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.”
 


More than 1.25 million foreigners arrested in KSA for flouting residential, labor laws

In this file photo, expatriate workers are seen outside a Labor Ministry office in Riyadh to fix their status in the Kingdom. In the past seven months, Saudi authorities have arrested more than 1.25 foreigners for violating residential and labor laws. (AFP)
Updated 19 June 2018
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More than 1.25 million foreigners arrested in KSA for flouting residential, labor laws

  • Of the total arrested, 931,069 were violators of residential regulations,  218,897 for flouting labor laws and 102,000 tried to gain entry into the Kingdom illegally.
  • The crackdown started on November 16 last year and ended on June 14.

JEDDAH: More than 1.25 million people were arrested in Saudi Arabia for violating residential, labor and border security regulations during the Kingdom’s months-long campaign.

The crackdown, which started on November 16 last year and ended on June 14, saw the arrests of 1,251,966 people in the joint security field campaign across the Kingdom. Those arrested included 931,069 violators of residential regulations, 218,897 for flouting labor laws and 102,000 violators of border security regulations.

The total number of people arrested attempting to cross the Kingdom’s borders stood at 19,233 people. Of those arrested, 54 percent were Yemenis, 43 percent Ethiopian, and 3 percent from other nations. 

The Kingdom also arrested 790 people who tried to leave the Kingdom illegally.

There were 2,167 people who were arrested for harboring and transporting violators of labor and security border regulations, and 415 citizens were arrested for transporting and sheltering expatriates violating regulations. Regulatory measures were taken against 388 citizens who were subsequently released. 

The number of expatriates currently detained stands at 10,245, including 8,817 men and 1,428 women. Immediate penalties were imposed on 221,404 violators while 177,329 violators were referred to their respective diplomatic missions for travel documents and 327,034 were deported.