Haia launches campaign on importance of prayer

Updated 24 October 2014

Haia launches campaign on importance of prayer

The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Haia) has launched a campaign on the importance of prayer in preventing people from sinning.
The campaign, My Prayer is My Happiness, kicked off last Wednesday and will continue for two weeks in print and electronic media outlets. The aim of the initiative is based on the Qur’anic injunction: “Prayer restrains one from indecency and evil.”
It also seeks to raise community awareness on the importance of prayer in ensuring true happiness, and encourages young people to pray in mosques, the Haia said in a statement.
Riyadh Gov. Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz on Tuesday launched at his office a website as part of the initiative, in the presence of Haia Chairman Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh.
Prince Turki also paid tribute to Abdulrahman bin Majid, a veteran muezzin at Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosque in Riyadh as part of a Haia plan to honor those who call people to prayer from mosques in the capital city.
Prince Turki said the campaign focuses on spiritual obligations that make every person feel at ease and remind them of their Islamic duties.


Students in Saudi Arabia to continue remote learning in September

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Students in Saudi Arabia to continue remote learning in September

  • The new school year is due to start on August 30, 2020
  • Intermediate and high school students will begin their school days at 7am, while elementary schools will begin at 3pm.

JEDDAH: Students of all levels are to resume the new school year through remote learning for a period of seven weeks, the Saudi Minister of Education Dr. Hamad Al-Shaikh has announced.
The decision was made after coordinated discussions with the relevant authorities as the Kingdom is still confronting the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The minister said that an exception will be made for university and technical school students with practical curriculums who are required to attend courses in person.
Due to the pandemic, the Kingdom accelerated the e-learning process through its accredited platforms. Virtual classes will be given through Vschool.sa as teachers will be required to attend their virtual classrooms remotely. School curriculums will be provided on the iEN platform, the Kingdom’s national education portal.
The ministry and relevant authorities will assess the situation for the rest of the first semester at the end of the seven weeks and see whether to allow students to return to their classrooms.
According to the ministry, intermediate and high school students will begin their school days at 7am, while elementary schools will begin at 3pm.
The new school year is due to start on August 30, 2020.