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Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Ministry activates smart mosques system

Time: May 03, 2019  

The ministry has completed the activation of the smart mosques system. (SPA)
  • The smart mosque system will be activated in 300 mosques in the coming weeks

MADINAH: The Ministry of Islamic Affairs’ branch in Madinah has completed the activation of the smart mosques system.

This aims to use state-of-the-art digital systems to monitor mosques in all parts of the Kingdom quickly and accurately.

The initiative allows imams and congregates to convey their observations to the ministry through a device installed in each mosque, via an encrypted smart data panel using the Quick Response (QR) code.

The smart mosque system will be activated in 300 mosques in the coming weeks, while the 1,700 remaining mosques will follow gradually.

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Al-Jubeir attends Christchurch memorial to honor victims of mosque attack

Time: March 29, 2019  

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Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir at the Christchurch memorial. (Supplied)
  • Some 20,000 people attended the high-security event
  • Al-Jubeir met with families of victims and injured Saudi nationals

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir attended a national memorial service in Christchurch to honor the 50 victims of the March 15 mosque terrorist attack.

Some 20,000 people attended the high-security event at the city’s Hagley Park, including dozens of Islamic leaders, government representatives and Australian prime minister Scott Morison.

At the service, Al-Jubeir met with some family members of the victims, as well as the two injured Saudi nationals Khalid Al-Shadukhi and Aseel Al-Ansari.

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Al-Jubeir also met with New Zealand officials, including Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Winston Peters, and Governor-General Patsy Reddy.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addressed thousands of the memorial attendees, who gave her a warm standing ovation.

“Our challenge now is to make the very best of us a daily reality. Because we are not immune to the viruses of hate, of fear, of other. We never have been,” Ardern said, in a native Maori cloak known as kakahu.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. (AFP)

“But we can be the nation that discovers the cure. And so to each of us as we go from here, we have work to do,” she said, while also adding the world had to end the vicious cycle of extremism and that it needed a global effort.
“The answer to them lies in a simple concept that is not bound by domestic borders, that isn’t based on ethnicity, power-base or even forms of governance. The answer lies in our humanity,” she said.

(With Reuters)

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The Mosque of the Jinn

23 March 2019

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The Mosque of the Jinn (Arabic transliteration: Masjid al-Jinn) is a mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, located near Jannat al-Mu’alla. It is also known as the Mosque of Allegiance (Arabic transliteration: Masjid Bai’et) and the Mosque of Guards (Arabic transliteration: Masjid al-Haras) because the city’s guards would patrol up to that point.

The mosque is built at the place where a group of jinn are said to have gathered one night to hear the recitation of a portion of the Quran by Muhammad. Muhammad later met there with these jinn’s leaders and accepted their embrace of Islam and their bay’ ah (oath of allegiance) to him. The incident is mentioned in chapter al-Jinn of the Quran.

The mosque is considered one of the oldest in Mecca and is one of the most important mosques visited in the city

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Receives A Message from Azerbaijan’s President

Time: January 30, 2019    

Riyadh – SPA

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has received a message from President Ilham Aliyev of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The message was delivered to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan Fikret Mammadov during a meeting at Al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh today.

During the reception, the Minister conveyed to the King the greetings of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, while the King extended his greetings to the President.

The audience was attended by Minister of Justice Sheikh Dr. Walid bin Mohammed Al-Samaani; Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf and Azerbaijani officials.

 

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Receives Princes, Kingdom’s Grand Mufti, Speaker of Shura Council, Ministers, Scholars, and Citizens

Time: January 13, 2019     

Riyadh – SPA

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at Al-Yamamah palace here today princes, the Kingdom’s Grand Mufti, the Speaker of Shura Council, ministers, scholars and a group of citizens who came to greet him.

At the outset of the reception, they all listened to a recitation of verses from the Holy Quran.

The audience was attended by Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region, and a number of princes.

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ThePlace: Masjid Al-Rahma, Jeddah’s floating mosque

Time: January 12, 2019

  • Worshippers and tourists prefer to visit the mosque at dawn or sunset to enjoy the view of the Red Sea

Al-Rahma Mosque was built in 1985 on the edge of Jeddah’s Corniche in Saudi Arabia.
It is also called Fatima Al-Zahra Mosque, and is one of the most visited mosques in Jeddah, especially by Muslims from East Asia.
Covering an area of 2,400 square meters, it receives Hajj and Umrah pilgrims from around the world.
The mosque is a combination of modern and old architecture and Islamic art. It is built with state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and sound and lighting systems.
It consists of 52 outer domes in addition to the main dome — the largest — with eight supporting pillars. There are 23 external umbrellas, beaded on the outside and inside with verses of the Qur’an.
There are 56 windows designed in Islamic style, a high-hanging wooden prayer area for women, washrooms, and comfortable worship rooms.
Worshippers and tourists prefer to visit the mosque at dawn or sunset to enjoy the view of the Red Sea.
It is also known as the Floating Mosque because it is surrounded by the sea ­— during high tide it appears as if it is floating.

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