Saudi Islamic affairs minister hails success of imamate program

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

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.


Saudi Arabia announces 22 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 01 June 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 22 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom so far has reached 87,142
  • A total of 525 people have died from COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 22 new deaths from COVID-19 and 1,881 new cases of the disease on Monday. 
Of the new cases, 688 were recorded in Riyadh, 293 in Jeddah , and 290 in Dammam. 
The total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom so far has reached 87,142. 
The health ministry also announced that 1,864 more patients had recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the total number of people who have recovered in the Kingdom to 64,306.
A total of 525 people have died from COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia.