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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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  Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, interior minister and chairman of the Supreme Hajj Committee, congratulated King Salman on the success of this year’s Hajj season. He congratulated the king on behalf of committee members, regional governors, and personnel of the Interior Ministry and all relevant sectors in this Hajj season. The success is due to projects implemented at the holy sites to serve pilgrims and facilitate their performance of Hajj rituals, the prince said. The number of pilgrims this year reached 2,371,675, with no incidence of disease epidemics or quarantine cases recorded, he added. Today’s Hajj pilgrimage,…

08/26/2018
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Dr Mustafa Ceric member of KEP participated in MAJOR HAJJ CONFERENCE taking place in Makkaha, on  Zu-l-hijjah 4-5, 1439/August 15-16, 2018) under the THEME:  THE HONOUR OF TIME AND PLACE IN TRANQUILITY AND SECURITY Dr Ceric presnted a paper “AL- ḤAJJ –  THE UNITY OF HEARTS” in which he said it is a great honour for me to stand here in this city of which Allah Almighty has said: – I swear by this city (of Mecca) you are free in this city! (And I swear by) the father and by the one who was born (of him) that (you should know) that We have created…

08/16/2018
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The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) has expanded its support to the Central African Republic Interfaith Platform by assisting with the establishment of 16 local offices covering every prefecture in the country. With an initial focus on half of those offices, KAICIID’s Senior Adviser Patrice Brodeur trained 26 Catholic, Protestant and Muslim religious leaders, who gathered in Bangui from 25-29 June 2018, and who will also receive financial support to cover their operational costs for the next 12 months. The eight cities, Alindao, Bambari, Bangasou, Bangui, Berberati, Kaga-Bandoro, Mbaiki, and N’dele were selected for the first training, and a second training…

08/02/2018
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Participants at the Education Forum called for the promotion of moderation , which concluded yesterday, urged to continue to organize regional seminars within and outside the Islamic world on promoting education on moderation among imams, religious guides and preachers. They recommended working on the preparation and publication of studies and research based on the central approach in the fields of education, culture, thought and other forms of Islamic discourse and translated into live languages. The participants in the meeting held by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) at its headquarters in Rabat during the period from 18 to…

07/24/2018
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The Advisor of the Minister of Islamic Affairs and Supervisor of the Knowledge Exchange Program met with the Charge d’Affaires of the New Zealand Embassy in Riyadh Sam O’Connor. At the beginning of the meeting, the Charge d’Affaires conveyed the greetings of the New Zealand Ambassador and wished he would have been present. For his part, Dr. Al-Lhaidan conveyed the greetings of His Excellency the Minister of Islamic Affairs and Guidance Dr. Abdul Latif Al-Sheikh to the Ambassador and expressed his constant welcome to contact the friendly New Zealand Embassy. Dr. al Lheedan explain that the ministry’s relations with the…

07/12/2018
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Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the Vatican diplomat and expert in interfaith relations who announced the election of Pope Francis to the world in 2013 with the famous phrase “habemus papam (we have a pope),” has died. The Vatican said Tauran died Thursday at age 75. He had been in the United States, seeking treatment for Parkinson’s disease. He had the condition for years, but continued his globe-trotting diplomacy to improve the Vatican’s relations with the Muslim world. In an unusually personal condolence message sent to Tauran’s sister Friday, Francis praised the cardinal’s “courageous” years of service to the Catholic Church “despite…

07/09/2018
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KEP has published the third issue of KEP Magazine. This issue of the Magazine main subject is: Islamic Ethics and Peaceful Coexistence. The issue include many articles the first is: Law, Ethics And Peaceful Coexistence In Islam by Dr. Abdullah bin Fahad Al-Lheedan Advisor to the Minister and Supervisor of the program. The second is: Peaceful coexistence from the perspective of Islamic faith by: Prof. Adel Bin Ali Al-Shadi Advisor in the knowledge exchange Program. The third article is: The stages of Islamic studies in Western universities By Dr. Mazen Mutbakani.The issue include another essay by: Dr. Ahmed bin Abdullah…

07/05/2018
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