Sheikh Dr. Faisal Jameel Ghazzawi, Makkah Grand Mosque imam

Sheikh Dr. Faisal Jameel Ghazzawi
Updated 18 May 2019
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Sheikh Dr. Faisal Jameel Ghazzawi, Makkah Grand Mosque imam

  • Ghazzawi lectured at Umm Al-Qura University from 1989 until 2004
  • Ghazzawi majored in Qur’an recitation at Umm Al-Qura University and now holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in this field

Sheikh Dr. Faisal Jameel Ghazzawi is an imam at the Grand Mosque and the dean of the Da’awa and Fundamentals of Religion Faculty at Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah.

Ghazzawi said in his latest Friday sermon that the faith of Muslims could not be complete without them having the best wishes and intentions toward other people.

He also called on Muslims to instigate good deeds and multiply them during the holy month of Ramadan, so that this practice became a habit they could not be rid of. He warned Muslims about social media sites becoming a distraction during Ramadan, and how these could lead them astray from diligence and hard work in a season meant for good deeds.

Ghazzawi was born in 1965. He majored in Qur’an recitation at Umm Al-Qura University and now holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in this field.

During his academic years, he dedicated his research material to Ibn Attiyah’s approach in presenting recitations and the impact of it on interpretation, and a segment of Ibn Al-Mulqin’s book about what makes a true mosque.

Ghazzawi lectured at Umm Al-Qura University from 1989 until 2004, when he climbed up the career ladder after obtaining his doctorate to be an associate professor until 2010.

He has served as an imam in Makkah’s mosques since 1993, and led prayers in some of the bigger mosques such as Al-Huda, becoming an imam at the Grand Mosque in 2007.


13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018. (SPA)
Updated 17 June 2019
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13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

  • More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018

RIYADH: The Ministry of Housing’s “Sakani” program has helped 13,230 families registered on its Real Estate Development Fund list with housing options and finance solutions during May.
This includes 5,835 families who live in their own homes, bringing the total number of families benefiting from the program in different regions of the Kingdom since the start of the year to 68,195.
The Sakani program announced the names of beneficiaries and their national ID numbers through the link https://sakani-names.housing.sa or via the program portal.
More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018.
Ministry of Housing spokesman Saif Al-Suwailem said that Sakani continues to provide its services to beneficiaries according to their needs and abilities. The ministry is keen to provide better services in line with the “Eskan” program, one of the Saudi Vision 2030 initiatives that aims to raise the proportion of residential ownership to 70 percent by 2030.
As part of Sakani’s efforts to provide suitable housing options, the program began to implement 53 new housing projects in different regions of the Kingdom, characterized by affordable prices for a large segment of citizens registered on the lists of the Ministry of Housing.
Al-Suwailem said that the ministry was keen to find solutions for Saudi families that help them to own the right home for them. SPA Riyadh