Saudi Arabia’s SNAD program disburses SR90m to 4,700 beneficiaries

In this file photo, a Saudi couple sit on a bench overlooking the sea, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (AP)
Updated 11 July 2019

Saudi Arabia’s SNAD program disburses SR90m to 4,700 beneficiaries

  • The initiative aims to motivate youth to get married and ensure a stable social life

RIYADH: The SNAD Mohammed bin Salman program has announced the disbursement of more than SR90 million ($24 million) to 4,700 beneficiaries.

Since its launch, the program has disbursed more than SR300 million to more than 15,000 Saudis, as part of its aim to support newlyweds, promote knowledge and achieve sustainable social development.

As part of the program’s initiative to support newlyweds, applications are received via https://snad.org.sa/marriage.

Applicants’ data and conditions are verified on an ongoing basis in cooperation with government authorities.  

The initiative aims to motivate youth to get married and ensure a stable social life. The program envisages sustainable development through social cooperation that ensures a decent life for all citizens in line with the teachings of Islam. 

 

 

 


Saudi’s Qassim prepares over 200 mosques for Friday prayers

Updated 04 June 2020

Saudi’s Qassim prepares over 200 mosques for Friday prayers

  • Volunteers will help worshipers disperse between mosques
  • The first call to prayer will be announced 20 minutes earlier

DUBAI: Islamic authority in Qassim region have approved 205 mosques to perform Friday prayers according to new regulations, state news agency SPA reported.

The first call to prayer will be announced 20 minutes earlier, and khutbas – religious address delivered by the imam – to last at maximum for 15 minutes.

Also, volunteers will help worshipers disperse between mosques.

Mosques across the Kingdom, except for those in Makkah, have opened their doors to worshippers on Sunday, May 31, as coronavirus restrictions ease.

Last week, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Islamic Affairs Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Sheikh called on Muslims to respect ongoing safety measures inside mosques, such as bringing their own prayer mats, wearing masks and washing hands prior to entering the vicinities.

Al-Asheikh said preventative measures will remain in place to ensure a safe return of worshipers to mosques for Friday prayers from May 31 until June 20.