Terror global issue: ‘One nation or religion can’t be held responsible’

Updated 07 July 2016

Terror global issue: ‘One nation or religion can’t be held responsible’

MAKKAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman performed Eid prayers at the Grand Mosque alongside a hundreds of thousands of worshippers.

The imam of the Grand Mosque, Sheikh Saleh bin Abdullah bin Humaid, delivered a sermon about responsibility, which, he said, can be expressed through diligence, honesty, accountability, moderation and seriousness.
A successful person is one that assumes responsibility for his acts, is reliable, achieves things and works for the good of the nation, not for narrow self-interest, he said, adding that irrespective of one's position or job, one has to give his best.
Leaders, he added, have double responsibility: For their jobs and for their subordinates. The imam also talked about the need for constructive, knowledgeable criticism that comes from a feeling of responsibility and that offers solutions.
It is easy to criticize, but one has to be aware that often people criticize situations that they themselves contributed to creating, and that is a sign of weakness, negativity, failure and irresponsibility.
He said this is the time of all sorts of media and easy communication, and because of that, it is also the time when one needs to show great responsibility and accountability.
Over 1 million worshippers said their Eid prayers at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah. Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman was one of them.
Worshippers were led by Imam Abdulbari Al-Thubaiti who expressed thanks to the God Almighty for having enabled worshippers to fast and worship Him during the holy month.
He also enjoined Muslims to listen to the Holy Qur’an, to purify their hearts and souls. He said the serenity and spirituality of the holy month was unfortunately shattered by the ugly crimes that aimed to disrupt the peace of the people. The imam prayed for the souls of the martyrs who were killed in the Madinah explosion, and said terrorism has become a global issue that cannot be blamed on one nation or one religion. “It is an evil that gets the youth in its clutches, a danger that should be stopped and eliminated.”
This country, he said, is the epitome of goodness and benevolence and its people will face the danger posed by terrorists because of their strong faith and determination to face anyone who tries to disturb their peace and security.
Events such as those witnessed recently by Saudi Arabia can only be countered through education and awareness, he said.


Saudi technical students to showcase skills at global contest

Updated 11 min 50 sec ago

Saudi technical students to showcase skills at global contest

  • ‘WorldSkills’ started in 1950 after the head of the Spanish Workers Union called for the organization of the first national vocational competition in Madrid

MOSCOW, Russia: Saudi students and experts will be showcasing their innovative skills in aircraft maintenance and welding during the “WorldSkills” competition to be held in Kazan, Russia on Thursday. 

The competition will run for six days and will see the participation of representatives from 75 countries.

“This is a biennial global competition during which more than 700 young men and women from 75 countries compete in 56 various categories,” said the CEO of Colleges of Excellence Dr. Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Tuwaijri. 

The competition will run for six days and will see the participation of more than 700 young men and women from 75 countries. (SPA)

“The competition covers industrial and service professions with the highest international standards to promote technical and vocational training and raise awareness about the impact of such training.

“This competition aims to shed light on the importance of technical skills, encourage young people to acquire them, discover their skills and develop them and find cooperation opportunities among contestants and different sectors,” he added.

Those who qualified from international technical colleges and strategic partnership institutes were: Idris Abduljalil Al-Haji from the International Aviation Technical College (IATC) in Riyadh, Hassan Hussain Al-Rashid from the Saudi Technical Institute for Petroleum Services, aircraft maintenance expert Ibrahim Khalid Yamani from IATC, and welding expert engineer Ghazi Mohammed Al-Mustanir from the Saudi Technical Institute for Petroleum Services.

“Saudi students impressed the participants during previous local and international competitions,” Al-Tuwaijri said, adding “Yamani was chosen as the best aircraft maintenance expert during the 2017 competition held in Abu Dhabi.”

“WorldSkills” started in 1950 after the head of the Spanish Workers Union called for the organization of the first national vocational competition in Madrid.