Imams told to report beggars in mosques

Updated 14 April 2016

Imams told to report beggars in mosques

MADINAH: The Madinah branch of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance has requested imams and preachers in mosques to take responsibility for banning begging inside mosques, urging them to inform security authorities to stop those who have seemingly turned to begging as their profession and continue to disturb worshipers after prayers with their pleadings for money and assistance.
Mohammad Al-Ameen Khatri, the director of the ministry’s branch in Madinah, described the issue as an important phenomenon which has spread inside mosques with the number of beggears of different nationalities on the rise, all screaming loudly asking for money, making the worshipers lose their focus on their prayers.
He confirmed that all imams have now been directed to do their jobs inside the mosques by following up on this phenomenon and preventing its spread so that mosques are not transformed from worship houses into places for begging and pleading for the sympathy of people.


Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi, president of Tabuk University

Updated 11 December 2019

Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi, president of Tabuk University

  • Al-Dhayabi began his academic career as a lecturer at KAU
  • Al-Dhayabi is a member of the higher committees for female colleges in the Kingdom

RIYADH: Dr. Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi has been the president of Tabuk University since October 2017.

Prior to that, he was the deputy head of educational affairs at King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) in Jeddah, where he served in the position for one year. 

He has also been the chairman of the promotion and job competition committee, as well as the safety committee, at Tabuk University since November 2012. 

Al-Dhayabi began his academic career as a lecturer at KAU, where he received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the College of Science. 

He later traveled abroad to pursue his higher education, earning his master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Missouri, US. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Birmingham, UK.

After that, he returned to the Kingdom and joined KAU as an assistant professor. He remained in that position from 2005 to 2010, then served as an associate professor between 2010 and 2014.

Al-Dhayabi is a member of the higher committees for female colleges in the Kingdom and the community colleges higher committee at the Ministry of Higher Education.

He congratulated King Salman on the release of the government’s annual budget for 2020.

“Approximately one-fifth of the budget is allocated to education, which reflects the leadership’s keenness to invest in the human element through education and training ... to open new horizons and job opportunities for Saudi youth and encourage them to invest in the diverse resources in the Kingdom,” Al-Dhayabi said.