Yemeni vice president: Iran’s dangers are a threat to our nation’s future

:: Yemeni Vice President Lt. Gen. Ali Mohsen Saleh has described Iran as a “source of danger” and said it poses a threat to Yemen’s future. The official Yemeni More »

Tunisia’s Grand Mufti ‘to appear before the judiciary on corruption charges’

:: Controversy is brewing in Tunisia after several media outlets began reporting that the judiciary is mulling charging the country’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Othman Battikh with corruption charges. Local More »

Abdullah Al-Thani hopes ‘Qatar will cooperate to facilitate Hajj pilgrims’

:: Qatar’s Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani has said he regrets the inability of pilgrims from Qatar to travel to Saudi Arabia directly from Hamad International Airport via Saudia More »

Russian jets kill more than 200 ISIS militants near Syria’s Deir al-Zor

:: Russia’s air force has destroyed a large column of ISIS fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, killing over 200 militants, Russian news agencies More »

Pentagon’s Mattis again seeks to reassure US allies

:: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis travels to the Middle East and eastern Europe next week to play the increasingly familiar role of reassuring allies that the United States is More »


Category Archives: Islam

Haj Safety – SA Gov Raising Health Awareness

SA ( Saudi Arabia ) Ministry of Health announced that it will take mandatory measures for Haj and Umrah pilgrims coming from countries with high rates of infectious diseases.It has already sent out a circular to the

What it means to be a friend

Humans are social creatures by nature; they are always in need of friends and companions. Throughout most of our lives, we depend on interaction with others. Strong individuals are the core of a strong community, something that

Celebrate a moment in history by fasting

The tenth day of the month of Muharram on the lunar calendar, which falls on Friday, October 23rd this year, is a day to thank Allah. It is an occasion to celebrate, because on that day Allah

Islam Spreading Not Only Among Ethnic Russians But Also Among Non-Russians

The Moscow media have long focused on the extent to which Islam is recovering among the historically Muslim peoples of Russia and on the acceptance of Islam by a limited number of ethnic Russians, but these outlets

Rain prayers in mosques today

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has called on Muslims in the Kingdom to pray for rain on Monday. “Istisqa”, or rain prayers, have been offered since the time of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon

Dawah office says over 4,000 embraced Islam last year

Statistics from the Cooperative Office for Guidance & Community Enlightenment (Dawah) in Al-Rawda have revealed that 4,219 persons converted to Islam during the last Hijri year. The figure included 1818 men and 2401 women from 181 countries.

Mataf expansion phase-3 under way

The third phase of the King Abdullah Project for the expansion of the mataf, the circumambulation area around the Kaaba, began this week. Contractors have removed several old structures between the Safa hillock and the central area

Grand mufti: Bogus sick leaves are sinful

Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has issued a fatwa declaring the issuing and receiving of fraudulent medical sick leave certificates as sinful behavior. The grand mufti was reported as saying in the local media recently that medical

Enemies of Islam ‘spreading evil and lies through Twitter’

Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh says that the enemies of Islam are using social networking sites such as Twitter to spread lies about the religion and attack Muslims. Al-Asheikh, who is also the president

‘Dog patting’ event upsets Malaysian clerics

Islamic authorities in Malaysia are conducting a probe into a controversial “dog patting” event aimed at removing the stigma regarding men’s best friend in the multi-ethnic Muslim-majority country. The event, titled “I want to touch a dog”

Meetings across KSA to fight extremism

The King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue has decided to focus on terrorism through a series of intellectual, cultural and social activities that will be implemented at the end of the year. The center revealed that it

State-owned firm proposed to develop Mina infrastructure

The Haj Ministry has proposed the establishment of a state-owned company to construct multistory buildings on Mina mountains as part of the efforts to accommodate more pilgrims in the tent city during Haj. Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar

Eid Ul Fitr Tomorrow in Saudi Arabia…

Eid Ul Fitr Greeting

Official Decision and Announcement of the High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia… Just a short time ago, Fatwa-Online was informed of the official decision and announcement of the High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia that since the

10,400 Thai Muslims to perform Haj


Thailand, where Muslims are the second largest religious group after Buddhists, has announced a new policy under which more than 10,000 Thai Muslims will perform Haj this year. Wijak Chittarat, charge d’affaires at the Thai Embassy, said

Saudi iftar project benefits two million Muslims abroad

The project of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah for providing iftar (fast-breaking meal) to the needy people abroad in Ramadan has benefited more than two million Muslims in 41 countries. According to the director

Mosques are ready for itikaf

Two large mosques in the capital have made extensive arrangements for Muslims who would like to perform “itikaf” (meditative seclusion) during the last 10 of the holy month of Ramadan. The management of the Al-Rajhi Mosque at

Al-Rajhi mosque to host 2,000 for Itikaf

Officials at Al-Rajhi mosque in Makkah have accepted 2,000 applications for Itikaf (seclusion and staying in the mosque with the intention of worshiping and becoming closer to Allah) during the last 10 days of Ramadan. The total

Eid likely on Monday

Eid Al-Fitr will probably fall on Monday (July 28), according to an Islamic astronomical organization in Saudi Arabia. Mohammed Shawkat Oudah, chairman of the Islamic Crescent Observation Project, told Arabic daily Al-Madinah on Tuesday that most of

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