Saudi Islamic affairs minister hails success of imamate program

Saudi minister of Islamic affairs Abdullatif Al-Sheikh. (AFP)
Updated 09 June 2019
0

Saudi Islamic affairs minister hails success of imamate program

  • This year, the Saudi government organized King Salman’s iftar program in 24 countries in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe

RIYADH: The Saudi minister of Islamic affairs, dawah and guidance, Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh, has hailed the success of a global imamate program run by the Kingdom.
The international project was carried out by his Saudi ministry in 35 countries around the world during Ramadan with the participation of 70 imams.
Aimed at promoting Islam’s values of moderation and tolerance, Al-Asheikh attributed the success of the initiative to Allah, and the attention and care provided by King Salman and the crown prince.
The program was part of the royals’ support for all ministry activities, especially schemes dedicated to Muslims in countries throughout the world.
Al-Asheikh praised the efforts of the imams in conveying the Kingdom’s message of moderation and helping to enlighten worshippers about Islam.
He also thanked the organizers of the program, and an illuminated panel highlighted key verses from the Qur’an recited during speeches and lectures.
As part of the project, the 70 imams performed Taraweeh prayers during the holy month of Ramadan, and the program also included scientific activities, preaching, advocacy, awareness lectures, Friday prayer sermons, training sessions, and Eid prayer.
This year, the Saudi government also organized King Salman’s iftar program in 24 countries in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, at a total cost of SR3.75 million ($1 million), which benefited more than 1 million Muslims.


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
0

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