Islamic minister launches online Ramadan lecture series

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Time: 23 April, 2020

Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh announced a Ramadan program on Wednesday. (SPA)
  • The program will start on the third day of Ramadan

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh announced a Ramadan program on Wednesday, which is organized by the ministry’s office in the Northern Borders region.

The program will start on the third day of Ramadan and offer a range of educational and dawah lectures shared on the ministry’s social media accounts. The lectures focus on topics including the etiquette and rules of fasting, the virtues of the month of Ramadan, and the importance of worshipping God throughout the month.

“We launch this Ramadan program, in which a group of distinguished officials, sheikhs and scholars participate, as part of the ministry’s role in providing knowledge and dawah, the Muslims’ role in investing in this Holy Month through good deeds, and to fulfill the directives of the Saudi leadership,” Al-Asheikh said. This program is just one of the programs organized by the ministry during Ramadan through its branches in the Kingdom’s regions. This is part of the ministry’s dawah duty and indicative of its desire to promote the noble values and teachings of moderate Islam.”

He thanked the director general and the staff of the ministry’s Northern Borders branch for their efforts in organizing the program. He also mentioned that it is an example of integration between the government and the private sector, in line with Saudi Vision 2030.

The program will commence on Sunday with a lecture entitled “Ramadan and the Purification of Souls” by the Deputy Minister of Islamic affairs, Dawah and Guidance Dr. Yusuf bin Mohammed bin Saeed. A number of scholars and sheikhs will contribute to the lecture series, including Dr. Abdulsalam Al-Suleiman, member of the Council of Senior Scholars and the Standing Committee for Scholarly Research and Fatwa, and Sheikh Hussein Al-Asheikh, the imam and preacher of the Prophet’s Mosque.

The program also includes a competition, open to participants from inside and outside the Kingdom, with a prize fund of more than SR50,000. For more information on the competition, visit: mr.moia.gov.sa.

This article was first published in Arab News

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