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By MOHAMMED ALYAHYA The word “Wahhabism” has become a boogeyman in the West, deemed responsible for the radicalization of Muslims around the world. And since Wahhabism is a strain of Islam that has its origins in the Arabian Peninsula and is the dominant religious doctrine of Saudi Arabia, that country is often viewed as the prime culprit in the propagation of violent extremism. But blaming Wahhabism and Saudi Arabia for Islamist radicalism is a dangerous red herring. This single-cause explanation distracts from the complex political, economic and psychological reasons people join terrorist groups. In doing so, it impedes our ability…

11/05/2017
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KEP participate in the Future of religious Tolerance in Islam symposium

Dr. Abdullah bin Fahd Al-Lhaidan, Advisor to the Minister supervisor of the Knowledge Exchange Program, participated in a symposium on the future of religious tolerance in Islam organized by the Interfaith Dialogue Center in Kansas City, Missouri, in which David Nelson ,Vern Barnet and Dr. Ahmad Elsherif of the United States participated. David Nelson started the meeting by talking the crises Which passes through the world because of religious intolerance and The beginning of the full knowledge of most Americans begins with the events of September 11, 2001, explaining that we have to play important roles to achieve coexistence giving…

10/19/2017
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The Quran teaches about friendship, not hatred. Sadly some people misconstrue some of the verses of the Quran, when the Quran talks of how not to befriend particular groups of people, they don’t understand the context of those verses, they forget there was a historical reason for those revelations and they forget totally this verse: “Perhaps Allah will put between you and those to whom you have been enemies among them, affection. And Allah is competent, and Allah is Forgiving and Merciful” (Al Mumtahana: 7). In fact the Quran predicted they would be your friends and in another place, Allah…

10/08/2017
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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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