Nation will always remember sacrifices of your sons...

Updated 16 August 2015
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Nation will always remember sacrifices of your sons...

JEDDAH: Relatives of the 15 martyrs of the Special Emergency Forces Center Mosque suicide bombing in Asir performed Umrah on Thursday.
Mohammad Nasser Al-Khozaim of the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques received them at the Grand Mosque in Makkah.
“The country will always remember those who were martyred while defending the nation,” said Al-Khozaim. “Every single drop of their pure blood is a symbol of dignity and respect. They will always remain alive in our memories.”
He said that it was a big loss for the families. “Without a doubt, it is painful,” said Al-Khozaim. “But they achieved martyrdom defending the land of the Two Holy Mosques.”
A number of top officials were present at the reception for the families of the martyrs.
Meanwhile, Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh said the Asir mosque suicide bomber served the goal of the devil. In a Friday sermon at Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh, he said: “Many children lost their fathers in the bombing.”
He said: “Allah granted security and stability to the Kingdom and we must thank Him for these bounties and follow the instruction of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). There are many nations which suffer tragic situations, and their people suffer from diseases and they cannot cure those diseases.”
According to the grand mufti, it is necessary to follow the Prophet’s Sunnah to resolve all problems. “Our Prophet is our reference,” he said. “He showed us the way to peace.”
He explained: “One of Allah’s graces is the intellect, but many terrorists have lost their minds and have lost their bodies (in suicide bombings) and they have taken the lives of innocent people. Our Prophet advised his friends and companions to thank Allah after every prayer for His great blessings.”


Saudi Arabia gears up for live music festival during E-Prix race

Updated 21 November 2018
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Saudi Arabia gears up for live music festival during E-Prix race

  • International and Arab musicians are set to perform
  • The event will be held at the UNESCO heritage site of Ad Diriyah

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will be hosting a three-day music festival during the Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix in December.

International and Arab musicians are set to perform for fans to celebrate the first staging of the Formula E race.

The event will be held at the UNESCO heritage site of Ad Diriyah where six major artists will be performing each night from December 13, 14 and after the race itself on December 15.

“The ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix is set to be the hottest ticket in town for so many reasons, from breath-taking electric racing, to entertainment, to culture. Soon everyone will find out who is coming, and we can promise a festival of music that offers fans, friends and families an unmissable experience,” Vice-Chair of the Saudi Arabia General Sports Authority, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal, said.

“We suggest fans avoid the rush by getting your ticket now to avoid disappointment after the names are released,” he added.