Pakistan PM receives Makkah’s Grand Mosque imam

Dr. Abdullah bin Awwad Al-Juhani. (Twitter) and Imran Khan. (AFP)
Updated 17 April 2019

Pakistan PM receives Makkah’s Grand Mosque imam

  • Alvi said: “Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Saudi Arabia, which are fraternal relations based on religious and cultural commonalities”

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan received Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Awwad Al-Juhani, an imam at Makkah’s Grand Mosque.
The meeting was attended by Pakistani Religious Affairs Minister Noor Ul-Haq Qadri, Saudi Ambassador Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malik and other officials.
Khan expressed appreciation for King Salman’s efforts to unify the Muslim world so it can confront challenges, extremism and terrorism, as well as his efforts to serve the Two Holy Mosques, pilgrims and Umrah performers. Khan also praised the visit to Pakistan by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
On Monday, Al-Juhani held talks with Pakistani President Dr. Arif Alvi.
“Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Saudi Arabia, which are fraternal relations based on religious and cultural commonalities,” Alvi said.
Saudi-Pakistani relations are characterized by their shared visions on regional and international issues, as well as a shared desire to address the challenges facing the Muslim world, he added.
Alvi hailed the Saudi leadership’s efforts to serve the Two Holy Mosques, and the services provided to pilgrims every year.


ThePlace: Souk Al-Majlis of Qassim

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ThePlace: Souk Al-Majlis of Qassim

The Saudi marketplace Souk Al-Majlis, or the Divan Heritage Souk, is part of the old town of Al-Maznab and lies 7 kilometers from the urban center of the city in Al-Derah district.

Al-Maznab township itself is located  in southeastern Qassim province and covers an area of about 2 square kilometers.

It contains more than 380 houses of various sizes, while the old Divan Heritage Souk and the Masque of Bahla Palace form the starting point for the district and its main center.

The souk is popular with visitors and locals and hosts summer events, auctions and folklore presentations among other similar activities.