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The Knowledge Exchange Program in the Ministry of Islamic Affairs in cooperation with the Arabic Language Institute at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, organize an intensive course of the Arabic language, which has been launched for students from the Islamic academic centers in the Russian Federation. The program lasts for six weeks, with visits to the two holy sites and the most important tourist attractions in Jeddah, and cultural, sports and social programs in cooperation between the program and the Institute and the Deanship of Student Affairs at the University. Dr. Abdullah Al-Lhaidan, supervisor of the Knowledge Exchange Program, said…

11/14/2018
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The sons of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi have said they have faith in Saudi Arabia’s King Salman’s promise that those responsible will be brought to justice. Speaking to CNN on Sunday, Salah Khashoggi said: “The King has stressed that everybody will be brought to justice. And I have faith in that.” The Washington Post columnist disappeared on Oct. 2 after visiting the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey, it was later revealed that he had been murdered and 18 Saudi officials were arrested. “I really hope that whatever happened wasn’t painful for him, or it was quick. Or he had a…

11/05/2018
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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled against defamation of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and said such activities exceed the permissible limits of freedom of expression, Upholding a lower court’s decision, the ECHR said that defaming Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) “goes beyond the permissible limits of an objective debate” and “could stir up prejudice and put at risk religious peace”. The court’s decision comes after an Austrian national named Mrs S. held two seminars in 2009, in which she defamed the Holy Prophet (PBUH). According to the ECHR, the Vienna Regional Criminal Court (VRCC) found that the statements made in the…

10/28/2018
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The Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, called for the drafting of additional legally binding instruments to deal with the new appearance of racism. While a legal response involving positive punitive measures was of fundamental importance, the “multilevel approach”, which promoted human rights and tolerance, promoted dialogue and understanding and built the capacity of national authorities, security and public information officials to prevent acts of incitement of hatred, Is of vital importance. ” Al-Othaimeen stressed the need for the international community to adopt a unified stance in the face of intolerance and discrimination based on…

10/28/2018
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Dr. Abdullah bin Fahd Al-Lheedan, Advisor to the Minister supervising the Knowledge Exchange Program, participated in the World Religions and Traditional Religions Conference in a security world, currently in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan. Dr. Al-Lheedan delivered a speech at the third session of the conference entitled “Religion and Globalization: Challenges and Response”. At the beginning of his speech, Al-Luhaidan said: “I am pleased to express my pleasure to participate in the sixth conference of religious leaders in the Republic of Kazakhstan, representing the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Da’wah and Guidance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I am also pleased…

10/14/2018
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The 6th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions finished works in Astana, the congresss started by a speech by President Nazarbayev in which he stresses Religious leaders should appeal to world community to support peace and security also Nazarbayev welcomes World Religions Congress participants Congress of World Religions’ Leaders and hoped it to become efficient instrument in solving problems –Tokayev speaker of Senate said The event brought together the representatives of more than 82 institutions, delegations from 46 states including well-known politicians, religious leaders of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zoroastrism as well as the representatives of international,…

10/14/2018
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The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance, represented by the Knowledge Exchange Program, took part in the Interfaith Forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The fifth annual event in a series of G-20 Interfaith Forums was organized under the theme of “Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development: Religious Contributions for a Dignified Future.” Dr. Abdullah Al-Luhaidan, adviser to the minister of Islamic affairs and supervisor of the program, said: “The Council of Senior Scholars in the Kingdom stressed that Islam casts off violence, extremism, terrorism, and hate speech, and calls for tolerance, compassion, and coexistence between people of different…

10/04/2018
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The Minister of Islamic Affairs, Da’wah and Guidance Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh, admired the generous patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, with the signing of   Jeddah Peace Agreement between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the State of Eritrea to end a two-decade war. He stressed that this agreement embodied the well-established and prudent diplomacy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques  and the just Imam king Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed…

09/19/2018
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If you think religion belongs to the past and we live in a new age of reason, you need to check out the facts: 84% of the world’s population identifies with a religious group. Members of this demographic are generally younger and produce more children than those who have no religious affiliation, so the world is getting more religious, not less – although there are significant geographical variations. According to 2015 figures, Christians form the biggest religious group by some margin, with 2.3 billion adherents or 31.2% of the total world population of 7.3 billion. Next come Muslims (1.8 billion, or…

09/09/2018
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Jeddah, (UNA-OIC) – The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has launched a project to rehabilitate public utilities in the northern countryside of Aleppo.  KSRelief has begun renovating and rehabilitating 495 houses, two shelters and 16 recreation centers in the Syrian governorate. The project aims to improve living conditions by providing decent housing, said the Project Manager Malik Al-Wadi. KSRelief has also distributed gas cylinders for home cooking to 500 families with widows, orphans and people with special needs in the town of Mara in Aleppo governorate. Meanwhile, on Saturday five relief trucks carrying 120 tons of dates provided…

09/03/2018
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