Dr. Abdulrahman bin Ibrahim Al-Hussein, member of the Saudi Shoura Council

Dr. Abdulrahman bin Ibrahim Al-Hussein
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Updated 06 January 2020

Dr. Abdulrahman bin Ibrahim Al-Hussein, member of the Saudi Shoura Council

  • Dr. Abdulrahman presented the “Unification of Judicial Bodies in Saudi Arabia,” to a seminar at Harvard Law School in 1984

Dr. Abdulrahman bin Ibrahim Al-Hussein has been a member of the Saudi Shoura Council since Dec. 12, 2019.
He served as the head of the Control and Investigation Commission between 2015 and 2019, and worked as a consultant and general supervisor for the national center for border affairs in the Royal Court, adviser to the Council of Ministers.
His areas of research include the OPEC Fund. He presented on this new economic system at a seminar at Harvard Law School in 1984.
He also presented the “Unification of Judicial Bodies in Saudi Arabia,” to a seminar at Harvard Law School in 1984.
He holds a doctorate in law from Harvard University in the US, and a master’s degree in law from Harvard, a general systems diploma from the Institute of Public Administration in Riyadh, and a bachelor’s degree from the Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University.
“The Board of Grievances in Saudi Arabia: Prospects for the Development of the Judicial System,” was his master of law research in 1985.


Ministry makes 14-day gap between two Umrahs mandatory

Each group will be accompanied by supervisors who will ensure pilgrims respect social distancing, and follow instructions and a pre-adopted timeline. (SPA)
Updated 30 September 2020

Ministry makes 14-day gap between two Umrahs mandatory

  • The Kingdom is adopting extra vigilance during the Hajj and Umrah seasons to protect Muslims around the world
  • Umrah app to be available on Android soon

MAKKAH: Pilgrims must wait 14 days before booking another date for Umrah, while the Eatmarna app will be launched on Android soon, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said.

“Pilgrims can perform Umrah twice, but must wait 14 days before performing Umrah the second time, to give a chance to everyone to perform Umrah in line with the necessary precautionary measures brought about by the coronavirus,” Dr. Amr Al-Maddah, the ministry’s chief planning and strategy officer, told Arab News.
The ministry is studying  the available spots that can  be used by the pilgrims to perform Umrah while maintaining social distancing, ensuring health protocols.
Al-Maddah said that so far 35,000 requests have been registered to perform Umrah.
Pilgrims will start performing Umrah on Oct. 4 within the first stage of the Umrah plan this year, in line with health protocols and procedures.
In the first phase, pilgrims will perform Umrah at six different times a day, giving each pilgrim three hours.


He added that between the sunset and evening prayers, pilgrims will not be allowed to perform Umrah and, instead, this period will be allocated to cleaning and disinfecting. “Pilgrims will start performing Umrah at midnight, with the place disinfected before the arrival of each group.”
Each group will be accompanied by supervisors who will ensure pilgrims respect social distancing, and follow instructions and a pre-adopted timeline. Isolation rooms will be provided at the central area’s hotels to handle any potential cases.
The second stage, scheduled to start two weeks later, will be preceded by a comprehensive assessment of the first stage to address any shortcomings.
“The Kingdom is adopting extra vigilance during the Hajj and Umrah seasons to protect Muslims around the world, and allow them to perform their pilgrimage in ease and peace in line with precautionary measures,” said Al-Maddah.
“The three-stage plan will provide feedback on pilgrims’ commitment to protocols and adjustment to current circumstances.”
He said that the app was supposed to be launched earlier, but was delayed due to Android policies.
The app was presented to both Apple and Android at the same time, but Apple completed the procedures earlier, he added.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance, Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdul Aziz Al Al-Sheikh, announced the ministry’s readiness to receive Umrah performers in all Miqats in accordance with approved health protocols.
He commended leadership efforts to confront the pandemic, in addition to the government sector role in ensuring the safety of citizens, residents and Umrah performers.