Sheikh title in Saudi Arabia for recognized tribal and religious leaders only

Updated 14 November 2017

Sheikh title in Saudi Arabia for recognized tribal and religious leaders only

RIYADH: The Ministry of Culture and Information directed the press not to register the title of “Sheikh” on marriage invitation cards, unless the inviter is a sheikh from a tribe accredited by the Ministry of Interior, or is clergy, Okaz newspaper reported.

The ministry stressed, according to the newspaper, that the owner of the invitation should verify this with an official document, or has approval from the Department of Publications at the ministry.

In the past, the ministry circulated a circular to the media to prevent giving the title of “Sheikh” to those who do not deserve it, whether in the news or ads.

The ministry’s spokesman, Hani Al-Ghafili, said that the writing of this title on wedding cards is contrary to regulations.


KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

Updated 23 January 2020

KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

TAIZ: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Wednesday launched an artificial limb center in Taiz, Yemen, providing high-quality prosthetics for up to 600 patients.

Abdulqawi Al-Mikhlafi, who is the deputy governor of Taiz, expressed his appreciation for the Kingdom’s generous support to Yemen across all sectors over the past few years, particularly in the areas of health, the environment and development.

Al-Mikhlafi said such efforts helped local authorities to deal with the many challenges they faced in providing comprehensive services to needy Yemenis.

He added that the Kingdom’s support reflected the deep historical and cultural ties between the people of Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and he praised the Kingdom for standing by the country and its government for more than 50 years.

Dr. Elan Abdul Haq, deputy governor of Taiz for health affairs, thanked KSRelief for its continued support for Taiz and Yemen, assistance he said had alleviated the suffering of millions of Yemenis during the ongoing conflict.

The head of the Artificial Limbs Center, Mansour Al-Wazei, announced that the center would begin receiving patients soon, providing vital aid to amputees for whom prosthetics meant regaining the ability to live full and productive lives.