JEDDAH: Arafat Day, when Hajis stand in prayer on the plains of Arafat near Makkah at the peak of the annual pilgrimage, will be on Sunday, Sept. 11, the semi-official Sabq.org website announced on Thursday, quoting sources. It said no one sighted the new moon on Thursday evening. The Saudi Supreme Court announced on Friday that the current month will be thirty days long. Eid Al-Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice will be celebrated on Monday, Sept. 12, said the website, adding that Saturday, Sept. 3 will be the first day of Dul Hijjah.
Najran governor cites programs benefiting people with disabilities
NAJRAN: Thursday was the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and Najran Gov. Prince Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz took the opportunity to stress that Saudi Arabia’s leadership focuses on all segments of society.
Prince Jalawi was speaking during a meeting in his office with the head of the Najran Literary Club Saeed Al-Mardamah and disabled author Mahdi Al-Mutlaq, who presented the prince with a copy of his latest novel.
Prince Jalawi lauded Al-Mutlaq’s participation in literary and cultural events as an active member of the Saudi society.
He also expressed his support for the plan to hold an art exhibition for blind people from around the Kingdom in Najran.
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