Madinah hosts Prince Naif International Award

Prince Faisal bin Salman, governor of Madinah, patronized the closing ceremony of the Naif International Award for Prophetic Sunnah and Contemporary Islamic Studies on Wednesday.
Updated 15 December 2017
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Madinah hosts Prince Naif International Award

MADINAH: Prince Faisal bin Salman, governor of Madinah, patronized the closing ceremony of the Prince Naif International Award for Prophetic Sunnah and Contemporary Islamic Studies.
Dr. Mohammed Al-Jaboury from Iraq, Dr. Rajab Ahmed Hasan from Egypt and Dr. Iman bint Mohammed Azzam from Taibah University in Madinah won an award for “the approach of the Prophet Muhammad to crisis management.”
Dr. Mohammed Al-Sharari, a teacher at Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, won an award for “the tolerance of Islam in international relations.”
Dr. Khaled Al-Sharari won an award for “the interpretation of the Islamic provisions and its impact on the Islamic Ummah.”
The runner-up of the Memorization of the Prophet’s Hadith Award, Ibrahim Al-Saeed Abou-Saif, said: “I feel very happy and proud to have memorized 500 Hadiths.
“The ceremony was great, and I was honored to meet Prince Faisal and Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, imam of the Grand Mosque.”
Asghar Ali Al-Salafi, a member of the Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith and of the award’s Supreme Committee, told Arab News: “The Prince Naif Award is one of the best international awards, for it serves the Prophet’s Sunnah.”
 


Germany, Saudi Arabia agree to turn page after diplomatic row

We should have been clearer in our communication and engagement, said Maas. (AFP)
Updated 26 September 2018
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Germany, Saudi Arabia agree to turn page after diplomatic row

  • The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel Al-Jubeir, extended an invitation to his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, to visit the Kingdom at the earliest opportunity
  • We aim for close cooperation between our two countries and to this end seek to intensify our dialogue on a broad range of topics: Maas

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday welcomed a statement by the German foreign minister pledging his intention to work toward strengthening ties and enhancing cooperation between the two countries. 

Riyadh said the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Germany was a “historic and important” one, and the countries played a leading role in bolstering international security and stability, and the global economy. 

The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel Al-Jubeir, extended an invitation to his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, to visit the Kingdom at the earliest opportunity, “so that both countries may begin a new phase of close cooperation in all areas to the benefit of both our countries and peoples.”

Earlier, the German foreign minister said relations had “witnessed misunderstandings” in recent months “which stand in sharp contrast to our otherwise strong and strategic ties. We sincerely regret this.”

The minister said: “We should have been clearer in our communications and engagement in order to avoid such misunderstandings.

“We aim for close cooperation between our two countries and to this end seek to intensify our dialogue on a broad range of topics.

“Saudi Arabia plays an immensely important role for peace and stability in the region and the world. As there is a broad range of bilateral and international issues to discuss, we will do our best to make this partnership with the Kingdom even stronger than before.

“Considering our role in Europe and the world, improving our ties with Saudi Arabia will serve the interest of both nations and peoples.”