Al-Sudais calls for peace in Mideast

Updated 17 July 2013
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Al-Sudais calls for peace in Mideast

Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, Imam and Khateeb at the Grand Mosque, has called on Muslims to shun all disputes and violence during Ramadan.
He urged combatants to cease fighting in Syria to allow humanitarian aid to enter that country.
“Syria is bleeding while heartless oppressors are committing horrendous savagery in Homs, violating all international norms and blocking humanitarian aid to the victims,” Al-Sudais said in his sermon at the Grand Mosque on the first Friday of this year’s Ramadan.
Al-Sudais also called for the situation in Egypt to be handled with wisdom and insight and that bloodshed should be avoided at all cost.
“Our Muslim Ummah is still divided and in disarray while facing worsening crises. The blood of our brothers is being shed in the holy land of Palestine in the holy month of Ramadan by insolent Zionists,” the sheikh said.
He called on believers to use Ramadan to fast and perform nightly prayers.
The imam also urged worshippers to cooperate with the authorities who have undertaken huge expansion work at the mataf, the circumambulation area around the Kaaba, to ensure the safety of pilgrims.
Sheikh Ali Al-Hudhaifi, Imam and Khateeb at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, said Ramadan is a time to carry out good deeds.
“Almighty Allah forgives all the sins of the past year of those who do good deeds during the month of Ramadan,” he said.


Saudi Arabia's KSRelief distributes assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

KSRelief distributed assistance to Syrian refugees. (SPA/file)
Updated 21 April 2018
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Saudi Arabia's KSRelief distributes assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

  • KSRelief seeks to ensure that the living conditions of Syrian refugees are in accordance with international specifications
  • The center also distributed 3,500 cartons of dates in the villages of Izzala Al-Jumah in Yemen

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) distributed humanitarian aid including birth kits, personal bags and baby blankets to Syrian female refugees staying in Osman Hospital and Central Hospital in Kattermaya, Kharoub province of Lebanon on Friday.

This distribution is within the framework of the assistance provided by the center for displaced Syrians and refugees in neighboring countries. 

KSRelief seeks to ensure that the living conditions of Syrian refugees are in accordance with international specifications through various relief programs. 

Earlier, winter blankets, jackets, jumpers, hats and other items were distributed to meet the basic needs of refugee families.

The center also distributed 3,500 cartons of dates in the villages of Izzala Al-Jumah in Al-Mukha directorate in Taiz governorate, benefiting 21,000 people.

In addition, 36 trucks with 469,483 kg of relief, shelter and medicines crossed Al-Wadiaa border on Thursday evening as part of the KSRelief plan to help Yemenis.

Of this total, 26 trucks with 500 food baskets, weighing 375 tons, in addition to 43,173 kg of shelter items, will be heading to Maareb province, and ten trucks carrying 42,221 kg of shelter items and 9.89 tons of medications will go to Aden.

On Thursday, the Bahraini Royal Charity Foundation and the Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation for Humanitarian Affairs signed an MoU for the establishment of the Bahrain Health Center in Aden, Yemen, at a cost of $2 million, in the presence of Ahmed bin Ali Al-Bayez, assistant general supervisor of operations and programs at KSRelief, and a number of officials. SPA, Jeddah