaboration with the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), New Delhi and sponsored by Nigeen Lake Conservation Organisation (NLCO), Srinagar, the department had called for papers on the main and subthemes of the conference through the university website and local media. The response was overwhelming with the department receiving more than 60 abstracts from scholars and academics from across the country and abroad. The conference was spread over…

07/10/2017
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The Imam and preacher of the Grand Mosque Sheikh Dr. Khaled Al-Ghamdi explained that the attacks accusing the Muslims and the Kingdom of the two Holy Mosques of terrorism and extremism is indeed an attempt to weaken the Muslims in general. He said that God is the owner of virtue and grace from the beginning until the end. He is the one who motivates people’s hearts and helps them perform their duties such as Hajj. He expressed his thanks to the Almightily God and to those behind facilitating the rituals of Hajj for the pilgrims. They serve and helping them….

10/01/2016
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The imam and preacher of the Prophet’s Mosque, Sheikh Abdul Bari Al-Thubaity confirmed that the continuous devotion from life contaminants and permanent cleansing of daily work are not interrupted with the end of the season because their cause is not stopped on a specific place or known time. So, the disadvantages of ominous inherited sins are followed by the abandonment betrayal. As a result those sins restrict the bestowal upon walking to God obedience and hasten to His service. Therefore, the Muslim seeks to do good deeds that would allow him pay the sins and raise the grades throughout the…

10/01/2016
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The Minister of Islamic Affairs, Da`wah and Guidance Sheikh Saleh bin Abdul Aziz Al Al-Sheikh confirmed that if Hajj is exposed to confusion, terrorism and distraction from its reality as the Almightily God wants it to be, then this would require a firm stand and a unity against those who try to affect the pilgrimage rituals. He pointed out that the evidences and the consensus of the scholars confirmed that Hajj and Umrah should not be for someone else but for God. A Muslim cannot accept the Hajj under any slogans, sects or categories. The pilgrimage is for God and…

10/01/2016
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Dr. Aihan Jaf, General Secretary of Arab-European Center of Human Rights and International Law, expressed his congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin AbdulAziz Al Saud. He, in two cable-telegrams directed to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and to the Crown Prince, said that the impressive success of Hajj season for this year was due to the outstanding and powerful efforts of the organization. And the administration represented in a good and advanced way to greet the pilgrims who come at God’s Holy Mosque as well as the adaption of ways to comfort…

10/01/2016
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In the contexts of a visit by the senior scholars and adviser of the Royal Court Sheikh Saad Al-Shathri to Japan, He met the Islamic Associations officials in Japan. The Arab Islamic Institute in Tokyo organized the meeting and it witnessed the presence of the ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in Tokyo Mohammed Barrak. Sheikh Al-Shathri gave an opening speech in wherein he confirmed the importance of the devotion in the work for the sake of religion. He insisted on the need for cooperation and integration among workers in the Islamic affairs. He also pointed out…

09/17/2016
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under the guidance and the care of his Excellency the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Da’awa and Guidance Sheikh Saleh Al Al-Sheikh is working to enhance communication and understandings between different cultures and religions. Similarly there are great efforts being made by “Knowledge Exchange” program that organizes an international symposium in cooperation with the Beijing University entitled “Interchange and the Communication between Cultures”. The symposium activities and its accompanying workshops were held at the Chinese capital Beijing, on 24-25/9/2016. The executive supervisor of the program, his Excellency Dr. Abdullah Al-Luhaidan explained that this symposium aims to clarify the true image of…

09/17/2016
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In Mecca Al Mukarrama and precisely at the “Al-Zekra Al-Khalida” hall the grand Hajj symposium was organized under the auspices of the Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Mohammed Saleh Benten. The symposium comes as a step to consolidate moderation, centrism and solidarity messages between members of the Islamic nation and to extend the great Islamic role carried out by the Kingdom in spreading the Islamic values. The symposium is the biggest Muslim event in the presence of scholars and intellectuals of the Islamic world. The Media Center at the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah explained that the grand pilgrimage…

09/17/2016
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