Saudi Arabia

Saudis and Extremism: ‘Both the Arsonists and the Fire-fighters’

By Scott Shane August 25, 2016, nytimes.com/2016/08/26/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-islam.html#sthash.nqvD9sVc.dpuf Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump don’t agree on much, but Saudi Arabia may be an exception. She has deplored Saudi Arabia’s support for “radical schools and mosques around the world that have set too many young people on a path towards extremism.” He […]

Haj: The ultimate journey

Sheikh Mokhtar Maghraoui | Published — Friday 12 August 2016 Haj in the Arabic language means aim, destination or purpose (qasd). The reason is clear: Haj is the ultimate journey of loving submission (ubudiyah) and conscious surrender (riq) to Allah. Its ultimate destination is your encounter with the House of […]

Politicization of Haj ‘won’t be tolerated’

Source: Arab News JEDDAH: The Kingdom has reiterated that attempts to politicize Haj will not be tolerated and that demonstrations will be prevented to ensure peace during the pilgrimage. Col. Othman Al-Muhraj, director for public security, said that carrying out processions from any of the Haj sites is strictly prohibited. […]

Saudi labour crisis

Source. Dawn THE news coming out of Saudi Arabia of thousands of foreign workers — Pakistanis included — not having been paid for months and reportedly running low on food is reason for concern. As reported, over 8,500 Pakistanis employed with two Saudi firms have not received their salaries for […]

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