Two Holy Mosques appoint 41 women in leadership positions in Saudi Arabia

An aerial view shows the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Makkah. (File Photo / AFP)
Updated 11 September 2018
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Two Holy Mosques appoint 41 women in leadership positions in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: The President of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, has appointed 41 women in leadership positions.
The Presidency said in a statement that the appointments came from Al-Sudais’ “keenness to keep up with the Vision 2030 of our country and to work on implementing and benefiting from it, as Muslim women are an important pillar and send a fundamental message in achieving this vision, in light of what is required by public interest”.
Al-Sudais also stressed that the presidency works to ensure that Muslim women are a constructive and active factor in developing the services offered by the Two Holy Mosques by providing wider practical areas and opening wider horizons that would achieve progress, development and prosperity in accordance with Sharia (Islamic law) regulations.


Digital-screen buses aim to boost Saudi patriotism

Saudi Islamic Affairs organized a wide range of activities, including a display of Saudi leadership’s visuals on digital-screen buses. (SPA)
Updated 25 September 2018
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Digital-screen buses aim to boost Saudi patriotism

  • King Abdul Aziz International Competition for Memorizing the Holy Qur’an” will be held at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah on Oct. 6

RIYADH: To mark the National Day, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs organized a wide range of activities, including a display of Saudi leadership’s visuals on digital-screen buses, as well as cars distributing gifts among citizens and expats in Riyadh and other cities.
Under the directives of Minister of Islamic Affairs, Sheikh Abdullatif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, more than 28 million text messages are being sent through the Saudi Telecom Company (STC) to promote national values.  The move is taken in cooperation with the General Directorate for Scientific and Intellectual Awareness.
Separately, authorities said recently that “King Abdul Aziz International Competition for Memorizing the Holy Qur’an” will be held at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah on Oct. 6.
Commenting on the event, Al-Asheikh praised King Salman for his special care and attention for the competition. Al-Asheikh said the contest it aimed to encourage Muslims to memorize, recite and interpret the holy book. He noted that the ministry has completed its preparations to receive participants for the competition.