1200 entered Islam in Alkhobar in 2011

Updated 24 November 2012

1200 entered Islam in Alkhobar in 2011

ALKHOBAR: A total of 1,213 foreigners residing in Alkhobar embraced Islam last year, the director of the Islamic Call, Guidance and Foreign Communities Illuminating Office in Alkhobar has said. The figure includes 150 women.

In a statement, Sheikh Jumaa Al-Rimaihi said the newcomers include Europeans, Americans, Asian and Africans, with Filipinos (1,005) representing the largest number.

Last year (Islamic calendar year 1432), a total of 3,105 embraced Islam at the Al-Batha Islamic Center in Riyadh.

 


GEA offers family festival celebrating naturalist Al-Jahiz

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GEA offers family festival celebrating naturalist Al-Jahiz

  • Al-Jahiz Square is part of the Taif Season festivals and events
  • The festival offers an interactive exhibition about Kitab-Al-Hayawan (Book of The Animals) written by Al-Jahiz

JEDDAH: The Saudi General Entertainment Authority has organized a family festival as part of the Taif Season.

The festival titled “Al-Jahiz Square” adopts a historic theme at the iconic Souq Okaz, offering families a chance to embark on a unique literary journey into the biography of Al-Jahiz, the acclaimed 9th Century African-Arab naturalist.

The festival offers an interactive exhibition about Kitab-Al-Hayawan (Book of The Animals) written by Al-Jahiz.

The festival will be running until the Aug. 31.