What We Are Buying Today: Rawan Stationery, making desks more colorful

Updated 28 February 2019

What We Are Buying Today: Rawan Stationery, making desks more colorful

  • They produce bespoke Arabic and English greeting cards

Rawan Stationery provides a unique twist on what many might perceive as a dull sector. Everything here is done right, and everyone, from school students to office employees, will find something to make their desks, and lives, more colorful.

Located in Al-Naeem district, Jeddah, Rawan Stationery gives a personalized Arabic touch to their products, from delicately colored notebooks and pens to beautifully designed water bottles and coffee mugs.

They can be found online, and are not just limited to stationery. They produce bespoke Arabic and English greeting cards, for every type of occasion and every kind of person, and also sell interior decorations for bedrooms, offices, kitchens and living rooms, from standard items such as plates and cutlery, to more peculiar statement pieces like floating moon lamps.


Saudi delegation attends opening of Europe’s largest mosque

Updated 23 August 2019

Saudi delegation attends opening of Europe’s largest mosque

  • Chechen president hails Kingdom’s support for Islamic unity, moderation
  • Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa delivered the Friday sermon

GROZNY: The minister of Islamic affairs, call and guidance headed the Saudi delegation to the opening of what Chechen authorities said is the largest mosque in Europe on Friday.
Upon his arrival at Grozny International Airport, Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif Al-Asheikh said the construction of the Fakhr Al-Muslimeen Mosque is a source of happiness.
The marble-decorated mosque has capacity for more than 30,000 people and has been described by the Chechen authorities as the “largest and most beautiful” mosque in Europe.
The opening was held under the patronage of Chechen President Ramzan Akhmadovich Kadyrov, with the participation of Islamic delegations from a number of countries.
Al-Asheikh was received by Salah Mezhiev, advisor to Kadyrov and Chechnya’s supreme mufti, as well as other officials. Al-Asheikh said Saudi Arabia works hard to spread moderation throughout the Islamic world.
Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa delivered the first Friday sermon to be given in the mosque at the request of President Kadyrov.
Kadyrov welcomed the Saudi delegation and congratulated the Kingdom’s leadership on the success of this year’s Hajj season.
He hailed Saudi support for Islamic unity, spreading moderation and combating all forms of violence, extremism and terrorism.
The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, also attended the opening of the mosque.
The mosque's grounds, planted with flowers and sprinkled with fountains, can host an additional 70,000 worshippers, local authorities said.